Nico Röwenstrunk is an award-winning country singer and songwriter from Munich, Germany. With well over 1,000 live performances he has made a name for himself in the country music world.
Nico loves country music since his early childhood. Through his father – a doctor of theology, pastor, bodybuilder and country fan – he came into contact with Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams and George Jones early. At the age of 14 he got his first guitar, six months later he had his first band. To this day he continues to make music and writes his own songs.
Nico learned music and singing at the Munich Jazz School, from the gospel singer Delcina Stevenson (USA) and from Prof. Dennis Heath (USA), where he got to know Seth Riggs‘ speech level singing method. Under the pseudonym Nico Debris, he made several records on his own. This was followed by radio appearances, radio airplay on Bayern 3 as well as a TV appearance in the German television series “Kommissar Siska” and a gig as opening act for Faiz Mangat (Brosis) at the Munich Streetlife Festival. In the following years he supported several international acts in their performances, e.g. Tyla & Spike (UK), James Intveld (USA) and more.
His albums „With Hee Haw & Friends“ and „Time Traveller“ were created in collaboration with outstanding musicians from Munich and Austin, Texas. He also recorded duets with Wren Stewart (daughter of country legend Wynn Stewart) and John Howie Jr. (Two Dollar Pistols). During his long stay in the USA in 2018 in Austin Texas and Nashville Tennessee, he gave radio interviews for traditional stations like KOOP Radio and shared stage with some of his all time country heroes, e.g. The Derailers (Broken Spoke), Dale Watson (Continental Club) and Chris Scruggs (Robert’s Westernworld, Nashville).
As frontman and singer of the „Hee Haw Pickin‘ Band „, a honky tonk band with a long tradition, as well as different other band formations Nico plays live clubs, honky tonks, private parties and country festivals or events. At the International Country Music Award in Pullman City he received gold several times for „Best Traditional Country Band“ and for „Best Original Song.“