Bonnie Nichols is a country/folk singer and songwriter from Soldotna, Alaska. She is published on two Grammy nominated children’s albums, “A Child’s Gift of Lullabyes,” and “Snuggle Up: A Gift of Songs for Sweet Dreams” with J. Aaron Brown of Nashville, TN.
One of her many accomplishments, Bonnie is the recipient of a Wolf Trap Silver Medallion Award for the children’s project, “Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta-Bed,” written and recorded with Katherine Dines of Denver, Co. “Dino-Story,” a Bonnie Nichols original, was published in Sing 2006, a songbook and CD compilation for school children in Australia.
Additionally, Bonnie has been recognized at both the state and national levels for her musical contributions related to healthcare. Drawing on experience in the professional and personal realms, much of Bonnie’s work is inspired by stories of hope and strength with her family and friends. “New Beginning,” off her latest release, I’ve Got Something To Say, was written to highlight Bonnie’s experience with organ/tissue donation. She has written several theme songs for public health campaigns, radio, and television programming. “She Don’t Hear the Thunder,” which portrays a woman’s struggle through a relationship riddled with domestic violence, won the first Alaska Public Radio “Song of the Year” contest in 1997. These achievements were the stepping stones leading up to Bonnie’s recognition by the State of Alaska with the “2005 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year” award.
"Walking Each Other Home" was written as a testament to our journey as human beings who are privileged to walk along side one another through this life.
Bonnie’s most recent release is a single titled, “Little Pebble” that was written in support of increasing environmental awareness related to the proposal to build the world’s largest open pit copper and gold mine in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska.
I am a proud member of Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay - harnessing the power of music and musician's networks to stop the proposed Pebble Mine from destroying one of the world's pristine ecosystems and the last great salmon run on earth. Learn more at MusiciansUnited.info
When not performing or writing, Bonnie works as the Director of Organizational Experience for Central Peninsula Hospital.
“Anything is Possible”
A special song of hope for those undergoing complicated health challenges.
Bonnie Nichols' Projects
“Little Pebble” was written to increase awareness of the environmental threat to Bristol Bay, AK.