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Nicolle Galyon

Originally from Sterling, Galyon made her way to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2002 to attend Belmont University. At Belmont Galyon discovered her passion for song writing and signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville shortly after graduating in 2006. In 2012 Nicolle appeared on NBC's The Voice as a contestant on Adam Levine's team. It was on The Voice where she met RaeLynn and Miranda Lambert, who recognized her song writing talent and helped establish her as a major force in country music.

Galyon earned her first #1 song with We Were Us performed by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert. With cowriters Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby, Galyon won 2015 American County Music's "Song of the Year," and the 2014 Country Music Association's single of the year for the Miranda Lambert hit song Automatic.

Since then Galyon has had songs recorded by RaeLynn on her album WildHorse, Dan + Shay on their album Obsessed, including the hit "Tequila," Kenny Chesney on his album Cosmic Hallelujah, Florida Georgia Line on their album Dig Your Roots, Lady Antebellum on their album Golden, and Thomas Rhett on his album Tangled Up, among others.

Nicolle has been nominated for numerous Grammy and CMA awards. In 2019 Nicolle received the Triple Play Award, which recognizes songwriters who have earned three No. 2 hits in a 12-month period. Galyon launched Songs & Daughters, the first-ever female focused record label in Nashville.

Nicolle is heavily involved with the Country Music Association's commitment to music education where she serves as a CMT Next Women of Country mentor.

Nicolle Galyon maintains her deep roots in her hometown of Sterling, where she still has a home and spends her summers. In Sterling Nicolle has created a funded Autobiography Scholarship to help a senior at Sterling High School, her alma mater, attend college and she has teamed p with SongFarm and VH1's Save the Music to install a music studio at Sterling High School. She was named the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas 2019 Kansan of the Year.

Entry: Nicolle Galyon

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: February 2020

Date Modified: February 2020

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