Emily Kaye

Emily Kaye


Emily Kaye is a very talented and dynamic country artist making her way in the music industry. Emily gives a high energy, entertaining performance everytime she hits the stage. When you see Emily Kaye just once you'll want to come back for more.



A small town girl with big dreams, Emily Kaye’s branches are bound too stretch further than her roots, and bear plenty of fruit in the process. With a heaping helping of talent rivaled only by her dreams, Kaye belongs in the spotlight like blue belongs in the sky and it is just a matter of time before its white hot glow finds her.

With a diverse resume that includes musicals, choral groups, and her current tenure in the band, “Southern Drawl,” Emily has found her niche as a lead singer, and her genre in country music. In fact according to her, at the first practice, she knew this is what she was meant to do.

As beautiful to look at as she is to hear, Kaye explains that, “Country lyrics connect to real life and tell a story, whether heartbreaking or humorous. The music is interesting,” she continues, “and incorporates such a vast range of other influences that it doesn’t always sound the same.”

As lead singer, Emily does not have to reach for the limelight; it seems to reach for her wherever she goes. A case in point is the evening she was painting the town with friends and cut loose with a rousing round of karaoke. After a spirited rendition of “Redneck Woman,” she was approached by a man who promptly told her he was starting a country band and she would be perfect for lead vocals. Additionally, her distinctive style landed her a much coveted spot in the Colgate Country Showdown competition two years running.

Comfortable in her own skin, Emily has come to terms with her unique style of music, discovering that her heart is in singing. She takes advantage of every opportunity to perform and on a recent trip to Nashville to attend the Country Music Association festival (CMA); it was impossible to stop her family and friends from insisting she get up and sing karaoke.

She obliged the gang and as the last notes left her lips, perfect strangers met her descending the stage and insisted, “You are ready for the big stage so we expect to see you here playing at the CMA fest next year.” One eager new fan was so moved that he exclaimed, “You did that even better than the original artist!”

For Emily Kaye music is a passion, not a profession. “I have never felt like where I am in life fit as much as being on stage and singing,” she explains. “It feels so natural, and I am just at home when I’m up in front of everyone.”

“It’s hard to put into words. It’s and incredible feeling walking on stage. It’s just like all the stars are in line when I am there.” Kaye says with a laugh, “That is not how I feel anywhere else in my life. It’s really the one thing I would give up anything else to go do”

The music industry is saturated with starry-eyed dreamers just aching to make it to the top. In contrast, however, Emily Kaye has the ambition, talent, and class to make her dreams come true. And unlike many of her fellow dreamers, she loves what she does more than she loves what it does for her.

In thinking about tomorrow she muses, “I would love to be touring with a band making music, spending the time on the road writing songs. That’s really what I’d like to do in the next year, and for as long as I possibly can! As long as there are people willing to come out and hear me, I want to play!”

Written by Rick Kern

Set List

Typical 3 - 4 hour set list (Covers & Originals)

Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love - Trisha Yearwood
Here For the Party - Gretchen Wilson
Hicktown - Jason Aldean
The More I Drink - Blake Shelton
Gone Gone Gone - Robert Plant Allison Kraus
Country Girl - Rissi Palmer
Findin A Good Man - Danielle Peck
Son Of A Preacher Man - Sherrie Austin
Pour Me - Trick Pony
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Nothin Better to Do - Leanne Rimes
All Jacked Up - Gretchen Wilson
Settlin' - Sugarland
Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
Kerosene - Miranda Lambert
Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
The One In The Middle - Sarah Johns
Down In Mississippi - Sugarland
My Give A Damn's Busted - JoDee Messina
Red High Heals - Kellie Pickler
Good As Gone - Little Big Town
That Kind of Day - Sarah Buxton
Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy - Big 'n Rich
Who Says You Can't Go Home - Bon Jovi with Jennifer Nettles
Wasted - Carrie Un