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September 28, 2015

Hey Everybody! Farewell Angelina will be at the Timber Lake Resort (Margarita Bar Stage) - Mount Carroll, Il

Hey Everybody! Farewell Angelina will be at the Timber Lake Resort (Margarita Bar Stage) - Mount Carroll, Il this Saturday night Oct 3rd 7-10pm. On Sunday Oct 4th from 2:30-4:30pm they will be performing @ The Sully Square Park ~ Sully, Iowa. Come support our Veterans!

Farewell Angelina
September 28, 2015

A great night at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville AL! A big thank you to Jim Parker for a great evening!

Megan Conner and Nicole

Megan Conner and Nicole

Jim Parker, Danny Wells, Megan Conner, Nicole & Mark Lonsway

Jim Parker, Danny Wells, Megan Conner, Nicole & Mark Lonsway
August 15, 2015

Farewell Angelina Hits the Road for Their Midwest "Shotgun Summer" Tour

They will be at Kanza Hall ~ Overland Parl, KS August 20th Tickets are $10 at the door. CAA artist Gracie Schram will be the special guest that night.



The show starts at Old Setts ~ Lynnville Iowa at 7:30pm Friday August 21, 2015.



Farewell will end the tour in TIGER country in Columbia MO. The show starts at 8pm at the Bridge on 1022 East Walnut. Tickets are $5 at the door.

July 26, 2015

This past Thursday night, Farewell Angelina taped a special session for PBS at the historic Sun Studio

Farewell Angelina @ Sun Studio ~ Memphis TN (Pictured from left to right - Nicole Witt, Frank Gagliardi, Andrea Young, Jeff Davidson, Jared Kneale, Lisa Torres, Elizabeth Elkins and Charles Longoria)

This past Thursday night, Farewell Angelina taped a special session for PBS at the historic Sun Studio. It will air on PBS in select markets in the spring of 2016. This studio is where Elvis, Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bonnie, Grace Potter, U2 and many other artists recorded iconic records, radio and TV specials.

special session for PBS
July 06, 2015

Farewell Angelina is to play along with Rod Stewart, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, and others at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival this Sunday the 12th!

Farewell Angelina is headed to PE, Canada for the Cavendish Beach Music Festival!!!! Keith Urban, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Rod Stewart and others!!!!!!

They will be playing 3 times next Sunday July 12th:

  • 1:30pm The Kitchen Stage
  • 5:30pm VIP Stage
  • 8:15pm The Gahan House Stage

Cavendish Beach Music Festival

July 04, 2015

Thursday night July 9, Nicole be joining the beautiful & talented Ms. Kayleigh O'Connor for a special night of stories and songs at The Music Room 7:30pm ~ Halifax, Nova Scotia (w/special guest Andrea Young). SOLD OUT!!!!

Songwriters int the Rpund

Nicole cowrote and coproduced this track below called Black and White.

Kayleigh’s video Black and White

Happy 4th of July!

June 20, 2015

Farewell Angelina set to record a PBS taping “Live at Sun Studios” in Memphis TN July 23rd!

Farewell Angelina set to record a PBS taping “Live at Sun Studios” in Memphis TN July 23rd. Some of the people that have recorded there originally: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins. Folks that have recorded there more recently: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jakob Dylan & Justin Townes Earle.

PBS special
June 04, 2015

Nicole’s song Trains I Missed was “Song of the Year” in 2011

Nicole’s song Trains I Missed was “Song of the Year” in 2011 at the International Bluegrass Awards held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville TN. Below is the press release for Balsam Range. They are being honored in their home state of North Carolina this Wednesday June 10. Way to go guys!!!


State of North Carolina to honor the achievements of Balsam Range
Friends and fans are invited to the NC State Capitol in Raleigh on June 10

Balsm Range
North Carolina’s own multi-award winning bluegrass band, Balsam Range will be honored in Raleigh on June 10.
(Pictured L-R: Tim Surrett, Marc Pruett, Caleb Smith, Buddy Melton, Darren Nicholson)


Nashville, Tenn. --- Multi-award-winning acoustic band, Balsam Range, will receive official praise from both the House and Senate of the State of North Carolina on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Balsam Range is the current International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year Winner. The band is signed to NC record label, Mountain Home Music Company, an imprint of the Crossroads Label Group.

The public is invited to share in the festivities as these five N.C. artists are collectively celebrated with a Representative Statement and a Senatorial Statement honoring Balsam Range’s significant accomplishments, awards, and its contribution to the musical legacy and lore of the region, sponsored by Senator Jim Davis and Representative Joe Sam Queen.

The band's 2010 release TRAINS I MISSED brought in a #1 hit and Bluegrass Song of the Year award for its title track. PAPERTOWN (2012) built on that momentum with five consecutive months as the #1 album on Bluegrass radio, and won the 2013 IBMA Album of the Year award.

A reception and live performance will begin at noon on Wednesday, June 10th with all state legislators and staff, the media and public invited. The band is expected to meet privately with Gov. Pat McCrory and Lt. Governor Dan Forest in Senate Chambers prior to the official reading of the Statements on the Senate and House floors.

Five gifted artists comprise the band. Fiddler and singer, Buddy Melton, is the reigning IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, and singer/bass player Tim Surrett was honored at the annual IBMA awards with the Mentor Award for his work and dedication to young artists. Grammy award winner, Marc Pruett provides precision on banjo. Singer and guitarist, as well as skilled luthier, Caleb Smithdelivers jazz-infused guitar, and Darren Nicholson provides vocals and mandolin mastery. All five band members reside in Western North Carolina’s Haywood County.

May 14, 2015

Farewell Angelina to headline 2 shows on 30A Memorial Weekend!

Farewell Angelina to headline 2 shows on 30A Memorial Weekend! FA plays Baytowne Wharf ~ Sandestin, FL on Saturday night May 23 & The Bowery - Santa Rosa Beach, FL on May 24th @ 8pm.

To get tickets for the Sunday night show Click Here!

Farewell Angelina
April 22, 2015

Farewell Angelina just finished a project with Jen Ketner (Ryan Kinder) and Keith Stegall (Zac Brown, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Aaron Watson).

Farewell Angelina just finished a project with Jen Ketner (Ryan Kinder) and Keith Stegall (Zac Brown, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Aaron Watson). Their very first show in Nashville will be May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) 7:00pm at The Basement East. 917 Woodland Street. They will be sharing some of the music off the project being released this summer.

Farewell Angelina at The Basement
April 20, 2015

Farewell Angelina sings the National Anthem!

Farewell Angelina sings the National Anthem at the Opening Weekend of the Keeneland Horse Races - Versailles KY.

The winner of the Farewell Angelina cover contest is Jen Foster!

The winner of the Farewell Angelina cover contest is Jen Foster. She thought Farewell Angelina should cover Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush”.

April 13, 2015

Memphis friends, Farewell Angelina is coming your way this Sat night!

Memphis friends, Farewell Angelina is coming your way this Sat night! We are playing at the historic Lafayette's Music Room. Come hang with us and bring all your friends!!! 7:30pm


Layaette's Time
February 31, 2015

Farewell Angelina set to sing the National Anthem for the Opening weekend at Keeneland Horse Race!

Farewell Angelina set to sing the National Anthem for the Opening weekend at Keeneland Horse Race!
Saturday April 4 @ 12:00pm EDT

4201 Versailles Rd.
Lexington, Kentucky 40510

Keeneland Horse Race
February 23, 2015

Farewell Angelina is the Featured Artist this month at Rock On Together!

Farewell Angelina
February 20, 2015

Farewell Angelina is featured on the front page of the Ft. Walton Sun Jan 2015!

Farewell Ange;lina in the news

Nicole will be playing the famous Bluebird Cafe Saturday night March 7th @ 6:30pm.

Nicole will be playing the famous Bluebird Cafe Saturday night March 7th @ 6:30pm. In the round with her is good friend James Casto , Season 7’s The Voice, James David Carter & Bill Kahler. Tickets will go on sale March 2nd at

Bluebird Cafe
February 05, 2015

Farewell Angelina has been busy touring a bunch of the Southeast the last 3 weeks.

Below are some live video clips from their shows. Come find them and say hello on FB!!

January 20, 2015

Nicole releases Songwriter Sessions today! Click Here!

The Songwriter Sessions is a collection of songs from Nicole’s country catalog. She called this project the Songwriter Sessions because these songs were written with the intention for other artists to cut and record. Two of these songs, “Merica (Kenny Rogers - You Can’t Make Old Friends) and “Growing Her Wings” (Lauren Alaina - Wildflower) have already been recorded. She wanted to also record a Nicole Witt “raw” version of these songs. Not much track - just a lot of heart. Pete Sallis, a long time friend of Nicole’s coproduced the album.

Nicole’s old childhood friend Melanie Thompson, designed this cover.

Songwriter Sessions Front Cover     Songwriter Sessions Back Cover
January 19, 2015

1 More Day!!!! Nicole's Songwriter Sessions Releases Tomorrow!

1 more day!!!! Nicole's new country project Songwriter Sessions releases tomorrow. Get your copy now. Click Here

Songwriter Sessions
January 17, 2015

3 days until the release of Songwriter Sessions!

You can get your copy now. Click here

Songwriter Sessions
January 15, 2015

Nicole's new record Songwriter Sessions set to release this Tuesday, January 20, 2015!

Nicole is SO excited to share her new project. Songwriter Sessions is a country project coproduced with Pete Sallis. Melanie Thompson, a childhood friend of Nicole's designed the cover art.

Songwriter Sessions
January 12, 2015

Nicole is excited to announce her inclusion in the 30A Songwriting Festival again this weekend!!


  • Fri: The Bowery on 30A w/ Kyle Jacobs & Billy Montana @ 9:30pm
  • Sat: Rosemary Beach Town Hall ~ Farewell Angelina @ 7pm
  • Sat: The Lakehouse w/Gretchen Peters, Alan Rhody & Pierce Pettis @ 8:30pm
  • Sun: Caliza w/Brian White, Karyn Williams & Phil Madeira
  • Sun: Caliza ~ Farewell Angelina @ 7:30pm

Weekend Line-up

230 performances by 150 artists on 25 stages! Download
schedule* by VENUE Download schedule* by ARTIST
*Festival schedule is always subject to change with or
without notice.


January 11, 2015

The 1st Songwriters' Retreat held this weekend in Pigeon Forge was a blast!

The 1st Songwriters' Retreat held this weekend in Pigeon Forge was a blast! So many new friends and so many great songs! Thanks again to all who came. Thanks to Christa Wells for co-hosting this event with me. Thanks to Cindy Morse ( my mama) for cooking for us all. Details for the 2nd Songwriters’ Retreat coming soon...

Songwriters Retreat
January 04, 2015

There are lots of new live videos posted today, including a cover of Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive".

Check out our YouTube page and subscribe to get all the latest videos!

Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina from Nashville, Tennessee. Little Big Town meets the Dixie Chicks.

December 28, 2014

Farewell Angelina is on their after Christmas tour through Oklahoma and Missouri with stops in Miami OK, Springfield MO and St. Louis MO

They stopped at Joplin MO’s Country Station 102.5 and chatted with MJ. Here is a clip below:

If you are in the Springfield or St. Louis areas come on out!!

Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina
December 18, 2014

An Introduction to Farewell Angelina The Band

Click Here to visit YouTube to leave a reply and see more videos.

December 12, 2014

30 new Farewell Angelina dates added for 2015!

Nicole and her band of sisters will be hitting the road in 2015 coming to a town near you. Check The Places page for our upcomming tour dates.

Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina
November 15, 2014

Tomorrow night Farewell Angelina will join the Farm Outside The Ordinary for a night of music and fun in Tallahassee, Florida. Show starts at 6pm! Angelina is set to play!


Farewell Angelina
October 27, 2014

Nicole is excited to announce her inclusion in this year’s prestigious 30A Songwriters Festival held the weekend of Jan 16-18.

30A Song writers Festival

Artists confirmed for this festival are:

Graham Nash, Indigo Girls, Leon Russell, Jason Isbell, Shawn Mullins, Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket). Jeffrey Steele, Chely Wright, Bobby Bare Jr., Steve Poltz, Angaleena Presley, Over the Rhine, Jesse Harris, Mary Gauthier, Hayes Carll, Bob Schneider, Ellis Paul, Allison Moorer, Deana Carter and Peter Karp & Sue Foley. Vicki Peterson and Susan Cowsill (Psycho Sisters), Charlie Mars, Randall Bramlett, Old Salt Union, Gabriel Kelley, Brigitte DeMeyer, Will Kimbrough, Craig Fuller (Pure Prairie League), Rusty Young (Poco), David Olney, Grant Peeples, Pete Sallis, The Smokin' Novas, David Berkeley, Jeff Black, Crystal Bowersox, Callaghan, Grayson Capps, Adron, Robbie Hecht, Ruston Kelly, Phil Madeira, Mark D. Sanders, Jonathan Singleton, Jeremy Stover, Tommy Talton, Reed Waddle, Daphne Willis, Webb Wilder, Nicole Witt, Alan Rhody, Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers, Gretchen Peters, Billy Montana, Season Ammons, Marc Beeson, Cory Branan, Eliot Bronson, Diane Durrett, Griffin House, Ryan Hurd, Jemina & Selina, Jaren Johnston, Ruston Kelly, Tony Lane, Brandon Lay, Emily Lynch, Hunter Phelps, Jameson Rodgers, The Shuggah Pies, Sugarcane Jane, Cooper Carter & the Royal Senders, Hannah Thomas, Pierce Pettis, Willie Sugarcapps and many more!

This is an event not to miss. Book your tickets in advance here:

October 08, 2014

Nicole and Christa to perform at the Sold Out GMA/UTR show at the Rutledge ~ Nashville, TN this Wednesday night Oct 8, 2014 @7pm.

Joining Witt and Wells will be:

  • JJ Heller
  • Andrew Peterson
  • Andrew Osenga
  • The Gray Havens
  • Cindy Morgan
  • Andrew Greer

The Rutledge
October 07, 2014

We are excited to announce that Nicole has been nominated for GMA/Dove "Country Song of the Year"

The GMA awards will be hosted tomorrow night Oct 7, 2014 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Nicole has been nominated in the category of “Country Song of the Year” along with her longtime friend and musical partner Christa Wells. The song “Only Jesus” recorded by Point of Grace, was Witt and Wells first collaboration in Jan of 2007. They are very honored to be nominated for this prestigious award. Good luck ladies!!

September 09, 2014

Today Country Super Star Lee Brice Has Released His New Album "I Don’t Dance”

Nicole cowrote Track No. 11 "Airport Song” with Lee Brice and Joe Leathers. The song was a true story and happened to Leathers 2 months prior to writing this song. The writers were on a retreat in Rosemary Beach and cowrote this song in 2008. 61/2 years later, the song found it’s way onto Lee’s next album. "I Don’t Dance” the lead single, has already gone to the #1 slot on country radio. It is also up from Song of the Year at the CMA’s in November. Lee’s album "I Don’t Dance” releases to today on ITUNES, Amazon etc. Below is part of the review from CMTChat live. Click this link below for the full article

Kyle Jacobs, Lee Brice, Joe Leathers and Nicole Witt

The writer’s retreat at Rosemary Beach, FL pic (Kyle Jacobs, Lee Brice, Joe Leathers and Nicole Witt)

Lee BriceLee Brice’s new album I Don’t Dance has been released. The fifteen-track offering has been highly-anticipated by Brice fans and country music fans alike, considering the overwhelming success of the debut single and title track from the project. Lucky for fans, they needn’t wait until September 9th to get a taste of what Brice is serving up with his next album, as the stream of the album was made available today (and can be found below).

Brice’s I Don’t Dance is a versatile collection of songs that range from power ballads to country rock, flawlessly accomplishing the task at hand and keeping listeners interested in what’s coming next. Songs like "Always the Only One” and "That Don’t Sound Like You” are deceiving at their inceptions, starting with quiet, simple instrumentation and exploding into faster tempo rock-influenced tracks, while "Hard to Figure Out,” "Panama City,” and "Whiskey Used to Burn” rely mostly on Brice’s gritty and gorgeous vocals to tell stories and evoke specific moods.

The album opens with Brice’s Number 1 hit and the title track of the album, "I Don’t Dance,” a soft, meaningful song which is a great warmup for the remainder of the album and the ride on which listeners are about to experience. Throughout the album, Brice takes his fans up, down, and on twists and turns, sprinkling humor, excitement, sadness, longing, humbleness, and vulnerability around every corner.Undoubtedly, Brice’s fans will be excited to find the comedic "Girls in Bikinis” (a song that grew legs on its own and ran rampant all summer) tucked safely in the middle of the album, surrounded by meaningful and emotional songs, providing an intermission before segueing into the half of the album that contains the most thought-provoking material. As stated previously in our review of the catchy song we heard during #ChevyCMA at SiriusXM The Highway’s studio, "[w]ith its catchy beat, comedic lyrics, and clever inclusion of a recognizable part of a hit song, [Brice's] fun, light-hearted ode to half-naked women is comprised of the equation for success.”

Other highlights on the album include "Hard to Figure Out (The Airport Song),” which is an inspirational song about appreciating what you have and recognizing that there are other people out there who are hurting more and more in need. The track encourages us not to take things for granted and to look beyond the tunnel vision of our own temporary problems and peripherally notice those around us and their struggles. The first chorus goes: "Just thank God for everything you’ve got, I felt so stupid being mad after seeing her so sad. I need to check my heart, I need to watch my mouth, have a little more faith, a little less doubt, it ain’t that hard to figure out.” The song will make you take a step back, reevaluate your life, and give thanks for the small things that you tend to overlook as you flow through your daily routine.

If fans are looking for a perfect follow-up to Hard 2 Love, they will not be disappointed in what Brice is delivering. The wait for new music was definitely worthwhile, as Brice is bringing to the table a wide array of flavors; all of which you will want to savor and revisit for another taste.

Check out Lee Brice’s I Don’t Dance below and click the iTunes banner to pre-order the new album, releasing next Tuesday, September 9th. Also, don’t forget to join #CMchat ( on Monday night, September 8th, as we help Lee Brice celebrate the release of his album with a special Twitterview at 6pmPT/9pmET!

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August 04, 2014

Nicole cowrites "Be The Change”, the debut single for BEC artist Shuree Rivera impacting this Friday August 8, 2014!


The Chicago-based artist’s label debut "Be The Change" will be releasing August 8, 2014. Shuree’s music is geared to inspire young people to live passionately, purposefully and powerfully for God in today’s society.

Shuree’s a powerful singer, a talented songwriter and an inspiring advocate for at-risk youth, but growing up in a broken home in Columbus, Ohio, Shuree’s future was anything but secure. Her young life was scarred by domestic violence and addiction among her family members, which led to hardship around every corner and culminated in the loss of her younger sister to a drug overdose.

Although her life has been filled with much heartbreak, Shuree’s positive attitude is due in part to powerful mentors who stepped in to fill the gaps left by Shuree’s tumultuous home life. Her past has also given her a heart for teen girls and reaching other hurting young women. However, her goal is to create music that isn’t just for one age group but to deliver hope.

"A lot of people have lost hope, have lost purpose, and I can speak life into that," shares Shuree of her message and music. "My story is what God has called me to share and the music is my avenue for doing that. I’m so passionate about reaching girls because I know where I might be without my godmother and mentor."

In fulfilling her calling, Shuree is partnering with organizations that are likeminded in ministry. She is proud to align herself with the wonderful work of Mercy Ministries, a faith-based residential program for woman ages 13-28, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Knowing firsthand with her sister’s story, Shuree understands the importance of an organization like Mercy in the role of young girls’ lives. Today, Shuree is debuting a music video for her song from her independent release "One Girl Can Change The World" on the organization’s site. Click on the image below to see the empowering and upbeat video.

Her debut radio single "Be The Change" is a rousing anthem to inspire others to not just sit back, but to do something positive that could impact others for Christ, and that’s what she is committed to doing. As her career has continued on its upward trajectory, Shuree’s pop sound has matured and her message has become more strategic. Each song is grounded in scripture, and she’s not afraid to make her beliefs known. In the midst of it all, her passion for God and for life shines through.

Shuree’s label debut follows her successful independent release "One Girl Can Change the World" in 2012. With the launch of her indie project, Shuree travelled from church to church for the last two years, spreading her word of change and encouraging people that with God’s help, we can be powerful and make a difference. The music itself was so popular that a remix EP followed. Soon after, her infectious pop grooves with a message caught the attention of BEC Recordings.

August 03, 2014

We are God’s Hands and Feet

I wanted to share this morning a song that I recorded with Christa Wells called Visible Invisible. We are God’s hands and feet. In the turmoil, mess, darkness, the world, whatever name we have for it, God and his words are THE only thing that stand. Ann Voskamp is an author/speaker/humanitarian/mother and friend to me. You can find her everyday speaking the truth at

Nicole and Christa Wells

"Visible Invisible" - More Than Rubies

Ann Voskamp writes, "It’s Sunday now & you read the headlines of disease & war & yet all over the Church is gathering now, the world needs us now, & this song beats out the heart of worship this...

July 13, 2014

Mama's Blue Dress is playing the Alys Beach Summer Concert Series this Wednesday night July 16th

So excited that Mama's Blue Dress is playing the Alys Beach Summer Concert Series this Wednesday night July 16th. Music starts at 7pm. Bring your blanket and sit under the stars!!

Summer Concerts

This Friday night July 18th at Grayton Beach Bar & Grill ~ 7:30pm. In The Round with Nicole Witt, Elizabeth Elkins & Andrea Young.

June 10, 2014

Nicole Co-writes A Song On Lee Brice's Third Studio Album, To Be Released 9/9/2014

Country star Lee Brice announces his third studio album to be released 9/9/2014. His interview in Rolling Stone magazine is below. Nicole has a song that she co-wrote with Lee Brice and Joe Leathers that will be on the record. Congrats Nicole!!

Lee Brice

June 9, 2014 8:00 AM ET

"I'm a terrible dancer," Lee Brice tells Rolling Stone Country with a laugh. "I remember a fifth grade dance where they were picking out kids to come dance on stage. This was when MC Hammer was popular, and I thought, 'I can do that.' So I got up there and did the MC Hammer, and I looked so stupid!"

The country star still shudders at that awkward trip down memory lane and swears there's now only one person who can drag him onto a dance floor: his wife, Sara. The South Carolina native wrote his current single, "I Don't Dance," for his bride and originally meant for it only to be used as the first dance at their wedding. But he quickly realized he had a hit on his hands and not only released it to radio but also decided to title his upcoming album after the musical love letter, he reveals exclusively to Rolling Stone Country, along with its release date: September 9th. (See the I Don't Dance album cover art below.)

"Sara is an amazing dancer — it's the sexiest thing I've ever seen. And when she says, 'Baby, let's dance,' it's so intimidating. But just for her, I'll do it," Brice says of the title track's inspiration. He adds that calling the whole album I Don't Dance is also symbolic of his refusal to "dance in the box of Nashville."

The project is, without a doubt, the singer's most outside-of-the-box to date, as it infuses more rock, pop, soul and blues into his signature country sound. Brice also took sonic leaps in co-producing the album, recording the nostalgic love song, "Panama City" live with all musicians gathered around one piano, and playing almost every instrument himself — and whistling — on the frisky "Girls in Bikinis," which also sees him channeling a little Mick Jagger, looping in a line from "Honky Tonk Women."

"One thing I tried to do on this record is a lot of classic sounds, like on Bruno Mars' record, but with a lot of hip sounds that he just created in his mind, or whatever it may have been. I love putting classic steel guitar with a classic banjo — all those sounds meshed with new sounds I created in my head."

"Closer," which Brice co-wrote with Jerrod Niemann and Jon Stone, is perhaps the best example of a successful marriage of two very different sounds. The writing buddies were inspired by a riff on an old blues record and ran with that idea to another musical ballpark.

"We heard this raunchy, blues-driven guitar tone and said, 'Let's write something that feels like that,'" Brice recalls. "We wrote a verse, and then our brains just slipped into this old Nineties country chorus. We mixed an old blues song with country. I loved it but thought, 'Is this too weird?' So I played it for Sara, and she said it was the sexiest thing she'd heard in a long time."

Both melodically and lyrically, Brice continues to dodge being pigeonholed as a balladeer — and succeeds. Sure, his biggest hits are also his most sentimental ("A Woman Like You," "I Drive Your Truck" and the record-breaking song he co-wrote for Garth Brooks, "More Than a Memory," just to name a few), but he has always balanced the passionate with the playful and went to particularly great lengths on Dance to continue doing so.

"I've been sequencing this record for a year and a half. Every night, I lie in bed and think about sequencing this album," he says, rolling his eyes. "I don't know why I'm so obsessed with that, but I love records that flow and never lose you. It's like going to a Garth Brooks show. He will come out and do four or five uptempos, and then the show rests…. And then he comes back out, in your face again. A record should be that way, too."

Lee Brice's I Don't Dance, his third album on Curb Records, is out September 9th.

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Lee Brice I Don't Dance

May 05, 2014

Some Photos From Our 4 Day Tour Through Georgia & Florida

Tallahassee - The Space at Feather Oaks 04/27/2014 Photo by Terri Smith Photography
Tallahassee - The Space at Feather Oaks 04/27/2014  Photo by Terri Smith Photography

Mama's Blue Dress

Nicole Witt
Opening for Loretta Lynn at Mill Town Music Hall - Breman GA 04/25/2014
Loretta Lynn

Vanessa Olivarez, Loretta Lynn, and Nicole in the Greenroom

Opening for Loretta Lynn at Mill Town Music Hall Vanessa’s crowd selfie - Mill Town Music Hall - Breman GA

Mama's Blue Dress Opening for Loretta Lynn

Here's Vanessa
MBD playing the Alpharetta Food Truck Festival - 04/24/2014 Photo by Lou Raimondi
Nicole Witt

A shout out to the audience from Nicole
April 23, 2014

Mama’s Blue Dress is getting ready to hit the road on a 4 day run through GA and FL. Come out and catch a show!!

April 24, 2014
Food Truck Alley

Alpharetta, GA
7:00 pm

April 25, 2014
Mill Town Music Hall with Loretta Lynn

Bremen, GA
8:00 pm - *SOLD OUT*

April 26, 2014
Steve's Live Music

Sandy Springs, GA
9:00 pm

April 27, 2014
The Space at Feather Oaks

Tallahassee, FL
7:00 pm

Check "The Places" page for more upcoming event dates.

April 22, 2014

Nicole and Christa Wells, More Than Rubies, were asked to write the "theme” song to this year’s (in)courage online event.

Nicole and Christa Wells, More Than Rubies, were asked to write the "theme” song to this year’s (in)courage online event. The new (in)RL video trailer featuring their new song "We Can Do Something EXTRAordinary” was written especially for the sisters of the (in)courage community.


Add the new More Than Rubies song "EXTRAORDINARY" to your spring playlist? Now at iTunes!
Click Here To Purchase on iTunes

April 12, 2014

Nicole has several upcoming shows in April:

This show is completely sold out!! There are limited seats at the bar that will be made available the night of the show. First come first serve.


Mama’s Blue Dress is special guest this Wednesday night April 16th for the Nashville Cartel @ Anthem. Doors open at 6:30pm. Mama’s Blue will go on sometime after 9pm.


April 23rd Nicole will join Capitol CMG writers in a round at Soulshine Pizza from 6-8pm. Lee’s Brice’s "Hard To Love” Jerrod Niemann’s upcoming "Donkey” single, Thomas Rhett’s upcoming "Merica”...and many others! This is one not to miss!!

writers night
March 28, 2014

Mama's Blue Dress Opens for Loretta Lynn - Video Clip

A little video clip from last night’s concert at the Sunrise Theater ~ Ft. Pierce. Mama’s Blue Dress opens for Loretta Lynn!

March 26, 2014

Mama's Blue Dress Joins Loretta Lynn Tomorrow Night... A few tickets are still available!

Nicole & her band Mama's Blue Dress were just added to join Loretta Lynn tomorrow night, March 27, 2014 in Ft. Pierce, Florida at The Sunrise Theater 7:00 pm EST!! Get Directions

Sunrise Theatre
Hot New Country Stars
Mama's Blue Dress
To Open for Loretta Lynn as Special Guest
Thursday, March 27 @ 7PM
Mama's Blue Dress

Mama's Blue Dress is an all-female country quartet featuring airtight harmonies and vocal chemistry, blazing twin fiddles and a hint of soul will perform prior to the Loretta Lynn concert at the Sunrise Theatre on March 27 at 7PM. Since their first show in January 2012, the band has played to numerous sold-out rooms across the Southeast, often receiving standing ovations for their dynamic performances, stellar songwriting, and gorgeous harmonies.

Mama's Blue Dress has performed at the CMA Music Festival, the Country Throwdown tour, the Georgia National Fair, the 30A Songwriters Festival, Folk Alliance, and on WSM Radio's Coffee, Country & Cody. The group is currently in the studio with producer Jen Ketner and executive producer Keith Stegall (a Nashville legend known for his work with Alan Jackson, Randy Travis and Zac Brown).... More Information

"Songs that blend literate yet hooky construction with a strong dose of sisterhood. A convincing and entertaining piece of work." - Critics' Pick, The Nashville Scene

"Incredibly likeable." -

"Unbelievable harmonies. One of the best things I've ever seen or heard." - John MacDonnell, WUWF Pensacola

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117 South Second Street
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
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March 15, 2014

Mama’s Blue Dress Has New Spring T-Shirts Available

Mama's Blue Dress has added two new T-Shirts for the spring collection. Click Here To Purchase

New T-Shirt     A New T-Shirt
March 11, 2014

NSAI's 22nd annual Tin Pan South this year happens this March 25-29th.  Nicole plays Tuesday March 25th @ 6pm at the Commodore Grill -Nashville TN.  Get your tickets here:

Tin Pan
March 06, 2014

Tuesday March 25th at 6pm ~ Join Nicole and friends at NSAI’s 22nd Annual Tin Pan South

Tuesday March 25th at 6pm ~ Join Nicole and friends at NSAI’s 22nd Annual Tin Pan South. The show starts 6pm at the Commodore Gill 2613 West End Avenue, Nashville TN. Nicole is in the round with Skip Black, Neil Medley and Aaron Goodvin.

March 02, 2014

Ellie Holcomb just released her first full length record "As Sure As The Sun” last week!

Ellie Holcomb CDNicole's good friend Ellie Holcomb just released her first full length record "As Sure As The Sun” last week! Ellie’s endeavor found it’s way to not only the top of the Christian ITUNES charts everyday but was in the top ten on ITUNES overall everyday last week. It makes it’s debut on Billboard 200 At No. 34 First Week Out!

Nicole is blessed to have been a part of this record from the beginning. Track #5 "Night Song” and Track # 8 "Only Hope I Got” were both cowritten by Nicole. She also guests on "Night Song” as the bgv vocalist. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to this record or purchase it please take a moment and listen. One of the best Christian records in some time.

February 25, 2014

Mama’s Blue Dress live this Friday night!!!!

Feb 28th, 7pm at Eddie’s Attic ~ Decatur, GA . W/special guests India Ramey & Kate and Corey. Tickets are almost sold out! Click here to purchase your tickets now!

March 1st, 7:30pm we, along with Sonia Leigh, will be at the Gem Theater located at:

114 N Wall St,
Calhoun, GA 30701

Cross Streets: Between S Wall St/N Court St and Trammell St (706) 625-3132

January 15, 2014

Super excited to be a part of the 30A Songwriters Festival this year!

Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • Fri, Jan 17, 2014 - Time 6:30 pm - Whiskey Bravo: Phil Madeira/Eric Taylor/Tommy Womack/Nicole Witt
  • Sat Jan 18, 2014 - Time 8:30 pm - Rosemary Beach Town Hall: Kyle Jacobs/Joe Leathers/Ruston Kelly/Nicole Witt
  • Sun Jan 19, 2014 - Time - 10:00 am - Caliza Gospel Brunch: Brian White/Karyn Williams/Phil Madeira/Jerry Salley/Nicole Witt
  • Sun Jan 19, 2014 - Time 6:00 pm - Whiskey Bravo: Mama's Blue Dress
30 A festival
January 07, 2014

We have been hard at work in the studio with producer Jen Ketner (Ryan Kinder) and executive producer Keith Stegall (Zac Brown, Alan Jackson). Today, we release our official EPK featuring interviews with everybody involved, and a preview of the new music coming in 2014:

Click here to watch the Official Mama's Blue Dress EPK!


1/17 30A Songwriters Festival
2/28 Atlanta, GA
3/1 Calhoun, GA

New dates being posted shortly!

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January 03, 2014

Mama's Blue Dress kicks off 2014 with all new music!!!

Mama's Blue Dress has been working on a brand new project with producer Jen Ketner (Ryan Kinder) and executive producer Keith Stegall (Zac Brown & Alan Jackson). They are so excited to share all the new music!! They have been busy booking dates for 2014! If Mama's Blue Dress is not yet coming to your area and you are interested in seeing MBD in your city click here for booking.

If you have not yet liked MBD on Facebook, take a moment to come visit our facebook page. You'll also find up to date pictures, info and tour additions.

Stokes Neilson shot a brand new "behind the scenes making the record" for MBD. This is the Mama's Blue Dress official EPK.

January 01, 2014

Happy New Year y’all!

We have just crossed the line into a new calendar year. It feels like we get to walk on a batch of fresh new white powdery snow. There are no mistakes. No bumps in the road yet. No pain. No hurt. No sorrow... Just a blank white canvas. A white canvas that we get to paint a brand new story on. God sent his only son Jesus to wipe our slates clean…He did that for us on the cross. All the ugly, all the human, all the nonsense…all gone. Like it never happened. The only thing he asks of us is to believe in him. That’s it. He promises us forgiveness and an eternity with him. There is a peace and a joy that comes with knowing how much we are loved. A Joy Unspeakable.

Mandisa just released her new album "Overcomer”. It is up for Grammy Christian Album of the year. A song that I cowrote with two of my good friends Ronnie Freeman and Barry Weeks, landed on this record. We are honored and excited that she included it on her album. The song "Joy Unspeakable” is track #9. This is Mandisa’s Happy New Year post from her Facebook page today.

May God bless your 2014 like crazy with Joy Unspeakable!!!!!!

Love to you all,

December 28, 2013

Ty Herndon cuts Nicole’s song "I Can't"

Ty HerndonTy Herndon and Jamie O’Neal duet on "I Can’t” (Jones/Witt) on Herndon’s new album "Lie’s I Told Myself”.

As of the date of this posting. "I Can't" is the most popular song on the album.

Visit the ITUNES store to listen and downlaod this song or album.

December 18, 2013

Mama's Blue Dress at the Beach for New Years Celebration!

MBD has been added to the Seaside NYE Celebration. They go on at 6pm at the Seaside Amphitheater opening for The Voice contestant and pop artist Tony Luca. It's gonna be a night to remember. Come help Mama's ring in 2014!!

December 13, 2013

Dailey & Vincent's New Album "Brothers of the Highway" Nominated for GRAMMY

We are excited to announce that Dailey & Vincent's new album "Brothers of the Highway" has been nominated for GRAMMY Bluegrass Album of the Year. Nicole cowrote the title track from the record "Brothers of the Highway w/ Doug Johnson & Kim Williams.

A big congrats to everybody!!!!!!!

December 01, 2013

Wednesday Dec 4, 2013 ~ Pucketts Grocery, Franklin TN 7:30pm!

Time for Me to Come HomeI am looking forward to hosting my friend Travis Thrasher for the Nashville/Franklin release and signing of his new book "Time for Me to Come Home" written with Blake Shelton's mom Dorothy Shackleford.

The event starts at 7:30pm @ Puckett's Grocery in Franklin Wed Dec 4th. Joining us in the round will be singer songwriters: Jimmy Robbins ( Sure Be Cool If Ya Did~ Blake Shelton, We Were Us ~ Keith Urban/Miranda Lambert), Christa Wells (Held ~ Natalie Grant, Need You Now ~ Plumb), country artist Gwen Sebastian ( Suitcase) and Jenee Fleenor (I Am Strong ~ The Grascals, and Blake's longtime fiddle and guitar player)

It is going to be a fanTAStic evening... one NOT to be missed. I look forward to see you all.

Tickets are $12 at the door or in advance at, or by calling 615.794.5527


November 30, 2013

Mama's Blue Dress Live This Friday & Saturday Night

Mama's Blue Dress live at Buffalo Run this Friday night Nov 29 & Saturday night Nov 30 in the Trailer Park @ 10pm!

Buffalo Run
November 12, 2013

Kenny Rogers singing Nicole's song 'Merica

Kenny Rogers singing Nicole's song 'Merica. Somewhere in Missouri... From his new album "You Can't Make Old Friends" Click here to go to the iTunes Store and download your copy of 'merica now!

Kenny Rogers

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