So they’ve signed with Vine Records. First blush, these seems like great news. But I decided to leave my champagne corked, since it seems pretty clear that the debut project from the deal will be some Praise and Worship album the Nelons have more or less completed before signing with Vine.
No matter how smart this album may be as a piece of marketing strategy for the Nelons given the church work they’re involved in these days, the creative impoverishment of P&W music is a waste of the Nelons considerable talent (see here for more on my issues with P&W music). Here’s hoping this Vine deal produces a first-rate album (which need not necessarily be straight-ahead sg, as Janet Paschal and Vine proved with her hymns project) and isn’t only about the Nelons tapping into old sg loyalties to sell a faddish record … or just a way for the Nelons to access Vine’s distribution hook-up with Crossroads.Email this Post