Greg Nelson

Greg Nelson is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1977 Albrecht Roley & Moore Gently Flowing Feeling Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements, Conductor, Piano, Bass
1978 Benny Hester Be a Receiver String Arrangements
1978 Benny Hester Benny Hester String Arrangements
1979 Becky Ugartechea Look By Faith String Arrangements
1979 Mickey & Becki Brand New Producer
1979 'Ark ...The Angels Come Orchestra Arranger and Conductor, Piano
1980 Wayne Watson Workin' in the Final Hour Producer, Arranger
1980 Joe English Lights in the World Producer, String Arranger, Vocal Arranger, Songwriter
1980 Albrecht Roley & Moore Take It to the People Executive Producer, Strings Arranged & Conducted
1981 Gary McSpadden It Was Enough Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements, Orchestration
1981 Mickey & Becki Love Song for Number Two Producer, String Arrangements
1982 Andrew Culverwell Alive Again Producer
1982 Rick Cua koo-ah Songwriter
1983 Sandi Patty More than Wonderful Producer
1984 Scott Wesley Brown All My Best Producer
1984 Sandi Patty Songs from the Heart Producer, Rhythm and String Arranger, Strings Conductor
1984 Wayne Watson Man in the Middle Songwriter
1984 Scott Wesley Brown Kingdom of Love Rhythm Track Arrangements, Conductor
1985 The Cause Do Something Now Producer
1985 Mickey & Becki Mickey & Becki Moore Producer
1985 Sandi Patty Hymns Just for You Producer
1985 David Meece 7 Producer, String Conductor
1985 Joe English The Best is Yet to Come Producer
1985 Scott Wesley Brown Somebody's Brother Songwriter, Producer, Bass, Rhythm Track Arrangement
1986 Silverwind Set Apart Executive Producer
1986 Billy & Sarah Gaines Billy & Sarah Gaines Producer
1986 Sandi Patty Morning Like This Producer, Rhythm Arranger, Strings Conductor, Songwriter, Choir Vocals
1986 Carman A Long Time Ago in a Land Called Bethleham Producer
1986 Tony Elenburg First Things First Executive Producer
1987 Scott Wesley Brown The Language of Jesus Is Love Producer
1987 Sandi Patty The Gift Goes On Producer
1987 Evie Christmas Memories Producer, Rhythm Arranger, Remixed
1987 Steven Curtis Chapman First Hand Executive Producer
1987 First Call Undivided Producer, Arrangements, Bass
1988 Sandi Patty Make His Praise Glorious Producer, Rhythm Arranger, Songwriter
1989 Sandi Patty Friendship Company Producer, Strings Conductor, Songwriter
1989 Sandi Patty The Finest Moments Producer
1993 Sandi Patty Le Voyage Producer, Arranger, Songwriter
1993 Bob Carlisle Bob Carlisle Songwriter
1995 John Schlitt Shake Producer
1995 David Meece Odyssey Producer
2002 Sheila Walsh The Hymns Collection Producer, Conductor
2019 Bryan Duncan Shine Songwriter
Award Organization Year Award Name Song
GMA Dove 1998 Choral Collection of the Year
GMA Dove 1996 Musical of the Year
GMA Dove 1992 Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year For All the World

Greg Nelson

Sep 10, 1948

Greg Nelson was born in Bismarck, North Dakota. He has produced recordings for Christian and theatrical artists including Sandi Patty, Evie. Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, Twila Paris, Michael Crawford and Richard Smallwood as well as multiple artist recordings with Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Graham Kendrick, Jennifer Holliday, Wintley Phipps, Máire Brennan, Kathie Lee Gifford and the American Boychoir.

Nelson headed Spirit Records, a division of Sparrow Records, with artists Benny Hester and Albrecht, Roley and Moore. He went on to co-found Refuge Records in 1980 with Jack Hafer, another Sparrow employee. In addition, he served as the first publishing director for Billy Ray Hearn at Sparrow. As an arranger/orchestrator Nelson composed the "Prelude" to John Michael Talbot's “Last Supper” and later created string arrangements for various gospel and contemporary Christian artists.

Production: Nelson has produced 13 gold records and 3 platinum records. He has received 20 Dove Awards as well as over 30 nominations. In addition his productions have garnered 7 Grammy Awards and 13 Grammy nominations for Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris. He has received song, songwriter and publisher awards from Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Gospel Music Association. He received a BMI "Special Contribution Award" in appreciation of his many outstanding contributions to the world of Christian music. He was the third recipient of the Gospel Music Association “Impact Award” for his outstanding work and influence in the contemporary Christian music industry. His productions of The New Young Messiah and Emmanuel have been successful Christmas tours featuring many high-profile Christian artists.

Songwriting: Nelson, a well-known composer in Christian music, has penned several hymns in The Celebration Hymnal and the Baptist Hymnals. "People Need The Lord", written by Phill McHugh and Nelson, is considered a modern Christian classic. His modern oratorio, "Saviour", co-written with Bob Farrell, continues to tour in the United States, Europe and Russia. Hallel (A Musical Suite for Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Soloists) is his most recent major composition which is orchestrated by Ronn Huff. Greg also co-wrote the #1 Larnelle Harris song 'All Along the Way' with Dan Schafer, from the album 'First Love' that he produced, which reached the No. 1 spot for 5 weeks on the CCM Christian Inspirational chart and No. 6 for the top songs of 1998.

Current work: Nelson began serving in a dual role at LifeWay Worship in 2004 as an exclusive songwriter and as Creative Supervisor for song and writer development. His work at LifeWay has included recording over 1000 hymns and worship songs for the creation of the 2008 Baptist Hymnal and the associated website. Nelson supervised the production of this recording, the largest recording project ever in Nashville, which took 10 months to complete with five production teams. The "SongMap" technology developed by LifeWay Christian Resources is based on his ideas of song manipulation.

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