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Emily Elbert creates 'the music that's in her heart'

The Dallas native describes her sound as "Soul/Folk/Jazz," and has self-released three albums since graduating from college. At just 24 years old, Emily Elbert has already received numerous awards, including first place in the 2012 B.W. Stevenson Songwriting Contest.

With a voice reminiscent of Norah Jones, she pulls from a list of diverse influences to create a sound all her own on albums like "Proof" and "Alive, In Love."Elbert is working on her fourth independent record release, in addition to keeping up her steady pace of touring around the world.  Emily performs April 20 in Winnsboro, and spoke with Matt Meinke during Notably Texan.

Notably Texan is heard weeknights from 6-9, and Saturdays 7-midnight on 88.9 KETR.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.