Multihyphenate entertainer opens up about faith, love and second chances in PEOPLE's current cover story available now on newsstands nationwide
Gracing the latest cover of PEOPLE, Emmy Award winner and two-time Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid releases his debut gospel album, “Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners,” today from Gaither Music Group. Fallen is distributed by Capitol Christian Music Group and Universal Music. To stream and download the album, click here.
"Dennis Quaid's Christianity is at the forefront of his new album, an homage to the faith he says got him out of addiction," writes USA Today. Garden & Gun adds, "Dennis Quaid’s nearly fifty-year career is marked by both its prolificacy and its high quality. Silver screen, small screen, even your music stream – the Houston native has them covered."
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. He previewed “Fallen” through the early release of "Why Me Lord" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." American Songwriter notes Quaid "shows off his rugged vocals" on "Why Me Lord" and "honors the humble nature of the song with his soft delivery" on "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."
"I'm grateful to still be here, I'm grateful to be alive really every day. It's important to really enjoy your ride in life as much as you can, because there's a lot of challenges and stuff to knock it down,” Quaid shared. The issue is available now on newsstands nationwide.
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."
During a recent “TalkShopLive” appearance at RFD-TV, Quaid chatted with host Bill Cody about each of the tracks. Watch the interview and order an autographed copy of the album here. Fans can catch Quaid performing songs from “Fallen” at the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, Aug. 3. For tickets and more information, click here.
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.
"The sincerity and authenticity displayed in that track would be worth a purchase by itself," praises Absolutely Gospel. 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.
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.