Much of who we become is shaped by the people God places in our lives. We are all a product of the love and wisdom we glean from family and friends who sow into us. They guide and teach us,...
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Much of who we become is shaped by the people God places in our lives. We are all a product of the love and wisdom we glean from family and friends who sow into us. They guide and teach us, leaving an indelible impression not just on our hearts and minds, but on future generations as well. On her new Word Records collection, Sharecropper's Seed Vol. 1, Nicole C. Mullen examines the gift of relationships. Whether saluting her grandfather in the title track or sharing the tender mother's lullaby "Babylove," Nicole celebrates the rich tapestry of life.
^^"It's all of our stories," says Nicole. "We all have come from someone else's toil. They've prayed for us or planted seeds on our behalf or encouraged us along the way. We all have somebody who's responsible for the great harvest that we might receive in life. For me, it's my mama, my grandparents, and my dad."
^^Her maternal grandfather inspired the title track of the album. "My inspiration came from a conversation that I had with my mom," she recalls. "She was speaking about her dad and how they grew up in Georgia. He was a sharecropper when she was a small child and life was hard, but at the same time he had a hope and a dream for a better life for his family."^^As a sharecropper, Nicole's grandfather had to give a portion of his crops to the landowner. It was a hard life, but it didn't rob him or his family of the joy they found in their faith. That priceless legacy was passed down to her.
^^"Many people in my family have paid a price for me to do what I do today," she says appreciatively. "It just made me want to stop and honor them, give credit where credit was due, and at the same time remind us that what we do with a seed has power for generations to come. If you bless the seed and nurture it just the right way, then the seed can rise up, but if you contaminate the seed, in future generations, there will be nothing to prosper from."
1. Sharecropper`s Seed
- 1. Sharecropper`s SeedNicole C. Mullen0:59
- 2. So In LoveNicole C. Mullen0:59
- 3. One TouchNicole C. Mullen0:59
- 4. ConvincedNicole C. Mullen0:59
- 5. When I Grow UpNicole C. Mullen0:59
- 6. Under The ShadowNicole C. Mullen0:59
- 7. ElohimNicole C. Mullen0:59
- 8. I WishNicole C. Mullen0:59
- 9. FallNicole C. Mullen0:59
- 10. Baby LoveNicole C. Mullen0:59
Nicole Coleman Mullen is an award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and choreographer. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mullen wrote her first song at the age of 12. She recorded her first solo album, Don't Let Me Go, in 1991 with the independent label Frontline Records. Mullen continued her singing-songwriting-choreography career in the 1990s, singing backup for Michael W. Smith and for the Newsboys, writing for Jaci Velasquez, and working as a dancer/choreographer with Amy Grant. She also provides backup vocals in the music video at the end of the VeggieTales program, Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space! and the opening of the VeggieTales program, Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed. She was signed to Word Records in 1998 by VP of A and R Brent Bourgeois.
Some of her other award winning albums include Everyday People, Sharecropper's Seed, Vol. 1, Following His Hand: A Ten Year Journey, Wish Me Love, Nicole C. Mullen and Talk About It.