Emily Faith

Emily Faith

 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
BandCountryPop

Emily Faith is a singer songwriter from Oklahoma with a musical mix of Country infused with a little Pop, Blues and Rock N Roll.

Biography

Fueled by unflinching optimism and an authentic desire to help others, Emily Faith is a fresh new voice in contemporary country music. While her sound has accents of pop, blues and rock & roll, it is unquestionably rooted in the country music of her upbringing. “It’s my life, my home,” she says, “It’s what I always return to. It’s where I’m supposed to be.”

Emily first took the stage when she was just five years-old, singing in a talent competition in her hometown of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Performing “Jesus Loves Me,” the only song she knew at the time, she captivated the judges, readily winning the contest. Not long after, she hit the Oklahoma and Texas Opry circuit, standing on stages that had been graced by many iconic country artists. The Opry circuit provided a solid training ground for the up and coming singer-songwriter, allowing her to gain performing experience, to connect with other artists and to learn more about the heritage of country music.

Emily is a prolific composer and has been writing songs since she was 8 years-old. Her main influences are Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton, yet she also has deep reverence for the greats such as Reba McIntyre, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. In addition to her original music, Emily’s extensive repertoire includes classics from celebrated country artists such as Patsy Cline, Don Williams, Meryl Haggard and countless others. In recent years, Emily has been involved in multiple collaborative projects, working with esteemed songwriters such as Zak Maloy and Clint Lagerberg, who have written songs for Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban respectively. She’s also recorded with Ken Caillat, former producer for Fleetwood Mac, and Emmy-nominated producer Eric Berdon. 

Although relatively young, Emily has already built an impressive resume that includes appearances at high-profile venues such as House of Blues, SXSW, Six Flags, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Disneyland, Tootsie’s, Bluebird Café, NAMM and a 50-city road trip with the Newsboys as part of their “God’s Not Dead” tour. Emily has also performed the national anthem for numerous events, including NASCAR races, professional bull riding events and several games with the Oklahoma Thunder. She’s a five-time recipient of the Oklahoma and North American Country Music Association’s Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year award, in all categories. She’s also been honored as a Featured Artist with Radio Disney.

Because of her intense focus on music and performing, Emily has not always engaged in the same activities as her peers such as slumber parties and football games. At times, she’s felt the social sting of being different. This inspired her to launch her “Write Your Own Story” campaign, a heartfelt effort to encourage people to pursue their passions, become their authentic selves and to support others in doing the same. Emily is committed to sharing this message wherever she can and frequently goes into schools to talk with younger kids. “Helping people has always made me happy,” she explains.  Her song “Write Your Own Story,” was commissioned by the American Heart Association for Go Red, a movement to raise awareness about heart health for women. Emily has also volunteered her time and talents to many other organizations such as Folds of Honor and Race for the Cure. Service to others is core to Emily’s character, a product of her strong faith in God and love of family.

Emily divides her time between her home in Kingfisher and Nashville, where she has a supportive professional network and is engaged in a variety of projects. When she’s not recording or performing, Emily enjoys musical theater, dance and pageants. These activities speak to her performer’s sensibilities and also allow her to spend time with other young people, something that the demands of her career can sometimes limit. Emily describes herself as a “naturally happy and positive person” and this is evident in her music. Her songs reflect on a range of topics- first crushes, break-ups, disappointment- and she crafts carefully, always bringing the listener back to a place of hope, of enduring optimism. Perhaps these lyrics best capture Emily’s spirit, “Even if it’s pouring out, raining down showers, just think about tomorrow’s flowers.”

 

 

Lyrics

Meet Me In the Middle

Written By: Emily Faith and Eric Berdon

Meet Me In The Middle

You push when I pull , You rise when I fall
You're just too blind to see
What I build you break down , From cities to small towns
We're far as far can be

You're so California, I'm so Oklahoma
With four corners in between
I'm twisters and high winds, You're earthquakes and oceans
We both tear at the seams

Maybe you can meet me, Maybe you can meet me
Maybe you can meet me , Meet me in the middle
Maybe I can find you, Sit down right beside you
Maybe it's bout time you, Meet me in the middle

Eastbound, don't slow down , Turn your head right round
Sometimes it's hard to see
I’ll head for the sunset, get lost in my own head
Should I dare to dream (that)

Maybe you can meet me, Maybe you can meet me
Maybe you can meet me , Meet me in the middle
Maybe I can find you, Sit down right beside you
Maybe it's bout time you, Meet me in the middle

You're so California, I'm so Oklahoma
With four corners in between
I'm twisters and high winds, You're earthquakes and oceans
We both tear at the seams

Maybe you can meet me, Maybe you can meet me
Maybe you can meet me , Meet me in the middle
Maybe I can find you, Sit down right beside you
Maybe it's bout time you, Meet me in the middle……

No Place Like Home

Written By: Emily Faith,Troy Johnson,Amanda Earhart

Home

Its my strength is
Where my heart is
Its where my mile lives

Its where my faith gives
Where my team wins
What I survive in

All I want to is buy a ticket back
No refunds no strings attached
It’s just how much I miss this place

All I want to is buy a ticket back
No refunds no strings attached
Oh it can never be replaced.

There’s no there’s no there’s no place like home
There’s no there’s no there’s no place like home

When I am feeling blue
It’s where I think things through
And figure out what to do

You know they’re who I trust
When I need to readjust
They help me carry on

All I want to is buy a ticket back
No refunds no strings attached
Its just how much I miss this place

There’s no there’s no there’s no place like home
There’s no there’s no there’s no place like home

Its everything I love
It gives hope enough
To reach out and touch my dreams

And when the world is tough
It lifts me up above
And gives me everything I need

All I want to is buy a ticket back
No refunds no strings attached

All I want to is buy a ticket back
No refunds no strings attached

All I want to is buy a ticket back
No refunds no strings attached

no strings atta
no strings atta
no strings atta
atta
atta
atta

There’s no there’s no there’s no place like home
There’s no there’s no there’s no place like home …..

Somebody To Me

Written By: Emily Faith

Somebody to Me

I hope you figured it out
I hope you’ve learned by now
Everything’s gonna be alright
Just as long as you follow Gods light

I know somethin’s up with you
You know you know it to
Hope you see where you could go
Look in the mirror tell me yes or know

You’re always special
You’re always incredible
You will always be somebody, somebody to me
You shine bright than the stars
Always stay as you are
You will always be somebody, somebody to me

Ohhhhhh

Go on show em what you’re made of
Don’t fall when push comes to shove
Don’t worry about a thing
Just spread your wings

You’re always special
You’re always incredible
You will always be somebody, somebody to me
You shine bright than the stars
Always stay as you are
You will always be somebody, somebody to me

You’re beautiful, incredible
In my world you’ll always be special

You’re always special
You’re always incredible
You will always be somebody, somebody to me

You’re always special
You’re always incredible
You will always be somebody, somebody to me
You shine bright than the stars
Always stay as you are
You will always be somebody, somebody to me

Ya, ya, ya….
Somebody, somebody to me ya, ya ,ya
Somebody to me

Focused

Written By: Emily Faith,Juan Otero,Micah Kupier

Focused

I know you know that
a lot of peoples mouths talk
more than there legs walk
Its jealousy

And I know that you know that
You never have to listen
Cause your determined on reaching your dreams
This worlds already shown you so much
To just get by will never be enough

Its given you drive
And it’s wider than nine to five
You’re that star everybody’s been trying to find
Whatever comes your way
Oh your aim is always straight
Locked in you never miss, never miss
Because you’re focused, focused
Ya your focused

I know you know that you’re kinda of in a war zone
But you can bring hope
It’s in your destiny
Sometimes we find it takes a little love
To forgive those who made our lives so tough

Its given you drive
And it’s wider than nine to five
You’re that star everybody’s been trying to find
Whatever comes your way
Oh your aim is always straight
Locked in you never miss, never miss
Because you’re focused, focused
Ya your focused

Focused on being true to your self
And a friend and ones in need of help
Focused on hope more than the fear you felt
You’ve inspired me

Oh, Oh Oh, Oh
Ya, ya, ya……
Its given you drive
And it’s wider than nine to five
You’re that star everybody’s been trying to find
Whatever comes your way
Oh your aim is always straight

Its given you drive
And it’s wider than nine to five
You’re that star everybody’s been trying to find
Whatever comes your way
Oh your aim is always straight
Locked in you never miss, never miss
Because you’re focused, focused
Locked in you never miss, never miss
Because you’re focused, focused
Ya your focused

One Wind Blow

Written By: Emily Faith,Eric Berdon

Songwriter – Emily Faith and Eric Berdon

One Wind Blow

It's like everything I say or do
You come up and twist what's true
Tripping up on intimidation
No one knows what you're talking about
But there's never gonna be a doubt
You play a game of elimination

Maybe I'll fall down And you'll wear your bent crown
But I'll get back up again

I've been standing in line for 24 hours
I've had enough finally got my power oh oh oh oh
Don't wanna argue, let it be
I swear to myself you're like a little flea / stingin bee
oh oh oh oh
Never letting anything go
You know, you're a one wind blow

Someone's gonna put you in your place
Once said by Queen and the bass
And you'll wonder why you're so lonely
So, take this as a message to you
No one wants to fill your shoes
At least not while you're stepping on me

I've been standing in line for 24 hours
I've had enough finally got my power oh oh oh oh
Don't wanna argue, let it be
I swear to myself you're like a little flea / stingin bee
oh oh oh oh
Never letting anything go
You know, you're a one wind blow

You think you're so perfect You think that you're worth it
But it's all in your mind
You're in delusion
A world of exclusion Where no one can fly

It's like everything I say or do
You come up and twist what's true
Tripping up on intimidation

I've been standing in line for 24 hours
I've had enough finally got my power oh oh oh oh
Don't wanna argue, let it be
I swear to myself you're like a little flea / stingin bee
oh oh oh oh
Never letting anything go
You know, you're a one wind blow

Discography

Theaters & Opry's

Oklahoma Opry - OKC, OK
Rodeo Opry - OKC, OK
Clinton Country Jamboree - Clinton, OK
McSwain Theater - Ada, Ok
The Poncan Opry - Ponca City, OK
Center Theater - El Reno, OK
Johnnie High's Country Music Review - Dallas, TX
Grapevine Opry - Grapevine, TX
Baldknobbers Theater - Branson, MO
God & Country Theater - Branson, OK
Country Tonight Theater - Pigeon Forge, TN

Shows

Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TX
Loretta Lynn Ranch, TN
South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce - OKC, OK
Crown Plaza OU/Texas Weekend - Dallas, TX
Miss Bricktown Pageant - OKC, OK
Branson Landing - Branson, OK
Nashville Palace - Nashville, TN
The Billy Block Show - Nashville, TN
12th & Porter - Nashville, TN
Tootsies - Nashville, TN
Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
The Rutledge - Nashville, TN
House of Blues - Dallas, TXFestivals/Fairs
House of Blues - Los Angeles, Ca
The Bluebird Cafe - Nashville, TN
Oklahoma State Fair - OKC, OK
Okarchefest - Okarche, OK
El Reno Burger Days - El Reno, Ok
Piedmont Founders Day - Piedmont, OK
Watonga Cheese Festival - Watonga, Ok
Tulsa Mayfest - Tulsa, OK
OKC Art's Festival - OKC, OK
Let Freedom Ring - Woodward, OK
Lifelight - Bethany, MO
Lifelight - Sioux Falls, SD

Benefits/Fundraisers/Campaigns

Relay for Life - Kingfisher, OK
Make A Wish Foundation - OKC, OK
Make A Wish Foundation - Edmond, OK
Walk For Wishes - OKC, OK
Benefit for Molly - Yukon, OK
Celebrity Slide - OKC, OK
OKC Republican Women's Conference - OKC, OK
Young Republicans Fundraiser for Mary Fallen - Kingfisher, OK
High School Science and Arts Fundraiser - Kingfisher, OK
ACMI House Battered Women's Shelter - Lawton, OK
Elks Fundraiser - Kingfisher, OK
Oklahoma Educational Foundation - Lloyd Noble Center - Norman, OK
Star of Life - OKC, OK

National Anthem

NBA - Thunder OKC, OK
NASCAR - Texas Motor Speedway
Libertyfest - Edmond, OK
Bullnanza - Guthrie, Ok
David Allen Memorial Ballpark - Enid, OK
Enid Speedway - Enid, OK
PBR - Ford Center - OKC, OK
Redhawks Baseball - OKC, OK
Rage In The Cage - MMA Fight - OKC, OK
Dodgers Baseball - OKC, OK
Oklahoma Educators - Teacher of the Year 2015

Opening Shows

Marty Stuart
Sawyer Brown
President George W. Bush
Bryan White
The Justin Fox Band
Superfreak 
Razzy Bailey