Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you sensational songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we present Grammy nominee Britt Nicole and her latest release, "Gold," from the 2012 album of the same name.
The 27-year-old from North Carolina emerged on the music scene in 2007 as a Christian pop sensation. But after her third album, Gold, made its debut at No. 1 on the Hot Christian albums chart – while simultaneously gaining a foothold at No. 41 on the broad-based Billboard 200 – it was apparent that Nicole was poised for crossover success.
She recently signed a deal with Capitol Records, which plans to re-release her 2012 Gold album in February of this year. The single, "Gold," was released at the beginning of December and is finding airtime on both Christian and mainstream radio stations.
Describing the inspiration behind the song "Gold," Nicole said, “I’d gotten lots of letters telling me, ‘I’m struggling, I’m being bullied, I don’t feel like I fit in.’” To send a potent, yet joyful, message of self-worth to her fans, she penned the song “Gold,” a shimmering anthem of self-empowerment that pairs emotional lyrics with a memorable, sing-along refrain: "You're worth more than gold."
We hope the song inspires you. The lyrics are captioned on the video, below.