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EmiSunshine Featured in Documentary Premiered at Cannes

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EmiSunshineNashville, TN -- EmiSunshine enjoyed a special and spectacular welcome at the 70th Festival de Cannes this past weekend in Cannes, France. Upon the invitation of notable film director Eugene Jarecki, the twelve-year-old from East Tennessee concluded her show at the Southgate House Revival (Newport, KY) and hopped a plane to travel to the French Riviera (some 13-plus hours) to attend one of the film industry's most-famed and elite events, brushing elbows with Hollywood's most decorated producers, screenwriters, directors and actors (Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, Clint Eastwood and Jessica Chastain to name a few).

The invitation is an extension following Emi's guest appearance in Jarecki's documentary titled Promised Land—one of the featured films at the 2017 Cannes Festival world premiere screening on Saturday, May 20. The film also highlights Emi's performance of her self-penned/self-produced track "Danny Ray" (and the bonus track from her new CD project, Ragged Dreams, anticipated in August 2017).

A portrait and musical story told from the back seat of Elvis Presley's 1963 Rolls Royce, Jarecki carries performers on a music-filled road trip across the U.S. picking up passengers (famous and not-so-famous) as they travel through an America at a crossroads in the midst of the 2016 election.

"We were all stuffed into the back seat of a hot car, with our instruments for more than six hours...driving the streets of Nashville. It was probably the most uncomfortable and best car ride I've ever had. ...gives new meaning to the word 'jammin'!" EmiSunshine said of the experience. Other notable folks who make an appearance in the back seat include: Alec Baldwin, Ethan Hawke, Ashton Kutcher and Stax Music Academy singers.

The preteen has become a sought-after song crafter for film, television and books; EmiSunshine music has been featured in various films and books. Her songs "I Am Able" and "Little Blackbird" are spotlighted in the "More Than Words" documentary (produced by Grammy Winner and Founder of the Documentary Channel, Suzanne Homes); "I Am Able" also appears in the Amazon/Barnes & Noble Bestseller "The Ables." For more information on EmiSunshine, visit: theemisunshine.com.

EmiSunshine became a global sensation when a video of her singing in a music store went viral; the world fell in love with the little nine-year-old gal from Knoxville, TN. The natural-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist beams with exceptional and inexplicable talents. Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist whose music has been described as "old-timey."

She adds her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel and Country with a touch of Blues. Influenced by legendary trendsetters (Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, Emmy Lou Harris, Dixie Chicks and Patty Lovelace), Emi has the uncommon ability to combine her lively, bubbly disposition with deep, meaningful and rather dark song content. Her storylines are derived by her youthful imagination, her admiration for The Louvin Brothers and her love of horror movies.

The now fearless tween performer plays nearly 75 dates on stages across the country; she has performed on the Today show, at the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry (on more than a dozen occasions). EmiSunshine has released seven projects to date to attract nearly a half million Facebook followers and is set to release her much-anticipated Ragged Dreams, featuring 14 self-penned tracks and co-writes, in late August 2017. For more information on EmiSunshine, visit: TheEmiSunshine.com.

About Promised Land: (Ghost in the Machine, Charlotte Street Films, Backup Studio) Directed by Eugene Jarecki, the two-hour documentary film Promised Land is set against the 2016 presidential election and takes a musical road trip across America in Elvis Presley's 1963 Rolls Royce forty years after the singer's death. The mission is to find the country that Elvis left behind--a nation that, similar to Elvis, started out young, beautiful and promising, yet succumbed over time to the corrosive influences of addiction, money and power, Promised Land paints a cultural portrait of the American dream at a critical time in our nation's history.

Through music and verité, the film explores how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a "King" while his country lost her democracy and became an empire. Jarecki wrote, directed and also produced the pic alongside Christopher St. John and David Kuhn; Barbara Biemann, David Atlan Jackson, Jean-Baptiste Babin and Joel Thibout are executive producers. For further information, please visit: www.festival-cannes.com/en/festival/films/promised-land.

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