JAMES SCOTT NELSON BIO
Music Tells A Story
I’m thankful every day that Jesus saved me when I was 8 years old. During Sunday School class over 35 years ago, I knew without a doubt that I had sinned against almighty God, and I needed Jesus more than ever to come into my life. Praise the Lord, Jesus answered that call in that moment, and I knew that my heart belonged to Him forever. Adapting to His way of life was difficult at times, due to my maturing into a youth & an adult, but I always felt a sense of His Presence for I know He has never abandoned me. Even though I postponed the Plans He had for my life, I’m thankful that He has always been by my side pressing me onward. Just after college in the year 2000, my dad, myself, and two friends, Ashley & Tracy, would always meet on Saturday Nights at our old church to sing Gospel music together with no one there, but us. It was during this time that God moved my heart into the music ministry. I remember, God placing on my mom’s heart a song called Rise Again, by Dallas Holmes, and she asked me to sing it at church. It was on that day that I felt an anointing of God’s hand of mercy literally reach down from Heaven, and touch my heart filling me with more of Him, a passion to sing for His Glory.
I can say without a doubt that the music God gives me is not from my talents, but from the gifts He has freely given to use for His Glory."
James Scott Nelson
Who knew that this group meeting on Saturday Nights would began to sing for the Glory of God for almost 18 years. We called ourselves The New Testimonies, TNT for short. Then in 2017, God did something Big in my life. He literally provided everything I need for a home recording studio, even the skills needed to produce, and record my own music. I decided to call my home studio, Nelson Recordings. I can say without a doubt that the music God gives me is not from my talents, but from the gifts He has freely given to use for His Glory. So one day a lady by the name of Lynn asked me to take her lyrics she wrote a few years ago, and see if I can come up with a tune. At that moment, I knew God can do this, and I asked Him to give me a melody for this new song called “Angel In The Dirt.” As the melody unfolded, and the lyrics flowed with the music, my heart was touched again by God with an anointing to do something that I have never ever done before in my life, to write music. When you hear the recordings, God has blessed me with the ability to play each track, sing the lead vocals, and sing the background vocals along with producing the CD’s. I am forever amazed at how He can use someone like me to do something like this.
My favorite all time song would have to be “Midnight Cry”, mainly because it paints the picture of my Lord’s soon return for His precious children; a time that my heart longs to see. The venues I sing at are more local, so that I can continuing to be with my precious family, and provide for them. About two years ago, God gave me the boldness to begin a Facebook ministry using Live Feed videos to meet people in their homes. This was a big challenge for me to do, definitely out of my comfort zone, but it reminded me of those days back years ago when I met with friends on Saturday Nights at the local church to worship in the Presence of the Lord. God has also led me to work with people from Facebook who have gifts in writing poetry, or writing lyrics. We have teamed up in cowriting, and God is bringing forth new songs each month for His Glory.
Finally, I want to share that God is Love. He’s the only thing that is True & Free. There’s a point in everyone’s life when we realize that true Peace & Life come only from Him, and in that moment you will find true freedom to live. In other words, no matter how hard we try to live a good Peaceful Life or work our way towards God, we find ourselves in the middle of a big ole mess, SIN. So, God did something Amazing! He literally left His Throne in Glory, by sending His Son, Jesus, to be born as a baby to show us face to face His Great Love, & Compassion for mankind. Jesus lived & experienced life just as we did, yet He was fully God. God’s Plan was introduced, when Jesus turned 33 years old. He began a ministry that would forever challenge humanity to repent of our Sins and Turn to Him alone. Yes, Jesus was sinless, a Perfect Lamb sent from above to die for the punishment of sin being death. And when He stretched out His Arms, He did that for you and for me, laying down His life as a Sacrifice, an atonement to cover our sins so that we may be forgiven and live in Him. So what is the love of God? The Love of God is Jesus put on a cross between two thieves dying for both, one knowing and one not knowing, and today we must choose which thief we are.
My favorite bible verse is found in Philippians, Chapter 2, Verse 3: Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Really, the entire Chapter is a constant reminder that our lives should be as a drink offering poured out on the sacrifice and service on one another’s faith in the Lord. This encouragement is truly the Heart of God, and His example was Jesus, the only Way, the Truth and the Life to our Father.
Thank You & May God Bless You,
James Scott Nelson
Scott and I have written many songs together. Scott has a beautiful voice and a great big heart for God and he has a deep love for writing songs and arranging them. I have been blessed and my life is better from working with Scott over the last few years.
Kent Phalen, Songwriter, BMI Corbin, Kentucky
I have written 3 songs with James Scott Nelson. He’s been a pleasure to work with. We’ve written Mammas Letter, Let’s Drive This Night Away, and Where Do We Go From Here. He’s professional, and does a fantastic job with his talent!
My experience, when co-writing with, James Scott Nelson, is nothing short of fantastic with words and music. He is truly professional in all that he does. Besides a God fearing and a great family man, he's one in a million, I've found him to be. That's why I will co-write with him anytime, a man of great character, honesty and integrity.
Terrance Alan , Songwriter BMI Kaukauna, Wisconsin
Mr. Nelson is outstanding when it comes to music and his love for God. He is so easy to work with and his talent is amazing. He gives God the glory for it. Mr. Nelson and I will be putting new songs out together for a long time.
Frank Howell, BMI Joplin, Missouri
I have worked with James Scott Nelson on several songs for my company at sandybottomsongwriters.com. He has always been very professional and driven to put the best song possible out there to the public. I will be honored to continually use his services. The songs I sent him were generally less than a week turn around start to finish. He as a great voice that God has Blessed him with to sing his praises.
Marcus Upchurch, Songwriter, BMI Carrollton, Mississippi
James Scott Nelson has been a blessing to write songs with and to have him sing songs that I have co-written with others. He is one of the most professional I have ever met. His business ethic is God and prayer first, his family, the client and then himself. He has a very fast turnaround while producing an excellent production every single time. I would recommend James Scott Nelson to anyone seeking music, singing, songwriting or production. He is an award winning one of a kind gentleman all the way!
Tina Neumann Songwriter BMI Knoxville, Tennessee Tucson, Arizona
It was a great pleasure and privilege to work with James Scott Nelson on my song. I wrote “I’m Content” trying to show how God’s love is always with us and how He stands by us, and I had a certain tune in mind. I needed a demo made of the song to send out and I contacted Scott. He did a fantastic arrangement of the song and made a professional recording. When I first heard the demo, I was very happy for he kept the tune I had in mind but added is feelings and those feelings came across in his recording. You could hear and understand each word of the song. I highly recommend Scott for he will do a great professional job. The big plus of working with Scott, a true man of God.
Chris Ladd, Jackson, Tennessee
CONNIE CASSELL TUCK
James Scott Nelson is a very professional and talented musician, composer and songwriter. We have worked together on four songs as collaborations. He is very easy to work with and follows all the rules and guidelines on releasing a song.
We have hit number one on Airplay Express and the fourth one is at number eight as of today.
We are nominated at The Josie Music Awards in Nashville for October 2022 for song and single of the year.
( I Could But I Know I Can’t )🎶
It is a blessing working with Mr Nelson and I look forward to releasing more songs with him soon.
Connie Cassell Tuck, BMI
Princeton, West Virginia
It has been my blessing to work with Scott Nelson. He is a young man with a heart for the Lord. He not only shares his wonderful talent but helps others share theirs. He is a devoted servant for the Lord. I look forward to working with him again.
Cathy Anderson Jones
Children's author/Storyteller/Gospel song writer
RITA FAYE TANNER
Hello, My name is Rita Faye Tanner, owner of Rita Faye Music. I am writing this as a REVIEW of Producer/Singer/Songwriter James Scott Nelson.
I was blessed to be able to work with Mr. Nelson on a song collaboration in which he produced and was the recording artist. I was amazed at the gift of music that Mr. Nelson has and the quality and timeliness of his production of the song “SCARS” (official release January 14, 2023).
I definitely will be working with Mr. Nelson in the future. I recommend him and his fine work to anyone and everyone who may be searching for such a service.
Thank you, Mr. Nelson.
Rita Faye Tanner Ritafayemusic.com February 6, 2023
Henderson, North Carolina