Through the years, I grew to
realize that I was "special", but I was sent here to use my uniqueness to
teach a whole world of people that it is vital to believe in yourself and
all that you CAN do.
I sang my first solo in
church at the age of 6.
went against everything that physicians had expected for me. On that very Sunday night at the age of 6 years old, I knew what I was called to
do. I was sent here to sing and to let others see that faith can move even the
highest mountains and determination is a must.
on to college and majored in television broadcasting, but even then, I still knew my calling.
established "The Music Ministry of Nicki Ard" in 1986 and in 1988 I recorded my first
album entitled "From Nicki, With Love".
Throughout the past 14
years, I have traveled all over the USA performing in over 1,500 concerts and
speaking in schools across the nation.
I lived the
"normal" life. I was a cheerleader, played basketball, was a member of the marching band, and took tap,
ballet, and jazz (I sat on the edge of my power chair and danced).
I wanted everyone to see that adversity is only opportunity.....nothing
This past year, I recorded my second album
entitled "Walk With Me" and one of its songs hit #5 on the national music charts.
Yes, there are
things that I can't do. Things that would be almost impossible, but I take my
physical challenges and look for the things that I "can" do. I may
not be able to dance a fancy ballroom step, but I can sing from the deepest part of my
heart and hope that others see in me a true example of strength.
"Nicki is a
contemporary Christian vocalist whose voice presents a cool confidence and presence that
underscores her personal strength and abilities. Her gifts are something that
you will feel and know through hearing the offering of her love for
life as represented in this album."
-Michael Roberts Dee Jay
"Nicki Ard sings songs,
but what a story. Her story is telling and worth telling. She embraces
gosh-awful sadness and seemingly impossibilities with grace, energy, and courage.
She understands that God's story is part of her story and she lives life as
an inspiration to us all."
-Dr. Terry L. Wilson
Pastoral Care Medical
University of SC
"Nicki's music is a
complete experience in itself with testimony, encouragement, challenge,
and not least of all by any means, an enjoyable musical experience. I cannot
recommend her ministry strongly enough."
-Rev. Rodney Howard
Crosswell Baptist Church
"You've gotta get this
-Dan E. Lockemy
DEE JAY Q 102.9FM
Host of Rhythm and Beach
"Walk With Me is an
invitation to share in ones spiritual journey. Nicki's voice, music and message
strikes a chord that enables you to look at yourself and be thankful for all
things around you."
-Jamie Ridley Assistant
Producer Hollywood, CA
had implemented a special presentation at every concert she did.
During her concerts, they ran an LCD projector with a big screen, and
while she sang, they projected
images of our SMA children on the screen to help tell the story and get
the point about SMA across. It became a priority in her ministry
and one that has touched thousands of people's lives.
all the parents whose children were part of this amazing presentation...thank
their voices be heard, their faces seen, their lives known...
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