"Spring is the time to uplift our spirits,....Like the returning swallow, Cook’s voice sweeps and soars through a collection of uplifting bluegrass...." - Americana Music Show
WILLIS, VA - Mountain Fever Records is delighted to bring bluegrass fans the newest album from Amanda Cook, Point of No Return. The album and its title track represent where Amanda is in her career. She’s come too far and loves it too much, there’s no turning back – she’s at the Point Of No Return.
Songwriters on this project are Amanda Cook, Carolyne VanLierop-Boone, Thomm Jutz, Ashby Frank, Andrea Zonn, Sierra Hull, Merle Haggard, Milan Miller, Michael Ramsey, and John Pennell.
Originally from Jay, Florida's Amanda Cook acquired a love of bluegrass from her father who played banjo throughout her childhood. In early 2007, Amanda formed bluegrass group High Cotton with her father and received her first taste of performing, fueling a fire to continue on a professional level. In 2013, determined to create her own sound, Amanda stepped out on her own and released her first solo album One Stop Along the Road. The project made it to the top 150 Roots Music Bluegrass Album Charts for 2014 and 2015 (#61 for 2015 #56 for 2014). The self-released album also brought Amanda significant regional attention and furthered the desire to grow her brand, resulting in the addition of a full touring band. In early 2017, Amanda signed with Mountain Fever Records and recorded her debut album on the label "Deep Water." Amanda was excited for her 2nd album project, especially that she and band member Carolyne VanLierop co-wrote the title track. "Point of No Return" was released April 12, 2019 and is a true example of growth as an artist and she is so excited to share it with everyone. Amanda has created quite a loyal fan-base through her palpable delivery of a soul-wrenching song. And her light-hearted, down-to-earth style helps her create an undeniably strong connection with her audience.
"I fell in love with Bluegrass Music at a very young age. My music is a blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass. My influences are Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless, and many others." -Amanda