Nashville, TN – Multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artists, The Nelons and Michael English represent more than 75 years in Christian music. The musical ministry of the Nelons was formed after family patriarch Rex Nelon had already enjoyed a spectacular 20-year career as a member of the legendary LeFevres. Michael English took the Christian music world by storm in the early 1980s as a member of the popular Singing Americans, and the prestigious Happy Goodman Family, before landing with multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist, The Gaither Vocal Band. Throughout their distinguished careers hit songs have flowed their way in bunches. This spring, these renown artists will unite to present The Greatest Hits Tour. â€œOur goal for this special Tour is to present iconic songs that Christian music audiences have come to know and love throughout the years,â€ states Nelons member, Jason Clark. â€œEvery song weâ€™ll be presenting will truly be a classic and considered by music lovers as a greatest hit.â€
The Nelons have been singing hit songs and bridging the traditional sounds of Gospel music with contemporary influences that inspires listeners of all ages for decades. The group, who has enjoyed much success as a part of the prestigious Gaither Homecoming Tour and Video Series, continues to cross generational gaps, presenting rich harmonies that have been embraced by audiences from all walks of life.
Michael English is known as one of the most powerful communicators in Christian music. As a young teen he sang with his father and brother, and shortly after high school graduation, he joined his first full-time quartet, The Singing Americans. In 1985, Michael joined the Gaither Vocal Band and quickly soared to the forefront of Christian music. That popularity led to various addictions and a spiral into depression that he chronicles in his autobiography, The Prodigal Comes Home. After a life-changing encounter with God, Michaelâ€™s career came full circle. Today, he continues to perform solo concerts, sharing the message of grace found through Christ.
In addition to The Nelons and Michael English, The Greatest Hits Tour will also feature talented, young, female vocalist, Amber Nelon Thompson. Amber, who travels full-time with The Nelons, has also established an exciting solo career with multiple releases. She was also named as the youngest Dove Award nominee in history by the Gospel Music Association.
Talented musician, Jeff Stice, who is a six-time recipient of the Singing News Fan Award for Favorite Musician, will be featured on select dates on the Tour. Jeff has enjoyed an exciting career in Christian music, having traveled with such groups as The Blackwoods, The Nelons, The Kingdom Heirs and Triumphant Quartet.
The Greatest Hits Tour with The Nelons, Michael English and, special guests, Amber Nelon Thompson and Jeff Stice, promises to be a special evening for all who attend. â€œIt will be a lot of fun,â€ states Kelly Nelon Clark. â€œNot only will we be singing the classics that have stood the test of time, we will also share the wonderful and interesting stories behind these timeless songs.â€
Make plans to be a part of this special evening, as The Greatest Hits Tour comes to a city near you. Promoters interested in scheduling The Greatest Hits Tour may contact the Beckie Simmons Agency at www.bsaworld.com for complete information. Fans may visit www.kellynelon.com or www.michaelenglishmusic.com for complete list of Tour dates.