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Biography

I've had a passion for music my entire life.  As the daughter of a performing artist, I spent a lot of time watching my mother write, record, and perform at festivals and churches.  This early exposure to the local music scene started my love affair with songs and how they tell stories, so I began singing as early as age four.  At first, I sang with my mother, but by age seven, I started scheduling my own shows.  I also began writing my own songs.  Karaoke tracks turned into piano lessons, middle school band, voice lessons, and guitar class.  I began competing in local, district, and state singing competitions, and I became a Georgia 4-Her in the Performing Arts Vocal project. I also became a member of Clovers & Co., a state-wide 4-H Performing Arts Group.  After graduating high school a year early, I entered the University of Georgia to pursue a degree in communications with a music business certificate. 

In addition to that, people frequently ask me what I'm doing in Nashville, so let me share a little of that with you.  I completed a songwriting mentorship with Barbara Cloyd, open mic host at the Bluebird Cafe.  I recorded my first EP with Nashville producer, Bill McDermott at the age of 13, and we are currently recording my second one.  I studied voice with Renee Grant-Williams, and I'm currently a member of the Music Industry Blueprint, which is a program ran by Rick Barker, former manager of Taylor Swift and recent American Idol and Big Machine Label Group Consultant.  I can't say enough good things about these wonderful mentors!  I really enjoy learning from them, and I look forward to continuing my work in Nashville as I expand my touring throughout the southeast. 

All of this, with the support of my awesome friends and family, has earned me nominations for the Georgia-Country Teen Artist of the Year Award, and I was blessed to win a GA Music Award which was very exciting!  

I'm thankful every day for the opportunities, fan support, and industry support that have allowed me to pursue my dream of being a country music singer-songwriter!  I look forward to seeing you on the road!  I am currently booking gigs, and I would love to come to a town near you!  Let me know if you have a great venue! 

Love, 

Emma 

FAQ

Q:  Which instruments do you play?

A: "I play guitar, trumpet, and piano."

Q:  What is your favorite part about being a singer-songwriter?

A: "I love the challenge of picking just the right lyric to paint a clear picture for the audience to see and feel exactly what I'm seeing and feeling.  This helps us make a genuine connection as people, and it is why music is so powerful in people's lives."

Q:  Who is your favorite artist and why?

A:  "Taylor Swift is my favorite because of her stage shows, her lyrics, and her fan engagement.  Even though she's in Pop now, I still love her."

Q:  How would you describe your music?

A:  "I think my music sounds like Rascal Flatts, Hunter Hayes, and Dierks Bently.  That may not be the typical answer of a female artist, but I draw a lot of influence from them.  I've also been told I remind people of June Carter Cash.  That's a big compliment to me.  I love her!  As far as contemporary female artists, I think I sound the most like RaeLynn."

Q:  What is one thing you want people to know about you?

A:  "I am an open book.  What you see is what you get, and I'll probably talk your ears off."

Q:  What story does your family always tell about you?

A:  "When I was little, I went outside to listen to music.  I climbed up on the hood of the car and pretended to be Gabriella from High School Musical.  I decided to walk down the windshield in heels.  That didn't go so well because I slipped.  I hit my head on the glass and broke the windshield.  Nobody saw me, so I ran inside and hid.  My mom discovered the busted windshield and almost called the cops because she thought someone had been in the yard.  My sister found me crying, and I confessed.  Needless to say, I was in trouble.  I had to help pay for the new windshield.  They have never let me live that one down, and I don't think they ever will."

Q:  How can fans be involved with your music?

A:  The easiest way to be involved is by joining my social sites and signing up for my e-mail list.  I'd love to talk to you on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!  It's the best way for us to get to know each other.  I'd also love to play a show in your area!  If you know of a festival or venue that would host me, just let me know. 

Favorite Things

Color - Blue
Number - Seven
Movie - Pride and Prejudice
Food - Chicken Fingers
Flower - White Rose
Candy - Sour Patch Kids
Instrument - Guitar
Subject - Literature
Author - Jane Austen
Song - The Longer the Waiting (The Sweeter the Kiss)
Holiday - Christmas
Fairy Tale - Sleeping Beauty
Animal - Cat
TV Show - Gilmore Girls
Concert - Speak Now World Tour
Restaurant - Cracker Barrel
Place - Nashville
Season - Spring
Hobby - Making Friends
Superhero - Superman
Childhood Toy - Doll
Celebrity Crush - Harry Styles
Pastime - Listening to Music
Ice Cream - Raspberry Golden Oreo
Sound - Ocean Waves
Weather - Rainy
Store - Antique Shop
Scent - Vanilla
Perfume - Wonderstruck
Club - 4-H

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