"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 is a Nashville native which she’s been told makes her a unicorn these days. Growing up surrounded by the key figures of the country music scene, she knew it would take more than just a good voice to make it in this town, but she was born with the passion and grit needed to succeed. While still in high school, she had the opportunity to record 3 full-length albums with the award-winning high school acapella group The Academy Singers at Dark Horse Studios. At only 15 years of age, she quickly fell in love with the recording process and knew she had to go back into the studio with her own music one day.
After spending 5 years in sunny Los Angeles, she moved back home in the summer of 2017 with a longing to pursue her music career. These days, she is actively performing around town, and can frequently be seen at writers rounds and featured artist showcases at venues such as Belcourt Taps, The Original Tin Roof, Alley Taps, Ole Red, and more.
In spring of 2018, Emily was invited to perform at the kickoff of Tin Pan South, the world’s largest songwriters festival, at a featured Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) show. Since then, she has been recognized several times by NSAI as a “Writer to Watch.” Additionally, she recently made her national radio debut on WSM AM Radio on “Nashville Today” with Devon O’Day as the first featured writer in a monthly segment presented by NSAI.
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.
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.
In between songwriting sessions and performances, she is taking industry meetings and in the studio. Her long-term goals include singing at The Grand Ole Opry and being part of the country music family.