Coming from the land of sunshine, Nelms says she was fortunate to grow up in a family who was uncommonly nurturing to her artistic leanings. Her family was, and still is, very close and very musical.
Growing up in Florida and always mesmerized by vocalists like Barbra Streisand, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Alanis Morissette, The Cranberries, Dixie Chicks and countless others, Nelms first became involved in musical theater and jazz music. She went on to study classical voice at Florida State University before changing directions and moving to Nashville.
Nelm’s sound combines the control and melodic power of her classical training, melancholy of lost loves, the Southern stylings from a lifetime love affair with country music, and the grit and truth found in her current home in New York City. Her new album, “Lover, No Longer,” released in May, captures this spirit completely, through woven tales of love, loss, heartache, and hope.
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