Nicole Wells / Press

“Warner Pacific College is honored to award the 2014 Distinguished Young Alumna Award to musician and songwriter, Nicole Wells...”

"The Sept. 7 press release of the West Coast Songwriters (WCS) Association confirmed what many Sherwood residents already knew — we have an exceptional musical talent in our midst....Those of us in Sherwood, who have had the good fortune to hear her perform, usually hear pieces of our lives in her lyrics...I would encourage everyone to take a break one day soon, visit the iTunes website, and listen to some of the songs from her “Restore” album. My granddaughter’s favorite is “Lillian’s Rainbow,” and mine is “What if He Rides.” Have fun watching the YouTube music video to “Know Me,” which was filmed partially at Sherwood’s Symposium Coffee. You can also download her winning song “I Know it’s You” and a popular favorite “Just Like Coffee” from reverbnation.com/nicolewells. For more information about Nicole and her music, go to nicolewellsmusic.com and follow her on Facebook at Nicole Wells Music.

"West Coast Songwriters is proud to announce that NICOLE WELLS of Portland, Oregon has WON THE GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST SONG of 2013 with "I Know It’s You". Nicole will be given the opportunity to perform at the Sunset Concert at the 33rd Annual Music Conference in California on Saturday, September 7th in front of a house full of industry professionals looking for the next up and coming star...Wells was one of the top contenders from the WCS playoffs in eleven communities – Portland, Contra Costa County, Saratoga, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Sebastopol, San Rafael, San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento and Hollywood – who performed their original song before a panel of discerning, professional judges. The WCS Conference will provide musicians the opportunity to work closely and gain invaluable guidance from some of the most respected music industry leaders in the country... [including] Narada Michael Walden... Billboard Magazine honored him as one of the Top Ten Producers of all time"

“WCS NW CHAPTER 2012-13 BEST SONG: Nicole Wells for “I Know It’s You.” Nicole started writing songs as a creative outlet at age nine. Having grown up in a musical family that traveled and sang together, her love of songwriting was fostered through experience at an early age. As a huge fan of Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) and heavily influenced by songwriters like Amy Grant, Nicole’s folky Americana-pop focuses strongly on the deeply personal. Oftentimes her songs draw on stories of her own life or those she’s most impacted by, and speak to what it means to trust, to heal, to love and forgive...Nicole is deeply honored to have received the win for “best song” with her newest song “I Know It’s You” and is excited to represent Portland at the West Coast Songwriters Finals in California this August.”

“NW Chapter of West Coast Songwriters holds the Songwriter Competition finals for 2012-13 ...Congratulations to our finalists…BEST SONG... John Rankin – “Actress” Wayne Richards – “Sarah’s Song” Nicole Wells – “I Know It’s You” Perry Gerber – “Sha La La in The Moonlight” Dan Weber – “What I’m Looking For” BEST PERFORMER Carlson Wells (Nicole Wells and Tiffany Carlson), Karma Ann Swanepoel... Here’s a little more about our finalists:..Sisters, Nicole Wells and Tiffany Carlson are Carlson Wells, a folk-driven, soulful female duo with a laid-back sound featuring that one of a kind sibling harmony of smoothly blended vocals along with acoustic instrumentals...Growing up in a family who sang on stage together, Nicole Wells has loved music since early childhood, beginning to write songs at age 9. Now a busy mom, Nicole balances a music career and family—her songs often reflecting on the adventure of asking the what if's in life that spark hope”

“This year’s finals include 16 amazing singer-songwriters selected from over 75 acts performing over the past eight months...Best Song Finalists: David Gross, Steven Dolbey/Justin Hart, Natasha Flynn, Chris Baron, Chris Harris, Worth, Michele Van Kleef, NICOLE WELLS...Best Performance Finalists: Karyn Patridge, Sarah Billings, Naomi LaViolette, Chris Harris, Carlswell [now CARLSON WELLS] (NICOLE WELLS and TIFFANY CARLSON)...“Sisters Nicole and Tiffany began singing together at an early age, traveling across the country wearing handmade matching outfits on stage. They have dropped the matching attire but have held on to their well-blended vocal harmonies while playing guitar, mandolin and violin.”, NICOLE WELLS, John Rankin, Justin Jude...westcoastsongwriters.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting songwriters to grow creatively, individually, and professionally....The NW Chapter volunteer director is Portland singer-songwriter/musician Daniel Work...”

"On February 25th, the VPA sponsored the Small Town, Big Talent Contest. It was impressive to see such a wide array of talent from our community...The contestants who performed that night were selected from a larger pool of entrants and all were up for the challenge and had a love for what they do. Audience members texted their winning choices and a distinguished panel of judges cast their votes...Winners..(first through third place, respectively).. Adult category winners were CARLSWELL [Now named Carlson Wells, consisting of Nicole Wells and Tiffany Carlson], the Christensen Brothers and Megan Phrem...We are very thankful to everyone who participated, attended, and gave of their time and expertise to make the show such a success. "