Nick Hedden is a Canadian country music singer and songwriter from Windsor, Ontario. Nick’s love for music was evident at a young age.

He began playing the guitar at the tender age of five and began singing a few years later. His musical inspirations are very diverse and include genres such as Country, Motown and Classic rock.

Nick took a hiatus from music 7 years ago, to focus on school. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in criminology and is currently working on his master’s degree.

Following a jam session in 2017, Nick rediscovered his love for music and his family and friends were overwhelmed by his talent. His unique sound is like no other in the business. His rich and soulful voice create a perfect blend of contemporary country and pop.

Last year, Nick signed with record producers J. Gary Smith and John Smith from Nashville Tennessee. He is currently working on his self-titled debut EP, which will be released in the later parts of 2019. Nick has written with numerous successful songwriters from both Nashville and Texas and continues to build his catalogue of original music.

Websites or Social Media Pages:

www.nickhedden.com

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/nickheddenmusic/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/nickheddenmusic/

Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/nickheddenmusic

What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?

Genre: Country Cross Over. I would describe my sound as “old school soul” flavours to new country music.

How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?

My full name is Nicolas but I go by Nick, that’s what my parents named me...lol

What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?

Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Bob Seger, AC/DC, Ed Sheeran....to name a few. I love all kinds of music.

What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?

I just finished an EP and am continuing to write songs. I plan to eventually go back to the studio to work on another EP.

What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?

My ultimate goal is to sign with a record label and begin touring. My plan of action is to continue to work hard, write music, and play as many gigs as possible to grow my fan base.

What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?

I did my own acoustic version of an older pop song “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO and it’s a blast to perform. Everyone loves it. I just love people’s reaction once I start to play it.

What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?

My biggest challenge has been building my social media presence.

What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?

It starts with a song idea. Generally I will brain storm with other writers about what we want the song to say. After that we get a rough melody laid down and then we just build the song from there.

How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?

I am in the process of building and growing my social media. This is very challenging....trying to attract new followers, what works and what doesn’t work, learning new ideas, videos/pictures etc.

What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?

Ed Sheeran—Drunk, Luke Combs - Every Little Bit Helps, Leon Bridges- River, John Mayer - New Light, Greta Van Fleet- Highway Tune

What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?

I’m young so I’m still in school. Just finishing up my Masters degree in Criminology.

Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?

It isn’t easy, and there is a lot of great talent out there, but follow your dream and never give up. Work hard and it will eventually pay off.

What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?

Eliminate streaming, it’s tough being an independent artist and making money from record sales when the majority of the world today is streaming music online.

How Do You Feel About Originality?

It’s crucial to the development of yourself as an artist. You need to be different and stand out from the others so you are unique, this is key in my opinion.

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