"If it ain't worth sayin, it ain't worth singin". Emily Herring is equal parts lyricist, showcasing Americana, Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, and Traditional Country influences. It is her voice, however, that sets her apart from the rest. Emily pulls no punches. Hers is hard-hitting-no-frills crooning sung with a distinctive twang.
Fresh off the heels of her Swedish tour and a residency at McMenamin's Crystal Hotel in Portland, Emily received a 2015 Ameripolitan Award Nomination for her CD Your Mistake. The album also won her the Carl T. Sprague Award from the Texas Music Awards, an honor she shares with only one other recipient, Michael Martin Murphy.
Your Mistake was featured in No Depression and CMT'S The Edge. In turns dazzling and stark, Your Mistake is a love letter and a warning, a honkytonk when the lights come up, the ring of the last change in your pocket as you spend it on the only beautiful girl in town. Herrings's songs are poetry, wrought with pedal steel, dobro, telecaster, a careful reverence, and an honest eye. Stretching across Texas and the new West, the songs on this album recall the last fifty years of country music in a sound all their own.