This country singer-songwriter has been working hard and that work ethic has paid off. Meet Callie Twisselman from Cholame, California. She was raised on her family's ranch and says her mother is the one who inspired her to sing. As a child, she would listen to her mom sing with her country band, and with her fake microphone would imitate her. At age 10 she was hooked on country music and decided she wanted to be a singer. She started singing the National Anthem at rodeos and sports events around her school. At 15 she decided that a singing career was what she wanted to do. Her mom's advice was to make sure she was having fun and not be something she is not.
She decided to move to Nashville after meeting Dolly Parton's manager Danny Nozell who advised her to do so. Once there she began honing her songwriting skills and recording some demos. She realized that she was writing more music in Nashville than she ever did while living in California. She released her debut EP, Party Lights in 2015. After several years her hard work and tenacity paid off with her signing a publishing deal with eOne via Virtern songs and has Grammy-winning producer, Aaron Pearce behind the board on all her songs. In May of this year, she released the single, Two Hands which is fun and reminds me of Shania Twain. CallieTwisselman's musical inspirations are George Strait, Dolly Parton, and of course, ShaniaTwain. She just released her latest EP, Closure in July, and the single, Cowboy just a week ago and it's already getting attention. Check out this fun and talented country singer-songwriter and support independent music and musicians. Happy listening!