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WILD TIRES!

The Wild Tires Tour is wrapping up and incase you didn’t follow us along on Facebook, Twitter, on the radio or at the shows I thought I’d tell you about our adventures!

It all started in Moose Jaw where we visited Brandon at Country 100! It was a pleasure to go on air with him and so bittersweet to reminisce our favourite Robin Williams movies after the tragic news of his passing. Billy even ended the interview with a little tribute to Robin Williams as the genie in Aladdin!

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From Moose Jaw it was off to Regina for the afternoon where we met up with Patrick from 620 CKRM! Thanks again Patrick for choosing my new single Country Wild as the Farm Fresh Song of the day! :)

Billy and I headed back to Moose Jaw for the evening where we performed at 23 Main Street Cafe. A warm and modern coffee shop it was the perfect setting for an evening acoustic show! Thanks to everyone who came out to see us.

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After a brief stop to admire Lake Reed Billy and I got settled in Medicine Hat.
The following afternoon we headed to CHAT 94.5 to play a few songs for the lovely staff! We had such a blast meeting with Steve and the entire staff including the cutest little puppy!

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On the evening of August 15th Billy J White and I geared up for a show at Oly’s Alehouse in Medicine Hat. The crowd was so welcoming and we made sure to promise we would come back and see them on our next tour!

From there we drove through the night headed to Kamloops. We arrived earlier then we expected and didn’t have a hotel booked till the next day. All the rooms in every hotel were booked for the night except for the King Suite in the Sandman Signature hotel. We enjoyed luxury for the night in our suite complete with a dishwasher!

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With a day off to relax we decided to hit the mountains for a hike! We climbed a black diamond trail in Perterson Creek Park. Let me just say it was a lot easier going up then coming down! I made it out alive :D

After a well earned night’s sleep Billy and I visited Howie at Country 103. Thanks again to Howie for having us and letting us play “Okay With Alright” live on air!

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From Kamloops Billy J and I made our way to Vancouver! Unfortunately a few of the shows and meetings we had planned in Vancouver were cancelled. But we took advantage of our days off to enjoy the city! From a gourmet meal at Earl’s restaurant to a trip to the aquarium to a walk around the SeaWall and Stanley Park we definitely enjoyed the beauty of BC!

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After a wonderful week in BC Billy and I said goodbye and headed back into Alberta. Our first stop was Sun Country Radio. We were up bright and early to help Steph host the morning show. Not sure any of us were awake :P but we had a blast chatting and playing a few songs on air!

That afternoon we also made a stop at 96.5 CKFM in Olds Alberta to see Jeff. Billy and I each got to do a short interview and play him one of our tunes. Thanks again Jeff for having us in!

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On Wednesday August 27th Billy and I set up for an afternoon show in Red Deer at City Roast Cafe. What appeared to be a small coffee and sandwich shop was flooded with people during the lunch hour! It was a lot of fun to play for such a great crowd and to enjoy some of the delicious food ourselves :)

Before the day was over we had the pleasure of stopping in for a quick visit with Abbey White at CKGY Red Deer.

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The following day we got to enjoy another afternoon show at the BayView Cafe in Sylvan Lake! Thanks again for having us all afternoon and to everyone who bought CDs!

After our show we took a trip to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, the biggest Dinosaur museum and learning centre. WOW! It was AMAZING! I definitely recommend you check it out if you love dinosaurs as much as Billy does :) or even if you don’t!

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Friday we were off to Airdrie for a show at Krave Steakhouse. The crowd was filled with friendly faces. We were happy to play all night long and make new friends and fans. Thanks again for having us, we will definitely be back for a visit next time we are in town!

We are now settled in Edmonton and very much looking forward to CCMA Week! We have one more radio visit tomorrow at The One in Leduc, so tune in!
And be sure to come out to the Silver Bullet Showcase this Thursday evening at the Sherlock Holmes Pub.

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Nicole Rayy xoxo

Wild Tires Tour!

The Wild Tires Tour has OFFICIALLY BEGUN! Billy J White and I have started our journey across Western Canada!

We kicked off the tour with a show in my hometown at Fionn MacCool’s Oakville on Friday, August 8th. Then we packed the car full and headed to Manitoulin Island where we played the beer tent at Manitoulin Country Fest on Saturday from midnight will 1 a.m. There was no time for rest, so we hoped back in the car and started our trek to Moose Jaw. The time we hit Michigan we were barely awake and decided we needed to stop for a nap. Unfortunately for us we had to drive through 4 different towns before we finally found a free room! After a few hours sleep it was back on the road to travel 17 more hours to Moose Jaw! After a few brief stops and a sighting of the set of Corner Gas we arrived at our destination!

We hit Country 100FM tomorrow morning, so tune in at 8am, then catch us rocking out at the Main St. Cafe at 7pm.

Be sure to check my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the updates. You can also keep an eye on my SHOWS tab for all the show dates & times or you can check them out on Billy’s website www.billyjwhite.com

We will be sure to keep you updated along the way!! Use the hashtag #WildTiresTour to join in the conversation.

The Wild Tires Tour is sponsored by Bomb Energy Drink.

#CountryWild!
Nicole xo

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First Canadian Place!

Hey Y’all!

Thanks so much to First Canadian Place for having me and everyone who came out to the show!

It was such a blast to play the Waterfall Stage and look out at such an amazing crowd! I’m glad Toronto got ‘Country Wild’ for the afternoon ;)
If you missed the show and you want to check out some pictures click the link below:
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Country Wild is HERE!

Hey Y’all

COUNTRY WILD has arrived! If you haven’t yet be sure to check out the official music video for my newest single Country Wild. The single is now out to Canadian Country Radio so get your request in today :)

Thanks again to everyone who made this video possible!

Enjoy! xo

Nicole

Country Wild!

Hey Y’all!

It’s finally time!! Country Wild hits the radio this MONDAY July 7th! In order to celebrate the release of this song I am going to debut the official music video TOMORROW!

Keep your eyes on my Facebook and Youtube to watch the video and for details on a Country Wild contest!

Until then enjoy this teaser :)

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I’m also excited to tell y’all that I’m off to the Calgary Stampede on Monday! I’ll be there for three days playing three different shows. I’ll keep you updated along the way and post about it when I get back! I can’t wait as this is my first time going to the Stampede!

Lots of LOVE! xo

Nicole

TurtleFest!

Hey Y’all!

A BIG thank you to TurtleFest and Country 107.3 for letting me be a part of this year’s TurtleFest! I had such a blast performing, making new fans and friends and rocking out to the music from the other artists, Marshall Dane, Amy Churm and Shane Chisholm.

Another Big thank you to Kevin Vienneau, David Patel, Aaron Solomon and Chris Nicoloff for joining me on stage! 

Also, it was such a pleasure to be part of the meet and greet event afterwards. Thanks to all the lovely folks who made the time to meet me and buy a CD!

I hope to be a part of TurtleFest again in the future!

Nicole Rayy xxoxx

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Thank YOU!!

Hey Y’all!

I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out to my music video shoot! I really appreciate you taking time out of your life to help me out and make my video happen! A special thank you to country artist Billy J White for helping with the location, organization and SO much more; I couldn’t have done this without you! Another special thank you to Haley Copeland and Hilary Turk for spending your entire day with me to be in the video! Another thank you to Paul Fisher for help on the set design and location. Also, thanks to Karren and Gary Copeland for letting us use your house and trucks! Finally, I couldn’t have made this happen without the organization and help of Linda Ewing, Kim White, Billy White and the clean up crew Chris White & Travis Gourlay!

Most importantly thank you to the video making magic team Galang, Max and Thanh! Thanks for being such amazing directors, film makers, photographers and so much more! You were all amazing to work with and did such a fabulous job putting everything together!

I can’t wait for y’all to see the finish product! It will be available for you to watch VERY soon, but until then here are some behind the scenes pictures you can enjoy! :)

xox Nicole

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Spring of Music

Hey y’all!

The weather is finally heating up and so is the music scene! I’ve got a bunch of shows coming up that I’m so happy to be a part of and would be even happier to see YOU in the audience!
It all kicks off with the 15th Annual Tin Pan North Festival! I will be playing at The Mooshine Cafe in Oakville Friday, May 23rd at 9:30pm along with some other fabulous singer/songwriters: Billy J White, Marshall Dane and Peter Light. Make sure you get your tickets now because you don’t want to miss this! http://tickets.ticketwindow.ca/eventperformances.asp?evt=1647

On May 27th I will be playing as part of the Discoveries Showcase at the Hugh’s Room in Toronto. Make a reservation for dinner and stay for the music! http://hughsroom.com/2014/05/jane-harbury-presents-discoveries-12/ I will be playing along with three others artists: Ewen Farncombe, Daniel Mendez and Emma Phillips. This night is all about discovering new talent so if you are looking for some new music for your iPod you’ll want to be there!

I’m also very excited to announce that I will be shooting my first big music video! My new single COUNTRY WILD will be hitting the airwaves in June and I can’t wait to have an awesome video to go with it. That being said I need YOUR help to make it amazing! If you want to get Country Wild with me and be a part of the video please send me a message on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/NicoleRayyMusic and I will send you all the details!

I have lots more news and shows ahead this summer! Be sure to keep checking my website and my Facebook and Twitter for all the updates :)

Lets get COUNTRY WILD!

XOX
Nicole

Help me play at Manitoulin Country Fest!

Manitoulin Country Fest is having a contest on their Facebook page for a chance to play in the MCF Beer Tent this year! Videos from several artists (including me!) have been posted to their page.  The videos with the most likes by May 2nd will be sent along to a jury for selection. The top 2-4 will be chosen. So please go to https://www.facebook.com/ManitoulinCountryFest scroll down till you see my cover video and hit the LIKE button! Every Like helps and it only takes two seconds of your time!

I would really really appreciate it!

Thank you!

<3 Nicole

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CBC Music Searchlight Contest!

Hey Y’all

My upcoming single ‘Country Wild’ is a part of CBC Music’s Searchlight contest and the voting is NOW open!

The public voting will establish the regional finalists and then there will be a national winner! It only takes a few seconds and I would greatly appreciate your vote! Just click the link below, scroll about halfway down the page, and click the blue “vote for this artist” button. You can vote everyday until April 6th and you can cast up to ten votes a day. There are SO many amazing artists in the competition so be sure to check them out and cast your votes! If you use all ten votes a day on me I wouldn’t complain. :)

CLICK HERE TO VOTE: http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Nicole-Rayy

Thanks so much!!

Nicole xo

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