Annalise Emerick emerged on the Nashville indie scene late 2006 as an 18-year-old Texan with a song in her heart and guitar in her hand. Her unique blend of innocent folk lyrics and memorable pop melodies helped define her as one of the city’s emerging young talents. Originally from Austin, Annalise began performing at 12. She identifies among her early icons: Dusty Springfield and Alanis Morissette. Today, you can hear influences of both in the venerable, lilting vocal style with which Annalise attracts her audiences.
It was during her first years in Nashville that Annalise discovered songwriting, drawing from legends like James Taylor and Joni Mitchell and modern-day-muses Patty Griffin, Ben Folds, and Brandi Carlile. In 2008, Annalise was selected by a panel of Nashville industry judges for Belmont University’s 17th Annual Commercial Showcase. On a night in early February 2009, she performed three numbers to rave reviews including “most memorable artist” according to the agents at William Morris.
Annalise has performed at nearly every notable venue in the city of Nashville from popular indie haunts like 12th and Porter, to writers nights at Hotel Indigo, and even on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry where she recorded “I Came Around,” a song written by Amie Miriello and slated to appear on her Annalise’s new album.
Over the upcoming months Annalise plans to distill every heartache and explore the cache of human experiences in the creation of her first major studio project. The album entitled “Starry-Eyed” will be released in the fall of 2011 from her new home of Boston, MA.