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With hundreds of performances throughout Wisconsin, Nora Collins has quickly gained recognition as an award-winning performer, songwriter and recording artist.
Fueled by an unyielding creative drive, and a down-home country spirit, Nora has established herself as one of the country music industry’s rising stars with two consecutive Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) “Rising Star” awards (2013 and 2012), and a 2013 WAMI “Female Vocalist of the Year” nomination. In addition, Nora recently was named the WAMI 2014 “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” award winner. Also, Nora received the honor of being voted the Best “Female Vocalist” and “Acoustic Musician” in both the 2014 AND 2013 Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee Awards and was awarded the 2013 Beloit International Film Festival + Music “Best Singer/Songwriter.”
Nora is a hard working performer having averaged over 200 appearances annually for the last three years. She has opened for national performers including: Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap, Josh Thompson, Josh Turner, David Nail, American Idol winner Lee DeWyze, Sixpence None The Richer, Katie Armiger, Paul Thorn and The Turnpike Troubadours.
As a recording artist, Nora Collins has released three albums and has dozens of original songs to her credit. Her new album, “Only the Beginning” is an acoustic collection which puts an emphasis on lyrics by only featuring vocals, guitar and fiddle. Her sophomore album “Run Away With Me” was partially recorded in Nashville and included some of the finest touring musicians in the country.
Nora has gained national recognition with her recent music video “Dimples Filled With Lies” airing on Zuus Country cable channel (formerly The Country Network). Featured on local affiliates of the major television networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, and nationally on Country Music Television (CMT), she has received critical acclaim for her songs and videos.
As an accomplished singer and guitarist, Nora Collins has a unique vocal quality that is both sensitive and upbeat. Much like her personality, she brings a positive energy that carries across generations of fans.