Introducing, a fabulous up and coming country music star, Nikki Rain. Nikki, at thirteen years old, has a quite unique voice, it is soft, and has very tender tone to it. This unique voice helps to add more meaning and life to the stories she is telling in the songs she sings. For country music this is very important, to be able to tell the story, and make the people listening, believe the words and find themselves living it. Nikki can do this very well.
Nikki has been singing for a while, she began at five years old singing at church. She remembers singing, Ray Bolts " I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb " and everyone crying after the performance, but didn`t understand why. Now when she looks back, she can see how emotional the song is.
Nikki, has since performed at many places, but one place she would like to perform at again is at, Six Flags. When she was nine years old, she was there and they asked if anyone would like to get on stage and sing. Nikki raised her hand, and out of several hundred people, she was picked and got up on stage and performed, she definitely would like to do that again.
Nikki is taking vocal lessons from Judy Rodman, she feels that, Judy is the most amazing person, and that it is very cool working with her. Judy wrote a song that turned out to be a hit for Leann Rimes. Nikki says, it is so cool knowing that. Nikki has been taking lessons from her for about, four and a half months, and that Judy is so close to her, that she feels like family. Judy is also helping Nikki with song writing as well. I had the chance to ask Judy about Nikki and here is what she said:
When Nikki Rain first sang for me in my vocal training studio, I immediately noticed the usual vocal tweaks I could help her with... and I also instantly recognized something I DON'T see often: she sounded like no other singer. Her originality, her inner fire, her outer gracefulness, her intelligence and her artistic personality needed no tweaking. Co-writing songs with her, I found that she has a lot to say, and am frequently floored by the unique lines she comes up with to express herself. Producing her vocals in the studio I found her a very quick study, professional attitude, easily corrected and focused on the song. I also noticed what I believe will help her carry the mantle of fame and role model without falling under the weight... her compassion and her wisdom-beyond-her-youth. I have noticed in my work with her that she truly cares for others... it's not just a marketing ploy. She is simply a beautiful singing angel. Both, Nikki and Judy seem to have a great chemistry together and no-doubt, this is going to lead to some amazing music. Nikki`s original songs has some outstanding lyrics, and with the melodies that are in the songs, everyone is going to love them.
Nikki`s goal is to be the next big thing. She has a lot of people she wants to help, and that she believes one person can make a difference. Singing is a passion of Nikki`s, and she says, that she plans to work at it all her life, if that is what it takes and never giving up. With the attitude and determination Nikki has, she will be on top of the charts. People do love her music. I have witnessed this, people are amazed at her performances and truly loves to listen. Nikki is currently working on recording a jingle for, Cancer Cure, she said, if everyone did one thing to help, it would really make a difference. This is why her goal is to be the next big thing, to do something she loves, and to help others.