She was on a girls trip near Gatlinburg on Monday, when a fireman knocked on her tour bus and told her to evacuate immediately.
“We didn’t know what to do, we didn’t have a driver they were telling us we have a few minutes to leave and if we don’t find a driver, we’re going to have to leave the bus,” Sunshine said.
Fortunately a mystery couple from New Orleans overheard Emi and offered to help drive her friends and family and her tour bus back to safety.
“I’m just glad we got there safely and that guy was God sent” Sunshine said.
After her frightening experience, Emi Sunshine said she wanted to bring something positive out of the tragedy and give a little hope to those who lost so much from the fires.
Emi Sunshine made a new song about the Gatlinburg fires and is debuting it at her concert at the Open Chord on December 6, 2016. Doors open at 6 and a portion of the proceeds go towards the fire victims.
Emi posted the lyrics and a video of her performing the song on her Facebook page.
“Thank You to the kind couple from New Orleans who took the time to get us out of harms way tonight as the fires neared our camp! We didn’t even get their names. Angels in disguise! We sent them with a cd and a business card! Maybe one day they will contact us so we can all properly thank them.”
She followed up with another heartfelt post:
“Little did we know the next day would bring such fear and heartbreak for our beloved Mountains. Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee took such a hard hit from the devastating fires. We were evacuated and I’m told just in time too. Mercy from God in a horrific situation. So many of our friends lost so much… it’s heartbreaking.”
Emi’s post included the lyrics from her new song: