Born to sing and following her dream is Maryland raised artist Devon Nickoles. Graduating from high school at the young age of 16, after experimenting with the art of horseback riding, Devon turned her focus towards her music career. Devon’s music, inspired by strong storytellers of country music in the likes of Jennifer Nettles, Taylor Swift, Reba, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, and Miranda Lambert, is written to inspire and empower her listeners. An artist who sees country music as we do here at Next Women of Country, Devon’s song “Circus” reflects her personal experience with the high and lows of her musical journey, reminding herself and every dreamer out there to never give up.
A woman dedicated to her music, but also her love of animals and giving back to her community, Devon has has rescued and adopted 7 horses, 2 roosters,1 hen, 5 cats, a turtle, 2 dogs, various fish, hermit crabs, a duck, 2 pygmy goats, 1 sugar glider, a rat, and a pot belly pig. This drive and ambition reflects in her music and she hopes to reach out and inspire more to do the same in the future. Similar to many up and coming artists, Devon also wishes for a chance to attend an awards show both receiving recognition for her work and having the honor to perform in front of country’s greatest stars. Knowing the music business as a difficult one to enter into, Devon plans to help support women of country helping make it easier for women to enter the country music scene in the future.
Working with top notch music producers from Marty Rifkin to Howard Willing to Craig Wilson and Jay Tooke, Devon has released five self written and performed singles, including her newly released hit “Perfume” available on Spotify, I-Tunes, and on her website at www.devonnickoles.com. Check out her music if you haven’t already and make sure to listen in to hear the rest of her story by following her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @devonnickoles.
Photo credit to Naturally Vivid Photography