is a mix of heartfelt lyrics and contagious melodies - falling somewhere between early Miranda Lambert, classic Sheryl Crow, and unmistakable Linda Ronstadt. Influenced by the distinctive places she grew up, Emily combines Texas grit with Colorado cool. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, she made her living playing on subway platforms in between uptown trains from the day she moved to New York City, until the day she left. One afternoon, while playing the subway, she caught the ear of a television producer who asked her to sing on NBC's The Voice in Los Angeles. After substantial time on the show during season three, she picked up her things and moved to Nashville to write, record, and tour. Roughing it at times, she often took late-night Greyhound buses between cities to avoid airline and hotel costs, or in order to make a writing or recording session the next morning.
In 2016, Emily caught the attention of critically acclaimed guitar player and producer Keith Gattis. They spent the year writing and digging into her sound at Gattis’ East Nashville studio. Emily’s new music gives fans the honesty they’ve grown to love as well as a fresh edge. Emily co-wrote all six songs on her new EP and had Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley, Sarah Buxton, Steve Earle and Audley Freed lend their talents on the album. Emily is currently focused on promoting her new music, set to be released this spring. Her song "News From Colorado," written with Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, will be on the upcoming Steve Earle album.
Nothing is more stressful than being told you have to check your guitar (in its soft case) because the airline bins are full. 😫😦😥😢
JONATHAN INSOGNA/WME - JINSOGNA@WMEENTERTAINMENT.COM
PENNY GATTIS - TWISTEDGRINGOMUSIC@GMAIL.COM