Drag Hotspot Lips' Nicolette Hosts a Salute to the Women of Country, Dressed as Either Dolly or Reba

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"I'm Checkin' Out"
She's a big fan of Reba, who experienced a terrible tragedy 21 years ago at the same time as Nicolette. "She used her music to heal, and it helped me heal too." Seven members of Reba's band and tour managers died in a plane crash and very soon after, she performed this song at the Academy Awards. "That's why I gravitated to Reba, and why she's been my favorite artist for 21 years now."

Of Reba's signature song, Nicolette admits, "frankly, I'm tired of performing it!" But, she says, you have to do it. Leaving it out would be like dressing as Loretta Lynn and not singing "Coal Miner's Daughter."

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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