Known for her powerhouse voice and dazzling artistry, West captivates an audience with her unique blend of witty charm, ethereal vulnerability, and purposeful conviction. Whether singing about love, loss, or lewdness, she summons emotion with surgical skill, using her prodigious gift as a singer and her innate charisma to convey the entire spectrum of human experience…
Emily West is a singer, songwriter, and top 40 performer who defies categorization. At the age of 18 the Waterloo, Iowa native moved to Nashville and signed with Capitol Records. The release of “Rocks in Your Shoes,” landed in the top 40 on Billboard’s Hot Country charts. Her duet with Keith Urban, “Blue Sky,” likewise found a home in the top 40, met with critical praise, and was nominated for the Academy of Country Music Awards’ vocal event of the year in 2008. In an effort to broaden her horizons and fulfill a lifelong dream, West moved to New York city in 2013. It was there that she decided, on a whim, to audition for season 9 of America’s Got Talent. The show saw her rise as it’s immensely popular runner up. Her cover of Sia’s “Chandelier” took her to new heights, as well as performing the live finale with Cyndi Lauper in front of 12 million tv viewers. Following her success on the show, she signed with Sony Masterworks and released her debut album “All For You,” which showcases her wide range and effortless command of various musical idioms.
After touring the country as an opening act for Jay Leno, West went to work on her forthcoming EP “Symphonies”, set to be released in the Summer of 2017