With Hummingbird, a remarkably sophisticated first album, NinaLynn seems to burst on the Americana scene out of the blue. In fact, the young troubadour has been honing her craft for years. However, the deeply personal nature of her music made her shy away from presenting her material to a wider audience during most of that time. A course in songwriting boosted her confidence in her own work, and a near burn-out as a politics student forced her to recognize that she simply had to follow her muse.Ninas influences span several generations of country and bluegrass stars - from Emmylou Harris via Alison Krauss to Molly Tuttle and Taylor Swift, who had a crucial impact on her creative development. "As long as I can remember, Ive had melodies pop into my head, but Taylor basically introduced me to writing songs and to country music." At the same time, Nina never ceased listening to artists working in other fields, like Norah Jones and Eva Cassidy. Given the diversity of her inspirations, her record company calls her music Americana-pop. It is a description she welcomes. "When I write a song, I dont like to think about musical categories, and Americana is probably the broadest term to describe American roots music. As for the pop part, people tell me my melodies are easy to listen to and to sing along with. Pop stems from popular, and I am happy my music sounds accessible."