Nelson Larkin (Nelson Augustus Larkin)

Nelson Larkin
Nelson Larkin
Nelson Augustus Larkin, age 70, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord.He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Hall Larkin and father, Lemuel Augustus Larkin.Nelson was born in Huntland, TN. He worked at Redstone Arsenal where he met his wife. They moved to Nashville, TN in 1972, where he began a colorful and successful 40 year career in the music industry as a record producer, independent label and studio owner, major label executive, song-publisher and songwriter. While making his mark in the business world, Nelson kept the creative side top priority: “Take care of music and it will take care of you” was his guiding philosophy. It was once said that he was a song & song writer oriented person He was all about the song. Among his many music accolades, he was the first producer, in any genre, to earn four number one singles off the same album, and followed that up with many consecutive number one singles. He worked with a variety of artists including: Toby Keith, Earl Thomas Conley, Billy Joel Royal, Freddy Hart, Johnny Rodriguez, Lynn Anderson, Billy “Crash” Craddock and T. Graham Brown.Nelson was a faithful member of Johnson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, was a board member to EAR Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and a supporter of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. He was a devoted husband, loving father, doting “Poppy”, enjoyed playing golf with his buddies at Temple Hills Golf Club and was an avid Tennessee Volunteer fan. He was happiest when spending time with family and friends. – See more at:


  • January, 01, 1970
  • Huntland, Tennessee


  • November, 18, 2013
  • Brentwood, Tennessee

Cause of Death

  • Cancer



    • Cremated

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