This month I want to turn your attention to another child star in Gospel Music, Amber Thompson
Amber is the fourteen-year-old soprano singer for the legendary Nelons.
Amber was born on March 28, 1989, to Kelly Nelon Clark and Jerry Thompson.
was saved in 2000 at Grace Baptist Church in Powder Springs, Georgia, which is her
lives in Marietta, Georgia, where the Nelons
spare time, she
loves to play basketball.
When the Nelons
had an opening for the soprano part in April of 2002, Amber
fulfilled a life-long dream when her
mother offered her
the opportunity to sing fulltime with the Nelons
Not only was she
the most obvious choice, Amber
was also the most qualified!
Since making her
first appearance on stage at the prestigious DOVE Awards when she
was only a few weeks old, Amber
has become one of the most recognized young artists in Gospel Music.
has been featured on all of the "Gaither Homecoming Kids" videos, and has recently started appearing on the "Gaither Homecoming Friends" video and television series.
has two solo recordings, Show & Tell and Amber Thompson & Friends
Both of these solo recordings were nominated for "Best Children's Recordings" by the Gospel Music Association
, making her
the youngest-ever DOVE Award nominee.
In 2002, the subscribers of the Singing News Magazine
nominated Amber Thompson
for the Horizon Individual of the Year Award.
I predict that in a very short time, she
will be seen on the same ballots as a Favorite Soprano Singer!
first recording as a member of the Nelons
is entitled "United For Christ".
On the road, she
says that it is her
job to set up the product table and keep it stocked.
Be sure to visit the Nelons online at www.thenelons.com to find out more about Amber Thompson and the rest of the Nelons.
At only fourteen years old, Amber
can stand beside any other soprano in Gospel Music and prove that she
can deliver a song.
Check to see if the Nelons
are coming to your area soon, and make plans to go see them.
I guarantee you that you will be impressed with Amber's voice and personality.
, and Jason Clark, maintain a wonderful sound that would make Rex Nelon proud.