This week we are crushing on country singer Lisa Nicole!
Originally from the Kootenays, BC Lisa is a country girl through and through. Charming, playful and most of all authentic, her music is the kind that immediately puts a smile on your face – it’s cute, in the best way. The industry agrees – Lisa won the 2015 BC Country Music Association/Music BC Artist Development Project, which earned her a songwriting trip to Nashville last winter. She also earned the opportunity to participate in the Artist Entrepreneur Program through Canada’s Music Incubator in Toronto this past spring. A true self starter, Lisa took these opportunities to heart and solidified her place in the music business. After completing these songwriting and musical development endeavours, Lisa Nicole joined forces with acclaimed Canadian country music producer Tom McKillip (Aaron Pritchett) and artist-producer Carly McKillip of One More Girl. Together, they created Come Find Me, Lisa’s second EP. In her words, “Winning the Artist Development Project was a life-changing experience that gave me the tools to discover who I really am as an artist and how to build a sustainable career. From there, Tom and Carly helped me find a voice and sound that really feel true to me. Come Find Me is the perfect gift from all of these creative forces and incredible experiences.” The hard work is really paying off for Lisa. Take a listen to her latest (and awesomely titled) single “Where love goes to die” and you’ll see the potential this girl truly has:
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
A strong, outgoing energy. If he can make me laugh within a minute of meeting him, even better! Also, someone who takes care of themselves. Being healthy is such a big party of my life, so that’s definitely a big one for me!
What is your definition of romance?
Mine is all about the little things and the little moments. I also love surprises! They don’t need to be big surprises. Even just a cute note in my suitcase makes me so giddy! I don’t need to go out for big fancy dinners either. I’d rather go fishing and have a picnic!
What is the best date you’ve ever been on?
One of my best first dates was when a guy took me up the mountain on a quad to go shooting and have a fire. Most people would think it’s crazy to go in the bush with a guy and guns, but hey! That’s just a small town for ya! It’s what I love to do! He even knew my favourite drink was vodka water with lime, so he brought a glass and cut up limes!
As far as best overall dates go, one that comes to mind was a planned scavenger hunt at Stanley Park in Vancouver. I had about 10 different clues and we had to bike ride around Stanley Park to figure them out. The last clue was “The fall of shooting star” which was the sunset. It was all planned out so we would end at the sunset at the right time. Pretty thoughtful and romantic, if you ask me.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
A smoker or someone who drinks excessively. This goes back to being with someone who really takes care of themselves. Another big one is if they aren’t kind to their mom and/or sisters. To me, that’s a pretty good indication of how they will treat me.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
“It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken”. That was a book I read once, but it was the best advice I ever got. It can be hard not to go back and forth after a breakup, but the best thing to do is move on.
If you’re on the East Coast check out Lisa on her last few tour dates when she comes through your city!
Halifax, NS – September 16th
Charlottetown, PEI – September 17th and 18th
Fredericton, NB – September 19th
Castlegar, BC – October 1st
Kelowna, BC – October 8th