NORA COLLINS RELEASES HOLIDAY EP IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS
NASHVILLE – Light as a snowflake and sweet as a sugar cookie, Nora Collins’voice is a perfect fit for the holidays on her new EP, It Must Be Christmas, available at all online retailers now.
“I love Christmas,” Collins enthused. “It’s my favorite time of the year and holiday music has always been a big part of all our family celebrations. So, recording this EP felt very natural – even when I was singing about snow and it was 90 degrees outside.”
The EP, which is produced by MV2 Entertainment General Manager Tony Harrell, features contemporary and holiday classics such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Last Christmas,” “Merry Christmas Darling,” and “Silent Night” along with two songs that were co-written by Collins, “Christmas Kiss” and the title cut, which captures the heart of the holidays. Listen to the EP here.
It Must Be Christmas follows her successful self-titled MV2 Entertainment debut with the popular single, “Guess I Woulda Known by Now,” which was singled out by respected music critic and published historian Bob Oermann.
It’s been a big year. Collins was tapped to judge auditions for “American Idol” in her hometown of Milwaukee. Country Living spotlighted her “stunning vocals” in several online features including a “Country Living Coffeehouse” acoustic performance. She won her fourth consecutive Best of Milwaukee Award for Female Vocalist, and made her second consecutive performance during Milwaukee’s Best Country radio powerhouse, WMIL-FM 106.1 Class of 2017 sold out concert event sharing the stage with Maren Morris, Brett Young, and Tucker Beathard. Collins has toured extensively in 2017 and has additional dates coming up with Keith Anderson and Brandy Clark. Check her schedule here.
In Nashville, she has played at industry institutions The Bluebird and CMA Music Festival. She has also had the opportunity to support causes she believes in including Jockey Being Family, which provides care packages for adopting families, and the Alzheimer’s Association, which named her a Champion for the Southeastern Wisconsin region.
“It’s been an amazing year – and I’m so appreciative – and this EP is the perfect way to cap off 2017 while I look ahead to more new music in 2018,” Collins said.
It Must Be Christmas Track List:
- “It Must Be Christmas” (Nora Collin”s, Robert Arthur)
- “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram)
- “Christmas Kiss” (Collins, Arthur)
- “Last Christmas” (George Michael)
- “Merry Christmas Darling” (Richard Carpenter, Frank Pooler)
- “Silent Night” (Public Domain; Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr))
More about Nora Collins: In addition to the winning the 2016 Best of Milwaukee Award for Female Vocalist, Collins was recognized as Best Female Vocalist and Best Acoustic Musician in 2013-2015. She has received eight Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award nominations including three wins as the 2014 WAMI Singer/Songwriter of the Year and two consecutive wins as WAMI Rising Star (2012, 2013).
Selected for CMT’s Artist Discovery campaign, Collins has already earned attention and accolades on the road playing more than 200 shows a year for each of the past five years. A seasoned performer at 23, Collins has opened for artists including Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi, Jana Kramer, Josh Turner, David Nail, Michael Ray, Raelynn, Cassadee Pope, High Valley, and more.