Today we continue with a great new feature on Belles and Gals – “Your Voice, Your Choice”. We introduce one of our favourite songs from a country artist and then the artist tells us in turn about a song that has inspired them and has a special place in their heart. Today we feature leading US country artist Emma White.
It’s always a delight to feature a new artist on the site, especially when the artist is as good as Emma White. Emma was recently named as one of 10 artists to watch by Rolling Stone magazine and has a new self-titled E.P. out featuring the above song (download/stream here). Here is Emma with a performance of ‘I Thought You Were The One’ as part of a ‘Song Suffragettes’ event. I asked Emma all about the song:
“I Thought You Were The One is one of my favorites because it was one of those songs that happened very quickly. I actually co-wrote the song with my mom (by accident). She’s also a songwriter and we were just sitting in the kitchen talking when I started writing this idea. I was telling her about someone that I never thought I’d be able to get over. She’s known about him forever and helped me figure out what I needed to do, not just in the song, but in this situation. It’s really cool that something that was so therapeutic to write has been able to connect with other people who’ve gone through the same thing.”
Emma has chosen ‘Sometimes He Does’ by Lori McKenna
I absolutely love, “Sometimes He Does” by Lori McKenna. It was one of the first songs I heard played at The Bluebird Cafe when I first moved to Nashville. That night has always stuck with me. My favorite songs are always the ones that paint pictures and tell stories of things that feel so personal, you feel like the writer’s reading your diary. She’s been one of my favorite writers since that night. Her lyric writing has really inspired my own.