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  • Country Singer-Songwriter Emma Jo Announces Album ‘Girl Bandit’ with a Live Show Celebration at Knuckleheads

    Kansas City, July 28 – Emma Jo, the talented and inspiring country singer-songwriter, is thrilled to announce the release of her long-awaited album, Girl Bandit, on Friday, November 10, 2023. The album marks a significant milestone in Emma Jo’s musical journey, showcasing her evolution as an artist and her dedication to empowering storytelling.

    Girl Bandit is a refreshing departure from Emma Jo’s previous work, such as her 2018 album Brave. The new release embraces a vibrant and unapologetically colorful persona. It reflects the artist’s transformative journey of self-discovery. A fusion of Americana and country elements, the album combines catchy melodies with deeply meaningful lyrics that will resonate with fans new and old.

    An image of a vinyl record called "Girl Bandit," by Emma Jo.

    Regarding her creative process in Nashville, Emma Jo shared, “The city’s music scene and culture influenced my growth as an artist immensely. Collaborating with skilled songwriters, like the late Craig Wilson, helped me evolve in my songwriting abilities. Working with exceptional session musicians in the studio elevated the overall sound and style of the album. Nashville has become a place of growth and inspiration for me.”

    Among the standout tracks on Girl Bandit is “Straight Into Mine,” a raw and vulnerable anthem that recounts Emma Jo’s journey of breaking free from a toxic marriage. “Walk” is a powerful and encouraging pep talk to women facing difficult decisions in their lives. Each song on the album holds a special place in the artist’s heart and is a reflection of her journey of resilience and self-empowerment.

    On the upcoming album release, Emma Jo admitted, “I’m nervous! To create an album is to share your heart and soul, and putting it out into the world is nerve-wracking. But at the end of the day, I did the only thing that makes sense to me: I made an album that I would want to listen to. Hopefully, other people will, too.”

    To celebrate the release of Girl Bandit, Emma Jo is hosting a spectacular live show at the renowned Knuckleheads venue in Kansas City. This unforgettable event will feature Emma Jo and her full band, along with special guests and surprises throughout the night. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise, including the new album on vinyl and CD, as well as limited-edition items.

    The album release event at Knuckleheads promises to be an extraordinary night. It will be a celebration of music, resilience, and the power of transformation. Fans and music enthusiasts are invited to join Emma Jo in commemorating this significant milestone in her career.

  • Emma Jo’s Latest Single “In the Ozarks” Brings Country Charm and Yearning for the Great Outdoors

    Kansas City, June 2, 2023 – Emma Jo, a rising star in the midwest country music scene, is set to captivate fans once again with the release of her newest single, “In the Ozarks.” This enchanting track combines Emma Jo’s heartfelt lyrics and soulful vocals to transport listeners on a journey through the scenic beauty of the Ozark mountains of Missouri.

    Recorded last year in Nashville’s Forty-One Fifteen studio, “In the Ozarks” tells the story of a girl who resides in the bustling city, yearning for a much-needed getaway in the serene embrace of the Ozarks. Emma Jo’s genuine storytelling abilities shine through in the lyrics as the girl attempts to tempt her lover into a weekend away. “We could pitch a tent and have a hell of a weekend,” she sings.

    “I wrote this song with my mom and my brother, who actually live in south Missouri,” Emma Jo says. “I wanted to capture the magic of the Ozarks, but also send a message about treasuring every special moment that you get with people you love.”

    Emma Jo’s love for country music stems from her upbringing in the suburbs of Kansas City, where she could often be found singing in local bars, even in childhood. Since embarking on her professional musical journey, she has garnered a small but loyal following with her sweet Americana sound, infectious energy, and relatable storytelling. Since her full album Brave in 2018, Emma Jo’s music has been celebrated by her fans for its ability to capture the essence of life’s joys and heartbreaks.

    Emma Jo’s success story continues to unfold, and “In the Ozarks” marks yet another milestone in her flourishing career. This single serves as a testament to her dedication to her craft and her commitment to connecting with her audience through her heartfelt storytelling.

    “In the Ozarks” is available for streaming and download on all major digital platforms. To stay updated on Emma Jo’s latest news and releases, visit her official website at emmajomusic.com, and follow her on Instagram and TikTok @voxprincess.

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  • Women’s Empowerment Takes Center Stage with Emma Jo’s New Interactive Workbook

    Emma Jo, country music singer-songwriter and life coach, has announced the release of a new interactive workbook, MINE: A Workbook for Women Ready to Walk into Their Dream Life, which accompanies her latest single, “Straight Into Mine.” The workbook offers a step-by-step guide for women to create the life of their dreams, based on Emma Jo’s own personal journey from a repressive relationship to her dream life.

    The workbook is available for free and includes interactive exercises, journal prompts, and practical tips for women to take action towards their goals.

    “I used to be in a relationship that left me feeling like I couldn’t truly be myself,” Emma Jo said. “But I found a way out, and now I’m living my best life, full of color and joy. So many girls have reached out to me and asked me to share how I did it. And that’s why I created this workbook.”

    To download the free workbook, click here.

  • Americana Songstress Emma Jo Releases Powerful New Single, ‘Straight Into Mine’

    Like the mighty phoenix that rises from the ashes reborn and more alive than ever before, a refreshed Emma Jo is finally living her happily ever after. Now divorced, the singer is set to release on March 31 her upcoming single, “Straight into Mine,” an intimate tune filled with raw, honest emotion chronicling her journey toward personal growth and liberation.

    “In the song, I’m reflecting on a relationship—actually a marriage—where I couldn’t be my true self,” she explains. “With my ex, I couldn’t go out, wear makeup or heels, or do things on my own. When I left that relationship, my life changed completely. I started to evolve back into the person I should have been if I had never met him. I’m vibrant, colorful, feminine, and fun.”

    The making of a song

    Recorded in Nashville last fall, Emma Jo wrote the song in about an hour with top 10 Billboard charting producer and songwriter, Craig Wilson, later recording it at Forty-One Fifteen. A slight detour from her normal sound, “Straight into Mine” exudes the feel of mainstream country with Emma Jo’s powerful truth and vulnerability taking center stage.

    “I was 22 and didn’t know who I was gonna be, so I thought I needed somebody to be my everything,’” she sings at the start of the song.

    Feedback on the yet-to-be-released track has been promising. The few times Emma Jo has performed the single live, it’s instantly resonated with her audience—and for that’s she’s grateful. She hopes that the single empowers people, especially women, to live their best, authentic lives by rising above bad situations.

    “The lyrics are very conversational. It’s part of what makes people stop and listen to the song. From the first line, it sounds like I could be sitting at a bar next to someone, just telling them my story. It feels so truthful and powerful,” she says.

    Emma Jo’s “Straight into Mine” is hitting worldwide streaming platforms Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon just as she is returning from a short concert tour throughout Asia. She will host a single release party at Nighthawk in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, April 1, where she will sell CDs and new “Straight Into Mine” related merchandise. Brett Fromson, an LA-based singer-songwriter, will open for Emma Jo and her band.

    In addition to being a talented singer/songwriter, amid her divorce, Emma Jo became a certified life coach to help others. Soon after the release of her single, she will also drop The Straight into Mine Workbook, a resource that will guide her fans through all the self-discovery and confidence-building processes that she went through.

    “I hope that it will help people who are ready to walk straight into their own lives,” she says.