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Nora News - Summerfest!!!

Lots of things happening!!! Here's a link to my newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1533319/bba7b19a14/544567713/0ac63fff6d/

5 Star Review "Only The Beginning" CD

My new CD "Only The Beginning" received a 5 Star Review! http://www.gotcountryonline.com/2013/12/11/album-review-nora-collins-only-the-beginning/ Thanks to Elise Tiripicchio and Got Country Online!

2013 Best of Milwuakee 2X Music Winner

Thank you so very much to everyone who took the time to vote for me in the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee Awards 2013! With your help, I won Best Acoustic Musician and Female Vocalist!! Your support means the world to me

Examiner.com CD Review and Article

I'm humbled by the article John Schulze wrote about me for Examiner.com. I hope you'll check it out. http://www.examiner.com/article/rising-country-star-nora-collins-plays-brookfield-wi-hometown-cd-release-show

2013 WAMI Rising Star Award Winner

Press Release: April 15, 2013 Nora Collins Earns Second WAMI Award Singer/Songwriter Nora Collins, 18, of Brookfield, was named the 2013 ”Rising Star” award winner at the 33rd annual WAMI Awards. This is Nora’s second consecutive win in the “Rising Star” category. She was also nominated for “Female Vocalist 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 at Turner Hall. Link: WAMI Award Pic Nora has a busy summer schedule that includes opening for Country Music Star, Josh Turner July 25th at the Washington County Fair and a July 2 Summerfest date at the Uline Warehouse stage. She is also slated to perform at Lakefront Festival of Arts, Bastille Days,Waukesha County Fair and the Wisconsin State Fair. Check her website, www.NoraCollins.com for a complete schedule. Nora has written and recorded a new single, “I’ll Pray For You” that she is making available as a free download. link: "I'll Pray For You" FREE Download Also the music video for her original song "Dimples Filled With Lies" continues to air Nationally on The Country Network cable channel. For more information, contact nora@noracollins.com

Two WAMI Nominations!! & FREE Download

I've just been nominated for two WAMI's (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) - both Female Vocalist of the Year and Rising Star in the same year!! Check out the new song I wrote, "I'll Pray For You" I'm making the song available as a FREE Download.in Reverbnation.

"Dimples Filled With Lies" video on The Country Network!!!!!!

From Piet Levy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "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."

She's certainly been doing everything she can to break out here. In the next few weeks she has performances everywhere from performing the national anthem at Monster Jam at Bradley (Jan. 18). She's also opening for Sixpence None the Richer at Shank Hall Jan. 24.

Strumming Success

I'm featured in the August issue of M Magazine; page 34! Link: http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=119270

TV - Morning Blend

Check out my appearance on The Morning Blend: http://www.themorningblend.com/videos/159955295.html

New Video/Country Showdown Winner

Please check out my new music video for my original song "Dimples Filled With Lies" http://youtu.be/-Oswp7MAPec Last night I won the local Texaco Country Showdown for the second year in a row and compete to keep the state Title at the Wisconsin State Fair on Aug 2