Zane Williams

Brewster Street Ice House presents

Zane Williams

Cameran Nelson

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Minors subject to $3 surcharge upon entry.

Zane Williams
Zane Williams
It didn't make any difference how Zane Williams went about writing a song, it just came out country. You might say Zane didn't so much find country as country found him.

And that suits him just fine.

"Everything I wrote just sounded country because I was telling stories that I could relate to; that other people relate to," he said. "I believe that's what makes a great country song."

You don't have to listen to Zane's music long to recognize he reaches deep within his soul to pour out songs like, "Pablo and Maria." But if you listen to his, "99 Bottles," you also know Zane likes everybody to kick up their heels and have a good time on a Friday night.

"When I moved back to Texas I knew I was going to be playing honky-tonks so I figured I needed a good beer-drinking song," he said. "The only beer-drinking song I knew when I was growing up was '99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall,' so this is my take on it."

Zane nearly gave up songwriting the year before producing "99 Bottles." He had moved to Nashville shortly after graduating from college and started chasing his dream to be a singer/songwriter. Nine years later, Zane was still cranking out songs, including Jason Michael Carroll's 2010 top 15 hit, "Hurry Home." He had other songs – award-winning songs – recognized for their craftsmanship and thoughtful ideas, but he was only scratching out a living. Time to move on, he finally decided, but then he got a second unexpected boost…

…from the real estate industry.

He enrolled in a seminar to learn how to make money through revitalizing entire neighborhoods then selling the houses. Helping people and providing a better life for his family; it sounded like something about which he could get passionate. On the conference's final day, the presenters spoke about work that aligned with your passion. It reminded Zane of a song; one of his songs.

"I said, 'Hey you guys want to hear a song I wrote about chasing your dreams and the difference between who you are now and who you want to be?' I got out my guitar and sang this song for this group of 30 or 40 people, and when I got done they were like, 'Why are you here? If you can write and sing like that, you need to go do that!'"

So he did. Zane packed his family's belongings and moved back to Texas. The real estate conference rekindled the dream into a blaze, and he wasn't going to doubt again. The move proved to be the best career decision to date, mostly because the simplicity of life found around family, close friends and hunting and fishing connects Zane with "what's real in life."

"It was wonderful to be back close to our families," he said. "My first gig was at an open mic night, and I met a local DJ there who started playing my music that very week. I started making fans right away, and there was so much appreciation for my style of music down here in Texas, almost reverence. For the first time in my life, I started to feel the momentum building."

The momentum has certainly picked-up. Zane has received consistent radio airplay on country stations across Texas that led to his first entry on the Texas Music Chart with "Ride With Me," from the 2011 album with the same title. Zane is also one of the featured artists on Troubadour Texas, a television show documenting his rising career.

"I can honestly say I'm doing what I love," Zane said. "And I'm where I need to be."
Cameran Nelson
Cameran Nelson
Cameran and his band are touring extensively and his new album "Happy To Beer" released in June 2013. This album includes the tracks "Thrown", which reached #70 on the Texas Regional Radio Report, "Happy To Beer", which remained on the Texas charts for 26 weeks and reached #19 on the TexNet50 music chart, "Reckless In Texas" which made the Texas Charts just one week after its late August release and climbed into the top 40 at #31, and the single "35 Runs Both Ways" which debuted on the Texas Regional Radio Report with the Trifecta at #66 and made it to #1 in only 13 weeks, and #1 on the Texas Music Chart. Cameran's latest single "Shotgun" released in July of 2014 debuted on the TRRR with the highest debut at #39 and #49 on the Texas Music chart. Look for the new album on iTunes and CDBaby . For a hard copy visit mytexasmusic.org.
If you added all the miles Cameran has lived in Texas since being born in Haskell, Texas, to living south of Kingsville, East of Rockwall, west of Lubbock and now living in the hill country, Cameran is from 1,815 miles of Texas! Cameran, with his high-energy Texas sound and energetic live show, has shared the stage with acts such as Lee Brice, Roger Creager, Randy Rogers Band, Kevin Fowler, Aaron Watson, Jack Ingram, Cody Johnson, Josh Ward, Reckless Kelly, Gary P. Nunn, Mickey and The Motorcars, Bart Crow, Charlie Pride, Gene Watson, Rick Trevino, The Rankin Twins, Dustin Lynch, Jason Eady, Granger Smith, Kyle Park and many more. In early 2013, Cameran was nominated for 3 Texas Music Awards (TMA), Male Vocalist, Rising Star, and Record of the Year. In 2014, Cameran was nominated for New Male Vocalist (TRRMA) and Record Of The Year "Happy To Beer" (Texas Music Academy) and won the Male Vocalist of the Year award (TMA).

"Getting on stage and playing is just that!" says Cameran about his show. "The work is over and we get to cut loose and have some fun!"

With a commanding yet natural stage presence and a voice full of gravelly emotion, he has the ability to keep a crowd pleasantly occupied; a trait no doubt instilled in him by his musical background. Cameran spent a few years selling merchandise for the late great Gary Stewart. While working for Gary, Cameran was able to see how the "King of Honky Tonk" kept a crowd entertained, and also learned how to play a few of Gary's hits from Gary himself. At the age of thirteen, Cameran began playing bass in his dad's country band and built on this foundation by furthering his education at South Plains College, where he studied voice and guitar.

Pulling from a deep well of life experiences, he writes songs that strike universal chords. He knows all too well about loss, after losing his best friend and guitar player in a car accident at the age of 17. Delivering a love song is as natural as the love for his wife and three children. He's not afraid to get a little "wild and reckless" as well, as his single, "Reckless in Texas" can attest. "I'm so grateful to be able to do this. I love getting to share our show and songs with new audiences," says Cameran.
Venue Information:
Brewster Street Ice House
1724 North Tanchua St
Corpus Christi, TX, 78401
http://www.brewsterstreet.net/

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