The acclaimed music minister Jonathan Nelson drops a new single titled In God’s Presence (Brokenness), featuring Na’ Asia Barnes off his new album Declarations which is set to be released on the 14th of September 2018.
— eOne Music Nashville (@eOneNashville) June 22, 2018
Jonathan Nelson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, Dove-nominated gospel singer and hymn writer Jonathan Nelson was raised in the church. His father was a pastor while his mum served as first lady, and his relatives were all musicians.
Nelson hit it big as an executive with a computer software company, but nearly lost everything in the 2001 dot-com collapse. It was then that he began composing the songs that would eventually earn him a number one spot on Billboard’s gospel chart. Backed by his vocal ensemble Purpose, Nelson released his major-label debut, Right Now Praise, in 2008, followed by Better Days in 2010. Both albums were issued on Columbia’s Integrity imprint. He then moved to Karen Clark-Sheard and J. Drew Sheard’s Karew label and released the number one gospel album Finish Strong in 2013. Fearless followed on Light, an eOne affiliate, in 2016. ~ James Christopher Monger.