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 on her.
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. Her 2020 single “Bad Habits” was her third consecutive song to land in the Top 40 of CBC Country/Sirius XM’s rotation in Canada. She’s also a two time semi-finalist in the “Unsigned Only” Music Competition, and recently won the Country category of the Djooky Global Song contest.
Equally passionate about empowering other women in country music, she and fellow artist Amberlea Bruch co-founded The Songbird Series, an all-female songwriters’ round.
With a captivating and effortless voice, and a pure country heart, Emily is hard at work with CMAO-nominated producer Shawn Moore on her first EP and using her first single of 2021, “Drive Me Home”, to boldly push boundaries and bring her soulful and sultry sound to the mainstream country music scene.