Nashville country/pop songstress Emily Hackett released her new, uplifting single “Josie,” out everywhere now. “Josie” is one of 5 tracks from her forthcoming EP, BY THE SUN, out September 21st.
“Often times in high school and middle school we think we have to do, look, act a certain way for guys to pay attention to us and to be popular, and it’s such a dangerous thing if you are not aware of who you are and if you’re too focused on being cool,” Emily explains on the meaning of the track. “This is just a song to all of the young girls who are trying to grow up too fast.”
Listen to “Josie” everywhere here.
Since Emily’s latest single “Good Intentions” debuted at CMA Fest, publications like Billboard and Refinery29 have praised the track, and the official video is currently in rotation on CMT and CMT Music. Emily was also recently named one of Rolling Stone Country‘s ’10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.’
“Her forthcoming EP, By The Sun, is a smart meeting-point between early-Aughts pop, country’s current genre playfulness and the one-name women of the Nineties (Faith, Trisha, Shania), with plenty of room for both tender and tongue-in-cheek confessionals.” – Marissa R. Moss, Rolling Stone
Watch the “Good Intentions” official video here.
Emily’s 2017 single “Nostalgia” was a fan favorite. The track’s official video earned Emily a spot on CMT’s Artist Discovery Program, where it received 6+ weeks of airplay on CMT Music – the video even made it on the fan-voted CMT’s 12 Pack Countdown, peaking at #7. Watch the “Nostalgia” Official Music Video here
About Emily Hackett
Emily Hackett speaks the truth. The singer/songwriter raised in Atlanta, GA pulls these emotions into her music, stirring in an authentic blend of self-deprecation that is both unique and refreshing. What poises her against the rest of the soul of fiery artist ready to light up the stage, all the while still as honest as her southern roots.
The result of Emily’s insatiable passion is undeniable. In 2013, Emily released an acoustic cover with Megan Davies of Lorde’s hit “Royals.” The response has brought in over half-a-million views on Youtube, was featured on Buzzfeed, won “Best Coffeehouse Cover of 2013” on Sirius XM and reached the final round of “Best Royals Covers” on Ryan Seacrest. In 2014 Emily won the national Belk’s Modern Southern Music Showcase where she played tour dates with artists like Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts. In the same line, her duet with Parachute frontman Will Anderson, “Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)” reached over 50k streams on Soundcloud in less than two months and peaked at the No. 4 spot on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. The music video for the single currently sits at almost 22 million views. Emily’s latest single “Nostalgia” earned her a spot on CMT’s Artist Discovery Program, and she’s currently one of The Boot’s Artists to Watch in 2018.
There’s a compatibility between the novelty and depth found in Emily’s artistry. Her music has the power to transform listeners in a direction where many songwriters fear to tread. With her organic honesty and raw-honey vocals, it’s no wonder that the possibilities continue to unfurl for Emily Hackett.
For more information about Emily
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