Recognized as one of Manitoba’s most promising young country stars, Emma Peterson is known for her captivating performances, powerful voice, and all too relatable lyricism.
It’s that gift for telling familiar stories that continues to set the singer/songwriter apart, as well as setting the scene for her most recent single, Maybe Tonight, released early this year.
“I wanted to write a song about what it was like finishing high school and about my friends and I running around town, down all the back roads,” Emma said with a laugh. “Really, I just wanted it to be a kind of timestamp of that part of my life.”
Growing up in Winnipegosis, MB, Emma knows first-hand what it’s like to be raised small-town proud and it’s those fond hometown memories that lit the spark on her country music career.
In 2016, Emma’s debut took home top spot in CMT’s Chevy Tailgate Contest, resulting in one of her original songs being featured on the Chevy Top 20, while she made a name for herself as one of the Top 4 finalists in the country.
These days Emma continues to perform at numerous venues across the province and beyond, including an appearance at Dauphin’s Countryfest, sharing a stage with some of Canada’s biggest breakout stars, Andrew Hyatt and Chris Buck Band.
Emma recently was at the Manitoba Country Music Awards in Winnipeg where she won the Emerging Artist Award, performed at the event, and had a slew of nominations including Fans’ Choice, Female Artist and Music Video of the Year.