Another trio of Nashville-based songwriters are coming to Owensboro for a night of live music, also offering the backstory on their work and sharing personal experiences that shape their songs. This month’s artists are Nora Collins, Regan Stewart, and Conner Sweet.
The next installment of the Nashville Songwriter series will be Nov. 18 in the Woodward Theatre of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for reserved seating. Bar and concessions will available during the concert.
Nora Collins, according to her artist bio, “brings a confident and youthful originality to country music – a style she describes as ‘fun, flirty, relatable and honest.’ That individuality is evident in her new single, Neon Healing. The song captures her energetic spirit and her talent for songwriting.”
Collins has claimed multiple wins as the Best of Milwaukee Awards’ female vocalist (2013-2016) and best acoustic musician (2013-2015). In addition, she has received eight Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award nominations, leading to wins as singer-songwriter of the year in 2014 and rising star in 2012 and 2013.
Collins moved to Nashville in April 2016 after landing a publishing and artist development deal with MV2 Entertainment. After co-writing with several notable Nashville songwriters, she released a five-song EP with MV2 in 2016, followed by a Christmas project in 2017. In November 2018, she released her newest EP, Strings. On this project, she worked with accomplished producer Marshall Altman.
Regan Stewart “is the epitome of the music she grew up on, as she carries the torch with her feminine touch to a traditional country sound,” according to her artist bio. Recorded at Castle Recording Studios, Brandon Hood co-wrote and produced Stewart’s upcoming music.
A native of Auburn, Alabama, Stewart began writing songs at 8 years old and has quickly made a name for herself in Nashville. Stewart has been featured on Rolling Stone, NPR, Taste of Country, CMT, and many others. In 2018, she was asked to join Jake Owen’s team on USA Network’s Real Country.
Conner Sweet is a Tennessee native that comes from a long line of singers and musicians. Writing songs since he was 16, Sweet signed his first publishing deal in 2019 with Given Entertainment.
After a devastating tornado hit Nashville in 2020, Sweet and two songwriters set out to write an uplifting message about the importance of unity and sticking together when times are tough. That became his first hit, Times Like These.