The 13th annual Black Patch Gospel singing featuring "The Nelons" will be held Saturday, September 9th at 6:00 p.m. at Princeton First Baptist Church on West Main Street. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken.
Started in 2005 by Wes Curtis, the annual Black Patch Gospel Singing has brought some of gospel music's most popular performers to Princeton. In its inaugural year, the singing featured Gospel Gold along with the Gloryland Quartet. The Anchormen performed in 2006 and the Dove Brothers in 2007. During the 2008 singing, the Perrys were featured. The Driven Quartet and Danny Funderburk performed in 2009, the Mark Trammell Quartet in 2010, Brian Free and Assurance in 2011, the Bowling Family in 2012, Driven Quartet in 2013, The Kingsmen in 2014, The Perrys in 2015 and Jeff and Sheri Easter in 2016.
With tight family harmonies, timeless songs and a passion for worship, The Nelons have been captivating audiences for four decades. Standing on the legacy of founder and patriarch Rex Nelon; Kelly, Jason, Amber and Autum Nelon continue the family tradition today with unparalleled vocal excellence, imcomparable harmonies and stunning live performances. The group has recorded more than 35 albums with chart-topping Southern Gospel classics like "We Shall Wear a Robe and Crown," "Come Morning," and "O For a Thousand Tongues."
Their awards and accolades include three Grammy nominations, six Dove Awards, 14 Singing News Fan Awards and a People's Choice Silver Telly Award for the concept video "Excuse Me, Are You Jesus?" They are frequently featured on the best-selling Gaither Homecoming recordings and videos and have performed on the Grand Ole Opry, among other historic venues. However, it's their heart for people and uncanny gift to communicate God's love that has helped to expand the audience for Gospel music around the world.
When the Nelons are not on the road, the call Georgia home. Though whether on the road or at home, the creativity never stops... and neither does the family bond. Jason is a triple threat as a singer, songwriter and producer, while Kelly is an accomplished actress of both television and film, appearing in movies like "His Love Is Blind," "The Cardinal Rule" and "Losing Faith." Amber is signed to Daywind records as a solo artist and recently released her first adult solo album "Just Sing." Her powerhouse soprano vocals earned her the coveted Favorite Female Singer win at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. She has a Bachelor's degree in Christian Counseling and is working on her Master's. Autumn joined the group full-time just a few years ago and has been wowing audiences ever since with her crystal clear soprano sound and musical talent on both the mandolin and banjolin. When she leaves the stage, Autumn is hard at work studying at Baptist College of Florida.
Together as The Nelons, Jason, Kelly, Amber and Autumn are a family devoted to God, each other, and ministering the Gospel of Christ through music and the Word.
For more information about the Black Patch Gospel Singing, contact Curtis at 270-625-3512.