After dropping out of high school as a teenager, Nicole Lane Frady (aka Nikki Lane) packed up a trailer with her most precious items and headed toward Los Angeles leaving her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina behind for good. Without a clear future or plan in mind, Lane washed her hands of the life others in her small, southern town suggested she should live. After five years working various odd jobs in LA, Lane started writing music for the first time. However, it wasn't until a corporate job opportunity lured her to New York did Lane realize she wanted to cut her first album. As what she describes in her own words as a "revenge album" (payback for her boyfriend leaving her to record his own), Lane flew to Nashville and cut her first self-released album titled "No Room for Cowboys." Soon following, Lane returned to New York and performed gigs that ultimately caught the attention of flourishing indie label, IAMSOUND. After signing with the label, she moved to Nashville to record with producers such as David Cobb (Shooter Jennings, The Secret Sisters) and Lewis Pesacov of Fool's Gold. With gritty, bold vocals that reminisce female icons such as June Carter Cash, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn & Emmylou Harris, this young beauty has certainly discovered her own unique voice by learning from the classics.
Walk of Shame 2011