There are some classic songs that everyone loves. A song that, when it comes on, can have everyone singing to it no matter what. One of those songs is John Denver’s classic “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” So many people know this song without actually remembering how they learned it, they just somehow did!
A musician Emily Joy decided to sing an acoustic cover to the classic song. The outcome is an amazing, must-watch rendition of the John Denver classic!
Emily Joy is originally from Western Australia before coming to the United States. She came to the United States to follow her dreams of becoming a country singer. She also has studied her craft in multiple performing art programs and colleges.
She has not traded in her Australian roots though, as she still sings in Australia too!
Emily Joy is not only a singer but a songwriter as well. While she writes her own songs that does not stop her from singing the classics. Emily Joy’s cover of “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” is simply beautiful. She sings straight from her heart and it is memorizing to listen to.
She is accompanied by only one guitar. The guitarist harmonizes with her throughout the song and their voices blend amazingly. It is the perfect duet.
Emily Joy has an amazing voice and it shines through this song. Her voice is so sweet, and you cannot help but feel sentimental while listening, even if you are not from a country road!
Listening to her cover can make any person wish they were on their own country road.
To create the perfect ambiance for their song choice, Emily Joy and the guitarist sing the duet outside on a dirt road. The sides of the road are covered with bushes and trees. It is the perfect place to sing the classic song. It is hard not to get lost in the background as they sing about country roads.
The duet is singing from a place that many tend to imagine when they hear this song!
The location, while beautiful, was not as easy that everyone would have thought. Emily quietly mentions to the guitarist about the fear she had while singing.
“I felt like a snake was gonna come out and bite me.”
If she had any fear, it does not show in her voice. Her voice was steady throughout the entire song.
Emily Joy’s cover of “Take Me Home – Country Roads” has been watched by over three million viewers. Everyone cannot get enough of her soothing rendition. Many viewers have left comments to let her know what they think including these:
“Amazingly simple guitar playing but the real beauty comes from the voice variations. Well done both of you!”
“Angel Emily, your voice warms my heart in the coldest of winters.by the way great synergy from both!”
Emily Joy’s cover of John Denver’s “Take Me Home – Country Roads” is only one of the covers she has uploaded to her YouTube account. She has twenty-six other covers she has performed. The songs range from classic, pop and country music songs.
It truly shows her range in music.
It is always best to start with the classics though and John Denver’s song is the perfect way to introduce yourself to Emily Joy.
Watch her full rendition of “Take Me Home – Country Roads” right below!
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