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Singer, songwriter, guitarist James Nixon is probably best known to the greater music listening public as a Gospel artist, but his career has been all over the musical map. A Nashville, Tennessee native, he comes from a musical family and sang Gospel Music as a child. As a teenager he got bitten by the R&B bug and picked up bass and then guitar, playing in semi pro bands around west Nashville in the 1950 's. At age twenty he began singing Gospel Music professionally and would return to the genre off and on throughout his career. By the late 1950 's Rock & Roll was looming large and James got into it like any other young musician at the time, first time out with an amateur group called the "Bear Lairs". He then formed "King James and the Scepters" in the mid 1960 's, and the band's mix of Soul Music and Rock & Roll soon became extremely popular throughout the mid South.