"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."