With a family musical lineage that goes back three generations it’s no surprise that EmiSunshine is a natural performer. Like her great-grandmother, Wanda, Emi has the ability to turn on the country charm and entertain a crowd. Like her grandmother, the late Patsy Hamilton, Emi can sing the Lord’s gospel with the conviction of a soul who’s been on the earth years beyond her age. And like her daddy, Randall Hamilton, Emi can cut loose and have fun with the crowd while she entertains them.
Before Emi could actually talk she was cooing along to harmonies with her grandmothers. By the time she was 5 she’d written her first song. By the age of 6 she’d already performed live at countless churches and festivals around east Tennessee and at age 7 she recorded her first 2 albums, simultaneously, Strong As The Tall Pine and Wide River To Cross in her family studio with the help of her daddy and grandpa Bill.
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Buddy & Julie Miller, Dolly Parton and Sister Thorpe as well as regional artists like Jeff Barbra & Sarah Pirkle, Mic Harrison And The High Score and her distant cousin Kevin Abernathy, Emi strives to write and perform her own songs while also covering some of her favorite artists.
Emi is also a talented musician currently learning Guitar as well as taking lessons for Ukelele with Chris Ross at Murlins Music. Her band consists of her daddy on bass guitar and her older brother John on mandolin and Bouzouki plus an ever-changing cast of fellow friends and musicians. Randall graduated from MTSU with a degree in recording engineering and currently does sound for several east Tennessee venues as well as owns and operates Hamilton Sound & Recording. As a senior in high school John won a Grammy as a member of the Hiwassee Dam Steel Pan Band. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and a true artist himself, who relishes the role of big brother. Uncle Bobby Hill on Drums and Percussion Rounds out the Group with his Spot on timing and delivery of dynamic Rhythm.