Award-Winning Country Music Singer Bradley Walker Checks Item Off Bucket List With All-New Recording Posted: Tuesday September 12th, 2017
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 6th. 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 Walker to become a singer.
"As a singer, I'd have to say an album like this has always been on my
'bucket list,'" described 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 and heroes.
"Ben [Isaacs] and I wanted to capture the combination of country, bluegrass
and gospel that we both love so much; and I'm so thrilled for folks to hear
how it came together," stated 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
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 Walker's heart for this style of music and his dream to
record this collection of songs.
"My country music heroes made some of the best gospel records of all-time,
in my opinion," said Walker. "…folks like Vern Gosdin, Conway Twitty
and so many more. People have told me for years, 'You need to make a gospel
album!' Well, here it is, and I hope it is something that will be a
blessing to folks for a long time. This is all another dream come true, and
I feel so honored…so fortunate…and so incredibly BLESSED!"
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 GMA 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
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 theCountry Albums chart, #4 on theContemporary Christian Albums chart and at #1 on the Bluegrass Albums chart in 2016.
The companion DVD, hosted by Rory Feek (Joey+Rory), topped theChristian Music Video chart and landed at#1 on the Billboard Top Music Video chart.
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)