WINDSOR’S NICK HEDDEN IS IN THE #SPOTLIGHT ALL THIS WEEK. THE NEW SINGLE “IS THAT SO WRONG” IS AVAILABLE NOW! THE #SPOTLIGHT IS HEARD DAILY AT 9:30 DURING XS MORNINGS WITH JAY & ROBYN!
Nick Hedden is a Windsor, Ontario native who has been immersed in the arts since elementary school. From talent shows to school musicals, performing has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember.
Taking time away from music to focus on school, he returned to music after seven years to pursue his education. He holds a Masters Degree in Criminology.
Nick began writing and playing shows professionally at the end of 2017. He released his debut EP “Ride This Wave” in April 2020. While his instrumentation might fall under the “traditional country” genre, Hedden’s voice adds elements of soul and pop.
The “aha” moment for Nick happened during his first writing session with seasoned writers from Nashville, TN. During this write he and his co-writers wrote one of Nick’s favourite songs— in that moment he realized that he could do this for a living as well.
Hedden’s sound is deeply rooted in the traditional elements of country music, with soul, pop, and a little bit of Motown infused – thanks to some of his major influences, including Ray Charles, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs and Ed Sheeran.
Hedden’s January 2022 single, “I See You” has collected over half a million streams on Spotify alone.
His most notable show to date was a songwriters round at the well-known “Commodore Grille” in Nashville, TN.
Today, Nick is putting together music for his next EP. He also continues to collaborate with other artists and songwriters, to build his catalogue of original material.