Bernie Nelson

Honky Tonk Angels

About the Author

Since Bernie Nelson moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1984 country music has gone through some of its biggest periods of greatness. Bernie from day one was closely tied to a lot of the songs coming out of Music Row during that time.

As a songwriter himself with song sales that exceed 25 million copies he has gained the respect of Nashville’s elite core of movers and shakers. His love and respect of Country Music’s history comes together with his faith in God in his book Honky Tonk Angels.

Bernie has been blessed with a successful career both as a songwriter and entertainer. His songs have sold over 25 million copies with multi-platinum cuts on the works of major artists such as Conway Twitty, Ricky Van Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Wynonna, Colin Raye, Confederate Railroad, Chris LeDoux, Kris Kristofferson, John Anderson and many more.

Bernie achieved ‘Million -Airplay’ status on his #1 hit, Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind with Confederate Railroad. Most recently he’s had success cuts on Mark Wills’ Looking For America, Montgomery Gentry’s Damn Baby and Tracy Lawrence’s Heaven For A While.

With roots seated deep in the truest form of country music, Bernie Nelson is both timely and timeless. Like new strings on a well-traveled guitar, Bernie’s rich vocals, well-crafted lyrics and signature melodies quickly draw you in, whether live or on radio. Bernie attributes selection and conviction of his songs and music to his closeness with country’s best, like Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Townes Van Zant and Chris LeDoux.

A favorite at the world famous Bluebird Cafe, Bernie has also shared the stage with legendary friends like Darryl Worley, Tracy Lawrence, Lee Roy Parnell and many more.


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Honky Tonk Angels describes the inside workings of both the country music world, and the presense of God’s hand upon some of the biggest songs in country music’s history. With a birds eye view Bernie Nelson shares rare glimpes of the creation and journeys of these songs. Being a 30 plus year respected veteran of the famous Music Row, Bernie has gained the trust of many of Nashvilles biggest names so as to tell the stories like many of them have never been shared before.

Honky Tonk Angels shows the undeniable workings of God deeply rooted into the streets of Music City USA. Having been a close participant in many of these stories due to his relationship with the writers,producers,songpluggers and artists himself, the stories bring you closer then ever to their rich history.

Other stories involving God’s angels moving about there were told and entrusted to Bernie by those closest to the stories directly to Bernie himself. The book is intriguing, humorous historical and majorly insightful. Most of all it shows the truly amazing grace that is required to take a song from the legal pad or whiskey stained bar napkin in some cases to the Country Music Hall of Fame itself.

God loves music. He is constantly proving that .Through these beautiful stories brought together by the crafted writer that Bernie is ,readers will feel a closeness to the songs like never before.

Take a ride along to a songwriting session with Bernie.Read what it was like the day the song was started. Many of those songs took crazy paths to reach the status that they are today.

Honky Tonk Angels will both enlighten you to the inside history of the songs but also deepen the belief that without Gods helping hand they would not have had a snowballs chance in . . . well . . . heck you’ll just have to read the book to see how they turned out.

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