Gospel singer, minister, songwriter, and producer Jonathan Nelson first found success with a pair of Columbia-issued albums in 2008 and 2010, but it was his chart-topping third album, Finish Strong (2013), that put him on the map He released his major-label debut, Right Now Praise, in 2008, earning himself a Dove nomination for New Artist of the Year. Both his debut and 2010 follow-up, Better Days, were issued on Columbia's Integrity imprint and reached the Top Ten of Billboard's gospel charts.
After moving to Karen Clark-Sheard and J. Drew Sheard's Karew label in 2013, Nelson made his biggest commercial breakthrough with the gospel chart-topping Finish Strong. After a three-year gap, he issued Fearless, making his debut for the eOne-associated Light label. Further establishing himself on the Light roster, Nelson returned in 2018 with Declarations, an album that saw him duetting with the great CeCe Winans on the song "Because You Are."