Actress who portrayed Emma Smith aspires for musical success

From historical accounts, Emma Smith was a strong, talented woman. She was one of the scribes for her husband’s translation of The Book of Mormon, and the founding president of the LDS Church’s Ladies’ Relief Society auxiliary. In addition, six hymns she composed were published in the first issue of The Evening and the Morning Star, an early church periodical.

That pioneer spirit of powerful womanhood — as well as music — is on exhibit throughout Katherine Nelson’s new album "Born Brave," released Aug. 1.

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