An Augusta teenager releases his first music album and he hasn't even graduated from high school yet.
Seventeen year-old Nate Craine is dedicated to developing his talents from the sound of his voice, to the beat of his song.
"He's loved music ever since he was born," his mother, Jennifer Craine, said. "He was two years old, and he was dancing and singing, so he's always had a passion for music."
"I wanted to play guitar since I was, since I was as little as I can remember her," Nate said, "and when the time came, my parents were signing me up for music – I found out I was too young to play guitar. My fingers weren't developed enough, so they started putting me in piano and I was classically trained."
Now after 3 or 4 years of writing his own music, he's released a self-titled album. Nate is also the worship leader at Crossbridge Church. His music is faith-based, and his mother believes his talents are a gift.
"Nobody in our family has any musical talent at all," Jennifer said, "and Nate's only have roughly 8 years of piano lessons, and he can play probably 15 different instruments that he's had no training on at all. He just picked it up."
"If you understand the theory, I mean music wise, and then you understand how to apply it to specific type of instruments - it's really easy to cross over from instrument to instrument," Nate said. "So I generally don't really know exactly how many instruments I can play."
He sings and plays almost every instrument on his album. Nate even makes his own beats live, using a looper, when he's performing. The ambitious teen hopes this album is not his last.
"I love playing music, but I also love like writing, I love composing too," he said, "so not just recording myself. I also want to learn how to produce so that I can song write and record for other people."
If you're interested in listening to Nate Craine's self-titled album yourself, it's available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon and Google.