Nora Collins

Nora Collins

 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
SoloCountrySinger/Songwriter

Artist/Writer at MV2 Entertainment.

Biography

With hundreds of performances, Nora Collins has quickly gained recognition as an award-winning performer, songwriter and recording artist.

Nora took a big step in her career when she signed a Publishing and Artist Development deal with MV2 Entertainment in Nashville, TN in March 2016.  MV2 (Mission, Vision, Values) was formed by industry veterans Clay Myers and Tony Harrell along with James Archer and the executive team of Blake Gage and Harold Johnson. The company’s focus is innovative solutions in the ever-changing landscape of the music industry.

“I am honored to be joining the MV2 Entertainment family,” says Nora. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with and learn from such well respected industry professionals like Clay Myers and Tony Harrell. It’s exciting to be a part of a team that is passionate about helping their writers and artists achieve success through values based on faith and integrity.”

Clay Myers, MV2 Creative Director, shares, “I have been following Nora’s growth as an artist and a writer for over a year. She truly has the right stuff to succeed in this very competitive industry.  Many great opportunities are coming to this extremely talented young lady.”

“I’m so thrilled to have Nora at MV2. She is a talented and driven artist with a compelling voice,” said Tony Harrell, MV2 General Manager.

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 the 2015,  2014 AND 2013 Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee Awards and was awarded the 2013 Beloit  International Film Festival + Music “Best Singer/Songwriter.”

Nora is very honored and proud to be named a Champion for the South Eastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Nora is a hard working performer having averaged over 200 appearances annually for the last five years. She has opened for national performers including: Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap, Phil Vassar, Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi, Jana Kramer, Ashley Monre,  Josh Thompson, Josh Turner, David Nail, Michael Ray, Raelynn, Sawyer Brown, Cassadee Pope, Mickey Guyton, Mo Pitney, Clare Dunn, 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 four albums and has dozens of original songs to her credit. Her new album, “My Radio” consists of 7 tracks, all written or co-written by Nora.  In contrast to her previous CD which was an all-acoustic effort, “My Radio” was recorded with a full band of Nashville’s finest musicians.  Her new CD captures Nora’s unique vocal quality that is both sensitive and upbeat.  Every track is radio friendly and much like her personality “My Radio” brings a positive energy that you will want to add to your Summer playlist.

“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 videos “My Radio” and “Dimples Filled With Lies” airing on Zuus Country cable channel. 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.