Bradley Walker to Release Blessed, All-New Recording of Gospel Songs and Hymns, Oct. 6
Walker Joined by Many of His Musical Heroes
– Country singer and GMA DOVE Award nominee Bradley Walker has just
completed an all-new, studio recording and LIVE concert DVD of gospel
songs and hymns that will be released on October 6. Produced by Ben
Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs) Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith (Gaither Music Group) captures many of the songs that inspired Bradley to become a singer.
“As a singer, I’d have to say an album like this has always been on
my ‘bucket list,’” said Walker.“I have always hoped I would have the
chance to make a record full of classic gospel songs that I’ve grown up
on, with some new ones thrown in, and make it a good representation of
who I am musically. I believe we’ve done that.”
That accomplishment not only finds the Alabama native fulfilling a
lifelong dream, but doing so alongside some of his musical influences
“Ben [Isaacs] and I wanted to capture the combination of country,
bluegrass and gospel that we both love so much. I’m so thrilled for
folks to hear how it came together,” said Walker. “We also asked several
of my favorite singers on the planet to be on this album with me. These
are folks who I’ve listened to and admired for many years and who I’m
proud to say have all become friends.”
That group of friends includes the legendary Vince Gill, who joined
Walker for “Drifting Too Far from the Shore,” a classic previously
performed by Hank Williams, Sr. and Emmylou Harris, among others.
Award-winning songstress Alison Krauss lent her vocals to Walker’s
rendition of “Angel Band,” and bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent added her
talent to the gospel classic “One Day at a Time.” Country and Gospel
Music Hall of Famers Jimmy Fortune and The Oak Ridge Boys performed on
the new recording in addition to the GRAMMY®-nominated Isaacs and
15-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ricky Skaggs.
The LIVE concert DVD recording, filmed in Alexandria, Indiana,
features an all-star cast of musicians including Isaacs and soloist
Charlotte Ritchie. Hosted by Gaither Music Group’s founder Bill Gaither,
the DVD spotlights Bradley’s heart for this style of music and his
dream to record this collection of songs.
The Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith CD and DVD recordings
will be airing this fall as part of a TV special on networks including
TBN, RFD-TV, PBS, The Heartland Network, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN,
Guardian, Liberty, TCT, TLN and Gaither TV (available on Roku, Google
and the Internet). It will be airing in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The
Miracle Channel and Hope TV.
Known for his unequivocal baritone voice and inspiring story, this
International Bluegrass Male Vocalist of the Year Award winner received
his first three DOVE nominations this year surrounding his release Call Me Old-Fashioned
(Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings), produced by longtime
friend, singer and songwriter Rory Feek (Joey+Rory). A well-loved
performer for years among country and bluegrass music circles, Walker
garnered nods for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year,
Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year and Southern Gospel
Song of the Year.
That debut recording landed at #9 on the Country Albums chart, #4 on
the Contemporary Christian Albums chart and at #1 on the Bluegrass
Albums chart in 2016. The companion DVD, hosted by Rory Feek
(Joey+Rory), topped the Christian Music Video chart and landed at #1 on
the Billboard Top Music Video chart.
Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith
is exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and
Universal Music and is available throughout general market stores and
the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including
iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com. The recording will also be available this fall at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®.
View a preview of the DVD here.
To pre-order the CD and DVD visit:
iTunes: capcmg.me/BW.Blessed.iT or the
Gaither Store: capcmg.me/BW.Blessed.
To enjoy a Facebook Live Event with Bradley on September 13th, visit: capcmg.me/BW.BlessedFBLive
To join Bradley’s Facebook Fan Group visit: capcmg.me/BW.FriendsandFans
Blessed CD and DVD Song Listing:
1. AMAZING GRACE
2. FAMILY BIBLE with The Oak Ridge Boys
3. ANGEL BAND with Alison Krauss
4. I WILL SOMEDAY with The Isaacs
5. DRIFTING TOO FAR FROM THE SHORE with Vince Gill
6. I’LL FLY AWAY
7. CAST THE FIRST STONE
8. THE OLD RUGGED CROSS with Jimmy Fortune
9. BECAUSE HE LIVES with Charlotte Ritchie and Ben Isaacs
10. SAY SOMETHING
11. VICTORY IN JESUS
12. ONE DAY AT A TIME with Rhonda Vincent
13. WHO WILL SING FOR ME with Ricky Skaggs
ABOUT BRADLEY WALKER:
Country singer Bradley Walker is a storyteller. His unmistakable,
baritone vocals are refreshing yet warmly familiar as are his songs
about life, love, family and his Christian faith. In 2016, the IBMA Male
Vocalist of the Year honoree partnered with longtime friend/songwriter
Rory Feek to record a debut gospel music collection that captured his
earnest style—one influenced by Haggard, Whitley, Jones, Gosdin, Milsap
and others. Garnering three 2017 GMA DOVE Award nominations, those songs
and his inspiring story have impacted countless people through his TV
special, airing on over 15 networks.
In 2017, Walker went into the studio with longtime friend Ben Isaacs
to record a traditional hymns recording that showcases his authenticity
and finds him joining voices with many of his musical heroes. Whether
singing on a Gaither HOMECOMING stage, “The Grand Ole Opry” or the
“Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree,” this “best-kept secret in country music”
continues to put a fresh spin on a timeless style with his unique,
faith-infused brand of country music.
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