Katy Nichole—“Hold On”
This summer, KAMB is the place for encouraging new music and programming for you and your family. As you go about this new week, listen for Hold On by Katy Nichole
Katy Nichole has had a busy year! She made her music debut in 2022 with “In Jesus’ Name (God of Possible),” followed by “God is in This Story” with Big Daddy Weave. She was also featured in David Leonard’s “Good Lord.” You may have heard them on KAMB! Her first album, Jesus Changed My Life, was released in February, and includes the single Hold On.
Though only 22, Katy Nichole is a seasoned performer. She started singing in her church choir, and by 14 was writing songs and leading worship. She said: “My earliest memories of feeling the Lord’s presence were when I was singing and when I had a song in my heart.”
While in college, she started to pursue a career in the medical field, but God seemed to be leading her toward music instead: “I think our desires are sometimes different than what God has planned for us. A lot of times, we’ll think it’s going to be a certain way, and then God’s like, ‘Nope, this story is going to look a little different.’”
During struggles with severe scoliosis, depression, and anxiety, music kept Katy encouraged, and reminded her of God’s plan for her life. Through her music, she wants to inspire others to look to God in their struggles: “God’s healed me, so I know He can heal someone else. I’m going to share my story and hope it will encourage others to go and share theirs.”
Hold On was inspired by a time in Katy’s life where she struggled with depression and anxiety. In moments where she wasn’t sure she could keep going, the Lord reminded her that He was not finished with her, and has a beautiful plan for her life. This faith helped her to “hold on” and keep going, and she hopes that her new song helps others facing struggles: “I hope this song can encourage you and remind you that your life matters so, so much and you can hold on because you have a purpose,” she said on her Instagram.
Katy Nichole—Hold On (Official Music Video)
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Hold On encourages listeners to keep going “just a little bit longer,” even when God seems hidden. She reminds us that each life has a purpose, and that struggles make us stronger. We cannot always see what lies ahead, but this song encourages us that we should place our trust in God, who knows what is in store for each of us. Like a rainbow after rain, this reminder of God’s love for us can brighten life’s storms.
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Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
We are very excited to introduce you to brand new KAMB artist Katy Nichole and her hit single “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)”. Katy sings a prayer over those who are hurting, full of fear or those who need healing and ultimately for breakthrough in the lives of those listening. Do you know someone who needs a breakthrough to take place in their life? Perhaps you do. In this article we will look at Katy’s unique story first. Then we will discover how God uses all situations that we walk through for His glory. Lastly, we’ll take a look at where Katy is today and what you can expect to see from her in the near future. Read on to be encouraged by Katy’s story of how the Lord blessed her with the love of music, ministry and incredible talent!
Every artist has a unique story
KAMB artist Katy Nichole knows the the message of her song “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)” very personally. She was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis when she was in kindergarten. For many years and under the care of her orthopedic surgeon her scoliosis did not progress as aggressively as her doctors thought it would. In fact, she was referred to as a “little miracle”.
Everything changed for Katy when her dad’s job took them from their small mid-western town to Arizona. Katy had a growth spurt and her scoliosis curve became very obvious and caused a lot of pain. She walked through a time of physical and emotional pain. Kids were not nice and even the comments from adults bothered her.
Katy began to isolate herself and turned to music for comfort. Music became her form of therapy after a surgery in 2015 did not help as it should have leaving her in continual pain. She did not lose heart or stop singing she says “if anything…I sang more”!
God uses all situations for His glory
Katy’s dad recognized her love of music, her talent and how much joy and peace it brought to her life. In 2017 he gave her a ukulele and a keyboard. She began to write and the songs poured out. She wrote songs of encouragement knowing that she is not the only person who has walked through pain and suffering. The belief that her dad had in her spurred her forward. In 2018 she became a a member of the group Musicians On Call. This is a group of artists who volunteer their time and talents to provide music for the patients. KAMB Artist Katy Nichole reflects “This has been a great experience for me because I know what it is like to be the patient – I wanted to sing anywhere that I could to bring hope through music.”
What is KAMB Artist Katy Nichole up to now?
After a difficult decision in 2019 to remove fusion rods from her spine, she has experienced healing. Katy encourages other when she shares the healing power of God that took place in her life. As an advocate for others dealing with health challenges, continuing on as a volunteer for Musicians On Call and leading worship, Katy met Josh Havens – lead singer for The Afters. Josh saw something special in Katy. He encouraged her to not only write, but to begin recording. She began posting her music online and found a home as as artist with record label Centricity Music.
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