The Voice’s Emily Ann Roberts on her Someday Dream
In 2015, Emily Ann Roberts quickly became a fan favourite on Team Blake on The Voice. Her classic country sound resonated with the judges and audiences, alike, landing her runner-up of the coveted competition. Today, her debut album, “Someday Dream” has already landed on two Billboard charts and is quickly making its mark on the music scene as Roberts herself is carving her own niche as one of Nashville’s rising stars. INBETWEEN sat down with Roberts to talk about her experience on The Voice and what advice she has for other teens about chasing their dreams.
What was your inspiration for your new album?
The majority of inspiration for my Someday Dream EP came from this crazy journey I’ve been on since my time on NBC’s The Voice. The songs I wrote for this project have little pieces of the things and people that get me through, the thrill of chasing big dreams, and celebrating love. I named the EP after the song that I feel is the message of this EP and chapter of my life. My “Someday Dream” was always to be a country music artist and the fact that I’m able to do what I love and live my dream makes me believe that no dream is impossible or too big. I want my music to be an encouragement to everyone chasing down big someday dreams.
How would you sum up your experience on The Voice?
I had the most incredible time on The Voice. I learned SO much from all the coaches and mentors and made lifetime friends in all the other contestants on my season. Blake Shelton was my coach and I’ll never be able to thank him enough for all the support he showed me and for his encouragement to stay true to myself.
What was your biggest takeaway from the experience?
Besides all the things I learned for my career, I learned how important it is to have a community of other artists and friends to encourage and challenge you when you’re chasing after big dreams.
Do you keep in touch with any of the coaches?
Blake does such an amazing job of helping out the artists off of his team. It truly is more than just a TV show to him. He genuinely cares and tries to help open doors and give opportunities to his artists. He has been so supportive throughout this whole journey.
What was your biggest fear going into the audition for The Voice?
I was definitely nervous stepping out onto that stage to sing my blind audition song, but I never really felt scared. I was so thankful for the opportunity to sing in front of the coaches and proud of myself for making it to that point that I already felt like a winner. I knew that all I could control was my performance and giving it my all; the rest was In God’s hands.
What advice would you give others who are thinking of auditioning.
DO IT!! I wouldn’t be where I am today without the opportunity of being on The Voice. I learned so much, made incredible friends, and encourage anyone interested in auditioning to go for it! You never know, it might just lead you one step closer to living out your biggest dreams.
Listen to Emily Ann Roberts’ album, Someday Dream, here.