Friday, May 23, 2014
Amber Nelon Thompson Receives Favorite Female Singer Award From AGM
Born into a singing family, it seemed Amber's fate to join her family group, but her success was not guaranteed. Through hard work and a great dream she has lived up to the Nelon name of giving the genre great singers. At the Award Celebration Amber brought the crowd to their feet with her feature on the Nelons rendition of “More Than Wonderful”.
Deon Unthank, President of AGM said “I believe the screams when Amber won this award were the loudest of the evening. The crowd certainly approved of her choice as Favorite Female Singer. This was the first award that has ever acknowledged her talent and I believe there will be many more to follow.”
Amber was clearly moved by her accomplishment and dedicated the award to her late Grandfather, Rex Nelon, the gifted Bass singer for whom the group was named. At this point both Amber and her Mother, Kelly Nelon Clark who was co-hosting for the evening, were both shedding tears and the crowd bursting in thunderous applause.
Amy Unthank, VP of AGM stated “With so many people talking about the demographic of Southern Gospel Music it is wonderful to see young people like Amber being recognized for their talent and the fans accepting them as the great artist they are. Amber is truly one of those artists. Congratulations to Amber.”
Amber is in the process of recording a brand new solo project with Daywind Records, so be watching for it.
You can learn more about Amber and the Nelons at http://kellynelon.com or https://www.facebook.com/amber.n.thompson
The Nelons are book through the Beckie Simmons Agency at www.bsaworld.com .
Amber and the Nelons record with Daywind Records
About The Nelons
For (original group member) Kelly Nelon Clark, singing alongside her husband (song-writer and group arranger) Jason Clark, and daughter (vocal power-house), Amber Nelon Thompson this is a full-circle moment as she reflects on the countless nights she shared the stage with her Hall of Fame Father, Rex Nelon. Today, the Nelons’ take all the elements you’ve come to expect from the group—unparalleled vocal excellence, a sound built on the interplay between a soaring soprano and Kelly’s emotional smooth alto with an intertwining tenor, and add impeccable tight family harmony with an uncanny gift of communicating God’s love and you have a worship experience that you’ll not soon