Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter
A self-described “wrestling poet,” singer/songwriter Nichole Nordeman has never shied away from life’s messier realities in her lyrics. Always unflinchingly honest with content-rich, Nichole has a sizable catalog of tracks including “To Know You,” “This Mystery,” “Holy,” “Legacy,” “Brave” and “What If” that candidly explore the Christian life, faith and the finer points of theology. A multiple Dove Award winner, including two for “Female Vocalist of the Year,”
Nichole’s career officially started back in the mid ‘90s while the Colorado Springs native was waiting tables in Los Angeles when she entered a contest sponsored by the Gospel Music Association’s Academy of Gospel Music Arts, winning with her song, “Why,” in which the crucifixion is viewed by a child. This led to the release of her first album, Wide Eyed, which produced four hits on the Christian adult contemporary charts .”To Know You,” “Who You Are,” “I Wish the Same” and the title song sold 130,000 copies, and brought her Dove nominations for Best New Artist in 1999 and Best Female Vocalist in 2000. Nordeman followed with her second album, This Mystery. She is a recording artist and songwriter for Sparrow Records/EMI Christian Music Group, with numerous number-one and top ten singles to her credit and cumulative CD sales over one million.<br>A two-time Gospel Music Association winner for Female Vocalist of the Year, she has won a total of nine Dove Awards, including one recently as the lyricist on the best-selling album, Music Inspired by The Story.