Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Britt Nicole's E! Online Interview

Niko La Mere


Today might be National Make a Difference Day, but for some stars like Britt Nicole, the desire to make a difference happens every day.

The Nashville singer, who dropped her self-titled album earlier this month, has become known for her vulnerable approach with her music and her fans, completely opening up and using the music to talk about her scars in hopes of inspiring and uplifting others.
And when talking with E! News exclusively, Nicole explains how she finds the strength to air all of her struggles so publicly.

"People want real, and they can see when you are not real. I only know how to be honest and authentic with my fans. Every song I write is written from heart about my struggles, my fears, my hopes and dreams. We all hurt and we all have struggles, but when we are transparent about them, that's when we are able to connect with other people," she tells us.

"I just want to love people and see their lives change for the better. We are all vehicles for change in our own ways, and I draw my strength from the hope that maybe something I say will get someone to finally see themselves for all they are worth."


 Niko La Mere

Nicole, who is about to start the first leg of her tour next month, shares that her latest project took four years to complete. "A lot of life happened in those four years so this record took much more time to make than my previous records," she tells E! News.

"I worked on this record in LA, Nashville and while on tour. I loved working with so many amazing songwriters and producers, it was such an inspiring and creative experience."

And although it's difficult to pick her favorite track from the album, Britt shared that there is one song she can't help but admire more than the rest. "That's a loaded question but I would have to go with 'Be the Change.' It's an anthem and it's incredibly powerful to perform. I feel like the atmosphere changes when the first note drops!"

(In fact, Be the Change has become a movement!)


Along with trying to spark a difference on a larger scale, Britt Nicole also wants to help on a smaller scale, too, and shared what she does to turn her mood around, in case someone needs to brighten up their day.

"I listen to music, pray, and call someone that really knows and loves me (usually my brother). It's so important to stay immersed in a community of people who know you and will instinctively build you up in your moments of uncertainty, brokenness and insecurity," she tells us.

Britt Nicole concludes, "I hope that every day I have an opportunity to show broken, hurting people that they are loved and not alone, that someone sees them. I also hope to inspire people to live out their dreams, that nothing is too big or too far for them. No matter your circumstances or platform, you can change the world."

 Article link: http://www.eonline.com/news/803316/singer-britt-nicole-shares-how-to-be-the-change-on-national-make-a-difference-day
 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CCM Magazine Interviews Britt Nicole



Britt Nicole – Stronger Together

By: Jen Rose Yokel
October 14, 2016

"A lot of life can happen in just a few years, just ask beloved hit-maker Britt Nicole. Her songs have struck the balance between catchy hooks and vulnerable songwriting for almost a decade, and in 2012 she released Gold (buy), a collection of positive pop tunes that earned acclaim from contemporary Christian and mainstream audiences alike.

But a bigger audience isn’t the only thing that’s changed. A few months after Gold’s debut, she married producer Joshua Crosby, and is now a mom to three year-old Ella and twenty month-old Adin. With so much on the family calendar, it’s not surprising that it’s been so long since we heard new music, and maybe that’s what made July’s debut of new single “Through Your Eyes” such a pleasant surprise.

Nicole’s fourth record, simply titled Britt Nicole (buy), is in some ways a reintroduction and a continuation of what she does best. We had a chance to chat with her about the past four years, the power of collaboration, and the reinvention of the “same Britt” we’ve come to love.

CCM Magazine: It really has been a while since we’ve heard any new music from you, but maybe that’s just part of adjusting to marriage and mommy life? 
Britt Nicole: Yeah, it’s funny, ‘cause everyone’s like, “So, you took a break!” And well, I put out a remix album last year, we continued touring, and I did two tours with TobyMac. So I kind-of haven’t really stopped? [Laughs]

But after Gold came out I had [my daughter] Ella, and when she was a year old we found out we were pregnant with my son. So over these four years so much life has happened! We have been working, but making this new record was definitely a process. It just took time.

CCM: Why did you decide to call your fourth record Britt Nicole? 
BN: We were living with the songs and asking ourselves, “What is that one song that jumps out? What is that theme?” But it kind-of felt like every song was different in their own way. My husband said to me, “Why don’t you let it be your first self-titled album?”

The more I lived with that thought I felt like, “Man, this record—more than any other—has a piece of my heart in every single song. With so much life happening—getting married, having kids—obviously I wrote about all of those things. It feels like it’s me, from the lyrics to the style of the songs and the melodies, everything about it feels like who I am!

CCM: Does it feel like a reinvention?
BN: It really does. When you’re coming back with new music after four years, it’s kind of like a blank slate. People consume music so fast now that four years seems like a long time, but even though so much has changed, nothing has changed in my heart and who I am. I’m the same Britt.

It feels like a fresh start in so many ways, even with the imaging and the creative style. I love the music I’ve made before, and this feels like a continuation of that, still with a very pop sound and songs written from my heart. But this feels like a new stage of life for me.
CCM: In the past, you’ve been very involved in the writing process for your music. Did this record come from a lot of collaboration, or mostly from your personal writing?

BN: There was a ton of collaboration, actually. I felt like this year God was speaking to me about the word “together,” the power of coming together with people and the impact that can make. Sometimes I can be the kind of artist who’s like, “Okay I got it, I can figure it out,” and I can try to do things on my own. All of my records have been written with other people, but it’s usually only like five writers total and two or three producers at most. But I just felt like God was talking to me about coming together with people.
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So I went to my label and said, “What if we opened up this record to other songwriters, let them pitch songs,” and we ended up putting two songs on the record that I didn’t have any part in writing. I’m excited because I don’t even know how many people total are on this record. There’s probably thirty songwriters and at least ten producers, five different mixers… So many people that are involved!

CCM: Is it challenging or freeing for you to put your music in other people’s hands?

BN: In the past, I’ve always wanted to write on every song so that they show my heart, because I feel like I can sing something with more conviction if it’s something I walked through, you know? But this time it did feel freeing. Like, “What if someone else has something to say that resonates with me?”

CCM: Was there a particular song that you really made your own?

BN: Yeah, I was pitched a song called “Pave.” It was a really cool song, and I liked what it was talking about. It was originally an acoustic ballad, but my husband started working on it, and now it’s an upbeat, fun pop song. It’s totally different from how it was given to us, though all of the lyrics and melody is the same.

For me, “Pave” is all about adventure. I don’t know what the songwriter was thinking when they wrote it, but some of the lyrics say, If you want to jump from the top of a waterfall / climb up a mountain just to hear the call / swinging through the jungle, running for tomorrow / anywhere you wanna go I can pave the road.
My husband and I had taken a trip to Hawaii, and we actually had a day without the kids and decided to just go have fun. We ended up jumping off of these amazing cliffs and waterfalls, things we never get to do in real life. And I felt like God was speaking to me, saying, “I created you to live your life and enjoy what I have given you.” So many times we get busy with our families and work, and we end up doing that same routine but forgetting to make room in our lives for adventure.


CCM: Is it challenging or freeing for you to put your music in other people’s hands?

BN: In the past, I’ve always wanted to write on every song so that they show my heart, because I feel like I can sing something with more conviction if it’s something I walked through, you know? But this time it did feel freeing. Like, “What if someone else has something to say that resonates with me?”

CCM: Was there a particular song that you really made your own?

BN: Yeah, I was pitched a song called “Pave.” It was a really cool song, and I liked what it was talking about. It was originally an acoustic ballad, but my husband started working on it, and now it’s an upbeat, fun pop song. It’s totally different from how it was given to us, though all of the lyrics and melody is the same.
For me, “Pave” is all about adventure. I don’t know what the songwriter was thinking when they wrote it, but some of the lyrics say, If you want to jump from the top of a waterfall / climb up a mountain just to hear the call / swinging through the jungle, running for tomorrow / anywhere you wanna go I can pave the road.
My husband and I had taken a trip to Hawaii, and we actually had a day without the kids and decided to just go have fun. We ended up jumping off of these amazing cliffs and waterfalls, things we never get to do in real life. And I felt like God was speaking to me, saying, “I created you to live your life and enjoy what I have given you.” So many times we get busy with our families and work, and we end up doing that same routine but forgetting to make room in our lives for adventure.

So when I heard the song I thought, “Oh my gosh, this reminds me of our trip to Hawaii!” So that’s one way that it was so much fun to invite other people into making this record and using their gifts to create something amazing.
 
CCM: “Through Your Eyes” just seemed to come out of nowhere and is really resonating with people. What’s the story behind that one?

BN: I wrote that song with my friend Ben Glover (“The Lost Get Found,” “All This Time”). We usually come together in the recording process and write at least one song together. We wrote some songs, but we didn’t love them…didn’t feel like they were right for the record. When I was almost finished, I felt like there was something left that I wanted to say and thought maybe Ben and I should write together one more time, because we’ve always written really strong songs before.

I noticed for a couple weeks I’d been walking with my head down, literally looking down, not living in God’s truth of what he says about me. The morning I was going to write with him, I was getting my kids ready for the day, and I felt like I wasn’t doing a very good job balancing everything. When we were getting in my car, I just sat there in the garage for a few minutes. I had my head down and I was pulling on the steering wheel, and I started to say these things to myself like, “Britt, you gotta get it together. You’ve gotta do better.” For some reason I put this pressure on myself, to be the best mom and the best wife and the best artist, almost trying to reach this perfection.
I’ve never made a record while being a mom and being a wife, so this has been a brand new process for me. Even with my walk with God I’ve been putting pressure on myself. And right then, I felt like God walked into my car and literally lifted up my head. I could feel Him saying to me, “Britt, you’re okay. Take the pressure off. Give me your heart and I’m gonna meet you and help you.” In that moment I saw myself through his eyes.

I think about my kids and how I love them. I’m not looking at them every day thinking, “Well, you guys are not perfect enough.” They’re going to make mistakes and learn, but I love them and help teach them. And God loves us way more than we can even love our kids!

So I went to the studio, and Ben and I wrote this song. I just want people to let that message speak to their hearts and minds, and to see themselves as God sees them. I think we live in a time where—especially with social media—people want to portray perfection. I think people resonate with us when we say, “I’m not perfect. I need Jesus.”

CCM: So your debut came out almost ten years ago…

BN: Oh…I hadn’t realized that!

CCM: Yes, 2007! So what would you say has been the biggest thing you’ve learned in the past tenyears doing music?

BN: Wow…ten years since Say It! I’m realizing now that I want to always be thankful for every opportunity, and be grateful I get to do this. As I’m putting out a new record it’s easy to get caught up in the work of it, but I want to stay in that place when I heard my song on the radio for the first time and I was so grateful and excited and humbled that my music would even be played.
And I think I’ve learned to have fun with what I do. I’m a perfectionist sometimes and take this stuff pretty seriously. But I’ve learned to lighten up a bit and have fun, and I think I’m enjoying it more than ever.

Article Link: http://www.ccmmagazine.com/features/britt-nicole-stronger-together/

 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Britt Nicole Visits SPIRIT FM 90.5


Fans have been enjoying listening to each radio interview that Britt Nicole has been doing as she's been promoting her new album! Check out some clips from her interview with 90.5 SPIRIT FM below! :)



Britt Nicole Visits the Giving Keys


Britt Nicole recently stopped by The Giving Keys to find out how they are being the change... it makes me wonder if another "Be the Change" video will be coming about their mission! Anyways, Britt had a great time. It looks like she might have been given the key titled "Pleasure." (Based on her hashtag below.)

Visit: https://www.thegivingkeys.com to learn more!


Britt Nicole - Be the Change (Acoustic Video)


On Wednesday morning, Britt Nicole fans woke up to a sweet Youtube surprise in their subscription list. Britt Nicole released the video of her performing "Be the Change."  :) Check out Britt, her amazing band, and Britt's phenomenal vocals in the video below! :)


Britt Nicole Hosts Facebook Live Q&A


Britt Nicole hosted a Facebook live Q&A chat this past Tuesday. Missed it? No worries! We've got you covered! Watch the video below! :)




Monday, October 10, 2016

Britt Nicole Performs Live at Billboard (VIDEO)


WOW! Did y'all watch Britt Nicole's Billboard performance today? She had over 1,500 viewers by the end! I loved seeing everyone's reactions to her music who had never heard of her before! They were blown away by her vocals, courage, and message! She truly is being the change! 😍 She performed "Through Your Eyes", "Better", and "Be the Change." Enjoy the video below! :)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Win a Copy of Britt Nicole's New Album!


Alright, Royal Nation... there are SO many fans who have told me that they are not able to afford a copy of Britt Nicole's latest album for a variety of reasons and that makes me sad. 😢 Everyone should experience this amazing goodness! I believe so much in my beautiful friend Britt Nicole, her mission, her talent, and her heart for Jesus... Therefore, I wanted to do a giveaway so that one of you lucky fans could win an iTunes copy of her Deluxe album! 😃 Interested? 

Visit my Instagram page: www.instagram.com/brittnicoleglow for details on how to enter!

Winner will be announced after 6 p.m. CST on Monday, October 10th! :) Get entering!

Where was God When Britt Nicole's Parents Divorced?



Britt Nicole took some time to address her experience in walking through her parent's divorce and how that affected her and where she is now. Check out the video below! :)


Britt Nicole Interviewed by InStyle


 (C) Sarah Balch


Britt Nicole stopped by to do a brief interview with InStyle magazine during her time in New York. Check it out below! :)

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  Britt Nicole's last studio album, Gold, climbed the pop charts, thanks in part to its catchy title track, which even made it onto soundtracks for films like Cameron Diaz's The Other Woman. Now, the 32-year-old singer, whose full name is Brittany Nicole Waddell is introducing her latest album, Britt Nicole, which she describes as more mature, but with the same message of hope that she's become known for.  "I've been working on this record for about four years, and a lot of life experiences happened during that time," says Waddell. "I got married and had two babies. There are songs about my husband, my kids, my friends, my struggles, and my faith. It's a true representation of who I am."

InStyle sat down with the singer to get the scoop on what else we can expect. 

1. She wrote the songs to inspire young girls. "A running theme in all of my music is self worth. I grew up with divorced parents and when I was younger, I had to work to find confidence. So many young girls come up to me after my shows with their heads down and I can just tell that they don't love themselves, so I try to write songs that will inspire them." 

 2. Waddell worked with her husband to produce it. "He produced my first record and my last record, too, but this time we wanted to let other songwriters and producers collaborate with us, too. I would say there were about seventy people total who worked on it, and it was really fun watching everyone come together to make my vision come to life." 

3. She'll kick off a tour in January. "I'm really excited because there's an East Coast run and a West Coast run, so I'll be doing shows from January through April. My kids are going to come with me, so before the tour starts, we're going to take a break and have some family time in December—hopefully we'll be able to visit New York."

http://www.instyle.com/celebrity/3-things-know-about-britt-nicole-new-self-titled-album

Friday, October 7, 2016

"Britt Nicole" Officially Released!


It doesn't seem real, but thank goodness it is! Britt Nicole's newest album "Britt Nicole" is OFFICIALLY available for purchase! Do your ears and heart a favor and grab yourself a copy! I feel like this is the most raw and real that Britt Nicole has ever been! There are so many songs that hit you right in the feels, but there are many other songs that will lift you up and will help your spirit to soar! Her vocals are on a completely different level on this album... She really showcases the endless possibilities of her vocal range in so many different ways! This is her best album yet... Don't miss out on the goodness! My favorites (as of right now) are: Work of Art, Fallin in Love, No Filter, Better, All Day, After You, Concrete, and Heart of Stone (that RAP THOUGH)! What are YOUR favorites? Comment below! It was SO INCREDIBLY worth the wait! Britt, Josh, and the rest of the Capitol team... I am BLOWN AWAY by these songs that you have poured your hearts into! What a gift to listen to! :)

Check out album information and links to purchase below:

OFFICIAL TRACKLIST:
  1. Through Your Eyes   
2. All The Money   
3. Better   
4. Work of Art   
5. Fallin In Love   
6. Be The Change   
7. All Day   
8. Pave   
9. No Filter   
10. Girls Night Out   
11. After You   
12. Concrete (DELUXE EDITION ONLY)
13. Heart of Stone (DELUXE EDITION ONLY)  
 14. Electric Love (DELUXE EDITION ONLY)

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Britt Nicole: Live on AFTERBUZZ TV


Don't miss out on watching this awesome interview that Britt Nicole just finished doing live with AFTERBUZZ TV! :)

DON'T FORGET: Britt Nicole's new album "Britt Nicole" will be released TOMORROW! :) Make sure to buy a copy for you and another for your friend! :)


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

NEW Britt Nicole Interview


Check out this new Britt Nicole interview where she talks everything from coffee to unicorn leggings to breaking chains with her music. :) I enjoyed listening to it, and I hope that you do too! 

Britt Nicole to Host First Ever Live Stream Chat on Facebook TONIGHT


Yes, you read that correctly! Britt Nicole is finally hosting her first ever Facebook Live Video Chat TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. on her official Facebook page! Get your questions ready and prepare for a PARTY! :)
 

P.S. Only TWO days until the release of her new album! Make sure that you have pre-ordered your copy! :)

CCM Magazine Reviews "Britt Nicole"


CCM Magazine wrote a brief review of their take on "Britt Nicole" which will be releasing this Friday (October 7th, 2016.) Check out what they said below! :)

"Pop crossover sensation Britt Nicole keeps the high-octane hits coming on her fourth long player, which is more than worth the nearly four year wait since Gold (buy) stormed the charts. Rather than trying to catch up to trends or rethreading her previous steps, the singer-songwriter instead bulldozes an entirely fresh path of club-ready beats and soulfully works her way around just as many towering ballads. All the while, she touches upon personal struggles, family life, friendship and faith, unveiling a depth rarely found in the Top 40, while giving practically everyone in the family a relevant and affirming soundtrack that meets them exactly where they’re at." - CCM Magazine


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Britt Nicole Visits JUCE TV (Interview & Performance Videos)


Last night, Britt Nicole visited JUCE TV. Juce TV is a youth-oriented Christian television network that is owned and operated by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Fans were able to watch her performance either live in person or through the online streaming service. :) Britt did a 10 minute interview and then performed her single "Through Your Eyes." One lucky fan in the audience even received an EARLY COPY of Britt Nicole's new album "Britt Nicole." Lucky duck! :) Check out the videos below. All video credit goes to Juce TV. :)
I had to compress the videos in order to post them, so I apologize that the videos below are not as high quality as the original recording. :)

http://jucetv.com/ 

NOTE: Videos may not play on a mobile device. Please view on a computer if possible. :) Thanks!

Interview (Part 1)

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Interview (Part 2)

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"Through Your Eyes" Performance
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