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Nicolle Galyon "winner" Song Review

If you follow The Nash News, you know that we are big fans of songwriter and label head Nicolle Galyon. Throughout her career, Galyon has had number one songs with artists like Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, and Keith Urban - also co-writing on songs for Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, and so many other incredible artists in Nashville.

As a writer, she has poured bits and pieces of her story into each of the songs that bare her name in the credits, however, announced today, she is finally telling her story, her own way. 'firstborn' her debut album is slated for release on July 22nd, and the first taste of music, "winner" was released today.

Listening to the track, which is autobiographical in every way, we are reminded of the story she told during our first episode of our original podcast, Nash U. Growing up, learning to play piano, constantly juggling achievements with wanting more - the story of Nicolle throughout her life is all there in "winner".

Her simple vocal delivery over an effortless production, tells the story of growing up as an overachiever, making her way to Nashville to write songs and chase a dream, and finally, realizing that gold stars, number one songs, and clout is all well and good - but in the end, her family is what matters the most.

"A high five for the girl making dinner, first place for a family of four, I was born in a town called Winner, but I don't live there anymore"

Summing up thirty-eight years of life into 2 minutes and 58 seconds seems like an impossible task, but for Galyon, who practical speaks in poems, it is second nature. If "winner" is any indication of what's to come - firstborn is going to chronicle Galyon's life while also being thoroughly relatable to those who have come to love her songwriting style.

firstborn tracklist

  1. “winner.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

  2. “sunflower.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Jimmy Robbins, Sasha Sloan)

  3. “boy crazy.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Kelsea Ballerini, Hillary Lindsey)

  4. “disneyworld.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Sasha Sloan)

  5. “consequences.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Emily Weisband, Amy Wadge, Camila Cabello)

  6. “self care.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Sasha Sloan, Caroline Baker)

  7. “boy.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Jon Nite)

  8. “tendencies.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Cooper Galyon)

  9. “five year plan.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Rodney Clawson)

  10. “younger woman.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Hillary Lindsey)

  11. “death bed.” (written by Nicolle Galyon, Sasha Sloan, Jimmy Robbins)