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Rhett Walker Band Impresses With Top 10 Showing At Retail And Radio
Posted: Friday July 20th, 2012
Debut album Come To The River enters Billboard Overall Contemporary Christian Chart at no. 9
Lead single "When Mercy Found Me" generates more than 24,000,000 impressions to date
New Essential Records artist the Rhett Walker Band turns out a strong debut showing with their first national label release, Come To The River (July 10th), making a powerful impression at both retail and radio. This week Come To The River entered Billboard's Overall Contemporary Christian chart at No. 9, while the project's first single, "When Mercy Found Me", holds steady at No. 7 on the Billboard Christian AC Indicator chart.
The band's remarkable debut comes as no surprise given early momentum surrounding its release. "When Mercy Found Me" was an out-of-the-box favourite among radio listeners, with adds from radio powerhouses including K-LOVE, KLTY, FISH Atlanta and WAY-FM. The single has already generated more than 24,000,000 impressions to date.
Initial reviews have been favourable as well, with ChristianityToday.com offering, "... there's plenty of fine southern-fried rock here," and Billboard Magazine, who highlighted one of the band's music videos in its e-mail blast of May 18th and named the band among those "new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success." In addition, publications including YouthWalk, Worship Leader magazine and CCM Magazine have recently featured Rhett Walker Band in their pages.
Rhett Walker Band will continue this momentum through the summer with several major festival appearances as well as a performance at a worship service preceding the NASCAR Truck series in Bristol, Tennessee on August 24th. Fall concert dates include the 30-city "The Believer" tour with Kutless and Fireflight followed by a November run with for King & Country and label-mate Moriah Peters. For an updated tour schedule, visit www.rhettwalkerband.com.
Come To The River is available at your local Canadian Christian retailer. If you do not live near a retailer, you can order it here.
About Rhett Walker Band
Rhett Walker realized early on his need for mercy and redemption. Owning up to life's challenges and fully embracing God's grace, his personal trials forged in him a forthright nature in both life and music. Rhett Walker Band's debut Come To The River, featuring the powerful single "When Mercy Found Me", crackles with the musical energy of Walker's native South and bold themes of "grace with a calling" translated through songs reflecting a reverence for God, family and country that are both personal and universal.
In addition to band mates Kenny Davis (drums) and Joe Kane (guitar), plus leading studio players Jerry McPherson (Amy Grant, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, The Civil Wars) as well as Tony Lucido (Kelly Clarkson, Mat Kearney, Francesca Battistelli, tobyMac) on guitar and bass respectively, Walker presents 10 tracks with equal measures of muscle and beauty on Come To The River.
For more information on Rhett Walker Band, visit their YMZ artist page, www.rhettwalkerband.com, www.facebook.com/rhettwalkerband and www.twitter.com/rhettwalkerband.