Isbell, Shires split
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
– Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires have split after 11 years of marriage, according to Billboard.
Shires has been a member of his band, The 400 Unit, playing fiddle, and also had her own solo career. She also is a member of the women's country super group High Women.
This was the second marriage for Isbell, who was previously married to Shonna Tucker when both were in Drive-By Truckers. Isbell and Shires have one child, Mercy Rose.
The marriage of Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, two pillars of the country and Americana music worlds, has struck its final chord.
Rolling Stone reported that Isbell filed for divorce on Dec. 15, 2023. Early on in their relationship, Shires helped Isbell with a drinking problem, which landed him in rehab.
The couple's issues became more prominent on Isbell's 2020 album, "Reunions."
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