Camille Nelson is a guitarist & violinist specializing in acoustic-driven folk music. She has been in the music industry for over 10 years. She signed with Stone Angel Music and released her first instrumental studio album, Lead Me Home in August 2017, which debuted at #8 on the classical-crossover and #11 on the classical Billboard charts.
Blending elements of folk, classical, bluegrass and new age music, Lead Me Home features relaxed, intricate acoustic guitar melodies of both traditional and original hymns accompanied by a string ensemble with guest artists, Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys, Alex Sharpe (formerly of The Celtic Woman) and Ryan Shupe of Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband. Camille worked with Executive Producer Paul Cardall to create this album as well as producer Trevor Price.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Camille is the youngest of six talented and musically inclined siblings. Her father was a violist, and her mother was an opera singer – both heavily influencing Camille’s pursuit and interest in music and performance.
In addition to family, Camille draws musical and creative inspiration from her travels abroad. She’s visited more than 70 countries and speaks German and Italian. Drawing from a deep respect for and admiration of diverse global cultures, she integrates a uniquely multicultural perspective into songwriting following years living in South Africa, Germany, Switzerland and Italy prior to and while pursuing her Masters degrees at the University of Utah and Utah State University and later her Ph.D. at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She later worked as a professor, teaching graduate courses in management, communication and leadership. Camille also lived in Nashville for a couple of years, working with various artists to help build her musical skillset.
Camille currently lives in Switzerland with her husband and their adorable little boy and dog, Molly.
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