Hailing from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana metro area singer/songwriter and multi-instrumental Gospel artist, Anthony Nelson, has endeared fans for close to a decade as the leader of his acclaimed ensemble, Anthony Nelson & The Overcomers. The ground-breaking ensemble has served to eradicate racial and denominational barriers within Christendom and has released three recordings: Love Jesus Love People (2016), Worship: In Spirit and In Truth (2018) and The Deeper Experience (2020).
Anthony Nelson’s silky smooth vocals coupled with his trademark soul-stirring ballads, jazzy harmonies, uplifting pop/folk infused and message-driven anthems, have helped him to forge his own unique path in the Gospel arena. He has garnered five Billboard hits including the #1 song “Deeper,” which has amassed over two million streams on Spotify and YouTube. The other songs include the Top 10 hit “Jealous” and “Undeserved,” as well as the songs “Joy” and “Everything.”
General Manager of Shanachie Entertainment Randall Grass states, “In this era of often mechanically produced music, it is a special pleasure to encounter the creative, beautifully-formed music of Anthony Nelson which forges an original path of inspirational Gospel expression. He is an artist that we are pleased to bring to wider recognition.”
An ordained deacon, Anthony Nelson and his wife welcomed their third child right before the pandemic hit in 2019. He admits that it was a blessing to have the time to spend with his family at home. Recharged and excited about this signing to Shanachie, Nelson is more driven than ever. He states, “Being signed to Shanachie is truly a dream come true. The past two years living in the time of COVID-19 has been a relatively difficult time for so many globally. People have lost loved ones, homes, and finances. Although things are slowly improving, many are still suffering with grief, pain and depression, or the lingering health effects from the virus. So, it is with urgency and delicate care, that I utilize this opportunity from the LORD via Shanachie to create life-changing music and to pen value-adding lyrics that will help people get through the intricacies and challenges of life. I hope to bring an overall message of hope, praise, worship and joy and being an overcomer.”