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Young, fresh, and highly original, Emma Place represents the new wave of fresh, original, pop country in the best way. Raised in Southern California, home to artists such as Colbie Caillat, Jack Johnson, and Ben Harper, Place was influenced from an early age by the authentic acoustic- pop and singer-songwriting greats that seem to almost characterize Southern California culture. While artists like Caillat, Johnson, and Harper were all influences to the budding songwriter, Place was also exposed to and influenced by country and Americana songwriting greats like Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Emmylou Harris from an early age. It was never just one genre that inspired her; instead, it was a combination of these pop, country, and Americana influences that pushed Place to perfect her craft and find her identity as a songwriter.

When Place was 14 years old, she attended her first songwriting workshop. She developed her craft quickly and soon started performing in showcases all over California. After a few years of performing around her home state, at the age of 18, Place went into the studio with industry veteran Bill Bell (known for his work with Jason Mraz, Lindsay Ell, Tom Cochrane) to record her first EP, which was released in February of 2014. This debut into the music scene consists of three songs which showcase Place's impressive songwriting abilities, each song carefully crafted to appeal to both country, pop, and occasionally Americana fans. Music blog, Queens of Country, stated in a recent review of her self-titled debut EP, that her sound has a “captivating quality to it, a quality that makes the listener want to stop everything they are doing and just listen”. Place’s sound has a light and romantically nostalgic feeling to it, with many connecting to her lyrics as well as her music.

This past summer, Place was selected as one of seven songwriters nationwide to participate in the inaugural ASCAP Garth Brooks Country Songwriting Workshop. The workshop, hosted by songwriter Tony Arata (whose songs include cuts by Garth Brooks, Patty Loveless, and Reba McEntire), is an accomplishment for any songwriter, indicating that she truly is one of the best young writers in today’s market.

At 20 years old, Place is now based in Nashville, Tennessee where she is a student at Belmont University. In August, Place performed in Belmont's "Battle of the Belmont Bands: 125th Anniversary Edition". Place has opened for acts including Steve Moakler, COIN, and Kopecky. She continues to play around Nashville in writers’ rounds and showcases and recently was the winner of Belmont's ASCAP Writers Night showcase on December 10, 2015. She will go on to perform at the university's most prestigious "Best of the Best" showcase in April. As further quoted from music blog, Queens of Country, “Country music fans deserve to hear what real country music sounds like and Place is the one for the job”.

 

Bio


Bio


 

       Young, fresh, and highly original, Emma Place represents the new wave of country music in the best way. Raised in Southern California, home to artists such as Colbie Caillat, Jack Johnson, and Ben Harper, Place was influenced from an early age by the authentic acoustic-pop and singer-songwriting greats that seem to almost characterize Southern California culture. While artists like Caillat, Johnson, and Harper were all influences to the budding songwriter, Place was also exposed to and influenced by country and Americana songwriting greats like Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Emmylou Harris from an early age. It was never just one genre that inspired her; instead, it was a combination of these pop, country, and Americana influences that pushed Place to perfect her craft and find her identity as a songwriter.
       When Place was 14 years old, she attended her first songwriting workshop. She developed her craft quickly and soon started performing in showcases all over California. After a few years of performing around her home state, at the age of 18, Place went into the studio with industry veteran Bill Bell (known for his work with Jason Mraz, Lindsay Ell, Tom Cochrane) to record her first EP, which was released in February of 2014. This debut into the music scene consists of three songs which showcase Place's impressive songwriting abilities, each song carefully crafted to appeal to both country, pop, and occasionally Americana fans. Music blog, Queens of Country, stated in a recent review of her self-titled debut EP, that her sound has a “captivating quality to it, a quality that makes the listener want to stop everything they are doing and just listen”. 
       In 2015, Place was selected as one of seven songwriters nationwide to participate in the inaugural ASCAP Garth Brooks Country Songwriting Workshop. The workshop, hosted by songwriter Tony Arata (whose songs include cuts by Garth Brooks, Patty Loveless, and Reba McEntire), is an accomplishment for any songwriter, indicating that she truly is one of the best young writers in today’s market.
       At 21 years old, Place is now based in Nashville, Tennessee where she is a student at Belmont University. In August of 2015, Place performed in Belmont's "Battle of the Belmont Bands: 125th Anniversary Edition", where she was an opener for Steve Moakler, COIN, and Kopecky. She continues to play around Nashville in writers’ rounds and showcases and recently was the winner of Belmont's ASCAP Writers Night showcase on December 10, 2015. In April of 2016, Place went on to perform at the university's most prestigious "Best of the Best" showcase where she performed on the ASCAP Stage. In June of 2016, Place's song "This Time", written with Emma Barge, Dylan Wright, and Kevin Vermillion, was put on hold for an up and coming country artist. Most recently, in January of 2017, Place was selected as a part of the 2017 ASCAP GPS (Guided by Publishers) class, allowing her to work closely with several Nashville publishers.

As further quoted from music blog, Queens of Country, “Country music fans deserve to hear what real country music sounds like and Place is the one for the job”.

 

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Press


Press


Queens of COuntry

"EP Review"
 

The Shotgun Seat

"Emma Place’s “Lead Me On” Evokes Early Taylor Swift"

Nashville Dialed 

"Single Stream"
 

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Media


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