Six years after beginning to attract national attention, teenage country music sensation EmiSunshine will make her Greater Cincinnati debut with an all-ages show at Southgate House Revival in Newport on June 1st with MayaLou and a Uke!
EmiSunshine hails from a family of musicians. Her touring band is 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 cowriting with established songwriters in Nashville and recording with help from multi-award-winning record producer Tony Brown.
EmiSunshine has appeared on “The Today Show,” NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” “Pickler & Ben,” and elsewhere, including 16 performances at the iconic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, as well as performances at major festivals such as CMA Fest and MerleFest. Rolling Stone even named her among “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.”
Despite her youth, EmiSunshine is known for creating songs with surprisingly mature lyrics. Her work has been praised by such luminaries as Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and The Grateful Dead. Though her roots are in Bluegrass and Country, her musical styles also include Blues and Gospel. Critics have likened her to a modern-day Janis Joplin.
Last year, EmiSunshine made her big-screen debut in the Grammy-nominated Elvis Presley documentary film “The King” alongside Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ashton Kutcher, Alec Baldwin and other stars. Emi 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. Her YouTube videos have garnered over 16 million views.