What's Your Favorite... Nicky Sibley
Read this extended interview with jingle-writer Nick Sibley to see what we couldn't fit in print.
By Katie PollockYou know Nick Sibley’s face because you’ve seen it on stage at McSalty’s pizza, playing with Ruell Chappell and Ned Wilkinson before the band took a hiatus in November. You know of Nick Sibley’s work, too. You’ve heard it in the Ozarks Fox and 417 Magazine jingles. Through Nick Sibley Music, he’s been making commercials that the people in 417-land can recognize for about 30 years. Sibley grew up in El Dorado Springs and found his way to Springfield in 1971 to attend then–Southwest Missouri State and Drury University. Today he’s married to Tina Sibley, and he has a 3-year-old son named Captain and three adult daughters: Liberty, Suzannah and Kelsey. And what’s new in the life of Nick Sibley? Well, this past winter he self-published an illustrated songbook called Me Is Mine, You is Yours, which comes with a CD and 35 pages of illustrations made by Sibley. He’s selling the book at Heritage Bookstore (3867 S. Campbell Ave., 417-882-1141). We know Sibley likes music, and now he tells us what all the rest of his favorite things are.