At Emerge Nashville, our main business is to manage our artists to be sure they are progressing in their careers, have the best tours possible, be the liaison between the artist and the label, etc. It is our focus to make sure that our artists are top priority and we love the challenges and rewards that come from seeing them rise to the top.


Our Roster.

We are proud to be a boutique firm that focuses on giving our artists individual focus and time. Because of this, we have limited our roster to working with three of the best artists that we know.  As we grow, our roster will grow as well; but for now we love working with AJ Kross, Sharif Iman and Fiona Culley. Check them out below!

Born and raised in central Oregon, the first years of AJ’s life were spent touring the Pacific Northwest with his family sharing gospel music. He began recording at age 3, had his own band at age 10, and has been moving forward with his music ever since.  While still living in Oregon, songwriter, Tim Johnson (“I Let Her Lie” by Daryle Singletary, “God Only Cries” by Diamond Rio, “Do You Believe Me Now” by Jimmy Wayne…) took AJ under his wing (age 21), and said “I’d put you in the top 2% vocally in Nashville and if your serious about your music, you need to move here”. A few months later AJ packed his truck and never looked back. AJ was quickly given the stage at the legendary Bluebird Cafe by heavyweight singer/songwriter, Bernie Nelson (cuts by Conway Twitty, Chrystal Gayle, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Wynonna, Pam Tillis, Mark Wills, Oak Ridge Boys, Collin Raye… to name a few). Bernie has been known to recognize and champion, raw, undiscovered talent (Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney… ). Bernie says “There will always be a place in country music for new artists to catch the wave of others and ride it for a short while and gain illusional success. AJ Kross will not be one of those entertainers because a singer sings songs, while an artist interprets life through words and music. AJ Kross is an artist.”  AJ’s 5 song debut EP, “People Gonna Talk”, has people doing just that. Whether fans are commenting on his tone, delivery or the live sound, we believe your going to love this “New, Old Country Music” produced by two of Nashville’s most thorough and talented producers, The Time Keepers. Steffon, of The Time Keepers, says “AJ Kross is one of the best natural singers I’ve come across in my 15 years in Nashville. He makes melody sound effortless. But what separates AJ the most is his self-awareness artistically. He knows who he is, what he has to say, and how he wants to say it.” Another recent quote by producer/song writer Jeff Anderson, “AJ has one of the best voices to emerge from Nashville in a good long while, I’d describe it as, ‘Honey poured over thunder.’”  AJ has pulled influence by Dierks Bentley, Johnny Cash, Blake Shelton, Colin Raye, and even further back to rock groups, Anberlin, Emery and many others in the experimental genre. He is currently traveling with country legend, Tracy Lawrence. Hear some of his music   here.

Born and raised in central Oregon, the first years of AJ’s life were spent touring the Pacific Northwest with his family sharing gospel music. He began recording at age 3, had his own band at age 10, and has been moving forward with his music ever since.

While still living in Oregon, songwriter, Tim Johnson (“I Let Her Lie” by Daryle Singletary, “God Only Cries” by Diamond Rio, “Do You Believe Me Now” by Jimmy Wayne…) took AJ under his wing (age 21), and said “I’d put you in the top 2% vocally in Nashville and if your serious about your music, you need to move here”. A few months later AJ packed his truck and never looked back. AJ was quickly given the stage at the legendary Bluebird Cafe by heavyweight singer/songwriter, Bernie Nelson (cuts by Conway Twitty, Chrystal Gayle, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Wynonna, Pam Tillis, Mark Wills, Oak Ridge Boys, Collin Raye… to name a few). Bernie has been known to recognize and champion, raw, undiscovered talent (Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney… ). Bernie says “There will always be a place in country music for new artists to catch the wave of others and ride it for a short while and gain illusional success. AJ Kross will not be one of those entertainers because a singer sings songs, while an artist interprets life through words and music. AJ Kross is an artist.”

AJ’s 5 song debut EP, “People Gonna Talk”, has people doing just that. Whether fans are commenting on his tone, delivery or the live sound, we believe your going to love this “New, Old Country Music” produced by two of Nashville’s most thorough and talented producers, The Time Keepers. Steffon, of The Time Keepers, says “AJ Kross is one of the best natural singers I’ve come across in my 15 years in Nashville. He makes melody sound effortless. But what separates AJ the most is his self-awareness artistically. He knows who he is, what he has to say, and how he wants to say it.” Another recent quote by producer/song writer Jeff Anderson, “AJ has one of the best voices to emerge from Nashville in a good long while, I’d describe it as, ‘Honey poured over thunder.’”

AJ has pulled influence by Dierks Bentley, Johnny Cash, Blake Shelton, Colin Raye, and even further back to rock groups, Anberlin, Emery and many others in the experimental genre. He is currently traveling with country legend, Tracy Lawrence. Hear some of his music here.

A passionate songwriter and energetic performer, Sharif Iman’s infectious songs infuse hope and inspiration into the world at a time when it is needed most. As nationally syndicated radio host Delilah says, “His voice is as smooth and sweet as chocolate dripped cherries. Sharif is not just an amazing vocalist, but a wonderful story-teller as well. His songs resonate with your soul.”  Sharif’s musical journey began in Reston, Virginia, where at the age of two, he strummed his mother's guitar for the first time and by the age of eight he had written his first song, quickly falling in love with the process of creating music. As he grew, he was influenced by the music of such artists as Michael Jackson, Prince, The Police and many more. Pulling aspects from each of these he began to create his own unique style. With the help of renowned music producer Frank Rogers, who was a key part in bringing him to Nashville, he honed his craft as a songwriter and quickly caught the attention of Nashville’s music scene.   His music embodies a message of hope, triumph, and the potential that resides within everyone. Sharif is a deeply spiritual person who is intent on giving back and is passionate not only about his music, but about people; the hurting, the helpless, and the hopeless. With new music, a new management team, and a new, fresh wind in his career sails, expect Sharif to shine more brightly than ever. Hear some of his music   here  .

A passionate songwriter and energetic performer, Sharif Iman’s infectious songs infuse hope and inspiration into the world at a time when it is needed most. As nationally syndicated radio host Delilah says, “His voice is as smooth and sweet as chocolate dripped cherries. Sharif is not just an amazing vocalist, but a wonderful story-teller as well. His songs resonate with your soul.”

Sharif’s musical journey began in Reston, Virginia, where at the age of two, he strummed his mother's guitar for the first time and by the age of eight he had written his first song, quickly falling in love with the process of creating music. As he grew, he was influenced by the music of such artists as Michael Jackson, Prince, The Police and many more. Pulling aspects from each of these he began to create his own unique style. With the help of renowned music producer Frank Rogers, who was a key part in bringing him to Nashville, he honed his craft as a songwriter and quickly caught the attention of Nashville’s music scene.

His music embodies a message of hope, triumph, and the potential that resides within everyone. Sharif is a deeply spiritual person who is intent on giving back and is passionate not only about his music, but about people; the hurting, the helpless, and the hopeless. With new music, a new management team, and a new, fresh wind in his career sails, expect Sharif to shine more brightly than ever. Hear some of his music here.

Fiona Culley hails from the UK and is on the verge of breaking through as one of country music's hottest new female acts. Her radio single "Act Like A Lady" has been a success and it's just a matter of time before you hear more! When she isn't on stage, you can find her as a fitness trainer and writing for her new album. Hear some of her music   here  .

Fiona Culley hails from the UK and is on the verge of breaking through as one of country music's hottest new female acts. Her radio single "Act Like A Lady" has been a success and it's just a matter of time before you hear more! When she isn't on stage, you can find her as a fitness trainer and writing for her new album. Hear some of her music here.