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Emilia Quinn to Release Highly Anticipated Live Version of “Backroads”

Song Encapsulates Her Journey for Self-Discovery and Growth

Rising star Emilia Quinn is making an impact on the UK country music scene. After headlining the Buckle and Boots festival, her popularity continues to soar. Her new single, “Backroads Live,” will be released on Friday, July 26, 2024. The song has received immense support from fans during her live performances, including a memorable finale at the C2C festival that had the full-capacity crowd cheering wildly. Originally featured on her 2023 album “Wanderlust and Breaking Rules,” “Backroads” has quickly become a fan favourite, thanks to its heartfelt lyrics and her emotive vocal delivery.


Recorded live at her Birmingham tour date for the Wanderlust and Breaking Rules tour, “Backroads Live” captures the raw energy and emotional depth of Emilia’s live performances, offering a fresh and powerful rendition of the beloved track.


The song’s evocative lyrics resonate with listeners, capturing the essence of life’s challenging yet rewarding journey:


All worth having don’t come easy,

The road less travelled been known to beat me down,

But I found comfort in the chaos,

These days I struggle sleeping sound,

But I keep driving, I keep driving down these back roads,

Always hurting while I’m learning how to let go,

And I keep searching for changes,

In the same old places,

Leaving’s bittersweet but I have to try.

Photograph Credit - Tamography Media

Emilia reflects on the song’s inspiration, sharing, “Backroads is a song that has evolved with me and my life. It’s about finding your place and making those tough decisions that allow you to blossom into who you’re meant to be. Sometimes change can be really tough, but it can also lead to the most rewarding experiences. Written as I drove through the back roads home from Buckle and Boots festival, I could feel the shift beginning for me and I wouldn’t change a thing.”

“Backroads Live” is available for pre-save now –


Next chance to see Emilia live is at the Fiddlers Elbow in London on 4th July, she joins an amazing lineup that includes Savannah Gardner, Ags Connolly, and Dom Glynn & The Sunday Best. The “Outlaws & Independents” show is presented by Black Deer Live and is a celebration of independent and alternative Country Americana music.

Emilia will hit the road in October on her “Barefaced Tour”. The intimate acoustic show will showcase new material and will also give fans the treat of hearing some of their favourites from her back catalogue, stripped back and reimagined. Her guitarist, John W Doyle will accompany her during this tour. The Barefaced Tour will visit Leeds (5th Oct), Manchester (6th Oct), Newcastle (13th Oct), London (18th Oct) and Birmingham (20th Oct). Tickets are on sale now!

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About Emilia Quinn


For Singer-Songwriter Emilia Quinn, Country, Americana, Blues and Rock go hand in hand. Emilia has been described as a firecracker, breaking the mould of modern Americana and roots music by bringing her own unique spin. With powerful yet husky vocals, her songs tell stories while blowing audiences away with musical skill. Spanning from badass anthems to heart-felt ballads, Emilia reaches deep into her soul and presents it with astonishing honesty on stage and in her records. If you want to know more about Emilia, just listen.