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Featuring Keith Secola
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Jewelry Designer, Minister, Speaker, Artist
"Táchii'nii níshlí, 'Áshįįhí báshíshchíín, Kinya'áanii dá shí chei, Bįįh bitoodnii dá shinálí"
"I am Red Running into Water Clan born for the Salt People Clan, my Maternal Grandfather's Clan is the Towering House Clan, and my Paternal Grandfather's Clan is the Deer Water Clan."
Singing before she was able to speak words, Callie Bennett, was adopted as a baby from Seoul, South Korea and was raised both on and off the Navajo Reservation. Immediately, her mother noticed her gifting, and at a very young age Callie began to develop a heart and passion not only for singing, but for all musical arts. At 5 years old her mother placed her in piano lessons, at 7 singing lessons, and 13 guitar lessons.
Today, Callie is based out of the Navajo Nation, and her artistry is inspired by her inherited Native American culture. Not only have the Navajo/Diné People adopted and embraced her, but she has embraced the People and heritage as her own. From her Great Grandmother she received the name ‘Asdzáá Taachii’nii in Navajo meaning Red Running into Water Woman.
Her family has also been adopted with the Lakota Nation and she’s been honored with the name, Pejuta Lowanpi, Singing Medicine.
Having released 4 Music Albums Callie is also a multi-instrumentalist and her music has opened for world renown bands, sang the national anthem for dignitaries, events, schools, and NBA Games. She has collaborated and played with music artists such as Larry Dunn from World Renowned Band, Earth Wind and Fire, and Keith Secola, Native American Living Legend and Hall of Fame. As in the words of her Producer, Greg Miller, “She is a force to be reckoned with.”
Callie is a Native American Music Award Winner and Indigenous Music Award Winner, Entrepreneur, Designer, Model, and a constant aspiring artist in all she does including photography, beadwork, fine art, and more.
She’s highly involved with her Church’s Ministerial work and is a licensed minister and is an Executive Administrator, a Worship Director and Leader, a Psalmist, Event Coordinator, Public Relations, and more. She has sang on the Trinity Broadcasting Network of Arizona, been on many Christian Television interviews, spoken at conferences and youth groups, and travels extensively with her Father, Ellson Bennett.
Callie’s heart is to reach out to all nations with encouragement, hope, faith, and love. She desires to see lives changed, transformed, and restored through the power of Word, music, and any other avenue that will help bring positive change to the youth, communities, and families for the better.
"Callie is a beautiful inspirational artist, with such a gifted melodic and sultry voice."
FOUNDING MEMBER OF EARTH WIND & FIRE, ROCK & ROLL SONGWRITER HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
"Callie Bennett is an incredible young artist and it has been an honor and a privilege to produce her album Awake Arise Shine! Her powerful voice and passionate soul resonate not only within her Native American culture but across the mainstream musical landscape as well. She is a force to be reckoned with."
GODTV HOST OF THRONE ROOM PRAYER
"I'm glad to call Callie Bennett and her family my friends. She is not only talented and beautiful, but she carries an anointing on her music and her life. You will be blessed by her ministry."
GREG MILLER, PRODUCER & FOUNDER OF IMMERSION PRODCUTIONS
"Callie Bennett is one of our own and we totally support one of our own and we want all to support her. Her and her family are doing great things in the ministry and in the music industry. Listen to her music, its beautiful music."
PRESIDENT OF THE NAVAJO NATION
DISCOGRAPHY & TIMELINE
A Brief History
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Her first album is entitled 'Glorify' and was released in 2011, which was nominated twice in the year 2013 Native American Music Awards for Best Female Artist and Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording. This album is no longer available.
In 2016 Callie and her music had the amazing opportunity to be apart of the documentary movie “Awakened: The Spiritual Destiny of the First Americans”and through the soundtrack album of the film released 3 of her singles “Rise Up”, “Awake, Arise & Shine”, and “How Great Thou Art” in the Diné (Navajo) Language.
In 2018 her Album 'Awake, Arise, Shine' also won Best Gospel Album of the year in the Indigenous Music Awards in Canada and Callie was nominated four times in the Native American Music Awards for Best Female Artist of the Year, Best Americana Recording of the Year, Best Pop Recording of the year, and her song “All Nations, Tribes, and Tongues” was nominated for Best Song of the Year.
In the year 2017 not only was Callie's single 'Awake Arise and Shine' nominated in the Native American Music Awards for Best Female Artist of the year and Best Gospel Inspirational Record of the year but won the Best Gospel Inspirational Record of the year Category.
In 2017 her highly anticipated Album entitled 'Awake, Arise, Shine' was released.
In her new album 'Awake, Arise, Shine', Callie had the amazing opportunity of having the involvement of Larry Dunn, an original member from the world renown group 'Earth, Wind and Fire', on the single track of her album entitled 'Hope'.
2019 was the year when Callie's first music video 'Reach Who You Are' was nominated for Best Music Video of the Year in the Native American Music Awards. Also in this year at the 19th Annual Native American Music Awards Callie and her Father, Ellson Bennett, performed live at the awards ceremony.
In 2019 Callie's Father, Ellson Bennett, released his first studio narrative album "My Anthology" featuring Callie in instrumentation and vocals, and his single from the album "My Supplication" was nominated for Best Indie Single of the Year at the 19th Annual Native American Music Awards.
In 2020 Callie started her Jewelry business of designing jewelry, and handcrafting the jewelry herself. Today her Jewelry consists of Native American handcrafted beadwork, Navajo and Native American inspired jewelry.
To Shop her amazing designs and wearable art CLICK HERE
In 2021 Callie released her 3rd Studio Album "Navajo Gospel Hymns: Priceless Treasures" which was her first Navajo Gospel Hymn album.
In the same year Callie stepped into the waters of fashion designing and was brought onto the team of the company Hool'aagoo as a fashion designer and to this day she has designed shirts, skirts, dresses and shawls.
To see apparel and fashion designed by Callie go to Hoolaagoo.com
In 2023, Callie released her Single "Rez Chick" in collaboration with fellow Native American Music Award Winner and Hall of Fame Living Legend Keith Secola. Alongside with its release, they released a Music Video and a Behind the Scenes for the Music Video. To watch the Music Video Click Here.
Callie has also had the honor to open in concert for the well known Christian band Kutless, and sing the United States National Anthem in the Diné (Navajo) Language at various places including schools, veteran's honoring events, the Phoenix, Arizona's Heard Museum's Annual Indian Fair & Market, and the Phoenix Suns NBA Games.
Because of her many options with styles and sounds, Callie desires to explore the exciting possibilities of involving indigenous culture with her music. Callie also has a passion to explore her other giftings in photography and the arts of jewelry and beadwork and fashion.