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Amanda Shires releases a charming holiday single, “Blame It On The Mistletoe Christmassy 2022 (Featuring Lawrence Rothman)”

Amanda Shires is a GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and violinist from Lubbock, Texas. Not too long ago, she released a charming holiday single, titled, “Blame It On The Mistletoe Christmassy 2022 (Featuring Lawrence Rothman),” via Thirty Tigers. The song is a new version of the original track, “Blame It On The Mistletoe,” from her lauded 2021 holiday album, “For Christmas.”

 Amanda Shires – “Blame It On The Mistletoe Christmassy 2022 (Featuring Lawrence Rothman)”

“Blame it on the mistletoe, ain’t no better excuse for all the things that made me lean in for a kiss, like I did. I could say that I didn’t know, you could say you got too close. The way I remember it you got me out of my clothes. I wrapped around you like a bow–who says this isn’t Christmas-sy? There were stars and there was chemistry. We were just standing around, then the snow came falling down. This kind of thing can happen any day.” – lyrics

‘Blame It On The Mistletoe Christmassy 2022 (Featuring Lawrence Rothman)” tells a heartfelt tale about a lonely young woman who experiences the best merry Christmas ever. Apparently, on December 25th, she finds herself at her door with a new love interest under a mistletoe. Maybe they had too many drinks, but sparks began to fly sporadically. Later, she admits, “I was feeling a little ho-ho-hopeless, thinking this crush was just one-sided, then you came by. Maybe reindeers really fly.”

Amanda Shires – “Blame It On the Mistletoe” music video

The original version, “Blame It On The Mistletoe,” was co-written by Amanda and Brittney Spencer. The new version, “Blame it on The Mistletoe Christmassy 2022 (Featuring Lawrence Rothman)” features Shires’ producer and creative partner, Lawrence Rothman (Margo Price, Charli XCX, Kim Gordon, Courtney Love). The song contains a slate of multi-layered instrumentation, bringing a new dimension to the production. An unconventional, yet thoroughly festive offering, “Blame it on The Mistletoe Christmassy 2022 (Featuring Lawrence Rothman)” delivers a memorable melody with a spotlight on Shires’ distinctive vocal stylings.

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Amanda Shires -  Amanda Shires - “Blame It On The Mistletoe Christmassy 2022 (Featuring Lawrence Rothman)” cover art

“I wrote the song ‘Blame It On the Mistletoe’ with my good friend Brittney Spencer. We wrote it in the summertime, and we were thinking about holiday romance, holiday hook-ups, cozy warm feelings, and just the possibility of love or like or making that move. Sometimes you need a little instigation like mistletoe…or a cocktail. This new version features my friend Lawrence Rothman who helped me produce it. Their voice is very magical, and I think you’re going to love it. Also, we added a few more instruments to it to make it more sparkly, more glittery, more Christmassy.” – Amanda Shires explained

The supremely talented Shires is coming off a monster year of accolades for her latest incomparable album, “Take It Like A Man,” out now on ATO Records.

Amanda Shires – “Take It Like A Man” album

Amanda Shires - “Take It Like A Man” album

Written and recorded during the lockdown, the album is a fearless song cycle of ruthlessly candid tunes documenting Amanda’s life as a woman, a wife, and a mother during a tumultuous time. Produced by Lawrence Rothman, and featuring Jason Isbell on guitar, and guest vocals by Maren Morris and Brittney Spencer, the album is filled with revealing and autobiographical songs.

Over the last several months, Amanda completed a triumphant headline nationwide tour and reunited with The Highwomen – the all-women supergroup that she founded that also features Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, and Brandi Carlile. The band performed at the CMT tribute to Loretta Lynn in October and will also appear in honor of Amy Grant at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors (airing on CBS Dec 28).

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Amanda Shires photo
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Since getting her start playing fiddle with the legendary Texas Playboys at the young age of 15, Amanda has brought her boundless originality to her solo albums, collaborated with the likes of John Prine and Justin Townes Earle, and earned the 2017 Emerging Artist of the Year prize from the Americana Music Association. In addition to The Highwomen, she’s also a member of Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit. A fierce activist, Amanda has been eloquently outspoken about the importance of women’s reproductive rights.

We recommend adding Amanda Shires’ “Blame It On The Mistletoe Christmassy 2022 (Featuring Lawrence Rothman)” Christmas single to your favorite holiday playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking a link, we’ll collect a share of sales or other compensation.

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