Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down was released on 1/1/2016 and continues to garner critical acclaim on a local and national basis. The Minneapolis Star Tribune said, “Vicky Emerson has voice like a fallen angel that's as pretty as it is strong, and now she backs it up with growing lyrical depth and richly blue Americana arrangements on her third album, "Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down." No Depression raved "From its wonderful title, understated cover, tight focus, and great songs, Vicky Emerson’s third album Wake Me When The Wind Dies Down is an all-encompassing musical experience. Forget genre considerations and labels. These are simply great songs. 9 out of 10 stars." The album reached #58 on the US Americana Charts and #5 on the European Americana Chart.
With the enthusiastic response from press and fans, Vicky is hitting the road with fellow Americana artist, Sarah Morris, as the duo The Home Fires. In 2017, Vicky will scale back her solo live shows and continue to write songs for a new album.