As the 2015 winner of the BC Country Music Association/Music BC Artist Development Project and with her 2016 EP, Come Find Me, Lisa Nicole is on her way to becoming the West Coast darling of the Canadian country music scene.
Defined by story-driven lyrics fused with a modern country sound and a carefree stage presence, Lisa Nicole has earned warm admiration from fans and deep respect from industry peers and players alike who value her tireless work ethic, her fun-loving personality, and her growing accomplishments as a true musical self-starter.
Hailing from the mountains and nature of small-town Castlegar, British Columbia, Lisa Nicole grew up hunting, fishing, camping and embracing country music. As her authentic country upbringing was sprinkled with the sweet sounds of Shania Twain, Martina McBride, and the Dixie Chicks, Lisa Nicole discovered her own love of singing at the age of 8. By 15, she was playing regular jam sessions at Kootenay-area bars, which required her to be escorted on and off stage due to her underage status.
After high school, Lisa Nicole followed her musical ambitions to Selkirk College of Contemporary Music and Technology, completing a Songwriting and Performance diploma with a Major in Vocals.
In 2013, Lisa Nicole made a strong entrance into the Canadian country music industry with her debut EP, It Got Ugly. She promoted the release with a coast-to-coast radio tour, including a showcase at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Awards. Industry recognition followed with two 2014 Kootenay Music Awards for “Album of the Year” and “Best Country Act”, along with 2014 BC Country Music Association Award nominations for the “Ray McAuley Horizon Award” and “Music Video of the Year”.
As Lisa Nicole’s career upswing sent her to the mainstages of Sunfest, Rockin’ River Fest, The Calgary Stampede, Sturgis North Music Fest, Canadian Music Week and the Cloverdale Rodeo, she enjoyed a banner year in 2015. To go along with a pair of nominations for Female Vocalist and Country Club Act of the Year at the 2015 BC Country Music Awards, she emerged as the winner of the BCCMA/Music BC Artist Development Project. Included in the prizing was a songwriting trip to Nashville and a spot in the Canada’s Music Incubator 10-week ‘Artist Entrepreneur Program’ in Toronto.
Lisa Nicole’s hot streak manifested into the 2016 release of her sophomore EP, Come Find Me, produced by Tom McKillip and Carly McKillip. Inspired by Lisa Nicole’s own personal experiences, the EP has been supported by a Canadian tour, two radio singles, a 2017 Canadian Music Week Showcase and a return to Nashville, which saw Lisa Nicole share an impromptu stage performance with Keith Urban at a pop-up concert. As Lisa Nicole lives out her inspiring musical journey, fans new and old continue to discover the talents of this Canadian country music gem.