About JK Nick Nichols

JK Nick Nichols, a professional Musician, Songwriter, and Entertainer has been performing professionally for over 25 years.  He has opened for such legendary acts with his band Southern Crescent as T.G Sheppard, Gene Watson, and O.B. McClinton, Dixiana, and The Masters 5.   Nick began writing while attending Clemson University, and has numerous songs pitched to such artists as George Strait, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Micky Guyton, Brett Eldredge, Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, George Strait, Wynona Judd, Travis Tritt, Ronnie Milsap, Tricia Yearwood, Jamie O’Neal, Lee Greenwood, and Clay Walker.  He resides in the greater Nashville area where he is currently writing regularly with hit song writer Gerald Smith (What Part of No Don’t You Understand-Lori Morgan and Every Second, Every Minute, Every Hour of Every Day-Collin Rae) and other great writers such as twice Grammy nominated songwriter Jan Buckingham (Queen of Denial and Blue Roses, both #1 hits for Pam Tillis) and Bob Pennington, both former Warner brothers staff writers.  He and his co-writing partner Amy Chenoweth Rhodes had a song included on the 2017 Nashville artist Rowdy McCarran’s first project, Eyes Wide Open, entitled “Too Far Gone”.  The title track, “Eyes Wide Open” was also written by Nick with two additional songs included on the CD as well.  In the past 2 years Nick as a songwriter has licensed some 40 songs to various artists and licensing agencies both domestic and overseas such as American Indie Artist Brandy Williams and Irish award winning artist Sean McAloon.  His  2017 single, “Greatest Girl” was released to over 100 Radio Stations in Canada and the US by his former label, Star 1 Records.  The single was received very well downloaded and put into rotation by some 50 stations in all. 

In 2015 former Nashville Sony Epic recording Star Tammy Cochran released “Think Pink”, an inspirational song of hope and encouragement for victims and families of those who have and suffer from Breast Cancer written by Nick and Bob Pennington.  This song was partnered with the Greater Komen Nashville Foundation / Susan G. Komen and Tammy performed the song on Oct 24, 2015 at the annual Race for the Cure in Brentwood, TN and also at the Awards Expo that afternoon for an all-total estimated 50K+ people.  

              His style of writing and singing includes Country, Pop Country, Pop, Positive and Contemporary Christian, some R & B along with Jazz, as well as Christmas songs.  Nick performed regularly with his band Southern Crescent in various festivals, weddings, outdoor and private events, county fairs, and concert halls from 1981 until 2017 when the band retired. He now performs at various private functions as well as regularly at the most popular Writers’ Venues in Nashville such as The Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner, the Indigo Lounge, Bobby’s Idle Hour, Belcourt Tap, and the Vanderbilt Commodore Lounge along with countless other coffee houses and packed arenas.  He is an excellent keyboardist and rhythm guitarist and served as the lead singer and Keyboard player with his  band for over 25 years.  He considers his greatest influences to be his Dad, James H. Nichols, Dan Seals, Michael W. Smith, John Lennon, Glen Frey, Don Henley, and John Denver. 

Nick signed his first recording deal in 2013 with Star One Records in Los Angeles, and his first single “High Cost Of Loving” continues to perform very well on the Indie Charts, going all the way to #1 on the Number 1 Music Chart, with the accompanying video receiving in excess of 4, 000, 000 views worldwide and remained in regular rotation on the CMT Television Network for over 6 years.   His first Christian single, “Something Inside of Me”, co-written with Christian artist and Minister Steve Garrett, went as high as #24 on the Christian Voice Chart in 2014. Nick has two additional videos as a CMT Artist; one entitled “Hero”, a song written in memory of his Father along with “The Trail” co-written with the artist, SuSa. 

The song Nick wrote in memory of Country Artist Joey Feek entitled “My Last Breath Here (Joey’s Song)” has now received in excess of I.5M streams worldwide to date, making it officially a Platinum Release, and has remained one of the top trending videos on YouTube. Nick remains in the Top 15 for Nashville Reverb Nation, a position he has held for over 300 consecutive weeks and in 2017 released his first novel, “I Am Music, the Story” which is available on this website and worldwide on Amazon.com.   His most recent songwriting achievement is four songs on the 2017 released “Mending Fences” by award winning Independent Country Artist Richard Lynch. The first single from the CD, “Cut and Paste” was nominated for” Traditional Country Song of the Year” and the album was also nominated for Traditional Country Album of the Year by the 2017 Josie Awards. ‘Cut and Paste” and “Country Music Isn’t Country Anymore” which is Richard’s latest single from the album were both nominated for “Traditional Country Song of the Year” by the Western Artists / Will Rogers Association held in Fort Worth, TX in March of 2018. Both songs have reached #1 in multiple Independent Charts.  The video of Richard’s recording of “Cut and Paste” received over 140K views in three days of its initial release.  Richard Lynch’s second single from the album, Back in Love Again”, a duet written by Nick and Dr. Kenneth Grant which includes duet partner and Nashville Superstar, Bluegrass Queen, and 2018 Grammy Award winning Rhonda Vincent has also reached #1 in multiple Independent Charts.  Nick has three of his four songs on Richard’s award winning “Mending Fences” album that have achieved #1 status in multiple Independent Charts to include The Indie World Chart and the Roots True Country Top 50 Chart.

Nick continues to write Christian, Country, and Pop music in Nashville and has just released his first Children’s Musical Project in 2020 and plans to publish his first children’s video and book in early 2021.  Nick’s music can be heard worldwide on AM/FM and Independent radio stations.

Nick also DJ's weddings and private functions and performs at various charitable events along with House Concerts both solo and with fellow songwriters.

For Booking information contact him at nick@jknichols.com