I discovered my love of music as a young girl through children’s choir and musical theater. Inspired by the acoustic folk artist, Jewel, I taught myself guitar as a teenager and got a summer job serenading at a lake resort. In high school I won a radio songwriting contest and met Jewel in person, and that cemented my decision to pursue music. It took several years before I felt I had something worth sharing with the world.

In May, 2012 I released my first collection of work, Out Of My Hands.  The seven track EP reveals the expressive and often philosophical side of a musicians mind. Crossing genres of folk, pop and R&B, the record is slightly experimental. I'm currently in the process of releasing my first full-length album in December 2014. The album will combine songs from my EP with a bunch of new ones.

I am SO excited for you to hear it.

Music is my passion and my friend. It brings out the honest part of me and I love when it can bring out a vulnerable side of my listeners too. There is so much to learn from this little time on earth and songwriting keeps my eyes wide open. 

Thanks for listening!

Find her music here:



Kristen Nelson's YOUTUBE Chanel

Click Listen above to hear sample tracks.