Emmy Russell Releases Powerful New Single Following ‘American Idol’ Elimination

Emmy Russell / Instagram & Apple Music

Emmy Russell, a standout contestant from Season 22 of American Idol, has recently garnered attention with the release of her latest single, “Redemption.”

This release marks a significant milestone in her musical journey following her departure from the popular singing competition.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Emmy Russell (@emmyroserussell)

Emmy Russell’s American Idol Journey

Emmy Russell, the granddaughter of country music legend Loretta Lynn, made a lasting impression during her American Idol audition. She showcased a blend of vulnerability and remarkable talent as a singer-songwriter. Despite initial nervousness, she delivered a captivating performance of her original song, “Skinny.”

Having been immersed in music from a young age, often accompanying her grandmother on tour and sharing the stage with her, Emmy’s audition showcased not only her vulnerability but also her determination to pave her own path in the music industry, separate from her grandmother’s illustrious legacy.

Emmy later performed “Coal Miner’s Daughter” on American Idol as a heartfelt tribute to her grandmother, Loretta Lynn.


@emmyroserussell honors Memaw Loretta Lynn, the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” on americanidol! Catch all Idol now on Hulu!

♬ original sound – AmericanIdol – AmericanIdol

RELATED: Emmy Russell Shares “Healing Moment” After Tribute Performance To Grandmother Loretta Lynn

Throughout the competition, Emmy consistently captivated both the judges and the audience, securing a spot in the semi-finals as one of the Top 5 contestants. Despite not advancing to the next round, her resilience and passion for music garnered a dedicated fan base, marking just the beginning of her journey.

Embracing New Beginnings

While her time on American Idol came to a close, it marked the beginning of a new chapter in Emmy’s musical career. The release of “Redemption,” a song co-written by Emmy alongside Lauren McLamb and Rob Sewell, stands as an emotional reflection of her personal journey to self-discovery and empowerment.

Lauren McLamb shared on her Instagram story, “This was the first song I ever wrote with [Emmy Russell], and I found out that day how special this girl is. So proud of her journey on [American Idol]. This is just the beginning!”

Lauren McLamb posts about Emmy Russell's new song.
Lauren McLamb / Instagram

“I wrote ‘Redemption’ because I process life through music and this song is what came out of a painful breakup,” Emmy revealed in a statement. “There was a time when I placed all my value in someone else’s hands. But, eventually, I had to realize I was constantly being tossed between ‘I love you’ and ‘I don’t love you.’”

Following the release of “Redemption,” fans and supporters have flooded social media with messages of encouragement and appreciation for Emmy’s artistry. The overwhelming positivity and encouragement have undoubtedly fueled the talented singer-songwriter’s aspirations.

“THIS IS SO GOOD! Literally have jammed to it [all] night and morning! I have it memorized by now!”
“So beautifully written and such a wonderful song, Emmy! Love it!!!”
“I love how you have come in your own, and you are different from your grandmother.”
“This will be a huge hit!”

As Emmy Russell ventures into this new phase of her career, “Redemption” symbolizes her unwavering commitment to her craft and her determination to carve a place for herself in the music industry. With the single available for streaming on various music platforms, fans eagerly anticipate future releases from this emerging artist.

Listen to Emmy Russell’s “Redemption” below!

Want to save this article?

Get this sent to your inbox, plus, get new articles & videos from us every week!

Sponsors / Partners

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info

Unapologetically Country

Receive daily updates with the best country music videos, news, and more!