Those of you who have been reading Country’s Chatter since it started, back in February 2008, have heard me talk about Nick Nicholson. And every time I do, I tell you – “this won’t be the last you hear me mention Nick.” And I can only say the same thing again now.
I first wrote about Nick On March 31, 2008, when I posted an article called “Introducing Nick Nicholson.” I didn’t really know a lot about Nick at the time. I knew he was originally from East Tennessee, now living in Arizona, and I knew he sang country music. I went to his web site, and I liked what I heard.
On September 22, 2008, I told you all about Nick’s mention in Country Weekly magazine. That was exciting. I already liked him, and I was glad to see Country Weekly also thought enough to give him a mention in their Oct. 6, 2008, issue.
Nearly a year after that first mention, on March 10, 2009, I got word that Nick had released “Somethin’ Somethin’” to national radio. I loved the song. It definitely had “hit” written all over it. It was the perfect song to release as a single. But while it made it on to the Music Row Charts, and in fact stayed on the charts for 22 weeks – it didn’t get enough air play to take it up the chart very far. And for whatever reason, Nick just didn’t get the recognition I believe he should have.
He has a lot on his resume. He’s performed at Country Thunder USA in Florence, Ariz.; did a pre-show event for Carrie Underwood; He opened for Chuck Wicks; did a number of shows at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar; opened for the Bellamy Brothers at the Museum Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.; opened for David Allen Coe; and he took the main stage of our Appalachian Fair in August, 2009. That was when I got my first look at Nick doing a live show. To simply say I was impressed would be a huge understatement.
The kid was awesome! Not only can he sing, he’s a performer. He is as comfortable on stage as he would be sitting in a recliner in front of his television set watching football on a Sunday afternoon. He’s definitely an entertainer. He is very good at what he does. And it’s so obvious that he loves every minute of it. I can honestly see him opening for any one of country’s biggest acts. He would be perfect at getting the crowd ready for a Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, or Kenny Chesney.
Recently, Nick did a few shows with Daryl Worley, who he calls a “very cool dude,” Michelle Branch, a “total sweetheart” (Nick’s words, of course), William Riley, and Jack Ingram, who I happen to adore (my words, not Nick’s). And Nick is also getting ready to do a Celebrity Golf Tournament with Mark Wills, and many others. He also has an American Cancer Society benefit planned for later this month.
With all that said … the whole purpose of this post is to let you guys know that Nick was in Nashville recently, working on his second CD. He recorded the first four songs on his last trip to Nashville, and will be returning soon to work on the rest. He’s planning to release the album around the end of summer 2010. He’s also hoping to pull a new single from the CD soon.
Any of you who are still not very familiar with Nick Nicholson need to go visit his web site and listen to his music. And go check out his YouTube channel, too.
When Nick releases his next single, I’ll let you all know. And I’ll let you know where you can hear it. I hope you will then call your local country radio station and get them to play it for you. When I get a review copy of the CD, I’ll get that up here for all of you, too. And I’m hoping at the time the CD is released, Nick will send me a copy or two to give away as contest prizes. But, it will be quite a while until we’re ready for that.
Between now and then, head on over to Nick’s web site, follow him on Twitter, or check out his Facebook and MySpace. I think you guys are going to like this kid as much as I do. And again, as I’ve said to Nashville in the past …. Hey, Nashville, take a look at Nick Nicholson!
That’s all for today. You guys have a great weekend. I’ll talk to you real soon!