EMILIE ANDERSEN was born and raised in a small town, Skørping in Norhern Jytland, Denmark…. “”As long as I can remember, I have always been singing and loving music. When I was 10, I learned to play the guitar, and had the first gigs on the road with my band when I was 12.
Through the years I have been playing and singing in different bands, doing several recordings, backing vocals and so forth for other artists as well. All this time, my love for country music grew. As a result of that, I was part of starting up one of Denmark’s first country bands. We toured countries including Norway and Ireland and saw every corner of Denmark.
In 2010, I pulled the plug on Emilie Band, had a break and time to connect with my hopes and dreams for my future. Through all these years as a singer, my desire had always been, to make an album to call my own, with new songs that I can relate to and share from my heart. So how did this amazing project come about?
I was so incredibly fortunate to meet UK songwriter Vic Holdroyd and he offered me a chance to pick and choose from his songs and make them my own. Later on Lonnie Ratliff from Nashville offered me some songs as well, and last but not least the Irish songwriter Kevin Flemming entered the picture.
DJ Bjarne C Hesselbjerggaard suggested the Worm studio in Hjørring, and the recordings took place in a tranquil green scenario, with cornfields and horses. I am incredibly thankful for the wonderful journey we had together, and the professionalism and great spirit has earned my deepest appreciation and respect! Thanks for your patience!
Making this CD, “”Walk With Me””, has taken me on an emotional rollercoaster, looking back at my life with joys and sorrows. Every song is very dear to my heart and, though I might not be the writer of the words, I feel like they were all made just for me.
An example of this could be Dear Brother written by Kevin Flemming and Vic Holdroyd. This song is a tribute to my two brothers who died of cancer at the age of 35 and 42. Love And Two Dimes written by Vic Holdroyd states how money might be necessary to survive, but of no great importance when compared to things that really matters in life such as love.
I hope you will enjoy taking this journey with me this is my dream come true.””