Ontario’s Country Music Pioneers: Ward Allen
September 6, 2022

Artist of the Month: Nick Hedden

Nick Hedden is a Windsor, Ontario native who first picked up the guitar at just five years old. Participating in talent shows and school musicals immersed him in a world of music from a young age.

Taking time away from music to focus on school, he returned to music after seven years to pursue his education. He holds a Masters Degree in Criminology.

The “aha” moment for Nick happened during his first writing session, surrounded by seasoned writers from Nashville. During this session, he and his co-writers wrote one of Nick’s favourite songs; in that moment, he realized that he could do this for a living as well.

Leaning in as a performer and songwriter, Nick started to invest in his career as an artist by 2017. He released his debut EP in April 2020, titled: Ride This Wave.

Hedden’s sound is deeply rooted in the traditional elements of country music, with soul, pop, and a little bit of Motown infused – thanks to some of his major influences, including Ray Charles, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs and Ed Sheeran.

Hedden’s January 2022 single, “I See You” has collected over half a million streams on Spotify alone.

His Spotify bio says “Nick Hedden is bringing old school soulful flavours to new country music”, which is apparent in his easy-listening, Nashville sound.

Introduce yourself to Nick Hedden with these tracks:

I See You
If I Was a Memory
Summer of You
Ride This Wave
All I See Is You

Keep up with Nick Hedden on Social Media:

Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
TikTok
Website

// by Jenna Weishar – www.frontporchmusic.ca //

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