Multi-Hyphenate Entertainer Opens Up about Faith, Love and Second Chances in PEOPLE's Current Cover Story Available Now on Newsstands Nationwide
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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."
In his PEOPLE cover story, the multi-hyphenate entertainer takes readers inside The Clement House recording studio and his Nashville home, where he opens up about faith, love and second chances. "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,” shares Quaid. 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.
FALLEN: A GOSPEL RECORD FOR SINNERSTRACK LISTING
2. Please Don’t Give Up on Me
3. Why Me Lord
4. God Gets Lonely Too
5. Just As I Am
Charlotte Elliott and William B. Bradbury
6. Amazing Grace
John Newton; American Melody
7. Life's Railway to Heaven
M.E. Abbey and Charles D. Tillman
8. On My Way to Heaven
9. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Charles C. Converse and Joseph M. Scriven
10. The Lord’s Prayer
11. Welcome Home
12. I’ll Fly Away
Albert E. Brumley
ABOUT DENNIS QUAID
Dennis Quaid is an Emmy® Award and two-time Golden Globe® nominee, who's known for his roles in hit films THE ROOKIE, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, TRAFFIC, VANTAGE POINT, FREQUENCY, THE PARENT TRAP, SOUL SURFER, THE RIGHT STUFF, BREAKING AWAY, MIDWAY and many more. On the film and television side, Quaid's recent big-screen credits include starring roles in Netflix’s uplifting film, BLUE MIRACLE, Sony’s thriller THE INTRUDER, Universal’s A DOG’S JOURNEY and A DOG’S PURPOSE and Roadside Attractions’ I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, among others. Quaid recently completed production portraying the 40th president of the United States in the biopic, REAGAN, produced by Mark Joseph and directed by Sean McNamara. In 2022, Quaid co-starred with Jake Gyllenhaal in Disney’s animated adventure film STRANGE WORLD. Alongside his acting career, Quaid is also a respected singer-songwriter with hundreds of thousands of miles under his belt as 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 populate his new inspirational album, Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners, released on July 28, 2023, via Gaither Music Group. Quaid is represented by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Adkins Publicity and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.
ABOUT GAITHER MUSIC GROUP
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These recordings, which encompass more than 200 video copyrights, showcase gospel music pioneers; many of the finest performers in the gospel and country genres; up-and-coming acts; and country artists including The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune, Joey+Rory, Alabama, Alan Jackson, The Statler Brothers, George Jones, Vince Gill, Josh Turner, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Isaacs and others.
The Gaither Music Group brand has partnered with established artists including Whitney Houston, Sandi Patty, Gloria Gaynor, Steven Curtis Chapman and a host of acclaimed talent from various fields of music. Gaither Music Group has garnered sales of more than 40 million DVDs and CDs, including such PBS stalwarts as Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador, the only authorized video autobiography of Reverend Billy Graham; The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash; and three Elvis Presley projects, including He Touched Me and The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley, in conjunction with the Elvis Presley Estate.
Gaither Music Group developed a strategic partnership with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® in 2008; and its alliances with Capitol Christian Music Group, Virgin Music Label & Artist Services, Universal Music Group and Time Life Music remain bedrocks for the company. Most recently, the Gaither Music TV YouTube channel crossed the 3 million life-to-date streaming benchmark and hosts more than 3 million subscribers.