Emmy Russell Biography

Emmy Russell is an emerging and talented American singer who competes in the American Idol Season 22. She is the granddaughter of the legendary country singer Loretta Lynn and she is on the way to making a name in the music industry on her own. Emmy quickly won the hearts of all three judges and became one of the favorites to win the show. 

Emily Russell Early Life

Emmy Russell is 24 years old as of 2024 and she currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. She grew up on Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, just outside of Nashville. Her parents are Patsy Lynn Russell (mother) and Philip Russell(father). She is also the great-niece of Lynn’s sister, Crystal Gayle. Her mother, Patsy, is an actress and singer.

She is recognized as Loretta Lynn’s daughter and forms one-half of The Lynns, a sister duo alongside her twin sister, Peggy Lynn. Her maternal grandmother, Loretta Lynn, was a music legend who died on 4th October 2022 at the age of 90. Talking about her educational background, Emmy completed her education but she kept her educational background a secret.


Emmy Russell started singing at a younger age. She acquired her musical education from her deceased grandmother, Loretta Lynn. On 30th October 2022, she was part of a star-studded tribute to her late grandmother – A Celebration of the Life & Music of Loretta Lynn,” which aired live on CMT from the Grand Ole Opry. She teamed up with Lukas Nelson, the son of Willie Nelson, for a joint rendition of “Lay Me Down” from the movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Subsequently, on April 13, 2023, she celebrated her formal introduction/debut at the Grand Ole Opry with a performance of the song “Memaw’s Guitar.”

American Idol Journey

Emmy rose to prominence when she sang her original song “Skinny” during the show’s 25th February episode of the 2024 season of American Idol. On the stage, she introduced herself – “I just love writing. I’m 24 years old. Songwriter, I love music.…………..but growing up, I sang on the road with… my grandma’s a country singer.”

Judge Katy Perry said: “You’re an A+ songwriter. 

After her performance, she reserved three “yes” votes from the judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. She gets her golden ticket to Hollywood. Her full performance video is available on the American Idol YouTube channel. Her video got 1,941,618 views on 26th Feb 2024. Emmy also interviewed with @wkrntv. On her Instagram, she said that her sister did her make-up.. she’s amazing and beautiful. and tag @megan_horkins @dollhouse615salon

Emmy Russell Biography

Real Name Emmy Russell
Birth Date 2000
Age (as of 2024) 24 Years
Birth Place Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 50 kg  –  in Pounds – 110 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
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Father Philip Russell
Mother Patsy Lynn

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her boyfriend? None

Personal Life

Emmy Russell is single. She is not involved in romantic relationships or dating any boy. Emmy Russell is active on social media platforms. She has 49.7K followers on her Instagram handle @emmyroserussell. Moreover, she is a verified artist on Spotify. She has 24,563 monthly listeners on Emmy Russell’s Spotify account. She hasn’t released any full-length albums of material but does have two single songs on Spotify. Her single song “Skinny”, which she sang on “2024 American Idol,” was released on 21st August 2023. And her single song, “Breakup Song”, was released on 25th February 2024. 

Emmy Russell’s Net Worth

Emmy Russell is a musician and television personality. She is now selected to move ahead in the competition and focus on her music talent in Hollywood’s round of 2024 American Idol. She is enthusiastic about continuing her family’s musical heritage as a singer-songwriter. We can assume that Emmyl Russell has accumulated an estimated net worth of $400,000 as of 2024. 


  • Emmy Russell has one of her best friends – Grant (Instagram username – @grantsmith_7). Grant played music with her grandma and traveled on tours. Together they have been friends for the last seven years, as per an Instagram post on 20th July 2021. 
  • She loves pets, especially dogs.
  • Along with McKenna Brienholt, she managed to get a ticket to Hollywood.

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