Rolling Stone named EmiSunshine among “10 Country Music Artists You Need to Know,” but the teenage singer/songwriter is more than country. Her songs are a unique blend of Americana, bluegrass, blues, rock, gospel and jazz, encompassing such diverse subjects as love, loss, family, friendship, poverty, life in America and autism.

The 15-year-old musical prodigy from will perform many of her old favorites, as well as new ballads from an upcoming album, when she headlines an all-ages show at the Mann Center of North Carolina in Sanford on Sept. 19.

EmiSunshine-ES-West-Long-BranchEmiSunshine has been attracting national attention since she was 9, with appearances on The Today Show, NBC’s Little Big Shots, Pickler & Ben, Song of the Mountains and elsewhere, including 14 performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, as well as performances at major festivals like CMA Fest and MerleFest.

In 2018, she made her motion picture debut in the Grammy-nominated Elvis Presley documentary film The King alongside Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ashton Kutcher, Alec Baldwin and other stars. EmiSunshine wrote three songs for the movie, which she performed while riding in the backseat of Elvis’ Rolls Royce. She also performed at the movie’s premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival in France. Her YouTube videos have garnered more than 16 million views. Her music has been praised by such luminaries as Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and The Grateful Dead. Writers have compared her to a young Janis Joplin and Dolly Parton.

A native of East Tennessee, EmiSunshine hails from a family of musicians, with a touring band comprised of her father, Randall Hamilton; her brother, John Hamilton; and uncle Bobby Hill. As a young girl, she started writing songs with her mother, Alisha Hamilton, and is now working with established songwriters in Nashville and legendary record producer Tony Brown.

EmiSunshine’s music is available through iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets.

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EMI SUNSHINE – photo session – Franklin, Tennessee – 1.10.19 Photograph by Alan MESSER |