In February 2024, a decade-long union between musicians Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires drew its curtains. Their history traces back to 2004 when they crossed paths at one of Shire's performances, with Isbell among the spectators. Fast forward seven years, they fell in love and tied the knot in 2013. Two years into their marriage, they welcomed a baby girl, named Mercy.
Shires creatively balanced between joining Isbell's band, The 400 Unit and launching her solo career. Their combined effort bore fruit in the form of a Grammy for Best Americana Album, Weathervanes.
Regrettably, two months shy of their 11th wedding anniversary, Isbell took the step to file for divorce from Shires. This marked the end of their shared journey that started off with Shires unaware of Isbell's fame from his time with his previous band, Drive-By Truckers.
Through The Years: A Relationship Recap
2004 – Shires, oblivious to Isbell's repute, strides her musical journey.
2011 – The first collaboration between Shires and The 400 Unit marks the album.
2012 – Isbell pops the question to Shires, sparking the beginning of their life together.
2013 – The duo seals their love with marriage vows.
2014 – Shires plays a pivotal role in supporting Isbell to overcome alcohol addiction and commence rehab.
2015 – The birth of Mercy, their darling daughter occurs.
2017 – Isbell converses about the challenging task of balancing music careers with parenthood.
2020 – In a tell-all interview, Isbell unveils his marital struggles.
2022 – Shires unveils her seventh studio album, Take It Like a Man, a codex of her marital struggles.
2023 – A documentary by HBO named Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed, spotlighted on the couple's relationship.
2024 – Isbell files the papers to end their marriage saga.
Their story, individual solo ventures, mutual music endeavors and shared personal life had been a topic of interest to many fans and followers for the past two decades. Their split marks an end to a significant chapter in contemporary music history.