Jerry Kelso


Why I Write:

I started playing piano when I was about nine. I probably wrote my first song when I was a teenager. Writing was my outlet of expression along with the piano. Songwriting kept me through a lot of tough times and helped me grow in the Lord. I write now because I see God has given me the gift to share His message and I am compelled to write about all that Jesus has done for me.

Top 10 Compositions:

  1. Song of the King (Matt Hagee) tied with Boulevard in Heaven (Barbara Fairchild)
  2. Calvary Conquers It All (Gold City)
  3. Goodbye Egypt, Hello Canaan (Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  4. Miracle of Faith (Dove Brothers Quartet)
  5. I Always Have A Song To Sing (Mark Trammel)
  6. The Gloryland Express (Dove Brothers Quartet)
  7. Praying Your Troubles Away (Kingdom Heirs)
  8. I Know Where I Stand (Kenny Bishop), (Brian Free & Assurance)
  9. Forgave Me, Saved Me, Raised Me (Triumphant Quartet)
  10. The Moment I Get Up There (Legacy 5)

What Inspires Me:

  1. The Holy Spirit, the ever present Truth Giver brings me inspiration as I spend time studying the Word of God and contemplating our purpose and destiny.
  2. The trials and tribulations of this life inspire me to write as much as the great victories.
  3. Sometimes unexpected places inspire me, i.e.; I wrote my first top 40 song (Labor of Love) in a Phoenix Flying J truck stop while doing my dreaded laundry

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3 responses to “Jerry Kelso”

  1. Judy Savage Ehlke

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    I recently saw the Collingsworth family concert at the Gaither Family Fest and purchased a CD which with your name as the music and songwriter artist. I believe your parents are my cousin Norma Jean and the late Leon. Your grandfather, Norman Savage of Litchfield, IL was my dad’s brother. I may have met you at his funeral. I knew you were an excellent pianist and thought you have to be the one who wrote “Nothings Worrying Me.” Then I excitedly contacted a friend from my church who’s much more familiar with Gospel music to see if she’d heard of you or the Stamp Quartet. She said, Yes, that you guys do concerts at her parents church in Atwood, IL – Lanny Faulkner’s church. We live in Casey, IL and I’d love to see you guys in concert. If possible, please send your tour schedule. Bob plays guitar and sings and I play flute in our church praise band so we love music about Jesus. Sincerely in Christ, Judy (we’re retired & travel a lot – perhaps our paths will cross one day soon.

  2. fran kelso

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    hi, Jerry, we missed you at the family reunion at Kathleen Kelso’s. Joe and Marilyn Kelso and Rose Gombos was there along with John Kelso’s family, Myrlte kelso wallace bertram family, and harley and kathleens 5 kids and families. Maybe one of the years we will get together. Best of luck in your life living for Jesus. Cousin, Fran Kelso, St. Louis, mo

  3. Laura

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    Jerry, You became the Song Of My Life July 22, 1999 when you pledged your love and faithfulness forever in the song you finished a few hours before our wedding. It was a symphony of love and I thought you sounded as great as Harry Connick Jr.

    It may never go to choral print but, I’m sure I heard the angels singing with you on our wedding day. Love, Laura