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WayBack Wednesday…………. The Nelons

Written by scoopsnews on January 23, 2019 – 7:22 am -

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Way Back Wednesday! Here is a video from way back  of The Nelons. Can you name these folks?

 


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Remembering Rex Nelon Concert Coming Up April 18th

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 30, 2015 – 12:16 pm -

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From Todd Nelon I’m very thankful for the legacy my father left us and on Sat night April 18 we are honoring his life & music of Dad. It is going to be a wonderful evening of music and memories and we want to invite everyone to join us. If you need tickets to Remembering Rex Nelon Concert Coming Up April 18th

Call 770 617 0359


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The Nelons are Back on The Road

Written by Staff on December 29, 2014 – 1:41 pm -

IMG_0141By Robert York

The Nelons are back on the road after their Christmas break. Their first concert was close to home at New Genesis Baptist Church in Douglasville, Georgia.  Then it was on to Alabama and Texas.  They also have several dates booked in 2015 with the Gaither Tour.  Shown are pictures from the Douglasville concert.

IMG_0139The Nelon name goes a long way back in gospel music. Rex Nelon became famous when he sang bass for The LeFevres, joining the popular family group in 1957.  Kelly also began her singing career with The LeFevres in the group’s later years.  In 1977, Eva Mae LeFevre decided to retire and the group was sold to Rex Nelon.  Rex changed the name of the group to The Rex Nelon Singers.  At the time, the group consisted of Rex on bass; Kelly singing alto; Rodney Swain, lead and Janet Paschal, soprano.  Rex eventually changed the group name to simply The Nelons.
IMG_0163Several well-known gospel singers have been a part of the Nelons through the years including Karen Peck, Charlotte Penhollow, Amy Roth, David Hill, and Katy (Van Horn) Peach. They have also enjoyed the accompaniment of musicians such as Jeff Stice, Stan Whitmire and bass guitarists Todd Nelon and Jason Clark.
When Rex came off the road, bass singer Dan Clark joined The Nelons and sang with the group for four years. Dan Clark retired in 2002 and the group members were then Katy Peach, Kelly and Dan’s son, Jason, who played guitar and sang tenor. Amber Nelon, who had been traveling with the group since she was about three weeks old, began singing soprano in 2003.  Recently the youngest Nelon, Autumn, has stepped to the front and is now singing with the group.  The Nelons are a true family group.
The Todd Nelon Trio

The Todd Nelon Trio

On April 18th,  the Nelons will be joining Kelly’s brother Todd and his trio, for a Nelon Get-Together at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, Kenneasw, GA.

You can keep up with The Nelons on their website www.thenelons.com, facebook and twitter.  I mentioned almost everything but can’t  close without not mentioning the famous Sam, their dog who stars on Sam Cam which Kelly often posts on her facebook page.  Sam has a friend Buddy also and those two can get into trouble. Please follow The Nelons today on Facebook Here


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THE NELONS ENTER NEW SEASON WITH HYMNS: THE A CAPPELLA SESSIONS

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 19, 2014 – 3:58 pm -

NelonsNASHVILLE, Tenn.—Multi-Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY® Award-nominated The Nelons, one of Gospel music’s best-loved and most enduring families, return with Hymns: The A Cappella Sessions, releasing June 24 on the Daywind Records label. Produced and arranged by Lari Goss, with four selections produced and arranged by Goss and Jason Clark, Hymns reimagines timeless songs of the Church, placing the distinctive vocals of Kelly Nelon Clark, Jason Clark, Amber Nelon Thompson and Autumn Nelon Clark at the forefront.

Bringing together 15 of The Nelons’ favorite hymns, choruses and spiritual songs, including three medleys, Hymns features “There Is A Fountain”; “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “Tis So Sweet,” along with medleys “Sweet Hour of Prayer/If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again/Pray” and “Pass Me Not/Just As I Am/Amen.” The collection leads off with a stirring rendition of “The Hallelujah Chorus.”

“We couldn’t be prouder of Hymns: The A Cappella Sessions,” said Kelly Nelon Clark. “It was so fun for us as a family to rediscover many of the songs that both Jason and I, and our children, have been impacted by through the years. We wanted the project to reflect the diversity of the music we’ve loved within the Church, from ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’ to the spiritual tones of ‘There Is A Fountain,’ to the fun harmonies of ‘Do Unto Others.’ We hope this will be a collection that families can enjoy together for many years to come.”

During their legendary tenure as one of Gospel music’s leading families, The Nelons have garnered six GMA Dove Awards; three GRAMMY® Award nominations; 14 Singing News Fan Awards; a Silver Angel Award; a New York Film Festival Award for the history-making short form video “Famine In Their Land”; and a People’s Choice Silver Telly Award for the concept video “Excuse Me, Are You Jesus?” The group has recorded more than 35 albums, and has amassed more than 20 Top 5 Southern Gospel radio singles, including such classics as “We Shall Wear A Robe and Crown,” “Come Morning,” “O For A Thousand Tongues” and “Thanks.” They have frequently been featured on the best-selling Gaither Homecoming recordings and videos, and have performed on The Grand Ole Opry, among other historic venues.

The Nelons continue the rich tradition initiated by family patriarch Rex Nelon, who joined Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees The LeFevres in 1957. The group eventually became known as The Rex Nelon Singers before changing their name to The Nelons in 1982. Through the decades, The Nelons’ polished harmonies and performances, and their anthology of timeless songs, have helped to expand the audience for Gospel music around the world.


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NELON MUSIC GROUP CONGRATULATES CARROLL MCGRUDER

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 21, 2013 – 2:14 pm -

June 21, 2013 (Nashville, TN) – Nelon Music Group congratulates Carroll McGruder on receiving top honors McGruderat the Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) 2013 Christian Music Awards. During an invitation-only evening ceremony held on June 18, 2013, at the Nashville headquarters, Mr. McGruder was named Songwriter of the Year and honored for the song, “Saved By Grace,” published by Rex Nelon Music, a division of Nelon Music Group and performed by Triumphant Quartet.

When McGruder arrived at BMI, he was aware that he was being honored for the song, “Saved By Grace,” but he was surprised to hear his name called out as the recipient of one of the night’s highest honors, Songwriter of the Year. “To say I was shocked is an understatement,” commented McGruder. “To be allowed even the privilege of participating with such an elite group of talent and then to hear my name called…well, I can honestly say that it is a bit overwhelming. My wife, Sharon, had to pinch me and say ‘get up there, they just called your name!'”

Continuing, McGruder stated, “I am thankful to everyone that has helped me through the years. I thank God for His mercy and grace. Judy Nelon and Kelly Nelon Clark have continued to promote my material and I thank them.”

Judy Nelon, president of Nelon Music Group, shared, “Rex Nelon spent his life encouraging aspiring artists and writers. It is a joy to carry on his love of our music. Carroll L. McGruder is a shinning example of a gifted writer – his compositions are timeless!”

“Whenever Daddy told us he had a new Carroll McGruder song,” Kelly Nelon Clark recalls, “We knew right away that we would be singing it for years to come.”

McGruder was also honored for the song, “I’m Going Home With Jesus,” published by Best of Zion Music.


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The Nelons “Living a Legacy of Love”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 9, 2013 – 4:09 pm -

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“Living a Legacy of Love”

By Jennifer Campbell

Southern Gospel Music is rooted in family, faith, and the mindset that musical talent should be handed down from generation to generation. The Nelons are the prime example of a family who lives this tradition every single day of their lives. Kelly Nelon Clark carries on the tradition started by her father Rex Nelon, just as her children are now a part of the legacy left by their grandfather. Kelly, Jason, Amber, and Autumn understand the value of Southern Gospel Music.

They also know that a close-knit family is priceless. Above all, they place Jesus Christ at the center of it all. Through their love for music, love for family, and love for Jesus Christ, The Nelons are living a legacy of love!

For Kelly Nelon Clark, Southern Gospel Music is a way of life. She spoke of her first recollection of Southern Gospel Music, “I’m sure I was at a concert where my father was singing with The LeFevres and if I remember correctly it was at the city auditorium in Atlanta, GA. I was probably three years old.”

Rex Nelon left a legacy that will always be remembered, both by his family and the countless individuals he influenced throughout his life. “My father would be the greatest influence in my life,” Kelly stated. “I watched how he handled adversities, the bus break downs, the constant staying on the phone to make sure the dates were on the books so that we could make a living. He handled so many things and he handled them well. He was such a good man and a man of great integrity. I don’t think he realized how many people loved him.”

Of course, Jason Clark is no stranger to Gospel Music either, having been raised alongside his bass singing father Dan Clark. Jason says, “I remember hanging out at their concerts, riding the bus occasionally, going to their rehearsals, then coming home and giving my very own pretend concerts for the audience of Mammaw & Papaw Clark in their living room. They have a picture of me in diapers, holding my microphone and giving the performance of a lifetime at the early age of two.”

Amber and Autumn also grew up with Gospel Music running through their blood. Amber said that music has always been a part of her life and that she has always wanted to sing Southern Gospel Music. Autumn echoed Amber’s response saying, “That’s all I have ever really known.”

The Nelons are comprised of husband and wife duo Jason Clark and Kelly Nelon Clark, along with their daughters Autumn and Amber. Throughout their musical career, they have garnered three Grammy nominations, six Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and many other accolades. They have traveled from sea to shining sea and they have even journeyed “across the pond” on a Scandinavian tour.

“I love to travel because it has afforded us the privilege of seeing the world over, and experiencing so many diverse cultures,” commented Jason. “The ministry is more fulfilling than I could ever explain when I think about the marvelous love of Jesus and that I get to tell others about that through the medium of music is extremely humbling, gratifying, and sometimes overwhelming.”

Kelly added, “We have traveled here and abroad and the greatest thing are the friendships and relationships we have made and kept down through the years. We love and cherish our friends. Also to see a life that has been affected by something we have sung or said is worth all the miles we travel.” Whether they are at home or abroad, one thing is certain: Kelly, Jason, Amber, and Autumn love what they do because they are doing what they love.
Kelly said that singing has always been her dream. She commented, “From the first day of kindergarten it was just a part of me that I would sometime sing with my father. It was my dream and my desire and thankfully God granted the desires of my heart. I spent many days on the road with my father Rex Nelon, and I can honestly say it was always a joy. We were very close and we talked every day and I could tell him anything. I really miss that.” Read more »


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THE NELONS AND BECKIE SIMMONS AGENCY ANNOUNCE BOOKING AGREEMENT

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 9, 2011 – 3:00 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Beckie Simmons Agency announces the signing of The Nelons to an exclusive booking

he Nelons: Jason Clark, Kelly Nelon, Amber Thompson with Judy Nelon (The Judy Nelon Group), Beckie Simmons (Beckie Simmons Agency), and Glen Bates

agreement.

Beckie Simmons says, “The rich gospel music heritage The Nelons represent is an excellent addition to our roster of quality artists. We are thrilled to be working with Jason, Kelly and Amber.”

Kelly Nelon says “I’ve always admired Beckie’s leadership in gospel music and we are excited to work with BSA. The musical heritage of my father, Rex Nelon, continues to impact the music industry today and we are so honored to add the third generation of Nelons with daughters Amber and Autumn.”

Beckie Simmons Agency will assume the responsibility of managing an already heavy touring schedule for The Nelons consisting of more than 150 concerts each year.

About The Nelons
The Nelons carry on a family tradition of gospel music spanning over three decades began by Rex Nelon. The Nelons have garnered three GRAMMY® nominations, six GMA Dove Awards, numerous Singing News Fan Awards, Short Form Music Video of the Year Award and the New York Film Festival Award for their concept video Famine In The Land. They are featured regularly on the Gaither Homecoming Videos and tours in addition to their own heavy schedule of appearances.

For further information, visit www.theNelons.com and www.BSAWorld.com.


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