Emma Jo sings her truth. The Kansas City, Missouri artist has released her latest song titled “Queen of the Silver Lining”, you can find that here. Jo wrote “Queen of the Silver Lining” several months ago, as she knew she “was about to go through a season of change in my life – the kind of change that can be scary, overwhelming, and even devastating.” but she persevered and kept telling herself “that even after all I’ve been through in the past several years, I’m still standing and, really, I’m thriving. I thought it would be fun to write a song about a person who never has any good luck but is always positive that something good is just around the corner.” Jo also reflects on her inspiration which includes rock legend Bruce Springsteen, country music royalty Dolly Parton, along with the iconic Emmylou Harris.
When growing up, Emma Jo was surrounded by music from her parents, who listened to a lot of country music and my dad favored classic rock—and I loved it all!” The Queen of the Silver Lining always “loved singing and dancing for people and hit a real stage for the first time when I was 4. I also loved writing, so it didn’t take me long to get the idea that I should write songs.” Jo gives credit to her career to her dad when he bought her a guitar and “took me to a Bruce Springsteen concert when I was 11. Everything changed after that as I realized artists can create things that bring meaning to people’s lives. I’ve been writing and recording music ever since”.
For Emma Jo, “when it’s done right, country music is truth and real life itself.” Jo has been working with Matt Richards from the Avenue Record Company. “He’s contributed so much to my sound and I am supremely grateful for his guidance and his talent as a producer and engineer.'' After the incredibly hard year that everyone has gone through, Emma Jo describes the past year as “Resilience. That’s what “Queen of the Silver Lining” is about, and it’s been the guiding aspiration of my life for the past few years”. Her favorite part about being a country artist? “there’s no limit to how many rhinestones you can wear”.
You can find Emma Jo and her music on all digital platforms and across social media @voxprincess on Instagram and Twitter.
Author: Charles Hacker