Nick Wayne is a singer-songwriter that writes songs the way architects might sketch out a blueprint for a bridge — with meticulous attention to detail. Having musical influences from classic Country, Soul and the Blues, Nick Wayne’s craft as an artist is as solid as he is a person. There isn’t a single chorus, verse or even phrase that the Nashville native hasn’t slaved over, and it’s that precision that makes him one of country music’s most promising new singer-songwriters; as evident by CMT naming Nick as one of their 2019 ‘Listen Up’ Artists in addition to Rolling Stone Country touting Nick as their November 2018 Artist You Need To Know.
In October of 2018 Nick Wayne released his first ever commercial body of work, the two-song debut project titledTwo Sides. The pair of songs that comprise Two Sides, the stunning “How Do I Get Close” (written by Nick Wayne, Josh Kerr and Hannah Ellis) and the sensitive “If You Ever Wanna” (written by Nick Wayne and Justin Ebach), convey the two equal “sides” of the artist that is Nick Wayne. By the summer of 2019 Nick Wayne’s Two Sidescrossed the 1 million stream mark on Spotify.
With the momentum of Wayne’s music beginning to accelerate, Nick began to take his music to the people; sharing the stage with fellow country artists Maren Morris, Devin Dawson, Filmore and Levi Hummon to name a few.
Wayne then followed-up Two Sides with another concept in March 2019 with the release of Coffee Blackand Bourbon Neat. This time, Wayne set forth to release songs that either would fall under the Coffee Black name or Bourbon Neat. From the onset Wayne released two songs simultaneously; under Coffee Black he released the moody “Maybe I Do” and under Bourbon Neat, the smooth groove “Drink.”
In July 2019 Wayne continued with most consumed track yet, “I Knew It Was You,” falling under the Coffee Black banner. One-month later Wayne immediately released “’Til the Wine’s All Gone” in August 2019 under Bourbon Neat.
Wayne closed out 2019 by joining his girlfriend, artist Hannah Ellis, for an acoustic cover of the JP SAXE/JULIA MICHAELS song, “If the World Was Ending,” releasing December 2019. The cover immediately took on a life of its own. Nick and Hannah’s acoustic cover video of “If the World Was Ending” amassed 1 million views in only three weeks. One month later it began to close in on 2 million.
No end in sight for Nick Wayne music, he kicked off 2020 by releasing yet another new song under Bourbon Neatin January 2020; “Drunk Again (feat. Hannah Ellis),” Wayne’s first-ever commercial release with a featured artist. Nick’s second release of the new decade is the gut-punch “I Love You More” poetically making its release Valentine’s Day, February 2020. Both tracks round out Wayne’s Coffee Black, Bourbon Neat, with three songs each to their credit.
Eight original songs and one cover later, Wayne has set his sights towards even more, new, poignant music, ready to make its way to his ever-growing fan base Spring 2020.