"I'm glad you're taking her home. She's got a great set of lungs." - delivery doctor
"She has all the right stuff to be a star - the voice, the looks, and the temperament. Go get 'em, Emily!" - vocal coach Renee Grant-Williams
"(She's) always finding an uncommon and insightful look at a common situation...(she sees) things from a broader perspective." - Co-writer Kent Maxson
"Get on stage!" - Simon Cowell
Rising country singer-songwriter Emily Daniels may be a new face in the music industry, but music is not new to her. Growing up as a Nashville native, Emily learned to sing and perform at an early age and to this day still feels most at home on stage or in the studio.
Studying under Renee Grant-Williams, vocal coach of artists such as Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, and Keith Urban among many others, Emily has honed in on her bright and bold voice. Influenced by the lyrical genius Ben Rector, melody queen Tori Kelly, and power ballad country icon Martina McBride, Emily wants to honor country music traditions with her own modernized perspective. This girl-next-door portrays her witty, honest lyrics through heartfelt, powerful, pitch-perfect melodies. Her infectious catchy tunes are flavored perfectly with a mix of Shania Twain sass with a dash of Maddie & Tae sweetness that will leave you humming all week long. Her music is as head-turning as her signature red outfits.
In spring of 2018, Emily performed at Tin Pan South, the world’s largest songwriters festival, at a featured Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) show. In 2019, she was recognized several times by NSAI as a “Writer to Watch” and awarded Honorable Mention in their highly competitive annual Song Contest presented by CMT. Additionally, she made her national radio debut on WSM AM Opry Radio on “Nashville Today” with Devon O’Day.
Emily was an official performer at BMI's Key West Songwriter's Festival in May 2019, which featured over 150 songwriters including Brad Paisley, Scotty Emerick, and Liz Rose.
These days, she is actively performing around town, and can frequently be seen at writers rounds and featured artist showcases at venues such as The Listening Room, City Winery, Belcourt Taps, The Original Tin Roof, Alley Taps, Ole Red, and many more.
Emily has organically grown an engaging audience on Instagram with fun themed installments of “Five O’Clock Fridays”, giving her online audience a weekly performance of requested covers.
In between songwriting sessions, building relationships with various notable publishing houses, and performing around town, she is taking industry meetings and in the studio. When she’s not working on music, she’s modeling apparel for local favorites The Grand Ole Opry, Ole Red, Ryman Auditorium, and Wildhorse Saloon. She’salso cultivated partnerships with Cracker Barrel, the Green Hills mall, local boutique Jondie, Le Grand Verre wines, etc.
She released her debut single "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" in March 2020 followed by her summer single "Ex on the Beach" in May 2020 and her latest single “My Last Name” in August 2020 with more music to follow this year.
Most recently, Emily can be seen competing on episode 8 of the new Netflix original show "Sing On!" Hosted by the hilarious and talented Tituss Burgess.
She's currently in the studio working on new music. Be sure to follow her on socials to stay up to date on the most recent news.