Unprecedented is a word that’s often overused, but it might just be the most appropriate word to describe @Katy Nichole’s lightning-fast sprint to Christian music’s winner’s circle. The 22-year-old has managed to accomplish more in the first 12 months of her career than most artists achieve in their first five years. The road to her initial full-length recording, “Jesus Changed My Life,” has been paved with nothing but record-breaking success and surprising opportunities at every turn.
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Ahead of her 11-track debut, Katy released a couple EPs and earned two No. 1 hits at radio with lead juggernaut “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)” and the Big Daddy Weave-assisted follow-up “God Is In This Story” — both of which are featured on the complete album. While the pair of back-to-back chart-toppers showcased the TikTok sensation as a strong vocalist and an emotional songwriter, what fans won’t see coming is the massive country influence coloring her introductory collection.
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The title-cut is a boot-stomping celebration of all the ways her Savior has transformed her life. Meanwhile, “By The Grace of God” is a fringe-worthy, fiddle-inflected selection. The upbeat “Take It To The Cross” even has hints of a washed-by-the-blood, southern gospel revival kind of vibe.
Elsewhere, Katy turns introspective on “Things I Wish I Would’ve Said” as she wistfully confesses her regrets surrounding a fractured relationship. Moreover, anchor track “Hold On” rips another page out of her journal and delves into her personal struggles with anxiety and depression while encouraging the listener to not give up.
Tender piano-led closer “Turn To Jesus” sets the compass for her ministry as it effortlessly flows into a refrain of “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,” mapping out Katy’s vision for her future — a heart and life fully focused on Christ.
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Like many of the people who listen to her music, Katy has experienced immense suffering, but she isn’t afraid to share it. Her authentic writing and bold delivery are what quickly endeared her to fans from the beginning. Her story is one of both hardship and hope, but make no mistake, it’s ultimately her faith in Jesus that overpowers everything on her debut. Like the rainbow after a storm, the 11 songs that comprise “Jesus Changed My Life” serve as beacons of light across a thoughtful blend of pop, country and worship —a fitting introduction for an artist who is far more multidimensional than her first two singles would lead you to believe. She simply hopes this fleshed-out chapter of original music can be a lifeline for others in the same way music has kept her afloat.
“Through some of the toughest battles I’ve faced in my life, I’ve held onto Jesus and music. I’ve always felt like the Lord would bring me the right song in the right moment. I’ve had songs that brought healing in my darkest moments and made me feel less alone. I’ve seen the impact that music can have in my own life, and I hope my songs will do the same for you,” “I am beyond excited to dig deeper into my story and share even more of my heart with you. I pray that these songs will bring you comfort and hope.”
The award winning artist is set to bring her inspiring new music from “Jesus Changed My Life” to people across the country this spring on CAIN’s “Live and in Color Tour.”