Nicole Witt is a nationally-touring, award-winning Nashville songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for the soaring melodies and clever turns of phrase that have brought her national acclaim in the bluegrass, country, alt country and Christian music scenes. With a voice that’s part Adele, part Patty Griffin, she conveys a level of emotion and sincerity scarce in modern music. Whether she’s behind a piano or upfront with her guitar or fiddle, Witt delivers live performances led by that gorgeous voice, and anchored by her charm. She has released seven full-length albums.
Music is in her blood. Witt’s father was a square dancer on the famed Ozark Jubliee television program. Her grandparents were both bluegrass musicians – a full-circle moment she couldn’t missas she accepted the International Bluegrass Music Association Award for Song of the Yearfor Balsam Range’s version of “Trains I Missed” at the Ryman Auditorium in 2011. Her songs are at the forefront of country music with recent cuts on Lee Brice’s I Don’t Dance album and American Idol runner-up Lauren Alania’sWildflower. Her recent cuts on Christian albums include Mandisa and Ellie Holcomb. In 2014, Witt received a GMA/Dove Award nomination for Country Song of the Year for Point of Grace’s “Only Jesus”.
Witt is also a part of two bands: Farewell Angelina and More Than Rubies. With Farewell Angelina (formerly Mama’s Blue Dress), she has played to numerous sold-out rooms across the Southeast, often receiving standing ovations for the band’s dynamic performances, stellar songwriting, gorgeous harmonies. The all-female quartet is currently in the studio with producer Jen Ketner and Nashville production legend Keith Stegall (Zac Brown, Alan Jackson).
Witt’s faith is a key part of her musical career. More Than Rubies is a collaboration with singer-songwriter Christa Wells. Their new self-titled worship record was released April 2013. Together Witt and Wells have led worship at the Peacemakers Conference in Washington, D.C. Witt has performed in front of large congregations including Wheaton Bible in Chicago, Fellowship Bible in Nashville. She has been a key part of the Surprised by Life Women’s Retreat and the Image of the Maker Women’s Retreat. In 2012, she was a part of the “Broken” event with author Ann Voskamp, New York Times Best Selling author of "One Thousand Gifts", the "Relevant" event with author/speaker Vicki Courtney in St. Louis, and performed at Emily P. Freeman’s book release, "Letting Go of the Try Hard Life." in Greensboro, North Carolina.In October of 2014, she performed at the GMA/UTR showcase with JJ Heller, Andrew Peterson and Christa Wells &Cindy Morgan.
This past year, Witt added the title producer to her expanding career. She wrote and coproduced a new upcoming artist Kayleigh O’Connor with awarded producer Rusty Varenkamp. At just 16 years old, Kayleigh has a depth to her songwriting and artistry that falls into line with those that paved the way for younger artists, Taylor Swift, Lorde etc. Her new video and EP can be found at www.kayleighoconnor.com.
Witt’s magic is the sum of her parts – she’s a grandchild of bluegrass musicians from the hills of Missouri, a devoted Christian, an in-demand songwriter, and a road-dog indie touring musician. Her passion toward and gift for the song is apparent whenever and wherever she takes the stage.
- The Rest of the Ride 2009
- Power of A Song 2009
- Trains I Missed 2010
- Love Just Happened 2010
- What Child is This? (w/Christa Wells) 2010
- Image of God (w/Christa Wells) 2011
- Mama’s Blue Dress (Mama’s Blue Dress) 2012
- More Than Rubies (More Than Rubies) 2013
- Lee Brice “Airport Song (Hard To Figure Out)” on I Don’t Dance
- Shuree Rivera “Be The Change” (single)
- Gwen Sebastian “Suitcase” (single)
- Kenny Rogers "Merica" on You Can’t Make Old Friends
- Mandisa "Joy Unspeakable" on Overcomer
- Ellie Holcomb “Night Song” on As Sure As The Sun
- Ellie Holcomb “The Only Hope I’ve Got” on As Sure As The Sun
- Ellie Holcomb "I Can't Outrun Your Love" on With You Now
- Dailey and Vincent “Brothers of the Highway” on Brothers of the Highway
- Point of Grace "You Be The One" on A Thousand Little Things
- Point of Grace "Wash Me Away" on A Thousand Little Things
- Point of Grace "Only Jesus" on A Thousand Little Things
- Lauren Alaina “Growing Her Wings” on Wildflower
- Steve Holy “Heart of A Hero” on Love Don’t Run
- George Strait “Brothers of the Highway” on Troubadour
- Rodney Adkins “Angel’s Hands” on If You’re Going Through Hell
- Ashley Gearing “Five More Minutes” (single)
- Balsam Range “Trains I Missed” on Trains I Missed (Song of the Year IBMA's)
- Walt Wilkins & The Mysterios “Trains I Missed” on Diamonds in the Sun
- Diamond Rio “The Box” on Completely
- Clay Walker “It Ain’t Pretty, But It’s Beautiful” on Fall
- Collin Raye “Fearless” on Fearless
- Terri Clark “She Didn’t Have Time” on Life Goes On (single)
- EdnitaNazario “Dos Eternidados” on Soy