With an inviting style that resonates from the cherished storytelling roots of country music, Emily Clair’s soulful sound is stealing hearts, gaining fans, and leading her towards the next breakthrough in an ever-rewarding career.
Originally from Ajax, Ontario, Emily grew up in a musical family and showed early artistic inklings by singing herself to sleep as a child. Being raised around music brought out a natural singing voice, an early interest in rock, and ten years of vocal and piano lessons that soon followed.
After performing in talent shows and recitals, which found her singing everything from Aretha Franklin to Corrine Bailey Rae, a high school teacher introduced Emily to country music through the Dixie Chicks, who proved to be a lasting musical influence.
As she continued towards adulthood, Emily picked up an acoustic guitar and worked hard to hone her craft as a songwriter by capturing her life in lyrics and using passion and truth as a means of forming an emotional connection with every listener.
Since making the jump from budding singer-songwriter to full fledged recording artist, Emily has enjoyed a series of momentous milestones. A two-time semi-finalist in the “Unsigned Only” Music Competition and winner in the Country category of the Djooky Global Song Contest, Emily’s 2021 singles “Drive Me Home” and “Limousine” were two of five consecutive singles to land in the Top 40 of CBC Country/Sirius XM’s rotation in Canada. She closed 2021 with “Stripped” – a live off the floor recording of her entire 7-single release catalogue, which also served as her debut EP. Emily closed 2022, with a cmao nomination for "roots artist of the year," and playing festivals and shows around the ontario circuit, including music from the vineyard, having the opportunity to be an opener for madeline merlo and andrew hyatt.
Blessed with a voice that is both captivating and effortless, and powered by a pure country heart, Emily continues to boldly push boundaries and bring her soulful and sultry sound to the mainstream country music scene.