Earlier this week, I announced that I would soon have some good news to share. Well, it is time now to reveal the big secret! As many know, I have chosen to devote my music career fully to Christian music. For a long while, I have been praying for direction and asking God to lead me in fulfilling His purpose for my life. In the fall of 2011, I began to feel the need to establish a ministry, not only to share my music with others, but also to use my passion for music to spread God’s love in many ways. Through much prayer and patience, the time has finally come to make it official and I am pleased to announce the birth of Salvation’s Song Ministries!
Salvation’s Song is a non-profit organization with the purpose of “Sharing God’s Love through Song”. In these early stages, there is still much work to do in getting the ministry up and running, but I want to share with you a few ideas and goals for the coming year. One aspect of the ministry will be planning and organizing musical events in which all proceeds will be donated to other charitable organizations. A core value of Salvation’s Song Ministries is to focus on being a blessing to others. By donating to established charities, it is our belief that the proceeds from the events will have a broader reach, therefore, impacting the lives of more people. We will be working in the coming weeks to promote and obtain sponsorship for the 2nd Annual Danny Hiser Memorial Bluegrass Festival, which will be held on May 11, 2013 at the Shady Rest RV Park in Shady Spring, WV. Fellow bluegrass musician Matt Hiser and a group of his family and friends have started the festival in memory of Matt’s father who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in February 2012. Proceeds from this event will benefit pancreatic cancer research. In addition to helping in this manner, I am honored and excited to be a performer at this great event! Also, I have begun planning to host an event in the Bristol, TN/VA area later this year featuring a performance by multi-award winning recording artist Marty Raybon. At this time, it has not been determined what organization this event will benefit, but several options are being considered. This concert will be followed by two more in 2013, with performers being announced at a later date.
Another focus of Salvation’s Song is to help artists with a great desire to serve the Lord be able to expand their ministry. As a recording artist, I have experienced the hard-ship of recording and releasing albums and I know what an expense it can be, especially without the support of a record label. I plan to work with other artists, starting with one or two during the next year to assist in preparing for, recording, and releasing their own Bluegrass Gospel album. This goal will require significant fund-raising; however I am trusting in God for the means to follow through, because with Him, all things are possible. The ministry will begin considering artists to include in this effort in the summer of 2013.
Finally, as part of this ministry, I will continue to sing and write songs for God’s glory. By working to get my new album out to radio and by traveling where I am led to spread the message of love through my music, I hope to touch hearts and change lives with the gift that God has placed in me. I want to use my talent to be a worker for Christ, helping to draw souls to Him and to encourage other Christians on this journey of life. I will be pitching my songs to other artists, not only in Bluegrass Gospel, but also in Southern Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music. God has allowed me to write songs that would have a greater appeal in other genres of music and I want to share them with others in hopes of having a broader impact for the cause of Christ.
In celebration of the official launch of Salvation’s Song Ministries, I am releasing a new single from my album, “In the Waiting”. The song, “Table for Thirteen”, is a re-telling of the story of the Last Supper, with a modern twist. The song was co-written by Jeff Silvey, Kim Williams, and Jeffrey Moseley, whose collective awards and number one hits are far too numerous to mention. “Table for Thirteen” has already been a well-received song since the album’s release in December 2012. For a limited time the song will be available as a FREE DOWNLOAD via ReverbNation. Check it out here: www.reverbnation.com/kelleynelsonmusic . Next week, the ministry will be launching a new website at www.salvationssongministries.org, but for now you can get the latest news, along with inspiring and encouraging posts, and some great music videos at www.facebook.com/salvationssongministries . Please stop by and “like” the page!
Without the support of my wonderful family and friends, none of this would be possible! Therefore, I want to say thank you to my husband, my mom, my in-laws, and all of my family; my church family, all of my friends and everyone who has ever prayed for my music ministry. As you say your prayers today, please take a moment to lift up Salvation’s Song Ministries as we start out on this exciting journey of “Spreading God’s Love through Song”!
Many blessings to you,