How do we explain how much we love 10 year-old Emi Sunshine? The talented multi-instrumentalist has touched people all over the world with her incredible voice and stage presence since she was just a tiny little thing. It's easy to see that her commanding voice is totally instinctual; there's elements of traditional Appalachian yodeling, old soul, classic female country, and at the same time a bright youthful energy a la Taylor Swift.
The young prodigy was recently recognized, and performed on, the Grand Ole Opry stage, bringing her powerhouse Americana sound to the historic Ryman Auditorium.
"I just want everyone to know who I am," Emi explains on her YouTube account.
Well, we think it's fair to say, you'll have a hard time forgetting the incredible performance below.
Here's a video from 2014 in Market Square, Knoxville, of then 9 year-old Emi singing Johnny Cash's 'Folsom Prison Blues'. Enjoy!
Below is the great Johnny performing the hit at his infamous 1969 San Quentin prison concert!
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'Folsom Prison Blues' (by Johnny Cash)
I hear the train a comin'
It's rolling round the bend
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when,
I'm stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin' on
But that train keeps a rollin' on down to San Antone..
When I was just a baby my mama told me. Son,
Always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns.
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry..
I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car
They're probably drinkin' coffee and smoking big cigars.
Well I know I had it coming, I know I can't be free
But those people keep a movin'
And that's what tortures me...
Well if they freed me from this prison,
If that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd move it on a little farther down the line
Far from Folsom prison, that's where I want to stay
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away
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