Shenanigans with Cameran Nelson

Cameran Nelson, a popular country rock singer from Nashville, will play alongside the Cody Johnson band at Shenanigans tonight at 10 p.m.

According to Nelson, he and the Cody Johnson band have worked together before and are excited about tonight’s show.

“He and I have a lot of the same friends, and the same booking agent (Chad Kaudelka) at Red 11 Music,” Nelson said. “That helped get us on a lot of shows together, and we’ve also done some writing together. He and his band have become great friends of ours, and they always treat us like family.”

Nelson is familiar with all types of music, though country music has always been of the most interest to him. Nelson picked up music at an early age, and played the piano and the recorder in elementary school. However, he didn’t pick up his first bass guitar until age 12.

“I had already been playing music and other instruments,” Nelson said. “But watching my dad’s band perform growing up really made me want to pick up the guitar.”

Nelson’s father has made a huge impact on his music, and especially inspired him when was younger. Other influences in Nelson’s music career are his wife Lindsey and their three children.

However, Nelson said he finds inspiration just about anywhere.

“Inspiration, for me, is everywhere,” Nelson said. “From driving to a gig, playing with my kids, hanging out with friends or listening to some good new tunes.”

While Nelson loves to play at all different types of venues, he especially enjoys the gigs where he gets to watch other musicians in action.

“The festivals have to be my favorite,” Nelson said. “We finally get to watch a lot of the bands we don’t normally get to see while we’re out on the road.”

Nelson has won and been nominated for several awards, such as Male Vocalist of the Year 2014 and New Male Vocalist in 2013, and has a new album out, Good Thing Going. He mentioned that the album tells a story, if you listen from start to finish.

The audience can expect good music and fun times from the show.

“Let’s just say we’re going to live up to the venue’s name,” Nelson said.

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 at the door.

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