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Dennis Quaid, `Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners` album art photo credit: Laura Savoie Quaid // Adkins Publicity
Dennis Quaid, "Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners" album art photo credit: Laura Savoie Quaid // Adkins Publicity

Dennis Quaid releases 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus'


Fri, Jun 30th 2023 03:15 pm

From debut gospel album, ‘Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners

√ Available July 28 via Gaither Music Group; preorder here

Press Release

Emmy Award-winner and two-time Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid's cover of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" from his forthcoming debut gospel album, “Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners,” is available now.

“Fallen” is slated for release on July 28 via Gaither Music Group. Preorder the album here.

"What a Friend We Have in Jesus" follows Quaid's cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Why Me Lord," which "shows off his rugged vocals (American Songwriter)," as the second track to be released from “Fallen.”

Combining soul-stirring renditions of seven hymns and classics with five original songs, Quaid delivers honest, inspiring lyrics sung with unmistakable tones that reflect heartfelt gratitude and eternal hope.

During a recent “TalkShopLive” appearance at RFD-TV in Nashville, Quaid chatted with host Bill Cody about each of the tracks on “Fallen.” Watch the full interview and preorder an autographed copy of the album here.

“Fallen” was executive-produced by Quaid with producers David R. "Fergie" Ferguson, Ben Isaacs and Chris Lindsey. The Isaacs and Jackson Brumley supply background vocals on "I'll Fly Away," while The Oak Ridge Boys join Quaid on "Life's Railway to Heaven."

Originally released on the soundtrack for Quaid's faith-based film “I Can Only Imagine,” "On My Way to Heaven" was inspired by the global superstar's public grapple with addiction. Quaid also vulnerably acknowledges these personal struggles and his subsequent return to Christianity on songs like the title track.

“Fallen” follows Quaid's 2018 album, “Out of the Box,” described by Quaid as a junkyard of American music. Though he loves writing, recording and making movies, music holds a special place in the Texas native's heart, and, for the last four decades, he has toured extensively, displaying equal ease on the piano and acoustic guitar. Quaid enchants audiences with a set list that ranges from songs such as those included on “Fallen” to rock 'n' roll standards like "Great Balls of Fire!," an homage to "the Killer," whom he portrayed in the 1989 box office smash.

Also known for his roles in “The Rookie,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Traffic,” “Vantage Point,” “Frequency,” “The Parent Trap,” “Soul Surfer,” “The Right Stuff,” “Breaking Away” and “Midway,” Quaid's recent big-screen credits include starring roles in Netflix’s uplifting movie, “Blue Miracle,” Sony’s thriller “The Intruder,” Universal’s “A Dog’s Journey” and “A Dog’s Purpose” and Disney's animated adventure film “Strange World.” He also recently completed production portraying the 40th president of the United States in the biopic “Reagan,” slated for release in early 2024. 

To keep up with Quaid, follow him on Instagram and visit DennisQuaidIsHere.com.

More About Dennis Quaid

Quaid is an Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe nominee. Alongside his acting career, Quaid is also a respected singer/songwriter with hundreds of thousands of miles under his belt. He is a recording and touring musician who’s been playing music since his grandfather bought him his first guitar. A riveting performer, Quaid captivates the audiences with engaging stories about his illustrious film career and stories behind the highly personal songs that will populate his forthcoming inspirational album, “Fallen: A Gospel Album for Sinners,” set for release July 28 via Gaither Music Group.

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