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Nora Collins / Press

“5 must-see Summerfest 2014 acts 1. Nora Collins -When you see Nora you can expect to hear her sing her original music and a nice mix of contemporary and classic covers. You can also expect to be blown away by her powerful vocals”

“Each of the songs that Nora penned on Only The Beginning exhibit a style and disposition that is spirited, gritty and gutsy…words that also perfectly describe Nora Collins. Big things are coming her way. And ours.”

“Acoustic Musician Female Vocalist Nora Collins Some artists just seem more dedicated than others. Though she’s barely out of high school, Brookfield native Nora Collins has gigged relentlessly over the last three years, averaging about 200 performances a year, charming audiences in any venue that’ll have her with her personal songs and beguiling, honey-sweet voice. Her latest album, Only The Beginning, puts that voice front and center; it’s a mostly acoustic set modeled after her recent solo shows.”

“Nora Collins now plays nearly 200 shows yearly and has garnered WAMI kudos and regional and national attention. A nigh indefatigable work ethic, an approachably fresh-faced quality and a growing artistic maturity, abetted by several recent songwriting collaborations, hold Collins in good sway for her artistry to become more widely known.”

“Here are eight top State Fair concert picks, ranging from touring headliners to local favorites. 1. Nora Collins: Few people in the Milwaukee music scene hustle as hard to build a following as the always-gigging teen singer-songwriter from Brookfield. But a time will come when Collins' polished country tunes will do the heavy lifting.”

“Nora Collins could be the future of country music. She is...the real deal. "Only The Beginning" is one of the best independent recordings that I've heard coume out of Wisconsin in a long time.”

“Collins knack for melody and subtle twang recalled Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, with twinges of Jewel and Australia's Kasey Chambers.”

“Mike Gleason, vice president of the Wisconsin Country Music Association said he believes Collins is a young star in the making with her unique delivery of music. “She has just a little something different than everybody else,” he said. “She can hit the high notes that some of the biggest stars can do and her pitch is always perfect.” Gleason said the fact that Collins has achieved the WAMI Award twice is a true testament to her talent and how her peers feel about her in the music industry. “Not only is she talented but she is very humble, which says a lot considering how much she’s achieved so far in her life,” he said.”

“Brookfield teen and country singer Nora Collins received the rising star award”

“To describe Nora’s performance in one word………AWESOME!!!!! Singer/Songwriter Nora Collins, 18, of Brookfield delivered a performance just short of the likes of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert! This girl has it goin’ on with an angel like voice similar to that of Allison Krauss. Nora is well on her way to becoming one of our newest country stars! Jim Braun – WoodSongs Milwaukee ”

“18-year-old, Brookfield-based singer-songwriter Nora Collins has a radio-ready country tune in "Dimples Filled With Lies," a bitter love song featuring Nashville musicians who have played for the likes of Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Martina McBride. Now the track and its music video are getting some national exposure from The Country Network. The cable channel has slid the song into its rotation and selected Collins as its "Breaking Out Artist of the Week."”

“Strumming Success - Nora Collins launched her songwriting career when she was 14...she taught herself by making up her own songs. Collins had a knack for it. This year at age 18 she was the recipient of the "Rising Star" award by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry. (go to link for article and enter page 34)”

“Brookfield’s Nora Collins received the Rising Star of the Year at the 2012 Wisconsin Area Music Industry’s Awards Show. The award capped off another successful year for the 17-year-old. In the last year, Collins put out her second CD, was the state winner of the Texaco Country Showdown, won the WAMI CD Roulette competition, appeared on Today’s TMJ4’s Morning Blend talk show, and sang the national anthem at many events.”

“The Wisconsin Country Music Association is VERY proud to have you as a member of our organization. Nora, you are an incredibly gifted and talented singer and songwriter and a terrific representative of what the WCMA is all about!! You sang GREAT yesterday at our last event of the season.”

Mike Gleason, President-Wisconsin Country Music Association - Facebook Post

“Congratulations from the Wisconsin Country Music Association on your WAMI "Rising Star" award!! Your music is Awesome Nora!! I sure would love to have you share your HUGE talent at the next WCMA Open Jam.”

Mike Gleason, Wisconsin Country Music Association - Facebook

“...our Director of Operations was on site this weekend ...he even came up to me and said “Wow, this girl is amazing. We NEED her to come back next year.”

SCOTT OLINSKI - Event Manager - Feld Motor Sports - Monster Jam email

“Thank you ...Nora for singing the National Anthem for Monster Jam all three nights. I can honestly say you made our entire opening ceremony package that much more spectacular. I cannot tell you how many compliments I received from within my own staff of how great the anthem singer was. Sitting up in the booth calling the show, I could see tons of people (my staff included) using their cameras to record you singing. I also feel honored to tell you that our Director of Operations was on site this weekend ...he even came up to me and said “Wow, this girl is amazing. We NEED her to come back next year.”

SCOTT OLINSKI - Event Manager, Feld Motor Sports - Monster Jam email

“Brookfield East senior Nora Collins, 17, had an impressive 2011 as a singer/songwriter. She performed at Summerfest, State Fair, put out her second CD, found time to play Sandy in her school musical, "Grease," and continued to travel to Nashville, Tenn., to work on her music. ...the now-rapidly rising 17-year-old singer's popularity has skyrocketed. "I have high standards for myself," said Collins, "I'm going to keep working and see how far I can go." She's already gotten pretty far.”

“High school-aged Nora Collins is a young woman that aims to prove the stereotypes about our youth completely wrong. Collins, a budding country singer from the metro Milwaukee area, has already put together an impressive resume of releases, performances and press. Her new album "Run Away With Me" ...taps all aspects found within the history of the genre, giving it enough twang and enough pop to fit in well with what you'd find on modern radio today. The WAMIs thought enough of her maturing to nominate her for an award at this year's Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards.”

“At just 17 years old, Nora Collins is a talented singer-songwriter with a knack for blending country and pop melodies with lyrics about her life experiences and observations. Her most recent album, "Run Away With Me" showcases her musical ability and highlights her personal songwriting talent. ”

"First Heartbreak" has the making of a radio hit. You have done something remarkable, which is to capture the feeling and pathos of that first heartbreak that establishes your credibility as a narrator. This is a beautiful song, and I really enjoyed it. Keep writing!

“For a singer who still has a year to go in high school, Brookfield's Nora Collins displays impressive songwriting maturity on her second full-length album. While the songs' themes fit the expected life experiences of a 17-year-old (young love, first heartbreak), Collins explores them in playfully written lyrics and country melodies. "Run Away With Me" is a diverse package that reveals much promise for Collins' future. The title track is a layered, rolling pop tune that showcases her upper register. In "Dimples Filled With Lies," Collins confronts a lover who's done wrong, and in the soft acoustic guitar tones of "Sweeter," she sings through the seasons of devotion. ”

“A real talent as a composer, and singer. Here is an artist to follow very closely. Very good discovery.”

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