This 7 time Houston Press Music Awards Nominee was born and raised in the small town of Hawkins,TX. Caretta has been moving the masses with her voice since the tender age of 3. After years of nurturing her gift there, she moved to Houston, TX where she continues to musically seduce audiences in the U.S. and abroad time and time again.
More than just a pretty face, Caretta is also a gifted songwriter. If looking for proof of any of these claims, one need only take a listen to her debut album, Love’s Eye View (July-2008) the majority, she penned herself. The album was written as a personal exploration of all facets of love, that you can't help but feel in your soul!
Her single and video “Growing Painz” was nominated for Best Music Video for 2012 Houston Press Music Awards. Produced by Swedish producer Red Astaire, it’s a soulful track that’s sure to keep you grooving!
Ephphatha Ms. Bell's newest EP released August 2016 has reached #17 on the UK Soul Charts! It's a fresh and eclectic showing, & continues to showcase Caretta's sweet sound and groovy hooks.
Caretta has her own Pandora station, as well as music on Itunes, Amazon, CDbaby, and profiles on MTV and Yahoo music. She has performed the national anthem for NBA basketball team, the New Orleans Hornets, and has also gained international success overseas in Japan, London, Sweden, New Zealand, Brazil, France, and the list goes on.
Over the years, she’s shared the stage and worked with some of Billboard’s #1 Chart Artists such as Ledisi, Bilal, Mos Def, Keith Sweat, Bell Biv Devoe, Amber Bullock, Keite Young, Stokely and Ollie Woodson to name a few. This should come as no surprise to those who have experienced how she effortlessly moves through her 4-octave range with amazing control and beauty. This singer/songwriter is an artist that you can connect with on all levels. Caretta Bell, the music speaks for itself.