Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Emily West has released "Blue Sky" to country radio this week.
The song, which features Keith Urban, is the first single from West's upcoming self-titled debut album.
A passionate singer with a rich and distinctive voice, West is also a songwriter who co-wrote the heartbreaking "Blue Sky" with Gary Burr after her parents dissolved their marriage of 32 years.
"That time period was devastating and so difficult to go through but I needed to let go and just write my pain out on paper," shares West. "I'm happy to have experienced the healing process of creating such a personal piece of art and only hope it touches someone else's life."
West sent "Blue Sky" to label-mate Keith Urban who after listening to the track agreed to sing and play guitar on the song. Urban explains, "Emily West is an original. She had this song she wanted me to hear and it was 'Blue Sky'. I just loved it."
Emily West is featured in an article about misunderstood song lyrics in the March issue of People Country which is on newsstands now.
She can also be seen in the GAC special "Introducing Emily West," which takes the audience on a journey from her eight year old talent competitions at the Holiday Inn to her debut on the Grand Ole Opry and everything in between. This intimate look into the life of Emily West is filled with family home movies, an inside look at the ups and downs of the music business and an interview with Keith Urban.
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