Official Site: http://www.noracollins.com/ | @nora_collins
I am a singer/songwriter from Brookfield, Wisconsin and released two CD's of my original songs. I am the 2012 Wisconsin Area Music Industry "Rising Star" award winner and a Wisconsin State winner of the Texaco Country Showdown. When I was 15, the music video for my original song "Don't Slow Down" finished in the Top 16 in CMT's Music City Madness.

This past year I've performed many shows, including Summerfest, and had some great accomplishments (summary below). I've recently opened for national touring acts: Katie Armiger (3x), Paul Thorn, Sixpence None the Richer and Turnpike Troubadours.

2012 Highlights

· WAMI 2012 “Rising Star” award winner

· National Television - The Country Network – “Dimples Filled With Lies” added to video rotation

· National Television - The Country Network – “Breaking Out Artist of the Week”

· Opened for National Touring Acts – Katie Armiger (3x), Paul Thorn, Turnpike Troubadours, Sixpence None the Richer

· Over 200 performances including, Summerfest, State Fair, Oshkosh Grand Opera House, Bradley Center, Oconomowoc Arts Center, South Milwaukee PAC, Shank Hall, The Rave, Lakefront Festival of Arts, Red Rock Saloon, Linneman’s, Cedarburg Summer Sounds

· Appeared on The Morning Blend (4x) and Fox 6 Wake-up

· Radio appearances and/or airplay on WMIL FM 106.1, WMSE 91.7 FM, Radio 88NINE, WGTD 91.1 FM , WBKV AM1470, CKXS 99.1 FM (Ontario, Canada)

· Print and Internet Media: M Magazine August Feature, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Waukesha Freeman, Brookfield Now, Waukesha and Brookfield Patch, Fox 6 Now

· Potbelly Sandwich Shop – selected as featured musician on National website

· 88NINE Radio Milwaukee Awards Nominee – Solo Artist of the Year, Best Disc We Missed

· Milwaukee Winner of Texaco Country Showdown, 2 years in a row

· Sang National Anthem for Mitt Romney Rally, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Wave, Monster Truck Jam