Heartfelt vocals coalesce with a keen sense of imaginative storytelling, forming the backdrop to Emily Myers’ captivating Country/Americana sound. These visceral elements have been pivotal to Emily’s success, as she’s graced many stages across the U.S.
Hailing from Jefferson City, MO, her upbringing nurtured her musical talents. Her vocal palette is wide and far-ranging, and is known to traverse styles all the way from Country-Pop to more singer/songwriter style piano ballads. Deeply rooted in her music is the art of storytelling, focusing on the themes of self-discovery, love, faith and lessons we encounter throughout life.
While the world ebbs and flows, music has been a constant in Emily Myers' life. Her musical curiosity led her to take piano, voice, dance and guitar lessons at an early age, before discovering a passion for musical theatre. During her studies in opera and theatre at Oklahoma City University, she soon discovered her true calling in the craft of songwriting. It was not long before Emily was playing original songs to friends, and was hooked on the feeling of spreading and affecting positivity.
Emily released the title track of her upcoming EP, 'Unwrite Every Song,' on May 13, 2022 and will follow it up with a new single, 'Ain't Gonna Be Mine' on August 5th. These songs that perfectly represents who Emily is in this season of writing and highlights both the detailed, hope-filled storytelling and the soaring vocals that defines her music. Emily debuted her title track at the famous Listening Room, an iconic venue that has housed some of the biggest songwriters in country music and is a regular performer in the Nashville music scene.
This music follows 'Bare Feet,' her debut single released on Labor Day weekend, Friday, Sept. 4th, 2020. It was followed by two more singles, 'Skyline' and 'Wallflower,' in the following months, with all three tracks perfectly capturing the mood and style that Emily Myers manifests in her productions.
Emily Myers is highlighting this new music in a new show entitled, 'Girls Night Out,' that will go on tour later this year. A show highlighting on themes of woman empowerment and identity, Emily is determined to bring a fun, inspiring evening of music to the women who need their stories represented. She performs this show in traditional venues, but also house shows and for female oriented organizations.
We recently caught up with Emily to chat about her newest single called "Ain't Gonna Be Mine."
Hi, Emily! Thanks for chatting with us today. We are new to your music, but already are big fans. Your new single “Ain’t Gonna Be Mine” has a bit of a sassy edge to it. Can you give us a little background about the inspiration behind the song?
Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you to say. The song was inspired by a tough breakup I had gone through. I was done being sad and mad and ready to move on with my life. I thought about the fears holding me back from that - like this person being the one that got away or a huge regret in my life and it was so empowering to say No! This is my life and this person ain’t gonna be mine - insert any of those fears.
Now that the song is in the world, I actually think the message is so much bigger than that. We also have people or circumstances that try to hold us back from our best selves and it is so powerful to realize that only you can choose what is or is not going to rule over you and your narrative. It has been a really fun message to put into the world through such a sassy, fun tune!
How did your midwestern upbringing influence your music career?
I love being a Midwest girl! The thing that being from the area taught me the most was how important community is. There is a sense that you are nothing without your people and the way I go about my music is the same way. I see releasing music as building a tribe of people who are all about empowering and spread hope to each other! When you connect with others through music, you realize other people have felt the same way you do and you’re aren’t alone on this journey. I don’t think I would understand or value that so much if it was not something I was shown through my Midwest communities.
Speaking of music career, what do you think you’d be doing if you didn’t decide to pursue music?
Last time I was asked this question was back in college. I was sitting in a group of girls who were all musicians and someone asked what else we would be doing. They also went around the circle sharing answers like advertising or vet or teacher, and when it got to me, I was silent. Truth is, I have never wanted to do anything else than what I am doing now. I have never had a plan B or something else I wanted more. I have looked back on that little girl who told everyone she wanted to be a singer someday and I like to think she is proud.
We love the official music video for “Ain’t Gonna Be Mine” as well. You have such an infectious smile and its evident you have a lot of fun when performing. Do you ever get stage fright?
Oh, thank you so much! That video was so much fun!! This might be a shock, but I actually have terrible stage fright. In fact, there were about three years of my life where it was debilitating and I did not perform live much because of it. But, the choice was either to address it head on or stop performing, so I spent a lot of time figuring out the root of it. It turned out that I was afraid of people thinking I was not talented or wanted to see me fail. When I named that, I realized how silly that thought was! I have never met an audience who bought a ticket to a show who didn’t want that performer to be a rockstar! As soon as I realized everyone was on my side and cheering me on, my nerves died way down. They still happen, but I am back to performing live and love every minute of it!
What else can fans expect from you in 2022?
“Ain’t Gonna Be Mine” is not the last single you will see this year! I have a few more singles up my sleeve and an EP putting it all together coming out this November. I am so excited for people to hear this music as a collection! I am also developing a live show called Girls Night Out that uses my original music and stories of women that have inspired me to create a unique live concert experience. I can’t wait to take it on the road and bring this music to the people!