Integrity, dedication and authenticity are vital components of being a musician, and a soldier. Nick Sterling, a former infantryman in the U.S. Army and Purple Heart recipient, brings each of these to the Texas Music scene by presenting songs of loss, struggle and love with a delivery that is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. Like many Combat Veterans, transitioning to civilian life was difficult as Sterling searched for that same sense of purpose he had while serving his country. Realizing that music was the mission he had been longing for, he promised to use his talents to continue serving and is donating all of the proceeds from his EP, STAND YOUR GROUND to the Lone Survivor Foundation
“Serving my country was one of the greatest privileges of my life; it was an honor to be among the small percentage that are able to experience it,” said Sterling. “However, for years after the military, I was lost and looking for a mission. Lone Survivor Foundation helped by allowing me to redirect my focus and realize that affecting others with my music was absolutely bigger than myself.”
With an Americana/Roots sound that is a perfect fit for the diverse Texas Music scene, Sterling has played Texas Frog Fest 2016 and 2017 and has been singing his way through such notable Texas venues as Cheatham Street Warehouse, River Road Icehouse, Firehouse Saloon, O'brien's Irish Pub as well as a CD Release Show at Main Street Crossing. 2018 will prove to be a year where Sterling's music reaches coast to coast and beyond as he will be touring all over the continental United States as well as being slated to perform on the Texas Red Dirt Pub Crawl in Dublin, Ireland in November 2018. Sharing the stage alongside Zane Williams, John Baumann, Shane Smith and the Saints and Charlie Robison, he has also had the distinct honor of being a semi-finalist at both the 2017 Larry Joe Taylor Songwriting Competition and the 2017 Chilifest Battle of the Bands competition as well as being awarded 2018 Male Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year by the Music Association of Central Texas.