Jack Nelson is a nationally touring Country Music artist based out of Huntsville, TX with a bit of a rock influence but still stays true to his honky-tonk roots. Whether playing to a sold out crowd of thousands at the various festivals and events he and his band have played across the country or just a small group of friends, Jack Nelson always puts on a great performance. Jack and his band are energetic, fun, and always aiming to please. “It’s called a ‘show’ for a reason, and not a listen” says Nelson. And they put on a fantastic show that doesn’t detract from their great musical abilities. They are a band that knows how to keep the crowd engaged and moving.
Born on the Corpus Christi Bay with roots in both the deserts of West Texas and the Piney Woods of East Texas, Jack Nelson is a Country artist to keep an eye on. Growing up as a rancher and a teacher’s son really connects him to the working class of America.
Nelson was handed his first guitar at the age of four years old and has been making music, entertaining, and reading crowds ever since. Whether it was playing alongside his father during practices for his father’s tejano band as a child, to playing music festivals in his hard rock band in high school, or playing praise and worship music at church every Wednesday night for the youth group. Nelson has always appreciated all types of music, and his history has made him a very diverse musician.
Nelson took a break from his life and music in order to serve our country by joining the United States Navy, and after four and a half years, he decided it was time to return home, go to college, and start making music again.
A proud Navy veteran of four and a half years, Nelson has seen the world and already faced a roller coaster of emotions that life can throw your way. “That’s what Country music is all about!” says Nelson. He can relate to the joys and struggles of life with the best of them, and you can feel it in the lyrics that his unique but true country voice projects.
In late 2013, Nelson began playing one man acoustic shows in the local area. However, feeling compelled to perform on a larger platform, Nelson has carefully assembled a group of local musicians in an effort to bring his brand of Country Music to the scene, and he has already supported/shared the stage with legendary artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tracy Byrd, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Gary P. Nunn, Bart Crow, and Mo Pitney as well as many more very well respectable artists. After being a full time career musician only four years, Jack Nelson was selected to headline the South Texas State Fair in 2017.
The Jack Nelson Band knows that being a band is more than just being good musicians, it also takes a strong bond between each other in order to be successful, and they have just that and more. The Jack Nelson Band is a small but tight brotherhood, consisting of individuals with common interests, goals, and aspirations. They know that together they are band that can appeal and relate to anyone and can guarantee you a good time.
Shared the Stage with Notable artists such as:
Jason Boland & The Stragglers
Cody Canada and the Departed
Gary P. Nunn
Larry Joe Taylor
Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band
And many more
3 Successful Charting Radio Singles That Reached The #1 Spot on CDTex Downloads:
“Honky Tonk Angel” “Texas Dance Halls” “Can You Hear Me Up There”
Nominated for the 2015 ETX Music Awards in eight categories:
Male Guitarist: Jack Nelson
Bassist: Victor Hernandez
Fiddler: Jorge Ramos
Music Producer: Glenn Wheeler
Video: Texas Dance Halls
Single: Texas Dance Halls
Album: Let ‘Er Buck
Vocal Group: Jack Nelson Band
2014 ETX Music Awards Americana Band of The Year Nominee