Gunnar Nelson Announces New Solo Disney Track


September 3, 2009

Gunnar Nelson Announces New Solo Disney Track International Recording artist Gunnar Nelson announced he’s revving up his solo work with his new track, “Band in a Van” which is being released on Walt Disney Records’ new CD, MATER’S CAR TUNES. This new album features 12 songs inspired by Disney-Pixar’s CARS.

“Band in a Van” is Gunnar’s second solo track for Walt Disney Records. Nelson’s high-octane voice was featured singing, “Rocking Little Roadster” on LIGHTNING MCQUEEN’S FAST TRACKS album released by Walt Disney Records in 2006.

“‘Band in a Van’ was a blast to record in Nashville,” raves Gunnar Nelson. “A classic car song, which gave me the perfect vehicle to shift gears and really have some fun! Plus, I’m a huge fan of CARS and the whole Route 66 era of roadsters and hot rods, and this single was such an imaginative way to continue Disney’s wonderful franchise.”Gunnar Nelson is one of the twin sons of Legendary Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson, and half of the internationally known rock duo NELSON. Gunnar Nelson and his twin brother Matthew have written and performed NELSON’s #1 Billboard Mega Hit “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection”, and top Ten Singles “After the Rain”, and “More Than Ever”. NELSON has sold over 4 million albums worldwide. NELSON, the original rock band, recently reunited to tour for the first time in 15 years. VH1 has ranked NELSON’s “Love and Affection” as one of the “100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s”.

With the popularity and reunion of NELSON rock band, Gunnar and Matthew have recently signed with Frontiers Records in Italy to release an originally commissioned, seamless follow up album sequel to NELSON’s triple platinum debut album, AFTER THE RAIN called LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE. NELSON rock band has (5) Five Top 40 Billboard hits, (4) Four #1 MTV videos and sold over 4 million albums worldwide!

Gunnar Nelson is the grandson of ’50s TV icons Ozzie & Harriet Nelson of the Nelson family — the only family in entertainment history with three generations of #1 hitmakers according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The U.S. postal service recently issued an “Ozzie & Harriet” postage stamp.

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