Dec. 31 marks the 20th anniversary of their fathers death in a plane crash, and Gunnar, Matthew, brother Sam, and sister, actress Tracy Nelson, are honoring pops by releasing a greatest hits CD and DVD, as well as a documentary airing this month on PBS.
Gunnar Nelson says rock legends like Bob Dylan constantly praise his fathers work and wants to reintroduce hits like Travelin Man to a new generation who wont be tainted by Rickys teen idol image.
He says the best part about remastering the original the songs was hearing the conversations between his Dad and his grandfather, Ozzie Nelson.
In his words, It goes from Ozzie doing most of the work and slowly Ricky takes over and you hardly hear Ozzie at all.
The CD and DVD will hit stores Dec. 27, and Gunnar and Matthew hope to hit the road with their Dads former guitarist, James Burton.
After that, Gunnar wants to complete a long-planned tribute album tentatively titled Like Father, Like Son.
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