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."
Multi nominated and Multi award winning Singer Songwriter Music Recording Artist, Callie Bennett, is a sought after artist who is also known for her Native American Jewelry and Fashion Designs and expresses her art form in more ways than one including but not limited to fine art, beadwork, jewelry, music, and photography and in the words of her producer, Greg Miller of Immersion Productions, “She is a force to be reckoned with.” A multi instrumentalist with many talents including public speaking, she is a leader in her community and aspires to inspire, encourage, and bring hope to those around her through the many different mediums she works with.
Singing before she was able to speak words, Callie was adopted at 4 months old 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.
Having a unique story, not only have the Navajo/Diné People adopted and embraced her, but she has embraced the People and the Navajo/Diné heritage as her own.
She is known for her many community efforts through her local Church, Covenant of Faith, and is an executive administrator and Music Director for the ministry today. She is a licensed minister and has had the honor of traveling and ministering along side her parents, Pastors and Drs. Ellson and Debra Bennett. Callie has also served many years of volunteering at her local Tribal Government with her Navajo Nation.
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 youth, communities, and families for the better.
Today, Callie is based out of the Navajo Nation, and her music and art are inspired by her family and by her Navajo/Diné American Indian culture.
To learn more about Callie see the Timeline below!
"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. To see apparel and fashion designed by Callie go to Hoolaagoo.com
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, and the Phoenix, Arizona's Heard Museum's Annual Indian Fair & Market.
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.