Collins, Nora


Nora Collins brings a confident and youthful originality to country music – a style she describes as “fun, flirty, relatable and honest.” That individuality is evident in “Who Knows Who,” a catchy single that captures her energetic spirit and her talent for songwriting.

At 15 years old, she started booking shows for herself, singing every Friday and Saturday night at a local sandwich shop. After graduating from high school, she picked up a lunchtime gig while balancing college part-time. In time she’d recorded four independent albums, leading to local country station WMIL playing her music.  Regional fairs and festivals began frequently adding her to their performance lineups.

Collins has claimed multiple wins as the Best of Milwaukee Awards’ female vocalist (2013-2016) and best acoustic musician (2013-2015). In addition, she has received eight Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award nominations, leading to wins as singer-songwriter of the year in 2014 and rising star in 2012 and 2013.

Collins moved to Nashville in April 2016 after landing a publishing and artist development deal with MV2 Entertainment. After co-writing with several notable Nashville songwriters, she released a five-song EP with MV2 in 2016, followed by a Christmas project in 2017. She is currently working on new music with accomplished producer Marshall Altman (Natasha Bedingfield, Amy Grant, Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay).

“These are all songs that I’ve written, and I’m proud of all of them. I think people will really see my growth in this next project,” Collins says. “Having a hit
producer connect with my songs and want to help me bring them to life was a big honor. It’s been so fun working with him. It’s amazing to watch him work and
learn from him.” When Collins unveiled the up-tempo single, “Who Knows Who,” CMT premiered the video while Radio Disney added the song to rotation.

Posted in 2018 Featured Performers, Names A-E.