Country artist who started chasing musical dreams in Myrtle Beach to perform at CCMF 2022
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — A country music artist who started chasing his dreams in Myrtle Beach will perform Friday at the Carolina Country Music Fest.
This will be Kevin Nichols’ third CCMF appearance, and he shared his excitement about performing at the massive music festival.
“It’s unreal honestly. It’s so much fun to have so much talent within a block radius of each other four days in a row. It’s amazing,” Nichols said.
The award-winning country music entertainer moved to the Grand Strand at the age of 16 as an aspiring baseball player. However, after a few injuries that took him out of the game, he found music as his new passion.
“I started a little three-piece band in North Myrtle Beach. I started playing Pirate’s Cove two nights a week. Next thing I knew it was a full-time job,” he said. Nichols said.
He recorded his debut single “Swerve” in Nashville and entered the song into the Carolina Artist Show Down.
“Swerve” won Country Single of the Year at the Carolina Music Awards in 2019, and the following year Nichols won Male Artist of the Year.
Nichols shot the music video for his new song “Town Like Mine” in Myrtle Beach, which he says features popular landmarks across the Grand Strand.
He hopes his Friday night performance will land him on the CCMF main stage next year.
“Everything we do this year, we hope will take us to the next level for next year,” Nichols said.
Nichols is scheduled to perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday on the ZYN Stage.
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