Nelson performs at the Evansville Art Center [UPDATED]Published 9:38am Thursday, June 27, 2013 Updated 11:45am Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Evansville Art Center presents Josie Nelson at its first Friday concert as part of the Evansville 4th of July festivities.
Josie Nelson is 13 years old and attends Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. She is a musician who started performing at the age of 9 when she entered a county fair talent contest.
Josie began writing music at age ten, and she won the pre-teen division of the 2011 MN State Fair Amateur Talent Contest singing one of her original songs.
Josie regularly posts new songs to her YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/guitarjosie.
At age 11, Josie was contacted by Tyler Ward, successful YouTube musician and producer. After seeing one of her videos, he invited her to his studio in Colorado where they recorded music and videos together.
Two of those videos, which can be found on Tyler Ward’s channel, have had over a million views and the EP they recorded together is available on iTunes. She also had the opportunity to open a concert for Tyler Ward in Denver, Colo.
In the past year, Josie has put a second EP on iTunes, which includes six of her original songs, and she has taken recent trips to Los Angeles, where she has had some amazing experiences working with multi-platinum producers, writers, and record labels.