Hi my name is Celeste and I'm an Actress, Songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist. Like many kids I started singing in my church and school choirs. It didn't take long for me to realize this is what I wanted to do. So before I knew it, I was putting myself into every Musical and Talent Show I could find. A few years later I found where Radio Disney was holding auditions for a NEW Tween Pop Group called RD7. I auditioned for the group and, lucky for me, I made it. The year with Radio Disney was Amazing. We opened for Raven, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and the Cheetah Girls. It didn't stop there, we also performed an hour long show at the Kelly Clarkson, Addicted To Love Tour.
When Radio Disney came to an end, I decided to start my own group called No Limit. The reason for the name? I wanted to send a message, "That if you work hard, stay true to yourself, there is No Limit to what you can do" I would end each show with that statement. I had such a great time with No Limit, we performed in front on thousands each year, including a show on the Aircraft Carrier USS Eisenhower, wow what a treat. It was during my time with No Limit that the group got the attention of Grammy nominee Dave Moody of Elevating Entertainment, hence the movie "No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School" was born and so was my love for acting. Not only was I a singer, choreographer and dancer, now I had become an Actress, and I loved it. I had also become more of a songwriter...
Coming off the set of "No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School", I had so many emotions in me. I ended up writing 19 songs. Here are a few you may have heard of Handcuffed To Your Heart, Sophisticated Love Song, The Look and Looking In Your Eyes, they're all on my debut CD, "This Is Where I Wanna Be". My song "The Look" actually charted #20 in Germany - Thank You Germany. My music producer? Andrew Lane who I met in LA while attending the School of Pop. Drew is a Multi-Platinum producer with such credits as High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Back Street Boys to name a few. When it came time to record, Drew said "Nashville". After all, it is where music is made and Country was my true love.
So, that's kinda the gist of how I got started.
2011 was amazing, I released my debut CD, Gibson Guitars Endorsed my first Promo Tour and Pop Star Magazine covered the Tour along the way. I was the 2nd Pop Country Artist to be featured in Pop Star Magazine, the first being Taylor Swift. I Heart Radio, said I was an artist to watch, I've done TV and Radio Appearances, filmed a TV Pilot, My music video The Look was in rotation on The Country Network...
2012 would be a year that I guess will best be known as life changes....while I continued to promote my music through performing and interviews ~ it would also be the year that I would graduate from High School, Headline my first tour ~ titled ~ The Country Pop Rock Tour. Our mission was to share our music while taking a stance against bullying. We had kids and adults tell us that we helped them out, we also found out that we actually saved a life. When I received that messaged I cried a happy cry..to know that you saved a life was a feeling I won't forget. It was also in 2012 that I was offered the opportunity to star in a major TV series, after 5 callbacks ~ a plane ticket and contract was sent, for me to fly to LA for further testing. Where I was sincerely honored and thankful for the offer that in fact would have changed my life immediately, I felt that I had to stay true to myself. This incident truly told me that yes, I am a musician, songwriter ~ Nashville Recording Artist first...to this day I still keep the plane ticket in my desk drawer and can honestly say I have no regrets. 2012 - ended with me recording my 2nd CD titled "Broken Record". I wrote all the songs on the CD and once again I teamed up with Drew Lane to have him produce it. We recorded it at the House of Blues Studio in Nashville, Tenn and Encino, CA.
2013 - I continue to work my music, through performing, interviews, radio, tv and another tour. I will also be attending CMA Fest in June. Once you meet a country fan at CMA Fest you feel like you have met an old friend or relative...they're the best. My NEW CD "Broken Record" will be released April 30th 2013... hope you get a chance to check it out.
I guess one of my biggest compliments came from Linda Davis (Hilary Scott's mother) after watching me perform "The Look" in Nashville...she said,
"Celeste you are the Shania of this generation. Your songs will cross two charts" .... wow what a HUGE compliment and very big shoes to live up to.
From the Industry people, I have been told I'm amazing, that I have an amazing tone to my voice, a force to be reckoned with, a rising star, gorgeous, confident, infectious, genuine and that I have IT. I have also been told I'm too young, too pretty, a girl, need more power in my voice, need to work on my breathing, never will make it, ugly, to nasal, it's harder for girls then guys. What I'm trying to say is regardless of what people say, listen to your inner self, it will lead you in the right direction and never use people to get there, let your God given talents do that for you.
I hope you know me a little bit more and NOW I hope to see you on the road. Please take time to check out my website and you will see everything this girl has been up to.