Camille Nelson, a classically trained violinist, and acoustic guitarist is a musician specializing in acoustic-driven folk music. She released her first full-length studio album, Lead Me Home, with Stone Angel Music, an independent record label specializing in instrumental music founded in 1999 by three-time No.1 Billboard recording artist Paul Cardall, on 18 August 2017. The album debuted #8 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Crossover Chart and spent time in the New Age category at #1 on iTunes and Amazon. Paul Cardall, the Executive Producer, has said, “Camille is a rare find for a label. Her classical training, song-writing gift, fun personality, and optimism make her a natural fit for Stone Angel Music.”
According to a recent press release, “Lead Me Home blends elements of folk, classical, bluegrass, and new age music.” Speaking about the album, Camille commented, “Every single person played an integral part in this collaborative project and it’s truly an album close to my heart. Integrating emotive, reminiscent, and peaceful melodies, I feel this album captures that genuine essence of what it means to be home.”
On Thursday, 9 November 2017, Camille released her new music video, “Israel, Israel, God is Calling,” from Lead Me Home. Filmed at the base of Mount Timpanogos in Provo Canyon, Utah by Elias Jessop, the breathtaking scenery depicting the beauty of Utah in the fall creates a serene atmosphere which compliments Camille’s magnificent playing of the guitar and violin. The video also captures a favorite spot of Camille’s childhood – right by her family’s cabin. Camille’s wonderful version is more of a folk, bluegrass-type rendition of the traditional hymn. According to the press release, “this music video was inspired by the way in which God leads us in directions where we can access peace in our lives.”
Camille Nelson is the sister of the renowned cello player, Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys. Her genre includes Fingerstyle and Percussive Guitar and Violin. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and comes from an immensely talented and musically inclined family. She is the youngest of six children. Her father was a violinist, and her mother was a professional opera singer. Both parents had a tremendous influence on Camille’s interest in performing music.
Lead Me Home is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Deseret Book, and streaming on Spotify and Pandora.