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Why Knoxville’s Emily Ann Roberts took her time with music after NBC’s ‘The Voice’

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Knoxville native and former “The Voice” contestant Emily Ann Roberts talks about finding her message, inspiring her fans and pursuing her dreams.
Calvin Mattheis, calvin.mattheis@knoxnews.com

More than three years after her run on NBC’s “The Voice,” Knoxville’s Emily Ann Roberts knows what she wants to say through her music.

Roberts, 20, who finished as runner up on season nine of the show, has released three singles since September 2018: “Stuck on Me + You,” “I’ve Got Forever” and most recently, “Someday Dream.”

She will return to “The Voice” to perform “Someday Dream” at 9 p.m. Tuesday on NBC, and she will release her debut EP in July, which will feature her three current singles along with three new ones.

“I’m so excited to release this because all this time releasing just a song at a time has been fun, but I’ve wanted some type of project like here’s my thing, here’s my project … even if it isn’t a full album,” said Roberts. “I feel like it’s just a little glimpse into my heart and my sound and who I am, so I’m so excited.”

Emily Ann Roberts wanted to release music right away

Getting honest and comfortable with her own songwriting involved tough decisions and time, however, according to Roberts.

Once she finished the show in December 2015, Roberts, who was 17 at the time, finished up high school at Karns a year early, so she could continue developing her music career.

Her coach on “The Voice,” Blake Shelton, connected her with his manager, Narvel Blackstock at Starstruck Entertainment in Nashville. It’s been one of many ways Shelton’s helped her along the way.

“I can say 100%, and I’m being as real and honest as

Article source: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/05/13/why-emily-ann-roberts-took-her-time-music-after-the-voice/1143836001/

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