They say hindsight is 20/20. On his new single “Those Tonights,” emerging country crooner Nicky James is challenging the listener to live in the moment. The carefree days of being young seem to creep by in the moment, but looking back they go by in a flash. James’ unique and powerful vocals deliver the lyrics ease while he passionately narrates the mid-tempo track. Written solely by James and produced by Grammy-award nominated Eric Torres (Jamey Johnson), “Those Tonights” is premiering today with Got Country.
The release of “Those Tonights” follows several standout tracks from the budding star this year including breakout track “Goin’ Through,” catchy debut “Your Name On It,” emotionally honest song “Addict’s Knot,” and timely single “Common Ground.” The Nebraska native also has music featured on Spotify’s Wild Country, Fresh Finds: Country and New Music Nashville.
About Nicky James
Don’t let his humble roots fool you, Nicky James is ready to take the Country music world by storm with his prolific storytelling and undeniable star potential. Equal parts ear-catching melodies with powerhouse vocals to back it up, James’ has been compared to a young Brad Paisley (Philip Gibbons, WGSQ) for his unique and powerful sound. With Grammy-award nominated producer Eric Torres (Jamey Johnson) at the helm, James has released several tracks this year including “Your Name On It,” “Addict’s Knot”, “Common Ground” and “Goin’ Through.” Unapologetically authentic, his music recalls great memories of good times.
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska to a musical family, breaking out the guitar was just a normal part of the daily family life. His parents raised him on the American classics, like James Taylor, John Denver, and The Eagles, and those legends have had a major impact on his songwriting style. The passion for Country music was instilled in him at a young age and he made the full-time pursuit while only in his teens. Playing anywhere and everywhere that would allow him, he learned and began crafting his musical identity.
Frequent trips to visit family in Oklahoma led the then rising talent to fall in love with the red dirt scene. James explains: “Oklahoma was this brand-new world and I quickly fell in love with it. It seemed like the place I Imagined watching all the western movies with my dad as a kid.” He spent the next few years traveling back and forth to play the bar scene with his brother. With a strong support system, he threw himself straight into the live performance world and hasn’t looked back.