Where are you located now and where are you originally from?
Currently, I am living in Kansas City, MO which is just west of my small hometown: Oak Grove, MO.
Who has been your greatest influence?
I feel like there are so many artists and musicians to credit for influencing me but the top of them all would be Janis Joplin. I remember watching the Ed Sullivan Show late at night in middle school and seeing Janis perform for the first time. I had never seen anyone sing with that much passion and grit before and I became immediately inspired. I wouldn’t be the singer I am today without her.
What is your latest and greatest?
My latest and greatest is just ahead. I’m releasing my first solo single since 2019 and a brand new music video on Tuesday 9/21. The song is called “Good Time” and it’s truly my proudest work and a huge testament to where I am in my life and mental health journey. I’m excited to share both with the world.
Are you performing LIVE soon?
I perform every weekend as a cover artist in Kansas City, from wineries and festivals to dog bars and restaurants. But original music is where my heart is really at and I’m excited to be performing my own songs at Camp Leavenworth with my new band on Saturday 9/25 (sharing the stage with Melissa Etheridge) and I’ll be playing a heartfelt acoustic set the following day at the Plaza Art Fair, a huge event here in Kansas City.
What are you most looking forward to in 2022?
I’m looking forward to releasing more singles, I have 5 right now ready to be produced and recorded. My band and I are already booking big events for next year and I hope to take some shows on the road too. I really hope to expand my reach and continue to move people with my music.
How did you deal with all the changes in the past two years that the music industry has gone through?
Initially, and like most people, I struggled to navigate the new world in 2020. My band at the time dissolved, my gigs for a few months were cancelled, and I had zero idea if I would be able to pursue music again. Thankfully, I landed opportunities over the summer that kept me going and kept the dream of making music for a living a reality.
What would you say to your younger self if you could?
I would tell my younger self that life WILL get better. You WILL find love, you WILL return to music, you WILL find freedom from the pain you’re going through now. I’d probably give her a hug too.
On a scale from ONE to TEN, how driven are you?
I believe I’m a 10 on the driven scale as far as making music and performing it. I give 110% of myself to the songs I write and sing and I take a lot of pride in the passion I put into my music. I’m driven to make the best music I can and whatever comes from that is just icing on the cake.
When you're not feeling motivated how do you get back on track?
I think stepping away from a project for a moment can help you get your motivation back. I love going on walks around my neighborhood, painting, playing with my pups, etc. Taking a little space is usually just what I need to get back on that creative track.
How much do you believe LUCK plays a role in success?
I think luck can play a part in success, along with who you know, how many resources and support you have, funds etc. There are so many factors that can play into how far someone goes and a lot of them have little do with talent or passion. So it is forever my intention as long as I share music to truly be myself and never compromise who I am or the music I make for anyone or anything. I’m open to some luck though!
How can we stay up to date with you?
You can follow my musical journey at www.nicolespringersings.com and on all of my socials listed below!
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