Hit songwriter Nicolle Galyon has shared her first album, firstborn, out now on her own label, Songs & Daughters. Stream/purchase HERE.
Coinciding with the release, the official music video for “tendencies.,” directed by Claire Schaper, is out now.
Reflecting on the album, Galyon shares, “It is not lost on me that most artists releasing their debut album are about 20 years younger than me, which is often why the themes of this record rarely see the light of day. This record is not for Nashville. Or the radio. Or even for me necessarily. It is for my kids, Charlie & Ford, who I hope—partly because of firstborn—will one day do the precious work of digging deep into their own life stories. I pray they will one day know where they came from…because I fought to leave them something that showed them who they came from. And today this woman is bold and vulnerable and tough and honest and fiercely committed to showing up. Much like my own mother did for me, 38 years ago today, when I was firstborn in a town called Winner.”
A striking personal statement twenty years in the making, firstborn is Galyon’s life story in song form. From her humble beginnings that lead her towards a life of overachieving, to grappling with knowing only half of her family tree, to the constant juggle between motherhood and career and everything in between.
Produced by King Henry and Jimmy Robbins, the eleven-track album features songwriting collaborations with Robbins, Sloan, Kelsea Ballerini, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Emily Weisband, Rodney Clawson and more.
Galyon has written nine #1 singles including Miranda Lambert’s ACM Award-winning “Automatic” and Dan + Shay’s multi-platinum, ACM Award-winning “Tequila.” She’s also received a Grammy and CMA Awards nomination, earned a Triple Play Award and was honored by BMI as their 2019 Songwriter of the Year.
FIRSTBORN TRACK LIST:
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. (writte 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)