New single from Kelley Nelson

Virginia songwriter Kelley Nelson has released a single ahead of her upcoming album, In The Waiting. The song is The Son is Always With Me in the Mine, written by Sandy Shortridge.

Steve Gulley produced the all-Gospel project, which was recorded at his studio, The Curve. Assisting were Tim Stafford on guitar, Sammy Shelor on banjo, Jamey Booher on bass, Adam Steffey on mandolin, Ron Stewart on fiddle, and Justin Moses on dobro. Harmony vocals were provided by Steve Gulley, Dale Ann Bradley, Don Gulley, and Bryan Turner. Blue Highway’s Wayne Taylor also added a guest vocal for one of the tracks.

Kelley tells us that they took a slightly different approach in the studio than is the norm these days.

“All of the music, with exception of the Dobro, was recorded in May, and it was done live, with all the guys there at the studio playing together. It was amazing and it gives the record a really nice live feel! Steve did an awesome job and the whole thing came together perfectly.

I couldn’t be more pleased and I am just excited to have a chance to share my music and I hope and pray that God will use it to touch hearts!”

Nelson sent along a sample of the single for our readers. It can be heard in its entirety at Airplay Direct, where radio programmers can download the song for broadcast.


Look for In The Waiting on December 18 from CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes.

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