Alberta natives Kaley, Katie, Brandi and Krista are out to make a statement in the country music scene. All four members had been friends with their own individual projects prior to forming Nice Horse—Brandi and drummer Krista had a duo while they both earned Master’s degrees in Music, guitarist Kaley had put out a solo album, and banjoist Katie had fronted the alt-rock band Jakalope on top of her solo career. But once their collective chemistry ignited, they all immediately recognized the unlimited potential.
The band won the 2018 YYC Music Award for Country Recording of the Year, as well as “Group of the Year” and “Video of the Year” (for “Mansplainin’”) at the 2019 Alberta Country Music Awards (ACMAs). In 2018, Nice Horse was also nominated for their first-ever Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA).
Nice Horse’s first major tour was as direct support for Canadian icon Tom Cochrane, and they’ve since toured with other industry heavyweights including Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Washboard Union. Additional highlights include major festivals such as Big Valley Jamboree, the Calgary Stampede, and Boots & Hearts – always showcasing their signature high-energy live show.