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March 14, 2020 | Courtesy of Music of the Future

What is your name? EmiSunshine Hamilton What is your genre of music? Americana Tell us a little bio about yourself. I’m 15, I am a Musician, Writer and Entertainer. I tour with my family band. I have the greatest fans in the world and they allow me to tour around the world… doing what I love!  What made you go into music? I wanted to be a part of what I was hearing! Music poured into every aspect of our lives! Mom was a writer, Dad was a musician and engineer and my Great Grandmother used to play all the barn dances back in the day!  Are you signed to a label? Not yet How would you describe your music and your latest release? I think the new album is most reflective of where I am as an artist right now! It’s honest and raw! Some of it is tough to swallow because it is so honest Can we expect a single/ep or album this year? I have a song “bubbling up” or so the charts say!  If so, what can we expect from it? Well the new album has been out since October and I have about 30 songs I’ve written to weed thru for the next one!  Where do you find the inspiration for your music? All over! I’m a people watcher and a bit of an eves dropper!   I just pull from what I hear and see around me.. Will we see any music videos for any of your tracks? Gosh I hope so! I’m trying to find time!  Do you have any shows coming up? A few!  If so, where will you be heading? I’m at The Bluebird in May but before that I’m in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Alabama, Georgia Iowa and California!  Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists? I’ve been writing with Rebecca Lynn Howard and I’m hoping we can record a song we wrote together!  Are you interested in collaborations with any other musicians? Always!  How would an artist that wants to collaborate best get in contact with you? Well the best way is Email!  Do you play any instruments? I mainly play Ukulele and Guitar but I also play a lil mandolin and autoharp  Who are your influences? Gosh so many! Dolly, Emmylou and Loretta and June Carter for sure but Lately people like Jack White, Marty Stuart, Jim Lauderdale and Jason Isbell  Where do you see yourself in 5 Years? Still doing exactly what I am doing but on a larger scale I hope! I’ve been doing this full time for 5 years. People don’t realize that. On the road touring, recording, writing. It’s what I love! When you’re not doing music, what do you do? I love to bicycle around my town, get coffee and sit on a bench and draw!  Is there a specific song that influenced you to really involve yourself in the music scene? Yea, not really one song but Buddy and Julie Miller and their catalog of songs! What’s the best advice you have ever been given? Loretta told me “ Sing and don’t stop! “ you can’t beat that for advice when it comes from her!  What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry but just as an artist? Be You! Do not compromise!  Do you have any quote or saying that you like to remind yourself of and stick by? To Thine own self be true Where in your hometown do you consider a “must” when visiting? My lil Boutique Emi’s Closet You’re coming off tour; 1/ Where do you go first? Usually straight home  2/ Who do you see first? My grandfather  3/What do you eat first? Breakfast at my favorite restaurant When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? Set list! My instruments! Water! Picks! And a prayer!  Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you? Sure! You can find it all at


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