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Emily E. Finke
May 15, 2022
In General Discussion
Hello, hello! How are you doing? I have missed you all greatly while I've been away. But I am now back from my trip to Virginia and finally getting back to a routine. I will be going through all of your wonderful comments from my recent posts soon and eventually make a post with all the pictures and details of the trip. But before that... Who wants to do a LIVESTREAM?! I had so much fun on our first livestream in January, and so many of you have told me how much you enjoyed and are looking forward to another one, as well. For our next livestream, the theme is Game Night, and I have lots of fun music-themed games for us to play! Let me know which date and time works best for you via the poll below. And if you have any ideas or suggestions of games to play (music or non-music related), I would love to know that! Let me know in the comments.
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Emily E. Finke
May 10, 2022
In General Discussion
🎉 CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Ashley Finke (D.M.E.) 🎉 @Ashley Finke, I am so incredibly proud of you for all you have accomplished! It is no small feat to graduate with a doctorate (with high distinction) at only 24 years of age. God has been with you every step of the way, and I know He has things beyond your imagination in store for you! Seeing the way you worked and persevered and put all your trust in God through times of uncertainty and trial has inspired me so much. You have an amazing strength and determination, and I only hope to be like you someday. I am so very proud of you, and I feel so blessed to have you as my big sister. ❤️ I better stop here before I start crying all over again... Friends, will you please join me in showering my sister, Dr. Finke, with your congratulations on her recent graduation? The world just gained the best Doctor of Music Education ever!
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Emily E. Finke
May 08, 2022
In General Discussion
"Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:" Proverbs 31:28 To all the mothers, I wish you the most blessed of days! Today we celebrate you and all that you have given to the world. God bless you! To the most amazing mommy, best friend, teacher, mentor, confidant, and business partner... you have worn many hats under the title of 'Mother'. I am so grateful for the time and love that you have and continue to pour into my life. I would not be the person I am today had it not been for your influence in my life. Thank you for setting such a wonderful example of selflessness and Christ-like love. Thank you for pointing me toward God everyday with your words and actions. I love you to the moon and back and back again ❤️
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Emily E. Finke
May 01, 2022
In General Discussion
HERE IT IS! The moment we've all been waiting for all month long.... well, I am so incredibly excited to announce that I am a FINALIST in the 2022 ISSA Music Awards!!!! This is so surreal... it truly is a dream come true to have my music recognized at this level alongside so many amazing artists. God is so good! I cannot even begin to comprehend His awesomeness. Praise God for such an abundant blessing! I am so very honored. ❤️ The categories I am a Finalist (up for an award) in: ⭐️ Female Vocalist of the Year ⭐️ Female Rising Star of the Year ⭐️ Female Single of the Year - "Maybe" ⭐️ Music Video of the Year - "Maybe" ⭐️ Female Emerging Artist of the Year ⭐️ Sound Engineer of the Year YOU DID IT, my friends! Your dedication has secured me a spot as a Finalist in 6 categories!!! 😱 Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU ❤️ Now... on to Atlanta for the awards ceremony in August! 🎉
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 30, 2022
In General Discussion
Friends, for a month I have asked for your votes, and you have come to my aid beyond my wildest expectations! Now today is the FINAL day to vote for me in the ISSA Music Awards. Tomorrow, we will find out who the finalists are as determined by the past month of your votes. No matter what happens tomorrow, if I move on to the Finals or not, I am eternally grateful for each and everyone one of you. I cannot begin to express how overwhelmingly blessed you have made me feel this past month. Your dedication and support has moved me beyond words! While it would be immensely fun to win an award, nothing can compare with knowing that I have so many amazing friends in my corner, supporting me and rallying behind me on this journey. You are the reason that I do what I do! All the awards in the world cannot compare with all the love and support which you have bestowed upon me. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, my friends! I love you all so much ❤️
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 25, 2022
In General Discussion
⭐️ WINNER ⭐️ Best Actress in a Music Video Emily E. Finke - Maybe (Official Music Video) Friends, "Maybe" just won its first award!!!! HOW EXCITING!!! I was absolutely shocked when I got the email saying I had received this award from the Prague Music Video Awards. Praise God! What a wonderful blessing! My deepest gratitude to the Prague Music Video Awards for this honor. If you fancy, give the *Award Winning* performance another view (that feels so weird but SO COOL to say 😂 Haha!)
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 21, 2022
In General Discussion
I am so grateful for the support of my home county for featuring my recent ISSA nominations in yesterday's daily paper and today's weekly paper! My friend, Jim Ervin, once again did a stellar piece to help me get some more votes. I cannot believe we have less than 10 days left to vote! This month is flying by, but I am so excited to finally find out who the finalists are on May 2nd. Thanks for your continued support and dedication! I couldn't have made it even this far without you ❤️ Read the article online: https://www.midfloridanewspapers.com/highlands_sun/emily-e-finke-receives-7-issa-nominations/article_e2a6708e-bfe7-11ec-ad13-f30198483bdd.html
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 17, 2022
In General Discussion
I'm so grateful to Mary Margaret of Local Sounds for having my music back on the program! Catch a couple of my songs, including "Maybe," over on Chat and Spin Radio between 11am and 1pm EDT. Listen LIVE: https://chatandspinradio.com/player/
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 17, 2022
In General Discussion
✝️ HAPPY EASTER ✝️ He is risen! Hallelujah! I hope you all have a very blessed Easter as we celebrate our risen Lord and Savior. What an amazing peace and joy to know that He lives and is preparing a place for us to live with Him for all eternity. As the beloved hymn says, "I know that my Redeemer lives. What joy this blest assurance gives!"
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 15, 2022
In General Discussion
Please join me in giving a great big welcome to our newest member, @hcfuller! I am so thrilled that you have joined this wonderful group of friends, Uncle Harry. As you get to know everyone and become acquainted with the site and its features, I look forward to your interactions, and I hope you enjoy it here. 🙂 I look forward to all you will contribute to this site, and I hope you enjoy the content currently here in addition to the content that is continuously added. From the Video Library to the Blog, there is lots to see, read, and watch. Here in The Forum, this is a space for you as much as it is for me to connect and make friends, so feel free to browse the discussion boards or share a post or a question. As you get the chance to look around and become familiar with this space, feel free to reach out to me with any questions or suggestions. A great place to start is to check out the pinned post in The Forum, "Getting Started in the Community." Thanks for being here, and here's to all the amazing memories to be made together! If you have a moment, please leave a note in the comments to further introduce yourself and help us all get acquainted!
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 15, 2022
In General Discussion
What a week! It's been a very busy time since the release of "Maybe", and things don't appear to be slowing down. Besides the ISSA Awards (which, by the way, there are ONLY 15 days left to VOTE), there have been so many exciting new accolades garnered this past week. First off, I am so incredibly honored and excited to announce that the music video for "Maybe" is an Official Selection at the Prague Music Video Awards! Over 600 projects were submitted, and only 95 projects were selected. Secondly, "In the Good Old Summertime" is quite the favorite over on Spotify! It was recently added to 2 more user playlists which have been acquiring a fair number of streams. I'm so glad people are enjoying my version of this classic song! Check out the playlists: Lijst 1902 https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7rwd0YCSXycO7ixMUg9tjM?si=29b2a558afd54c41 main street https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3C1ns8AR3WgZci27gaG1Bd?si=b3e136c25f1647eb And thirdly, I hit 80 followers on Spotify this week!! That is a big achievement for me. Next stop... 100! I was also able to make quite a bit of progress towards the recording of my easy listening album this week. I had to hire a new pianist for the project, and we have our first rehearsal on the 23rd. Please keep the project and everyone involved in your prayers as I continue to iron out details and stay sensitive to God's will. God is so good, and I am amazed to see Him working in my life and through my projects. It is so humbling and exciting all at the same time! I hope you all are staying well, and I wish you all a beautiful Easter weekend ❤️ Don't forget to vote in the ISSA Music Awards! We're halfway there! ONLY 15 days left to vote. Cast your daily vote for the International Singer-Songwriters Association (ISSA) Music Awards, and be sure to select my name in all 7 categories that I am nominated in: USA FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR USA FEMALE RISING STAR USA FEMALE SINGLE OF THE YEAR - "Maybe" USA FEMALE SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR USA MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR - "Maybe" USA FEMALE EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR USA SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR ⭐️ Vote Here: https://poll-maker.com/QTQKDZ1X8 You can help me out by voting DAILY (once a day PER device) through April 30th. (Note: Make sure you stay on the page after clicking "Vote" to put in your email address or the vote won't count.)
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 14, 2022
In General Discussion
Hello, my friends! I hope you are having a beautiful week, so far 🙂 I adore the springtime and all the beauty and new beginnings that it brings. My backyard is once again filled with birds (among other animals), and they were in quite the joyous mood this morning. I love to hear them sing! As a Christian, the week leading up to Easter can be very sorrowful and dark as we follow Jesus' journey to the cross. I don't think it is any coincidence that we celebrate this event in the spring. The sun is shining and filling the earth with warmth, the flowers are blooming in radiant hues, and the birds fill the air with beautiful music. The earth is so full of new life and joy! It is a wonderful reminder of what we await on Easter morning: a risen savior that lives eternally! If you haven't yet today, take a moment to go outside: take a deep breath of fresh air, listen to the birds and the sounds of nature, admire the grass and trees and flowers. Let it all fill your heart and soul and remind you of life everlasting granted through Jesus and the sacrifice that He made on the cross. I hope you have a very blessed remainder of Holy Week ❤️
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 08, 2022
In General Discussion
Hi friends! It's been a busy week with interviews, working on music, and trying to get things scheduled to record my easy listening album in a couple of months.... lots of exciting stuff! On Wednesday and Thursday, I had the great privilege of being on Chat & Spin Radio and News Talk Radio respectively. I have shared both interviews for your listening pleasure below! I hope you enjoy them 🙂 Wednesday's Interview: It was so good to be back on Chat & Spin Radio to talk with Ron! We talked a bit about what I do and my recent ISSA nominations. Listen to Chat & Spin Radio online: https://chatandspinradio.com/ *This video is exclusive to members of The Community. Please do not share outside of this site. Thursday's Interview: After many years, it was so wonderful to be back on Barry Foster's radio program on News Talk Radio. I had such a lovely time discussing my music and recent ISSA nominations. Listen to Barry on NEWS TALK 95.3FM or 730AM, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 10am. https://www.newstalk730am.com/ Thanks for listening, and I hope you have a fantastic day! ⭐️ Cast your daily vote for the ISSA Music Awards: https://poll-maker.com/QTQKDZ1X8. (Note: Make sure you stay on the page after clicking "Vote" to put in your email address and push the "See Results" button, or the vote won't count.)
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 06, 2022
In General Discussion
Catch me on Chat and Spin Radio at 11am EST! You can LISTEN LIVE from their website: https://chatandspinradio.com/
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 04, 2022
In General Discussion
THE MAKING OF "MAYBE" - New YouTube video! I hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Maybe": recording and music video. Between the recording studio and filming sets, there are so many wonderful memories that were made during the creation of what is now my most memorable song and music video. So, join me for a trip down memory lane as we relive some of my favorite moments that were caught on camera! I love what I do, and I love being able to share these experiences with you! There are so many amazing moments that were caught on camera, but, if I had to choose my favorite, I think it would be my friend, Roberto, going the extra mile and climbing under the counter in the dressing room to hold my speaker so I could hear it. What a good friend! What is your favorite moment from the video? Leave me a comment and let me know! Thank you all so much for your support and well-wishes following the announcement of my nominations! I love you all so much ❤️ There is still a long way to go towards winning an award, but win or lose, your dedication and support has blown me away. I am eternally grateful! ⭐️Cast your daily vote for the ISSA Awards: https://poll-maker.com/QTQKDZ1X8
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Emily E. Finke
Apr 02, 2022
In General Discussion
Hi friends! I have some SUPER exciting news to share with you... I am so deeply honored and humbled to be among this year's nominees for the ISSA (International Singer-Songwriters Association) Awards!! My single, "Maybe", the music video for "Maybe", and I have all been nominated across 7 different categories! I am beyond speechless right now. Wow! God is so good, and I feel so incredibly blessed to be selected alongside so many other amazingly talented artists. ❤️ The Nominations: ⭐️USA FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR ⭐️USA FEMALE RISING STAR ⭐️USA FEMALE SINGLE OF THE YEAR - "Maybe" ⭐️USA FEMALE SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR ⭐️USA MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR - "Maybe" ⭐️USA FEMALE EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR ⭐️USA SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR 7 nominations ... I'm speechless. Praise be to God for this incredible honor!! What a blessing. Voting is now open, and you can vote EVERY DAY! If you could take a minute each day to vote, I would be so grateful. If you have multiple devices (phone, computer, tablet, etc.), you can vote on EACH device once a day. I need all the votes I can get!! Vote here: https://poll-maker.com/QTQKDZ1X8
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Emily E. Finke
Mar 30, 2022
In Record Collecting
Adventures in Record Collecting Episode 1 Reader's Digest - It's a Grand Night for Singing Welcome to the pilot episode for my new, long-form video series "Adventures in Record Collecting"! After your comments, suggestions, and interest on my first Forum post for Adventures in Record Collecting (AiRC), I decided to create a more in-depth video series that explores the records in my collection and my collecting process. This pilot video features your request for the Reader's Digest collection, "It's a Grand Night for Singing," by the Stardust Voices. In the video, I highlight 1 song from each of the 8 records with a commentary that explains the collection in more detail. I really hope that you enjoy this format! If you have any suggestions or recommendations, I greatly appreciate them. Based on your response to this new format and suggestions you may have, I am considering making this a video series on YouTube under a new channel, "Adventures in Record Collecting," where I will post these full episodes with lots of additional bonus content posted here in The Community. How does that sound to you? Thanks for letting me test this idea out on you and for all of your wonderful feedback so far! I tried to keep my commentary to a minimum so as to allow you to listen to the songs, but if you should like to hear a song in its entirety without the commentary, please let me know, and I will post the individual song. If you would like to hear any other song(s) from this collection, I would be more than happy to record it for you! Moving forward in the series, I plan to record a video of my cleaning/care process and a video of the full collection (so far), and, of course, more videos that feature individual records. So let me know which album(s) you would like to hear next time. Here are some records to choose from: *The Dorsey Brothers - Their Shining Hour *Benny Goodman - Plays World Favorites *Johnny Cash - His Greatest Hits Vol. 2 *John Denver - I Want to Live *Tennessee Ernie Ford - Inspirational Songs (Collection) *Al Jolson - The World's Greatest Entertainer *Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night *Johnny Mathis - Heavenly *Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody *Jim Nabors - The Things I Love Enjoy the video! You can watch the video below or click the link to watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dY-S4VuIGLI *This video is exclusive to members of The Community. Please do not share outside of this site.
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Emily E. Finke
Mar 29, 2022
In General Discussion
I had a wonderful time talking with Johnny on the Amazing Original Johnny Blaze Show a couple of nights ago! The full interview is now on YouTube for you to enjoy. It was an honor to be a guest on his show and get to share some fun stories. You can watch the video below or click the link to watch it (commenting and liking available) on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JDbG7PDheM8?t=144
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Emily E. Finke
Mar 26, 2022
In General Discussion
Hi friends! I just shared the Official Lyric Video for "Maybe" over on my YouTube channel! I hope that you enjoy it 🙂 You can watch the video below or click the link to watch it (commenting and liking available) on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QeqWIO52vz4
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Emily E. Finke
Mar 23, 2022
In General Discussion
In case you missed my feature on the Impact Radio USA program "Dr. Paul's Family Talk" a couple of weeks ago, you can listen to the full interview here: Dr. Paul's Family Talk EMILY E. FINKE, Vocalist/Composer/Producer (3-7-22) The Daily Ridge released a nice feature about "Maybe". Check it out! Do Dreams Come True? Local Songwriter Answers Age-Old Question With “Maybe”
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