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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.
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.
Nora is the 2014
of the Year!
Nora is honored to be named the 2014 “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” award winner at the 34th annual WAMI Awards. She has won a WAMI three years in a row. In 2013 and 2012 Nora earned the “Rising Star” award.
Nora’s band Saving Savannah was also nominated for “Country Artist of the Year.” The awards are voted on by members of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry, an organization that promotes Wisconsin music. The awards ceremony was held Sunday night In Appleton. Congrats to all the nominees!
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a complete list of winners: 2014 WAMI Award Winners. Check out Nora’s Facebook page for more photos from the award show!
ZUUS Country’s “On The Rise”
Nora is scheduled to host National Cable Television’s ZUUS Country’s “On The Rise.” On the show, Nora will be performing live three songs from her new CD, “My Radio.” Nora filmed the show on a recent trip to Nashville where she has been writing and recording songs for her new CD. The show can be seen locally on Channel 24.2 or 988 on Time Warner Digital Cable. Airtimes are as follows:
- Monday, June 8th at 7pm
- Tuesday, June 9th
at 10am and 10pm
- Friday, June 12th at 8pm
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.
Nora is beyond thrilled and honored to have won Best Acoustic Musician and Best Female Vocalist at the Shepherd Express Best Of Milwaukee Awards. This is her second consecutive win for both awards. Evan Rytlewski from the Shepherd Express wrote, “Brookfield singer-songwriter Nora Collins hit the ground running. Though she’s only a few years removed from high school, the country/folk/pop singer plays shows at a pace even the most seasoned professionals would find exhausting, and in recent years she’s shared stages with artists like Josh Thompson, Josh Turner, Lee DeWyze, Paul Thorn and many, many others. Her latest album, Only The Beginning, is a mostly acoustic affair that captures the intimate feel of her solo shows.”
Nora would like to say “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who took the time to vote for me in the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee Awards 2014! With your help, I won Best Acoustic Musician and Female Vocalist for the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!! Your support means the world to me. Congrats to all the nominees and winners!”
– Nora Collins