Celeste Kellogg: Girl Next Door
By: Isobel Bush
A small town girl from Virginia, Celeste Kellogg is a CMA and Nashville Recording Artist who has never lost sight of who she is. A 26-year-old girl next-door type, the singer is a blend of country with a little bit of pop. Celeste learned her love for music singing in church and school choirs, as well as singing along with her dad to artists such as Alabama, James Taylor, and The Eagles. She cites some of her biggest influences as being Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, and Cher.
At age 12, she found herself auditioning for the Radio Disney pop group known as RD7. During her time with Disney, Celeste gained the opportunity to open for big time artists such as Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Raven, The Cheetah Girls, and even Kelly Clarkson. Disney also allowed her to add acting to her repertoire, making Celeste a versatile and true modern artist.
In 2008, Celeste was invited to Hollywood to attend the “School of Pop.” There she met Andrew Lane, famed producer for artists such as Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, and for film (High School Musical ). It was Lane who encouraged Celeste to record with him in Nashville, creating 10 songs together.
Celeste is humbled to have shared the stage with exceptional songwriters such as Wynn Varble, Dave Berg, and Pat Alger. At the world famous Wildhorse Saloon, the Nashville Universe Awards welcomed Celeste to the performance stage and crowned her Rising Star of The Year (2016) and Female Vocalist of the Year (2018) in front of an adoring crowd and The Country Networks television broadcast audience.
Celeste has gone on to create a full-length album of her own as well as three EP’s and two singles. Her most recent single “There’s a Beach Somewhere” is accompanied by a feel good country music video receiving over 11,000 views on YouTube and nearly 130,000 listens on Spotify.
The five song EP, “Keep It on Repeat,” was released in 2020. It combines modern pop and modern country with both upbeat sounds and heartfelt lyrics. Celeste’s soulful voice and songwriting skills captivate the listener giving us a glimpse in the life of the girl-next-door who grew up to be a country music star.
Check out her website: https://celestekellogg.com/