Nicolle Galyon

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Nicolle Galyon
Birth nameNicolle Anne Galyon
Born (1984-07-22) July 22, 1984 (age 36)
Sterling, Kansas
OriginNashville, Tennessee
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • keyboard
  • piano
Years active2007–present
LabelsWarner Nashville
Associated acts Dan and Shay
Websitenicollegalyon.com

Nicolle Anne Galyon (born July 22, 1984) is an Nicolle Galyon is a singer, songwriter, producer from Sterling, Kansas. She has written songs for Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, and many others. Galyon has written six No. 1 hits including “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert’s chart-topping lead single from her critically album Platinum, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart and featured five songs by Galyon.

Early life[edit]

Nicolle was born to Chris and LaMonna (née Hahn) Galyon of Sterling, Kansas. She has three younger brothers, Riley, Taylor, and Cooper.

Career[edit]

Originally from Sterling, Kansas, Galyon made her way to Nashville, Tennessee in 2002 to attend Belmont University for Music Business. At Belmont, Galyon discovered her passion for songwriting [1] and signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville shortly after graduating in 2006.[2] In 2012, Nicolle appeared on The Voice as a contestant on Adam Levine's team.[3] There she met RaeLynn and Miranda Lambert, two friendships that she accredits to kickstarting her songwriting career.[3] Galyon earned her first #1 song with We Were Us performed by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert. With cowriters Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby, Galyon won 2015 ACM's 'Song of the Year', and the 2014 CMA's single of the year for the Miranda Lambert performed hit song Automatic. Since then Galyon has had songs recorded by RaeLynn on her album WildHorse, Dan + Shay on their album Obsessed, Kenny Chesney on his album Cosmic Hallelujah, Florida Georgia Line on their album Dig Your Roots, Lady Antebellum on their album Golden, and Thomas Rhett on his album Tangled Up, among others. Galyon recently partnered with Big Loud to launch the female-focused record label, Songs & Daughters. The label was announced in July 2019 and has signed Madison Kozak as its flagship artist. In 2020, Galyon expanded Songs & Daughters to include a publishing arm. Galyon serves as a producer and writer on iHeartRadio scripted podcast "Make It Up As We Go." Nicolle Galyon currently resides in Nashville.

Philanthropy[edit]

Galyon is heavily involved in the CMA Foundation’s music education initiative and served as an NSAI Board Member, CMT Next Women of Country mentor. Galyon is working with Save the Music + SongFarm to put music studios in high schools throughout the country. She also provides a college scholarship to a senior at her alma mater, Sterling High School, each year through the Autobiography Scholarship.

Personal life[edit]

Galyon married songwriter Rodney Clawson October 13, 2007. They have two children together, daughter Charlie Jo Clawson born May 29, 2013, and son Ford Sterling Clawson born April 14, 2015.

Discography[edit]

Songwriting[4][edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2010 Point of Grace Home for the Holidays[5] "The Giver and the Gift" Molly Reed, Jonathan Yudkin
2011 Josh Kelley Georgia Clay[6] "Gone Like That" Josh Kelley, Clint Lagerberg
Jasmine Rae Listen Here "Let it Be Me" Molly Reed
Lauren Alaina Wildflower[7] "Growing Her Wings" Nicole Witt
"Dirt Road Prayer" April Geesbreght
2013 Lady Antebellum Golden[8] "It Ain't Pretty" Eric Paslay
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert Fuse[9] "We Were Us" Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins
Danielle Bradbery Danielle Bradbery[10] "Daughter of a Workin' Man" Dave Barnes, Clint Lagerberg
"Dance Hall" April Geesbreght, Molly Reed
2014 Dan + Shay Where It All Began[11] "Party Girl" Shay Mooney, Daniel Smyers
Lucy Hale Road Between[12] "From the Backseat" Mike Daly, Jimmy Robbins ·
Miranda Lambert Platinum[13] "Girls" Natalie Hemby, Jimmy Robbins
"Priscilla"
"Babies Makin' Babies"
"Platinum" Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
"Automatic"
Chase Rice Ignite the Night[14] "What's Your Name" Zack Crowell, Matt Jenkins
2015 RaeLynn Me EP "God Made Girls" Lori McKenna, RaeLynn, Liz Rose
"Boyfriend" Hailey Steele, Rachel Woodward
Always Sing[15] "Always Sing" RaeLynn, Jimmy Robbins
Nashville Cast Trouble[16] "Trouble" Chris Roberts
Michael Ray Michael Ray[17] "Wish I Was Here" Nathan Chapman, Matt Jenkins
Thomas Rhett Tangled Up "Anthem" Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins
"Learned It From the Radio" Ashley Gorley, Jimmy Robbins
2016 Martina McBride Reckless[18] "It Ain't Pretty" Eric Paslay
"Diamond" Eric Paslay, Liz Rose
Dan + Shay Obsessed[19] "All Nighter" David Hodges, Jimmy Robbins
"Lipstick" Shay Mooney, Daniel Smyers
RaeLynn Love Triangle[20] "Love Triangle" RaeLynn, Jimmy Robbins
Fantasia The Definition Of...[21] "Ugly" Audra Mae
Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots[22] "Smooth" Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Jordan Schmidt
Kenny Chesney Cosmic Hallelujah[23] "All the Pretty Girls" Tommy Lee James, Josh Osborne
High Valley Dear Life[24] "The Only" N/A
Miranda Lambert The Weight of These Wings "Six Degrees of Separation" N/A
2017 RaeLynn WildHorse[25] "Your Heart" RaeLynn, Jimmy Robbins
"Love Triangle"
"Insecure"
"Graveyard"
"Lonely Call" Rob Hawkins, RaeLynn
"The Apple" Marshall Altman, Emily Weisband
"Young" Leeland Mooring, RaeLynn
"Praying for Rain"
Kenny Chesney All the Pretty Girls[26] "All the Pretty Girls" Tommy Lee James, Josh Osborne
Eli Young Band Fingerprints[27] "Saltwater Gospel" Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley
Lady Antebellum Heart Break[28] "Heart Break" Jesse Frasure, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
"Army" Busbee, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Lindsey
"Big Love in a Small Town" Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Lindsey, Jordan Reynolds
Kelsea Ballerini Unapologetically[29] "Music" Kelsea Ballerini, Jennifer Denmark, Jimmy Robbins
Lee Brice Lee Brice[30] "Boy" Jon Nite
Keith Urban Female[31] "Female" Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally
Luke Bryan What Makes You Country[32] "Win Life" Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman
Brandon Ray Ends of the Earth[33] "Ends of the Earth" Ross Copperman, Jon Nite
Danielle Bradbery I Don't Believe We've Met[34] "Red Wine+White Couch" Alysa Vanderheym, Emily Weisband
Walker Hayes boom.[35] "Halloween" Walker Hayes
Eli Young Band Fingerprints "Saltwater Gospel" Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman
2018 Dan + Shay Tequila[36] "Tequila" Jordan Reynolds, Daniel Smyers
Camila Cabello Camila[37] "Consequences" Amy Wadge, Emily Weisband
2019 Runaway June Blue Roses "We Were Rich" Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman
2020 Dierks Bentley Gone "Gone" John Wiggins, Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall
Miranda Lambert Make It Up As We Go (Soundtrack to the Podcast Musical) "Champion" Jeff Peters, Jared Gustadt, Scarlett Burke
Hailey Whitters feat. Little Big Town "Fillin' My Cup"
Sasha Sloan Only Child "House With No Mirrors" Alexandra Artourovna Yatchenko, Henry Agincourt Allen
Danielle Bradbury "Girls In My Hometown"
Tori Kelly A Tori Kelly Christmas "Gift That Keeps On Giving" Jimmy Robbins, Tory Kelly
LANY Mama's Boy "anything 4 u" Charles Leslie Priest, Jake Goss, Paul Jason Klein
Sasha Sloan Only Child "Is It Just Me?" Dallas Koehlke, Sasha Sloan, Stephanie Steph Jones
2021 Ashley Monroe Rosegold "Flying" Monroe, Jordan Reynolds
Blake Shelton "Minimum Wage"
Devin Dawson The Pink Slip EP "He Loved Her" Jordan Reynolds, Devin Dawson
Kelsea Ballerini, LANY "i quit drinking" Kelsea Ballerini, Paul Klein

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2014 Country Music Association Song of the Year "Automatic" Nominated
Nashville Songwriters Association International Won
2015 Academy of Country Music Won
Grammy Awards Best Country Song Nominated
2018


Academy of Country Music

Song of the Year "Female" Nominated
2019 "Tequila" Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.nashvillesongwriters.com/nicolle-galyon
  2. ^ http://news.belmont.edu/alumni-share-songwriting-advice-through-career-conversations-series/
  3. ^ a b "Nicolle Galyon's Journey From 'Voice' Contestant to Hit Songwriter, Producer, Creative Rights Advocate". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  4. ^ "Nicolle Galyon | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  5. ^ "Home for the Holidays - Point of Grace | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  6. ^ "Georgia Clay - Josh Kelley | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  7. ^ "Wildflower - Lauren Alaina | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  8. ^ "Golden - Lady Antebellum | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  9. ^ "Fuse - Keith Urban | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  10. ^ "Danielle Bradbery - Danielle Bradbery | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  11. ^ "Where It All Began - Dan + Shay | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  12. ^ "Road Between - Lucy Hale | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  13. ^ "Platinum - Miranda Lambert | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  14. ^ "Ignite the Night - Chase Rice | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  15. ^ "Always Sing - RaeLynn | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  16. ^ "Trouble - Nashville Cast | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  17. ^ "Michael Ray - Michael Ray | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  18. ^ "Reckless - Martina McBride | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  19. ^ "Obsessed - Dan + Shay | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  20. ^ "Love Triangle - RaeLynn | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  21. ^ "The Definition Of... - Fantasia | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  22. ^ "Dig Your Roots - Florida Georgia Line | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  23. ^ "Cosmic Hallelujah - Kenny Chesney | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  24. ^ "Dear Life - High Valley | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  25. ^ "Wildhorse - RaeLynn | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  26. ^ "All the Pretty Girls - Kenny Chesney | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  27. ^ "Fingerprints - Eli Young Band | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  28. ^ "Heart Break - Lady Antebellum | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  29. ^ "Unapologetically - Kelsea Ballerini | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  30. ^ "Lee Brice - Lee Brice | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  31. ^ "Female - Keith Urban | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  32. ^ "What Makes You Country - Luke Bryan | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  33. ^ "Brandon Ray, 'Ends of the Earth' [Listen]". Taste of Country. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  34. ^ "I Don't Believe We've Met - Danielle Bradbery | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  35. ^ "boom. - Walker Hayes | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  36. ^ "Tequila - Dan + Shay | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  37. ^ "Camila - Camila Cabello | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-03-18.