Emma Dykes wrote The Drovers with fellow artist Matt O’Leary while on a 4500km off-road 4WD fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter called The Drovers Run. The song brings together the spirit of the Drovers who fundraise and the chopper itself that saves so many lives in Australia.
Emma sings just as she lives her life, wanting to give to others and celebrate their stories and experiences in song. After graduating from the Academy of Country Music in 2016, Emma drew on her experience as a rural Emergency Nurse to write about lessons learnt along the way and twelve months later released her independently funded debut album Pay it Forward.
Since then, Emma has been a finalist and semi-finalist in songwriting competitions in the US, UK and Australia and has been a support artist for Wendy Matthews and The Bushwackers.