Who is Callie Twisselman? The Story Behind Her Journey to Country Music

Who is Callie Twisselman? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about her journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…


Quick Facts:

Full Name – Callie Twisselman
Hometown – Cholame, CA
Current City – Nashville, Tennessee
Musical Influences – Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, George Strait, Britney Spears
Label – Cash is King Entrainment (own label)
Current Single – “In My World”  // as of date of article: 6/10/2024

The Beginning:

This week our spotlight shines on a talented singer-songwriter. Nashville transplant, Callie Twisselman shared all about her journey to country music, her new songs, and what fans can expect moving forward.

“I grew up on a grain and cattle ranch in California. I basically grew up with the country lifestyle and music was a huge part of my life,” shared the singer. “My mom was a singer in a local country band, so I knew I had a love for singing, but being in that lifestyle, really influenced my songwriting and the stories I tell.” For Twisselman, singing and country music went hand in hand from an early age.

Throughout her upbringing, the singer-songwriter recalls many moments in her life that confirmed her love for the genre.“Growing up I would ride horses and I was the youngest of four siblings. We all just grew up in the middle of nowhere, so there wasn’t a whole lot going on out there, but I would always find things to entertain myself with and keep me busy, and singing just happened to be one of those things that took my interest,” she shared. Adding, “I was always watching music videos on the TV when those were a big thing like the CMT countdowns. I remember watching the Shania Twain’s music video for “Man! I Feel Like A Woman,” and that was really what stayed in mind. I thought that she was such an amazing artist and I wanted to be just like Shania Twain.”

Artists of the 90s, like Shania Twain and even Pop artists too influenced Twisselman’s music taste and storytelling abilities in her own music. “When I was young, I was singing the National Anthem everywhere that I could. Then I decided that I should sing my own songs, so I said “I’ll just write them.” I wrote my first song and I didn’t know how to play any instruments or anything, but I wrote it, and I just shoved it away in my closet. One day mom found it when she was cleaning my room,” she shared. “I was all embarrassed because it was my first song, but then after that it clicked and I was hooked. I had a love for songwriting. After that, I picked up the guitar and that made it even better to write music and it blossomed into something special.”

The Turning Point:

Armed with a true passion for country music, Twisselman would make trips back and forth to Nashville, Tennessee in an effort to grow her talent and her fanbase. “I would go back and forth a lot before I moved, just recording different music and meeting people, but everybody told me I needed to move if I was going to take it seriously,” she shared. Adding, “Then I met my manager on one of my trips. […] He was the final person who told me to do it that I actually listened to. He helped me out when I got here and got me in with songwriting and demo-ing music.”

Twisselman finally made the official move to Nashville in 2017, despite some nerves that she would miss home. “Everybody here is pretty much chasing the same dream, and it’s been really inspiring and my songwriting has gotten better. The first month I was here I wrote like ten songs, and I used to write that in a year in California. It’s just been inspiring, and I love it.”

Nashville provided the songstress with a platform to really fine-tune her talents as a vocalist and as a songwriter. “It’s been amazing ever since. I’ve been doing a lot of songwriting, performing, and putting out music.”


Flash forward to present day, Twisselman is on the brink of releasing a new project. 2024 is shaping up to be the biggest year in her career so far. “This year is going to be the year. It’s been a couple of years, since my last EP, and I’ve been writing and getting it all together, ready to release, and it’s now the time.” To kick off a new era of music, the singer recently released a song called “In My World.”

The new song is a fun pop-country song. “I have my new single, “In My World” out right now, which is a lighthearted, fun song that I thought would be a good little start to get back out there,” shared the singer. Adding, “I wrote “In My World” when I was by myself one day at home. I was just kind of daydreaming, thinking about things, and I was like “what if I had all these things” and it just worked out. I was like, ‘I’m going to make that a song.’” […] I decided to record it and it felt like the perfect song to release first.”

Twisselman hopes that fans will see the positive message in the single and, of course, have fun while listening to it. Along with the new project, fans can also anticipate an exciting collaboration coming down the pipeline soon. “As far as my project, coming soon, fans can expect some of the same type of vibes, but there’s also more serious and slow songs as well. I’m hoping to drop an EP as a whole by the end of the year or the beginning of the year. I’ll be releasing singles until then.”


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