Nashville, Tenn. // Sterling, Kansas
For many of us, the songs Nicolle Galyon writes are directly from our memories of growing up in small town. For some, it’s leaving. For a few, it’s returning.
As a word artist, Nicolle never dreamed she would be one of Nashville’s rising songwriters when she moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. Yet, today, with her life experiences and the experiences of those around her as her muse, her songs are repeatedly climbing the charts.
This year alone, Nicolle was nominated for Academy of Country Music Song of the Year for “Female” (co-written with Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman), topped the charts with “Tequila” and “Coming Home,” co-wrote Camila Cabello’s - "Consequences" - from her self-titled debut album, and made her Opry debut.
But, frankly, what’s most impressive is although Nicolle’s list of accolades is growing at a rapid pace, her role as a wife, mother, and friend, and digging roots into her rural hometown stay in focus. In a whirlwind of a year, her list of most important accomplishments also include her daughter’s first day of kindergarten, taking her son on a solo-trip to ride trains at Edaville Family Theme Park, building a house in her hometown of Sterling, and establishing an annual scholarship for a graduate of Sterling High School.
The female who is on top of the world is putting down roots in her hometown, where she and her family spend one month every summer and important family weekends, and established a scholarship to encourage the dreamers and doers to write their own stories with Sterling as their launching pad.
Sometimes life - and our passions - remove rural zip codes from our life journey. Instead of spending a life buffering, unable to choose, commandeer a life of both.
Why do we really love Nicolle?
Nicolle is a case study of your heart belonging to two places. A life where your hometown can be your past and also your future.
Why should you follow Nicolle?
Her Instagram is a dream not solely on her seemingly ability to balance being a wife, mother, friend, and full-time songwriter, but most importantly because of her knack for saying the things we all need to read. Marriages matter. Friendships matter. Downtime matters. Living a full life matters.