She has had cuts with artists such as Kelsea Ballerini, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jason Mraz and Aaron Carter.
Emily James hails from Biwabik, Minnesota. Her love for big band came from her grandmother, who died only months before she was born. “Everyone tells me I’m so much like my Grandma Barbie,” James says. “Even though we never met, big band era music, especially Ella Fitzgerald, has always made me feel a connection to her.” After studying at Berklee College of Music, Emily moved to Nashville, where she writes for Liz Rose Music/Warner-Chappell. Her songs have been recorded by Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, Jana Kramer, Cassadee Pope, David Cook and more. She has had several songs featured on the hit ABC drama Nashville, including “Love Like Mine,” sung by Hayden Panettiere and featured on the gold-selling soundtrack.
Prior to starting her career as a songwriter, Wyoming-native Melissa Fuller was on the road performing at hundreds of rodeos, county fairs, festivals and benefits, opening for her idols and headlining her own shows. After living and writing country music in Nashville for a few years, she found herself incorporating the big band jazz and pop melodies she’d grown up listening to into her story driven lyrics. “I had such a rich upbringing of incredible music – from the Glenn Miller Orchestra to every Rat Pack and Nat King Cole record I could get my hands on.” She began writing with kindred spirits who also had eclectic tastes in music. "When Jennifer and I wrote for the first time, we were singing these jazz runs and finishing each other’s melodic thoughts in harmony. It was incredible, and joining the trio was a dream come true!" Melissa was chosen by the Recording Academy and Hitlab as an Emerging Artist Competition Finalist during the 55th Grammy Awards and has had songs recorded by Katie Armiger and Ella Mae Bowen.
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