Biographical Info Emma has often been described by her fans as a cross between Missy Higgins and the Dixie Chicks but with her individual flair and life experiences positively shining through. Her songwriting she describes as “the storybook of my life. Every song has a tale attached and represents specific people, lessons, experiences and feelings I have encountered along the way. These songs are like listening to me sing you the pages of my photo album and I am sure they will hit a note close to home for you as well”. This approach has led her to have one song a finalist and one a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest in 2016 and one in the Top30 of the Australian Songwriting Competitions country category. Emma’s debut album, released January 2017, showcases these three tunes alongside a number of other original songs and an acoustic version of a much loved cover. Emma Dykes’ love for singing and country music can be traced back to days on the backyard swing, with headphones in, singing loudly to Adam Brand and holding onto an oversize cowboy hat that was so out of fashion in the small coastal town of Laurieton that she was born into. Now at 28 years of age, after qualifying as a Critical Care Emergency Nurse and travelling around rural and remote Australia caring for people with plenty of wisdom and stories to share, she still has an everlasting passion for making country music. Her travels have led her to experience some things in life that most 28 year olds could not even imagine. The path that began with nursing led to jobs in mine sites, driving machines with tyres twice her height, working with men and fighting to prove she was as capable as the next bloke, learning about rodeo first hand as the president of a local rodeo committee in Cape York and mustering on horseback. Emma has always said yes to the opportunities she has been offered. Her photo, or memory album as she likes to call it, has grown beyond belief. Now her nursing career is but a part time venture that allows her to still help people and uncover the secrets of Australians, while her music career, now being her main focus, allows her to share this with her fans. After graduating from the CMAA Academy of Country Music in January 2016 she is full of fresh ideas and is enthusiastically putting them into play. She invites you all to join her, watch her grow, grow with her and be a part of this journey by letting her sing you the pages of her photo album.
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