Emily Earle’s arrival in Nashville was inevitable. From the first time she picked up a guitar and stepped on stage, it was clear that she was a country artist.
Emily grew up in small-town Texas, but moved with her family to Colorado in her first year of high school. Her earliest performances were in local musical theatre productions. The Director of the community theater told Earle that there was an honesty in her singing that was special, and encouraged her to peruse her own music. When given a chance to play guitar and sing at a local music venue, she knew what she had to do. The next couple of years she played whenever she could get on stage, singing the songs of artists such as Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow—and she started to write.
After graduation from high school, Emily moved to Boston where she graduated from Berklee College of Music—then on to New York City where she earned her keep playing her music in the subway stations. This gave her the flexibility to put a band together and play bars and open mics where she caught the attention of an NBC producer and was invited to compete in Season 3 of The Voice. Her performance of “Ring of Fire” earned her a slot on Ceelo Green’s team. After one of her performances on the show, Blake Shelton commented, “Emily Earle has a truly authentic country voice.”
Emily relocated to Nashville in 2011. As she puts it, “If you want to be a songwriter, this is the place you need to be”. She has been writing and performing around town, and has toured extensively in the US and Canada. She has played a number of notable venues, including McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston, The Soiled Dove in Denver, and the City Winery in Nashville where she opened for her uncle, Steve Earle.
In 2014, Emily was invited to play at the CMA music festival, and was featured in Songwriter Magazine. She is currently in Nashville writing and touring.