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.