Originally from Oak Hill, Ohio, Nick discovered his love for music at a young age. Heavily influenced by CCR, Guy Clark and Gary Allan, Nick picked up the guitar at the age of 17. He was always intrigued by the storytelling that country music provides, and thus began his songwriting career. Nick grew up playing sports and played basketball at Shawnee State University, where he graduated with a degree in English. Shortly after graduating, Nick began his career at Clear Channel Communications in Columbus, Ohio, writing commercials for radio. After receiving much recognition for his musical ability, Nick decided to make the move to Nashville in 2006 to continue to pursue a career in music.