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MV2 Entertainment Signs Singer-Songwriter Nora Collins
(March 21, 2016) – MV2 Entertainment has added to their roster with the signing of singer-songwriter Nora Collins. She joins the growing list of talented songwriters which now includes Jay Allen, Bart Allmand, Robert Arthur, David Fanning, Terry McBride, Mark and Cherie Oakley.
“I am honored to be joining the MV2 Entertainment family,” says Nora. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with and learn from such well respected industry professionals like Clay Myers and Tony Harrell. It’s exciting to be a part of a team that is passionate about helping their writers and artists achieve success through values based on faith and integrity.”
Clay Myers, MV2 Creative Director, shares, “I have been following Nora’s growth as an artist and a writer for over a year. She truly has the right stuff to succeed in this very competitive industry. Many great opportunities are coming to this extremely talented young lady.”
“I’m so thrilled to have Nora at MV2. She is a talented and driven artist with a compelling voice,” said Tony Harrell, MV2 General Manager.
Nora has self-released four albums of her original songs. Her most recent album My Radio includes seven tracks, all written or co-penned by Nora. The music video for the album’s title-track gained national attention airing on ZUUS TV.
Nora is a hard working performer playing over 200 shows annually for the last five years. She has opened for artists such as American Idol winner Lee DeWyze, Kelsea Ballerini, Jana Kramer, Ronnie Milsap, Ashley Monroe, David Nail, Sixpence None the Richer, Paul Thorn, Josh Turner, The Turnpike Troubadours, Phil Vassar, and many, many more.
Nora, who hails from Wisconsin, has received eight Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award nominations winning three including the 2014 WAMI “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” and two consecutive WAMI “Rising Star” awards in 2012 and 2013. In addition, Nora received the “Female Vocalist” and “Acoustic Musician” awards at the Best of Milwaukee Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Nora is a proud affiliate of SESAC and a NSAI member.
For more information on Nora go to: http://mv2entertainment.com/writers/nora-collins.
Nora has released her 4th CD, “My Radio”.
“My Radio” consists of 7 tracks, all written or co-written by Nora. In contrast to her previous CD which was an all-acoustic effort, “My Radio” was recorded with a full band of Nashville’s finest musicians. Her new CD captures Nora’s unique vocal quality that is both sensitive and upbeat. Every track is radio friendly and much like her personality “My Radio” brings a positive energy that you will want to add to your Summer playlist. Available at Nora’s show, CDbaby.com, iTunes and other digital services.
Nora was recently named a new Alzheimer’s Champion by the Alzheimer’s Association of SE Wisconsin. Nora is looking forward to bringing greater awareness of Alzheimer’s disease through her music and visibility in the entertainment space. In December, Nora released a charity single, “O Holy Night”, to benefit the SE Wisconsin Chapter in memory of her grandmother who passed away last year from complications from Alzheimer’s.
*Picture with Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Association.
O Holy Night
Proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor
of my Grandma.
“Alzheimer’s is a horrible disease that robs people of their spirit. I’ve seen what it did to my Grandma. The picture above is our last Christmas together. She was in a memory care facility. I sang some Christmas songs for her and the other residents. Music is important to people with Alzheimer’s. Even though their memory and personality have changed, they are able to connect with songs that have been with them their whole life. The residents sang along with me. It was a special time sharing the gift of music with them.”
“My Grandma’s favorite Christmas song was O Holy Night. In honor of her I recorded a simple arrangement; just me and my guitar – one take, no enhancements – like the one I sang for her last year. Please download and ask others if they would also. Proceeds from this song will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of my Grandma in hopes that one day there will be a world without Alzheimer’s. Merry Christmas and God’s Blessings.” – Nora Collins
The single is available as a digital download at cdbaby, iTunes (search for “Nora Collins O Holy Night”), Google play and other digital services. The entire song can be streamed using the cdbaby link.