Nelons take stage as part of SUMMERPraise! series

OWOSSO — “SUMMERPraise! 2019 continues at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with the Nelons, from Atlanta, taking the stage at Owosso’s Mitchell Amphitheater stage, 225 N. Water St.

For 42 years, the Nelon name has been part of gospel music. Patriarch Rex Nelon in 1955 was hired to sing bass with the Homeland Harmony Quartet. In 1957, he joined the LeFevres.

The Rex Nelon Singers started in 1977 as a spinoff of the Lefevres. The group’s first No. 1 song on the Singing News Chart was “Come Morning.” It was awarded the Southern Gospel Song of the Decade for the 1980s. Another song by the group is “We Shall Wear a Robe and Crown.”

The Nelons have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage, Music City Tonight, The 700 Club, numerous national television shows, festivals, fairs, churches throughout the United States, and made many international appearances. They are credited with over 13 “Top Five” radio singles.

The Nelons offer a blend of gospel, a cappella, hymns, Americana, folk, and inspirational music.

The ensemble is led by vocalist and co-founding member Kelly Nelon Clark and her husband, singer, songwriter, musician and producer Jason Clark.

Their daughters, Amber and Autumn, complete the group. In 2014, Amber was chosen as Female Vocalist of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards.

The Nelons have been nominated for many awards in the southern gospel music industry including Grammys, Dove Awards, Singing News Awards, Absolutely Gospel Awards, Diamond Awards, and Christian Voice Awards.

The Owosso Middle School auditorium is the alternate concert site in the event of inclement weather. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on in the Amphitheater.

An offering will be taken for the group performing.

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