Darlene and Kenny “The Nlelsons” Providing the utmost in professional entertainment for 36 years!

Some say, we're outstanding in our field! Picture taken following Kenny performing on lead guitar for Mitchell Hall And The Tennessee Trio (Johnny Cash tribute band).

Getting ready to hit the stage for a performance at the Peppermint Palace in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.


"The Nelsons" (Darlene and Kenny/duo act) music for Senior Living, and Assisted Living Communities and more. 

For over thirty five years, The Nelsons have provided top quality entertainment and FUN for many audiences!

Darlene and Kenny have performed at many establishments in and around Nashville. Darlene was a multiple winner of Nashville's "BE A STAR" talent show and also "That's Show Biz" talent show in Branson, Missouri. They would love to present their music for your special event!

Contact The Nelsons and secure your date today!

Also Available:

NELSON RECORDING STUDIO (Protools/the industry standard for recording) Producer/Engineer: Ken Nelson. A very Comfortable recording enviroment!

Kenny Nelson: Lead guitar - Classic country, country gospel and more. Club dates, fairs/festivals, TV/radio, recording sessions. Performed in concert with Bob Wootton (Johnny Cash's lead guitar player for 30 years). Numerous samples from clients available.

(651) 428-3724-Darlene (651) 706-6897-Kenny (651) 458-3724-Home email:  fullnelsonmusic@gmail.com   

A few upcoming dates for Darlene & Kenny: 

Wed. June 5, 2024 @ 2:00PM  appearing at: Norris Square/Presbyterian Homes, Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Thu. June 6, 2024 @2:00PM

Norris Square/Presbyterian Homes

Cottage Grove, Minnesota


Thur. June 18, 2024 @ 2:00PM Ebeneezer/Daybreak, Hastings, Minnesota

Thur. June 20, 2024 @ 10:30AM Somerset Senior Center-Somerset, Wisconsin

Fri. July 5, 2024 @ 2:30PM Regina/Benedictine Senior Living, Hastings, Minnesota

Fri. August 9, 2024 @ 2:30PM Norris Square/Presbyterian Homes, Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Thur. August 15, 2024 @ 10:30AM Somerset Senior Center, Someeset, Wisconsin

Wed. September 4, 2024 @ 2:00PM Rosepointe Of Roseville, Roseville, Minnesota

Tue. Oct 1, 2024 @ 2:00PM Birthday party-Hastings, Minnesota


A Few Testimonials…..

Monday, May 27, 2024

Darlene and Kenny were at O'Leary Manor for our Memorial Day celebration!

It was such a good time listening to their songs and I haven't heard them better!

Karen P.

Resident of O'Leary Manor

Eagan, Minnesota


Monday, May 27, 2024

We love when Darlene and Kenny come to O'Leary Manor to perform! Their music is wonderful!

You performed “More Than A Name On A Wall” a tribute to our fallen Vietnam Veterans-Thank you for performing it twice upon my request!


Resident of O'Leary Manor

Eagan, Minnesota


Friday, December 1, 2023


What a pleasure to hear Kenny and Darlene on your show. Great classic country music played by these professionals is inspiring, and advanced appreciation comes from knowing the talented, patriotic, kind, and caring individuals that they are. All the best!

Roger & Deb

Listeners of KCHK radio, New Prague, Minnesota, with Host, Tom Goetzinger


Friday, October 6, 2023

Darlene & Kenny,

That was a blast! Thank you so much for today (smiley face inserted) everyone really enjoyed it!! 

And absolutely we would love to have you guys back next year!!

Andrea Hoyt

Wellness Coordinator

Benedictine Living Community-Regina

Hastings, Minnesota


March, 2023 “ It was nice to meet you both and we really enjoyed the HoeDown!

Thanks again!

Lucille-Administrator, Waterford Gardens Assisted Living

Mission, Texas


January, 2023 “Really enjoyed them! Don and I even got to sing with them!”

-Joyce, resident of Rosepointe Senior Living


January, 2023 “Alot of residents said they were fabulous and they want them back!”

-Tracy, Activities at Rosepointe Senior Living 


January, 2023 "Great music this week with Darlene & Kenny! They also play in a band called Darlene And The Boys.

Very talented and very funny!" Julie-Activities Director Rosepointe Senior Living, Roseville, Mn.


January, 2023  “Kenny & Darlene are the best! Kenny is a fantastic guitar player and Darlene can sure sing a song!”

-David, responding to a facebook post about the Nelson's performance at Rosepointe Senior Living.


April, 2022  “Everyone loved you at Oak Crest!”

-Collette, Activities, Oak Crest Senior Living


May, 2020  " Well you knocked it out of the park today! Already requests to have you back and so many residents came up to me telling me how great you were! THANK YOU SO MUCH for spending your time with us today!"

Valerie, Activities Director, Timberhills (Presbyterian Homes) Inver Grove Heights, Mn.



April, 2014 "The residents love you, so hope you can come back again!"

-Monica, Activities, Regina, Benedictine Senior/Assisited Living, Hastings, Mn.




















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