Exclusive Interview with Emily Miller
Why country music ?
~ Because country music tells stories of the working man. Country music relates to everyone. And best of all, country music makes you feel. And that is what is most important in life.
If everything would be possible (waking the dead included) , which two people should sing the ultimate country duet?
~ Randy Houser and Chris Stapleton. Two of the best voices that are full of soul and honesty when they use them. If it was a trio, I’d ask to be a part of it too just because!!
What song you ever recorded means the most to you and why?
~ My favorite song I have ever recorded is a song called Dear Lonely. It will be out in the next few months, but it is my most personal. Since I was a little girl I’ve struggled being truly alone. I always needed someone to talk to. I hit a low point in my life where I was headed because of this loneliness and after a phone call with my mom that I didn’t like because she called me out on everything I was doing, I sat down that night and wrote the song of my life. Each word in the song is 100% true of what I was struggling and still continue to struggle with if I’m being honest. Every time I sing Dear Lonely I go back to that night when I wrote it and it pulls at my heart.
Who would you like to write a song for you?
~ Chris Staplton or Ashley McBryde. Two of my favorite songwriters.
What is the one thing that readers/fans would be surprised to know about you?
~ If you know me it shouldn’t be that surprising, but I own 30+ pairs of boots. My place in Nashville has officially been over crowded by shoes!
Give us one country song you never want to hear on radio anymore and tell us why.
~ Good Girl by Dustin Lynch or 90s Country by Walker Hayes…just listen to them and you’ll understand why I picked them.
What is the question interviewers never seem to ask you and…you wish they would?
~ Who did you get all your sass from? My grandma (my dad’s mom) and also my momma. Two stubborn ladies with opinions that they let be known and if you don’t agree with them, they’ll let you know why you’re wrong. But also two bosses. Considering I get it from both sides of the family, it sounds like I’m toast on being anything BUT stubborn, sassy and a total boss!!
Describe the ultimate recording studio
~ I’d like to one day record in RCA or Oceanway studios in Nashville where some of the greatest in country music history have recorded their music.
Johnny or June ?
~ June. She was the glue that held Johnny together all those years. She was strong enough to turn him down time after time, but sweet enough to make sure that he was alright every time he needed something. While I love Johnny Cash, I truly believe that there wouldn’t have been a Johnny as long as there was in this world without a stubborn sassy lady like June to keep him pulled together.
Are you still nervous before going on stage and if so, do you use any “rituals” to calm you nerves.
~ Nah. I really don’t think about it. I’ll be a little bit nervous before I go on if it’s a super big show or I know someone important is in the audience, but for the most part the minute I’m on stage I’m at peace and the nerves leave.
What was the most memorable day in your musical career and tell us why.
~ One of my most memorable days is the night that I wrote my first complete song. I won’t get into super specific details (that can be told another time) but one thing I’ve always struggled with is songwriting. I have to be in the zone on a good day to get a good song that I’ll keep around. I received a message from an ex on Facebook that I hadn’t heard from in 2+ years and that night I sat down and wrote a sassy power song called “Cowboy” and I had never been more proud of myself in my life.
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