By Dub William
Regan Nicole (RayNicole) born in Tyler, TX, is an American Country music singer/songwriter. At 22 years old, she has been singing since she was young, however, she only recently began performing publicly in 2022. Her unique style is a credit to her influences spanning multiple artists and genres including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Adele, Christina Aguilera, and Rihanna.
RayNicole credits her parents for raising her in an environment where music was part of everyday life. Her mentor, band mate, and the person responsible for her public debut last year, Ronnie Smith, has said repeatedly “I’ve never seen (or heard) anything like her, she’s incredible, and a joy to perform with” His remarks ring true at each venue they play, as people have jaw dropping reactions to her sound and natural ability. “She could sing the phone book” said one avid fan.
Although her music career is less than a year young, she has already recorded her first single Honky Tonk which released on May 26, 2023. At first listen you can hear the youthful exuberance of a young performer looking forward to singing in her first small venues close to her home in Forney, TX. The song was written about, and literally pays homage to the small nightclubs and bars that accepted her and invited her to sing so early in what will most certainly be a long and successful music career. Since Honky Tonk, RayNicole has been busy working with various writers to produce a unique Texas country sound that’s “in her soul” and has a few songs in the wings waiting to be produced.
If you’re not already a fan, I’m sure you will be, but don’t take my word for it. Visit Raynicole on her social media @RayNicole Music or on her website www.RayNicole.com for her upcoming events and shows. She will be featured as a showcase artist at the 2023 TCMA Summit Awards at Tenroc Ranch in Salado on July 22, and again at the TCMA Awards in the Stockyards in Fort Worth on November 10th. One thing is for sure, this young lady has a bright future and I for one am excited to watch!