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12-year-old Grand Ole Opry singer to perform Feb. 3-4 at Crimson Moon in Dahlonega
Emi Sunshine and the Rain is a family band
Emi Sunshine will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 at The Crimson Moon in downtown Dahlonega.

As a typical 12-year-old girl, Emi Sunshine loves hula hooping, her pets and colorful clothes. And she’s had a normal upbringing in Madisonville, Tenn., where her mother worked as a nurse and her father is a recording engineer.

But when Emi steps onto a stage, she becomes a seasoned singer, talented musician and Grand Ole Opry star.

“I love how I get to sing to people and make them happy,” Emi said on her website. “I’m really blessed that I get to do this. It makes me feel amazing, like I’m touching somebody’s life.”

Emi Sunshine and the Rain will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 at The Crimson Moon in Dahlonega. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20-$25. They can be purchased at or at the door at 24 N. Park St. in downtown Dahlonega.

Emi’s introduction to music started at a young age. At age 7, she learned how to play the ukulele. She learned how to play guitar and mandolin at age 9 and has since picked up the xylophone.

She then graduated to performing in churches, festivals, theaters, and for a time, talent shows. Now she sings her music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel and country on the “Today” show, at the Grand Ole Opry and on Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

For more information, call 706-864-3982 or visit