Calee was taught to sing at a young age by her mother who was a vocal coach. By the time she became a teenager, she and her sisters were blending their voices in multi-part harmony at different venues throughout Southern California – from professional athletic events to Disneyland. After graduating high school, she began writing her own music, experimenting with genres from grunge rock to pop. She became anxiously engaged in her new found passion, and worked with producers writing and selling her music to bands and TV shows, like ABC’s “Switched at Birth.”
Her music interest changed when she learned that her mother had been diagnosed with cancer, and she turned her focus to Christian media and worship music. When her mother became terminally ill from battling colon cancer, Calee started writing worship music as a means of sustaining her personal faith. In fact, she credits Christian music for keeping her faith and belief in God alive during the hard times and trials that she endured. Her mother passed away in 2011.
Her debut album “The Waiting Place” which was released by Shadow Mountain Records in May 2012, was her way of reaching out to those who may have experienced similar trials in life. A music video for “She Put the Music in Me” which features home video and photos of her mother was released on YouTube, and all proceeds from the download of the song in May 2012 were donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
Since the release of “The Waiting Place,” Calee has traveled the country sharing her faith and testimony. Since 2013, she has shared the stage as a presenter with Time Out for Women/Girls programs with such people as Brad Wilcox, Sheri Dew, John Bytheway, and more. Her latest release is titled “What Heaven Feels Like.”
Calee married Shaun Reed in April 2012, and they currently live in American Fork, Utah with their daughter Violet who was born in 2013. She also writes a blog called “Life’s Short, Eat Dessert: remembering what’s important in life. . . .”
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"I belong to God, and therefore, I belong here." That was what singer/songwriter Calee Reed kept telling herself as she entered sacrament meeting the first Sunday after she filed for a divorce. Born in Rexburg, Idaho, and raised in San Diego, California, Calee Reed...