Nora Collins

Nora Collins

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
SoloCountrySinger/Songwriter

I am a singer/songwriter of Country music. I love to perform share my personal stories. My video is on ZUUS Country. I'm the 2013 2012 WAMI Rising Star 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee. 2013 2X Best of Milwaukee music winner. I'm working very hard to make the impossible possible!

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Biography

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 industrys 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 to her credit.

Nora is a hard working performer having averaged over 200 appearances annually for the last three years. She has opened for national performers including: Josh Turner, 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.

Contact me at: nora@noracollins.com

Lyrics

Dimples Filled With Lies

Written By: Nora Collins

Dimples Filled With Lies
Music and lyrics by
Nora Collins

V1: unreliable, immature, all those adjectives and worse/ talked down to me/ made me cry/ countless times/tell me why/ it’s a mystery/ how I loved you baby…

Chorus: Maybe it was that perfect smile/ big brown eyes/ dimples filled with lies/ knew what to say/ just what to do/ to make me come back /knock on your door/ but not anymore.

V2: devilish tendencies hidden by charm/ should’ve known you’d do me harm/ filled my head with lies/ had me hypnotized/ countless times/ tell me why/ it’s no mystery/ I loved you baby...

Chorus

Bridge: oh no/ no more/ I let my heart rule my head/ believed every word you said/ it hurts to get burned/ here’s the lesson I’ve learned..... Don’t trust that perfect smile/ big brown eyes/ dimples filled with lies.....

Chorus

End: oh no/ no more/ your dimples were filled with lies

Copyright 2010 Nora Collins
Mailed to self: August 10, 2010

First Heartbreak

Written By: Nora Collins

First Heartbreak
Music and Lyrics by:
Nora Collins

Verse 1: Burn the letters you wrote me/ take off the bracelet you gave me/ but the memory of you still lingers here/ tears keep rolling down my checks/ pains too much for me…

Chorus: First heartbreak/ my love you wouldn’t take/ guess I wasn’t right for you/ first heartbreak/ there’s repairs to make/ but there’s no getting over you/ first heartbreak

Verse 2: Fake a smile/ hold the tears back/ pretend I’m alright/ don’t want you back/ can you tell it’s all an act/ the moment you walk out the room/ my eyes swell with tears over you…

(Chorus)

Bridge: and there’s no getting over/ no getting over/ no getting over you/ oh ooo woah oh…. First heartbreak/ my love you wouldn’t take/ guess I wasn’t right for you

Chorus:

Copyright 2010 Nora Collins
Mailed to self: August 10, 2010

Run Away With Me

Written By: Nora Collins

Run Away With Me
Music and Lyrics by:
Nora Collins

V1: close your eyes/ let me kiss you/ promise you’ll be mine/ take my hand/ never let go/ just you and me/ here tonight....

Chorus: Hey let’s run away/ hey let’s run away/ together we can find who we’re meant to be/ so take my hand/ run away with me...

V2: Pull me in/ oh so close/ don’t you ever let me go/ forever and ever/ I could spend in your arms...

Chorus

Bridge: Don’t know how I’d live without you/ like air I breathe oh I need you/ so let’s take a chance/ take my hand...

Instrumental

Bridge: Don’t know how I’d live without you/ like air I breathe oh I need you/ so let’s take a chance/ take my hand...

Chorus

Copyright 2010 Nora Collins
Mailed to self: August 10, 2010

Harley

Written By: Nora Collins

v1:

speed limit sign/ says 45
you're going over 60

cuz no one's around /in this sleepy town
but you and me baby

late night ride/ holding on tight/
to your body

feels so right/ on the back of your bike /
where ya gonna take me tonight

Chorus:
Like a rocket on the road
Baby lets go
Take me down every back road

Till the stars fade away at dawn
Let's live like a country song

Ooooooooo
Ooooooooo

But I don't know if I’m in love with you baby
But you’re sure driving me crazy
Riding on/ on the back of your Harley

v2:

you know I like/ your dangerous side
being wild and free

and I know you like/ the moon shining bright
calling me your baby

rev it up/ kick up some dust
let's get crazy

come on boy/ don't ya disappoint
where ya gonna take me tonight

Chorus:
Like a rocket on the road
Baby lets go
Take me down every back road

Till the stars fade away at dawn
Let's live like a country song

Ooooooooo
Ooooooooo

But I don't know if I’m in love with you baby
But you’re sure driving me crazy
Riding on/ on the back of your Harley

BRIDGE:

Let's make some moonlight memories
Underneath a midnight summer sky
Tell me baby
Have you ever
Felt so alive?

Chorus:
Like a rocket on the road
Baby lets go
Take me down every back road

Till the stars fade away at dawn
Let's live like a country song.....

Like a rocket on the road
Baby lets go
Take me down every back road

Till the stars fade away at dawn
Let's live like a country song

Ooooooooo
Ooooooooo

But I don't know if I’m in love with you baby
But you’re sure driving me crazy
Riding on/ on the back of your Harley

Discography

Full Length CD's
2013 Only The Beginning
2011 Run Away With Me
2009 Red Chuck Taylors

Benefit CD Compilations
2013 donated track to "This Time Together" CD to benefit This Time Tomorrow Foundation
2011 donated track to "There's A Drought" CD to benefit African drought victims

Set List

I perform solo with my Acoustic Guitar.
I play about 30% originals and a cover mix of country/pop; including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Adele