In a humorous case of mistaken identity, an attractive new female country singer with a top 40 hit has been confused with another attractive new female country singer with a top 40 hit. According to an eyewitness, the up-and-coming singer/songwriter Emily West was walking through the Nashville airport when an adoring fan asked for her autograph. A moderate blush became a big laugh when the young girl handed Ms. Buxton a glossy 8×10 of up-and-coming singer/songwriter Emily West. West, ever the sport, signed the photo as Sarah. Or something like that.
This was not the first instance of the two being confused for each other. When Sarah sang backing vocals for Keith Urban at the CMT Awards, the onscreen caption listed her as Emily West, or possibly that was the other way around. Also, West’s new single “Blue Sky,” was mistakenly released under Buxton’s name for a short time on iTunes. This has since been corrected, though Buxton is still shown on the cover art, according to sources.
The mix-ups come with ample cause; similarities between the two are striking. Both are model-pretty with blond-brown hair and big voices. Both toiled away as songwriters in Nashville for several years with large Myspace followings. Both have backed Keith Urban vocally at times. Both are also quite talented and should help bring new female country singers back into chart territory where they have been scarce in recent years.
Due to those likenesses, Music City dirtsheet blog Nashvilestars.net has questioned whether the two may in fact be the same person. “I’m not sure they’ve ever been seen in the same room together. Even if they’re not one person, it’s just uncanny. But country girls… those people all look alike to me,” said blog editor Leonard King.
In a major scoop, FNN can now reveal to you that both artists will be announced as nominees for the CMA’s New Artist (formerly Horizon) award later this year. Here is a snippet of the email sent to us by a CMA insider:
Just got word that the girls you’re doing a story on are both nominated for that new artist award. […] I think Sarah West has the inside track on it, though.
Reported by “Trailer” Parkman of Farce the Music. Find more satirical articles in the Fake News archive, and visit Trailer’s site today for a whole bunch of album cover parodies in Country Day February.