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Today you can say you heard ‘My Version of a Love Song’ by Emily Hackett here first!
Emily Hackett is the rare songwriter who doesn’t just pour her heart into her lyrics—she inspires every listener to reach a deeper honesty in their own lives. With her stunningly detailed storytelling, the Nashville-based artist sheds light on the liabilities of being human, transforming the most painful feelings into something glorious.
It’s exactly that alchemy that found Hackett named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2019. That announcement followed the release of By the Sun: a five-track EP that marks the first half of Hackett’s debut album, hailed by Rolling Stone as a “smart meeting-point between early-Aughts pop, country’s current genre playfulness and the one-name women of the Nineties.” Her followup EP, By The Moon, centers on more emotionally thorny material, revealing the full scope of Hackett’s artistry.
Each song spotlights radiant vocal presence and vibrant musicality that Hackett’s honed her entire life. Growing up outside Atlanta, she realised her passion for music as a little girl—thanks largely to her father, a former rock critic. Hackett found breakout success with “Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)”: a ballad she wrote, recorded with Parachute front-man, then saw shoot to #4 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart directly upon release.
WANT TO HEAR MORE? Emily Hackett is taking part in RISING, our brand new series of live-streamed events, which aims to support and raise money for War Child UK to assist their work during the Covid-19 crisis.
HOT VOX have raised thousands of pounds for War Child through live gigs and events over the past two years. Now we’re taking RISING online, and with the help of our immensely talented roster of artists, we hope to raise even more vital funds for this valuable cause.
Tune in to see Emily Hackett streaming live on Thursday 7th May 2020 at 6.00pm UK time, 12:00pm Central & 1:00pm Eastern!