Nina Flaaseth (43) is currently living in Hamar- Norway, but has grown all the way on a small farm in Løten,Hedmark. Here you could smell the cows, hear the sound of the tractor, and look at the sight of fields and meadows - so you can say that it is not surprising that the approach to the country's soul came in childhood. She also have agroculture education, so in fact, she's as "country as it gets".
Nina started with singing, accordions,both diatonic and regular accordion, and keys in her childhood, and this has followed her since. She has always been fond of singing, but in adulthood it became a reality to act and perform as a vocalist, and she has heard many praise words for her distinctive and comfortable voice. It was soon clear which genre was closest to her heart. She often sat in the children and adolescents with the cassette player, and listened and sang to country music - an genre who has followed her for years.
Since Nina chose (the singin' and) accordion in her childhood, she started playing old-fashioned, with different groupings before starting band-music to play dance music, and it's only in the last 15 years that focus on pure trad.country became a reality and as she has a great love and passion for. She has extensive experience in several genres, and has played for dance, and concerts, at a lot of festivals and many other small and major scenes at home and abroad for a number of years.
Before Nina introduced herself as soloist in 2014, she also had the pleasure of performing with several international artists.
Participations in the competition context, both NM and DM with very good placements (see # 1.post in DM), and in 2010 her country band participated at the SjøormCountry - Countryfestival in Seljord where it became a great 2#nd place!
Nina now travels on big and small scenes at home and abroad with her own country band, to the praise of organizers and audiences.
Nina is a country vocalist / artist who has noted herself very positively for the public and organizers lately, when in 2014 she appeared as soloist, after years on her way with her countryband!
"Fantastic! "," This is quality and authentic! "," Warm, sensitive and distinctive voice, really great! " These are few of many words called this artist, which is reflected in the fact that she has already been well-known in Norway, Europe and the United States.
Her Living On album was released digitally on 21st of February 2016, and already 1 week after releasing the song Calling All Heroes went on a top 40 single list, has since been played on countless radio for listeners worldwide. And the feedback has exclusively been incredibly positive! The entire album "Living On" was featured on 02.april 2016, where two recordings were also held the same day with crowded houses!
Awards, charts and more....
All songs are now played on countless radio stations around the world (Usa, Europe, Australia ....) and Nina has soon taken many people's interest with their credible songs, mediocrity and their distinctive soft voice! May mention besides singular locations in Usa that the Living On album has also been several weeks on the Joyce Ramgattie Billboard Chart list Top200 in Europe.
October-16, Nina was in Germany and participated in both the concert , and she also was one of the price divides under the German Country Music Award and German Country Nale. And i february 2019, she's was back in Germany with her band for performance at the CMM in Berlin.
One of her songs Walk In Your Shoes(C.Coffey) has also been like # 1 for countless weeks and constantly in top # 3 for 12 months (dec 2018 ) in stretch at the BlackDog Morning Show, in Georgia - USA, and is still in dec-18 No. #2 on the list. She has so far in 2019 ( aug ) two weeks as number #2, rest of the weeks in 2019 is she so far as number #1 !
Nina is nominated in two categories at the Academy Of Western Artists, Texas U.S; Pure Country Female Vocalist Of The Year 2019, Pure Country Album Of The Year - Living On.
Nina won the ISSA Award "Female Vocalist Of The Year 2019 International" , Seremony was held in Dawsonville,Atlanta/ Georgia U.S 03.aug2019.
Nina won THE GOLDEN RECORD AWARD Issa Usa, Trad.country International 2018, nov.30th.
Nina is also nominated @ The Josie Music Award2018 - Tennessee / Usa, in three categories;
This year's best song (Walk In Your Shoes)
This year's best female artist- trad.country
This year's entertainer in the class traditional country.
The award ceremony was held @ Dollywood, - Nashville, TN, and is the biggest worldwide award for independent artists.
She also won the Akademia Award - Los Angeles for "song of the month" august 2018 with Walk In Your Shoes.