Dove Awards and celebrating 100 years of Gospel Music!

 Just returned home from a wonderful week in Nashville, TN. Monday night had to be one of my favorites nights of all time. Judy Nelon produced a program that included many great artist including, Triumphant Quartet,Guy Penrod, Karen Peck and New River, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jason Crabb, The Bowlings, Gold City and many more. It was so good to see all all of our friends there. We enjoyed getting to sing with Robe and Crown with Karen and New River. I think one of the highlights for me was listening to the stories as a person from each group introduced the next group. There were great stories told, and I shared one about Karen and my father the practical joker. You will have to wait for the video to hear it though.

Tuesday continued on with the making of our first DVD in a while called "How Great Thou Art. Hopefully it will be out in the next few months. I think
Amber sings this as well as anything I have ever heard her sing. I want to say thank you to Diana Thomas and Family Friendly Network for working out all the details for the shoot.

Wednesday, was the start of the Dove Awards ceremony. It started with the pre-show at 4:30 pm. These are the awards given that are not shown on TV, but I must say that I thought the pre-show was as good or better than the real show. Stephen Hubbard produced this and it was really a who's who of talent on stage and in the audience. I enjoyed presenting 4 awards with Jeff and Sheri and as always Jeff was his funny self. We sang an encore performance with Karen Peck on Robe and Crown. The only thing that could have made it better was to have looked over and seen my father singing bass. As we exited the stage after our performance, I saw a group that I have always loved, "Point Of Grace". Beautiful ladies, who sing to the Glory of God and are examples to women everywhere. For awhile I shared the same label Word records but never knew them personally. When we stepped off the dark headed girl Leigh Cappillino said are you Kelly Nelon? Feeling a little shy I squeaked out yes I am. She said to the other girls, Denise Jones, and Shelly Breen, look you guys it's really Kelly Nelon. She started telling Karen and I that when they first started they loved The Nelons and that Leigh would be me and Denise was Karen. I stood there in amazement. She said our favorite song that you sang was Thanks and we ended our program with it. Here we are and I am thinking how much I loved their music and never had any idea that they knew who we were. It was such a compliment and it really made my day. And they were as nice as you could have imagined. I guess you never know who might be listening to your music, that is why we always strive to do the very best songs lyrically and musically. Point of Grace are my new best friends.... We tried to get a picture but there were no cameras in the well of backstage and they were up next to present, but it will always remain in my mind as one of the nicest compliments I have ever received.

We finished out the week doing photos with Aaron Cristler and Judy Nelon doing art direction. They turned out beautiful, and I was really thankful for all the help. Autumn liked Judy's (Grandy) Roast and potato's the best. We left there and finished with concerts on the weekend with Billy Hill and then in Collinwood with the Caltons (some of our dearest friends). Now back at home in Jacksonville, Fl for a few days to prepare for leaving again. Boy, I really love my life...I really do!!!!!

6 comments

  • Jesse Duncan

    Jesse Duncan

    Wishing you all the very best for this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Enjoyed your songs and looking forward to seeing you at your concerts again soon. It's good to see Autumn and how much she has grown and matured with her singing. Amber is such a great example of what a mature Christian young adult should be. Wish we had more young ladies like her. May God bless you all and keep you safe as you travel across our country sharing the Gospel through music and example. Jesse and Joyce Duncan

    Wishing you all the very best for this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Enjoyed your songs and looking forward to seeing you at your concerts again soon.

    It's good to see Autumn and how much she has grown and matured with her singing. Amber is such a great example of what a mature Christian
    young adult should be. Wish we had more young ladies like her.

    May God bless you all and keep you safe as you travel across our country sharing the Gospel through music and example.

    Jesse and Joyce Duncan

  • Pam Smith

    Pam Smith Johnson city TN

    don't mail order anything for these people, I order a CD on 6/30/17 paid $18.49 for it, received an order confirmation but nothing else. and now the email they provided to inquire about and order is no good, they don't provide any phone number to inquire about anything with either.... looks like I have been scammed - maybe this comment will generate a response. my order # was 3097458- tiffany@thenelons.com this email is NO GOOD.

    don't mail order anything for these people, I order a CD on 6/30/17 paid $18.49 for it, received an order confirmation but nothing else.
    and now the email they provided to inquire about and order is no good, they don't provide any phone number to inquire about anything with either....
    looks like I have been scammed - maybe this comment will generate a response.
    my order # was 3097458- tiffany@thenelons.com this email is NO GOOD.

  • Teresa David

    Teresa David Lynch Station Va

    I love your music so much. I've been sitting here listening all morning. I am 55 and lost my job in November due to chirrosis of the liver from diabetes. I'm going to need a liver transplant. So many of your songs encourage me. Please keep me in your prayers. I truly believe God will bring me through this even on days I feel like giving up

    I love your music so much. I've been sitting here listening all morning. I am 55 and lost my job in November due to chirrosis of the liver from diabetes. I'm going to need a liver transplant. So many of your songs encourage me. Please keep me in your prayers. I truly believe God will bring me through this even on days I feel like giving up

  • Brenda Kranz

    Brenda Kranz

    I ordered 2 cd and a shirt for a birthday present on April 20. Have not received or heard anything. Please advise.

    I ordered 2 cd and a shirt for a birthday present on April 20. Have not received or heard anything. Please advise.

  • Connie Darch

    Connie Darch Joplin Missouri

    Do you have a person named Tiffany that responds to orders that have been placed for soundtracks. I ordered a sound track on Sept 29th of "I Choose the Lord" and I received the confirmation #3964498 with tiffany@thenelons.com. I was charged for the sound track but have not received it. I did not order it from your website so I am wondering if I got scammed on the internet. I enjoy your music and wanted to share that song with other people locally. My email address is cdarch@midmobank.com if you wouldn't mind responding to my question. Thank you very much and God bless you.

    Do you have a person named Tiffany that responds to orders that have been placed for soundtracks. I ordered a sound track on Sept 29th of "I Choose the Lord" and I received the confirmation #3964498 with tiffany@thenelons.com. I was charged for the sound track but have not received it. I did not order it from your website so I am wondering if I got scammed on the internet. I enjoy your music and wanted to share that song with other people locally. My email address is cdarch@midmobank.com if you wouldn't mind responding to my question. Thank you very much and God bless you.

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    Webtoolsoffers Nevada

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