Now that our Appalachian Fair is over, the rides are down, the big lights removed from the Main Stage area, all the little cows and sheep have gone back home to their barns, and preparations are already starting for our 2010 event – this is the last time you will hear me talk about the Appalachian Fair for a year. However, it is not the last time you will be hearing me talk about last night’s opening act, Gray, Tenn., native Nick Nicholson!
I hope every record label, producer, promoter, agent, manager, entertainment law office, radio station, and really anyone in Nashville connected in any way with country music, will read this post very carefully.
I know you’re out there, and I know you are all reading Country’s Chatter. You write and tell me! You send me CD’s to review, prizes to give my readers who enter my contests – you send me press releases, show tickets, and anything else you can to get my attention. And I love it! Now, I’m trying to get your attention by asking you to just give me a few minutes of your time and check out Nick Nicholson.
I have been writing about Nick for more than a year. I first told you all about him in a post called “Introducing Nick Nicholson,” on March 31, 2008; I put up a post directing you to his MySpace page on April 28, 2008; and when he released “Somethin’, Somethin’,” to the radio, I made sure you guys knew that, too. I get literally hundreds of e-mails every month from kids who think they have what it takes to make it in country music. I listen to all of them. If they’re good, you hear about them on my blog. If they’re not so good, I write back and thank them for the CD, and tell them to keep working toward their goal. Nick has done the work, he’s ready for the world of country music, and I believe country music is ready for him.
There is a whole lot more to this entertainer than what you might have read about here on Country’s Chatter. I watched this guy at the Appalachian Fair last night. He wasn’t on stage two minutes before I completely understood why he has opened (or is scheduled to open) for Trent Tomlinson, the Bellamy Brothers, Chuck Wicks, and done pre-show concerts at events with Carrie Underwood, and at Country Thunder USA. He’s played at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, and I don’t see anything but very big things in Nick’s future.
After Nick graduated high school, that would be Daniel Boone High School in Gray, Tenn., he joined the U.S. Air Force, served 10 years (I believe it was), ended up in Arizona, purchased a house there, and stayed. Last night was his first concert in front of his hometown family, friends, and new fans. This certainly isn’t the first relatively unknown country singer I’ve seen on stage. But he was without a doubt one of the most talented, entertaining, fun to watch, charismatic, rising country stars I have ever had the pleasure of seeing!
In addition to his website, you can keep up with Nick online by visiting his YouTube channel; Nick Nicholson Music by clicking here; or his MySpace page; or just google Nick Nicholson, because he is starting to show up everywhere.
Readers, please let me know what you think of Nick. I hope you are as excited about his music as I am. And if you ever get to see this guy and his band perform live, I hope you will be there. It’s not something you’ll want to miss.
And to all my record people out there, here’s a heads up for you! While Nick does have a CD, videos, a show schedule that gets more impressive every day, and a great single playing on some of our nation’s radio stations – he does not have a label. That’s where you come in. Get in touch with Nick, or even with the folks at the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn., and see what they thought of this unbelievable, new, country entertainer.
We’re at the bottom of page one, so you all know what to do! Just click on “Read the rest of this entry” below, for more pictures form Nick’s fantastic show at the Appalachian Fair!
That’s going to do it for now. One last huge Thank You to everyone who works so hard to bring country’s best talent to our fair every year. To Richard and Sherry Shadden, the entire board of directors for the fair, the many, many sponsors who make all these great concerts possible, and to WXBQ Radio for everything they do for the fair every year. I certainly can’t forget the officers at the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, who help keep both the traffic under control, and provide security for our entertainers. And one last thanks goes out to Marc Tragler, who spends six days with us every year broadcasting his show live from the fairgrounds. I will be looking forward to seeing you all in 2010!
And to my readers, thanks so much for going to the fair with me, via this blog. Keep coming back! Tomorrow we’ll get back into our country music news and chatter, because there’s a lot going on out there we need to talk about! Have a great Sunday!