Rhett Walker received his start as front man for the Rhett Walker Band. Rhett Walker Band, was GRAMMY┬⌐ nominated for their debut album┬áWhen Mercy Found Me, has toured with the biggest Christian artists, and have released two full-length albums (Come to the River in 2012 and┬áHereΓÇÖs to the Ones in 2014).
Rhett Walker┬áis not your typical Christian artist. The 25-year-old preacherΓÇÖs son who was raised in the South has come full circle with his faith after a period of rebelling against it.
ΓÇ£We moved away from my hometown when I was 16, and I didnΓÇÖt like that. I just went nuts, doing whatever I wanted to do in the moment,ΓÇ¥ he said. ΓÇ£I mixed with the rough crowd, got into fights and drugs. It wasnΓÇÖt long before I was expelled from schoolΓÇöjust always in trouble. So, they sent me to this Christian school, the only one that would take me, and I met this girl. It wasnΓÇÖt long after that we found out she was pregnant. That was the stop in the path for me.ΓÇ¥
Being faced with being a father at 17, Rhett knew it was time to make a choice – he could continue going down┬áthe destructive path he was on, or he could change. ΓÇ£It was like, Man, what am I doing?ΓÇ¥ he recalls. ΓÇ£My girlfriendΓÇÖs having a baby, and I have no job. I finally sat down with April, who is now my wife, and said: WeΓÇÖve done everything wrong that we possibly can. LetΓÇÖs do everything right from here on out.ΓÇ¥
Rhett and April went on to get married and he rededicated his life to Christ. From there, the Lord began opening doors for Rhett to lead worship and pursue music. ΓÇ£I always knew I wanted to do music, but I couldnΓÇÖt sing as a kid; I was just terrible at it,ΓÇ¥ he said. ΓÇ£So I was a drummer at church growing up until one day they called me out front to sing ΓÇÿGrace Like RainΓÇÖ by┬áTodd Agnew, and I never went back to the drums. The more I sang the more things started opening up.ΓÇ¥
In 2011, Rhett Walker joined the Essential Records roster as a part of the Rhett Walker Band. RhettΓÇÖs first single with his new record label, Essential Records, was “When Mercy Found Me” off the album┬áCome To The River. The┬árecord speaks of the singer’s personal journey and is refreshingly raw and honest. One theme that is apparent throughout the entire album is that of grace.
ΓÇ£ThereΓÇÖs just nothing we can do without grace; weΓÇÖre all dirty, messed up people, but Christ still loves us,ΓÇ¥ said Rhett. ΓÇ£So, there are two things we must do. One: rejoice, because now we have a purpose on this earthΓÇöto share that grace with others. Two: take up the calling. You canΓÇÖt just take that love and not tell the story that goes with it.ΓÇ¥
Rhett Walker Band, was GRAMMY┬⌐ nominated for their debut album┬áWhen Mercy Found Me, has toured with the biggest Christian artists, and have released two full-length albums (Come to the River in 2012 and┬áHereΓÇÖs to the One sin 2014). After announcing in 2016 that the band was breaking up, Rhett Walker continued as a solo artist with Essential Records, releasing his self-titled EP in 2018. RhettΓÇÖs current single, ΓÇ£Believer,ΓÇ¥ was released on May 24th, 2019 and is currently sitting on the Christian Radio charts at #31.
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