Cam is from the west coast of the United States and attributes her heritage to shaping her personally and musically. She is a native of San Francisco, California, with her grandparents running a ranch in Oceanside, California. Cam would visit the ranch with her parents and work with her grandfather feeding the horses. She grew up listening to Country music stars that include Patsy Cline, Bonnie Raitt and Willie Nelson. Cam followed her grandparent's love of classic country music. She learned to sing in multiple languages and also started her own a cappella group in college. She studied abroad and began to play the guitar while in the Netherlands.