Current 55th GRAMMY nominee/contemporary Christian singer Rhett Walker recently visited The Recording Academy's Nashville Chapter and participated in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview. Walker discussed the Nashville music scene, songwriting and his debut album, Come To The River, among other topics.
"These songs I've been writing for years and I finally had the opportunity to kind of put them all on one record and put it out," said Walker. "[Come To The River] was a long time coming, and I'm super grateful and I'm super blessed to do it and let people hear my heart and where I come from."
South Carolina native Rhett Walker is the frontman of his Christian rock band, which also features drummer Kenny Davis and guitarist Joe Kane. Formed in 2011, Rhett Walker Band released their debut single, "When Mercy Found Me," in April 2012. The track peaked at No. 15 on Billboard's Christian Songs chart and garnered Walker a 55th GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song as the song's co-writer. Released in July 2012, Rhett Walker Band's debut album, Come To The River, peaked at No. 9 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart and features 10 tracks written or co-written by Walker. The band released a four-track EP, The Other Sides, in December 2012, and are currently on a U.S. tour with dates scheduled through April.