Rhett Walker Featured in SESAC NewsPosted by TR Pennington on May 2, 2013 Uncategorized | Tags: Dream Makers Theater | No comments
His leadoff single garnered a GRAMMY nomination (the first debut from a Christian artist to achieve that distinction) and his star is rapidly rising with critics and fans on both the Christian and secular sides of the fence, Rhett Walker might look like one of those overnight success stories. In reality, the South Carolina native’s trip to the top was a long and bumpy ride with some serious wrong turns along the way, all of which provided inspiration for the highly personal and exceptionally powerful songs that comprise Come To The River, the debut CD from The Rhett Walker Band.
Growing up in the small-town southern community of Beech Island, Walker was torn early on between leading worship at his dad’s church and rocking out to favorite bands including Black Crowes, Pearl Jam and Lynyrd Skynyrd. By the time he reached his early teens, the rocker in Walker had won out, and the young musician was avoiding church and haunting the bars. He was settling into the high life when news of his girlfriend’s pregnancy brought things to a screeching halt.
Read the rest of Peter Cronin’s article here.
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