Biography

About Nikki Lickstein

18-year-old Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist, Nikki Lickstein, is best known for her sincere and fearless approach to music. Nikki Lickstein’s lyrics- paired with bright, infectious melodies- are sweet, yet purposeful, and serve as a true testament to her fierce individuality.

Though young, Nikki’s no stranger to the diligence it takes to be a musician. Discovered at age 15 by the Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), Bart Herbison, Nikki has spent the last two years writing under Herbison’s mentorship. As a member of both the Nashville Songwriters Association International and The Recording Academy, Nikki has regularly participated in many of the workshops, development and networking opportunities that these organizations have to offer. As a result, she has had the tremendous privilege of meeting, and always learning from songwriting greats such as legendary songwriter/producer Phil Galdston (Vanessa Williams, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Esperanza Spaulding), Lance Carpenter (Kelsea Ballerini “Love Me Like You Mean It”), and GRAMMY Award-winner and publisher, Liz Rose, perhaps best known for co-writing Taylor Swift’s “Teardrops on My Guitar” and “You Belong With Me,” Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” and Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl.”

Some of Nikki’s performance history includes playing WIRK’s Rib Roundup Country Music Festival two years in a row (most recently sharing a roster with the likes of Jake Owen, Luke Combs, Kane Brown, and The Cadillac Three), as well as the BandsAndBrews Craft Beer & Music Festival (sharing a stage with Ashley McBryde and Emily Brooke). Nikki’s music has also had the great support of radio airplay. Along with the domestic support, Nikki’s first original, internationally launched single, “Ex-Crush,” spent 2 months at #1 on XRP Radio’s Top 40 and remained in the same Top 40 for 3 consecutive months. Between this, a standing nomination for an American Songwriters Award in the Teen Category, and her Second-Place title in the association’s Top 40 Songs competition, “Nikki Lickstein” is sure to be a household name.

Nikki was honored to play at the Funky Buddha as the opening act for acclaimed singer/songwriters; Deric Ruttan, Lacy Green and Jim Collins.