Bernie Nelson's songs have sold over 25 million records. Having mulitiple platinum sales on Randy Travis, Wynonna, Conway Twitty, Colin Raye, Ricky Van Shelton, Chris Ledoux, and Conferate Railroad among others.
In 2002 Bernie acheived Million Airplay status on his #1 hit,"Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind." Not to mention he's had cuts on artist like , Pam Tillis, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Anderson,Kenny Chesney and Trace Atkins. Bernie's compiled both ASCAP and NSAI awards.During his 22 plus years in Nashville he's written with everyone from Garth Brooks to Duane Eddy.He also has the rare distinction of having a Kris Krisofferson cut on the Randy Travis CD Heroes and Friends. Shortly after the the tragic death of Dale Earnhardt he wrote and recorded a tribute song, "The Ride", for Relentless Nashville that earned him heavy praise from the likes of NASCAR veterens such as Darryl Waltrip and many others. All true Dale Earnhart fans will find it a must have once they've heard it. Bernie's "I'm Not Suppose To Be Here" will leave you speechless if not teary-eyed.
For you "Dukes of Hazzard" fans check out "The First Time I Saw You" written with Duke star Tom Wopat.
If for no other reason get this Multi- Award and Multi Platinum winning singer/songwriter's CD just so you can have a copy of "Slow
Train Home." An amazing tribute to soldiers and anyone fighting any kind of battle. Which he recorded with his co- writer and good friend Dave Gibson of Gibson/ Miller fame.
Bernie reflects, " The late great George McCorkle " Fire On The Mountain" once told me if you're in this thing for the money you'll surely wind up broke and unhappy." George was right I've had so many great moments in this life through music that money could never buy."
Look for Bernie's vocal on the new "Diamond Gusset Jeans" ads running on most syndicated radio shows such as, "The G.Gordon Liddy Show" and,"The Phil Valentine Show."
Or if you go to Gusset.com and you can hear Bernie sing the jingle there!
Bernie recently sang the "The Star Spangled Banner " at the season opener for Middle Tennessee State University on August 28th.
Bernie will be joined by "Hitmaker" Russell Smith "Third Rate Romance" and Songwriter Hall of Famer's Red Lane and Wayne Carson April 4th for his portion of the Tin Pan South series in Nashville at the world famous Station Inn. Country classics like "I Wear My Own Kind of Hat, Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa, You Were Always On My Mind and Keep It Between the Lines and soon to be chart topping hits is all you'll hear that night.
Bernie is currently putting together tracks and songs for a new project due out in late summer 09'.
Also look for up coming songwriter workshops and shows in both Colorado and Michigan later this summer.