Local artist set to produce songs in Nashville
PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – You might be used to Cadie Calhoun on radio station 95.9 WBBN, but what you might not know is that she has music on all streaming platforms.
Calhoun graduated from Oak Grove High School and planned to move to New York City after graduation to pursue an acting career. The day before her move, she changed her mind and fled to Music City.
“Nashville is like the university itself,” Calhoun said. “I ended up learning to be a sound engineer, graphic design, video editor, because music has changed so much these days. You have to pack everything. “
She returned to Mississippi in 2020. In Magnolia State, she found a band and now has had many amazing opportunities. She opened for Eric Church at the Country Thunder Music Festival and opened for Scotty McCreery in his hometown at the historic Saenger Theater.
“When I was on stage in that pink dress, in those shiny shoes, I finally felt like all the work, all the years of that dream, was finally happening,” Calhoun said.
Soon Calhoun is expected to return to Nashville to produce some songs with Peter Keys, member of Lynard Skynard.
Calhoun says there is no way she can make these dreams come true without the support of her country.
“My family is the reason I am where I am today,” Calhoun said. “I know I have the courage to take him to the top.”
Thursday December 9th, Calhoun is hosting a Jolly Jamboree at Brewsky’s in Hattiesburg. Proceeds will go to support Hub City Service Dogs. If you are interested in attending, you can purchase tickets from the Brewsky website.
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