AWARDS AND HONORSPearl Award Nominee 1 Pearl Award Winner Recorded on over 30 Albums Conference Presenter and Performer in California and Utah
MUSIC“I was never the girl with the school choir voice,” Katherine says as she describes the rich, velvety texture that sets her apart vocally from the rest. Hearing Katherine’s innately edgy, ethereal, and pointed vocals are just the first layer of artistry exposed. Piercing more fervent underpinnings of soul, her writing unleashes the heart of who she is and what she believes.
Born and raised in Southern California, her musical landscape has included everything from route-66 roads of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers to The Hollies, Crosby Stills and Nash, Tracey Chapman, Natalie Merchant, Kate Bush, classic and alternative rock, jazz, and folk dotting just about every stop musically on the map to shaping her own solid ground. She believes in discovering uncharted territory as well as staying true to the core of where she came from. Inspired by rich vocals from Dala, Civil Wars, Allison Krauss, and The Band Perry, she has once again been stretched to new horizons with her most recent single “Beautiful” and her upcoming album, “Born Brave”. It’s no surprise to Katherine that her journey has lead her to Nashville, having written and recorded out of the same studios as musical legends like Johnny Cash, Sinatra, and the like. Reflecting the heat, shine, and sparkle of the Golden State, Katherine believes music is the bright spot in life’s path that inspires us to take big leaps, holds our hands during the hard, and pushes us through to the end.
BIOGRAPHYKatherine Nelson is an accomplished artist whose third CD, Born Brave, scheduled for release is the summer of 2011. Known for her starring role as Emma in the film Emma Smith, My Story, Katherine Nelson’s gentle, yearning, melodic voice and instinctive big-screen acting are captivating audiences everywhere.
Raised in Southern California as one of eight children, Nelson began singing at age three. Now as a recognized award-winning musical artist, songwriter, and actress, Katherine lives with her husband and four children in Utah.