LOS ANGELES–For the seventh year in a row, multi-platinum recording artist and bass virtuoso, Matthew Nelson will record show production music for the Dick Clark Productions’ American Music Awards. The 41st annual American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. on November 24.
Matthew Nelson is co-front man for ‘America’s No. 1 duo’, Nelson, with his twin brother, Gunnar. Nelson secured its spot in music history when “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” reached the top Billboard spot in 1990; the Nelson family notched a Guinness Book of World Records place card as the only family to have three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers.
Ozzie Nelson had a chart topper in 1935 with “And Then Some,” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Ricky Nelson had two No. 1 hits with “Poor Little Fool” (1958) and “Travelin’ Man” (1961). Matthew’s grandparents, Ozzie & Harriet, are television pioneers who’s The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet still holds the title of longest running live action sitcom with 435 episodes.
“The Nelson family and Dick Clark have an astonishing history,” Matthew Nelson said. “ABC really gave the go-ahead on American Bandstand after seeing how the then-new rock and roll music would work on television on Ozzie & Harriet.
“Dick Clark also served as a mentor to Gunnar and I during a very tough time. Our Pop had just passed away, and he really encouraged us to perform at the 1986 American Music Awards. I’m so proud to work on this show, and it gives me an opportunity to work with the best production music players in the world.”
Nelson reached the Top 10 with “After the Rain,” “More Than Ever” and “Only Time Will Tell” from the 3.5 million selling After the Rain (DGC Records). The follow-up Because They Can (DGC Records) yielded the Top 40 “All Shook Up.” Matthew and Gunnar have released numerous titles on their own Stone Canyon Records.