Local Girl Pursues Big Dreams In NYC

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fifteen year old vocalist Haleigh Grey Nichols of Ringgold, recording under the name "Haleigh-Grey", spent time in New York this summer recording with the hopes of pursuing a career as a vocalist.   Haleigh is hoping to have the opportunity to audition for The Voice, American Idol, and America's Got Talent.  

Haleigh is coached and mentored by recording artist Brenda K. Starr, who is best known for her song "I Still Believe", which was ranked #13  on the US Top Billboard 100 in 1988, and was later covered by Mariah Carey. 

Haleigh not only enjoys singing, but is an accomplished song writer as well. She also excels academically.  A sophomore at Heritage High School in Ringgold, Haleigh takes AP classes and maintains a 4.0 average. She will begin taking college classes at a local college this year.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, and lettered in 9th grade for academics.  Haleigh plays soccer on a select team.  She is on the Praise Team and is active in the church youth group at  Peavine Baptist Church. She spends her free time travelling with family, singing and writing.

Haleigh-Grey is available to perform locally and can be reached through her mother, Heather Nichols at 770-714-4086, or at heatherbnichols@hotmail.com. 

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