In August of 2007, Emily made a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. There she faced critical American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson. Little did she know, they would hand her a “golden ticket” and send her to Hollywood, California. Emily went on to be a Top 50 finalist and after rigorous rehearsals and sleepless nights, Emily said good-bye to the show. “Being rejected and failing is just a part of life and it’s a huge part of making it in the music industry. Some are going to love you, some are going to hate you, and it makes for writing a great song,” she says of her experience with American Idol.
After leaving the show, Emily returned to East Carolina University to finish her degree in Education. In Nashville, Tennessee, Emily had to opportunity to perform at the famous honkytonk, Legends Corner. Many of country music’s influential icons have appeared at Legends Corner Bar and Emily counts herself fortunate that she was able to stand on the same stage as they had. Shortly after, Emily teamed up with four talented musicians to form her very own self titled band. Emily is currently writing her own songs, recording, and making appearances along the east coast and southeastern region of the country. Emily currently calls Nashville home.
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