I first met Emily West in Memphis. Barb Birgy and I were there for our annual St. Jude conference and Emily happened to be at the same restaurant where we were eating. My friends and I always have a good time wherever we go and that night was no exception. We were acting like we were on high school dates and taking faux prom pictures. Emily noticed how zany we were and came over to the table. She said, "I want to sit with you guys. You all are fun!" Well, so is she. And, I didn't know this at the time, but she can REALLY sing and was about to let those vocals fly on her 2010 release, "Blue Sky."