Bradley Walker offers new video
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
– Bradley Walker's new video, A Little Change,
a track off his 2006 debut album "Highway of Dreams" (Rounder), is going into rotation at CMT Pure starting Thursday. GAC will also be adding the clip into their specialty programming for both the "Edge Of Country" on Nov. 14 and Positively GAC on Nov. 16. The video, shot in Nashville, was produced and directed by his friend Rory Feek of the country, singing duo, Joey + Rory.
"Highway of Dreams," which covers country and bluegrass, was produced by Carl Jackson. Among the artists contributing instrumentally and vocally are Vince Gill, Rhonda Vincent, Alecia Nugent, Larry Cordle, Russell Moore, Sonya Isaacs, Cia Cherryholmes, Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, Ron Block and Rob Ickes.
The road that led to "Highway of Dreams" was a challenging one for the 28-year-old Alabama native, who was born with muscular dystrophy and has been in a wheelchair his entire life. Backed by supportive parents who encouraged his love of singing and will to live independently, Walker's career began at the age of three, when he sang Elvira backstage with the Oak Ridge Boys - a collaboration that has since been repeated onstage and on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon (on which Walker has been profiled and featured again, with Lost Horizon and the Lonesome River Band, in subsequent years). In 2002, Walker made his Grand Ole Opry debut when he was invited to appear as a special guest of IIIrd Tyme Out. He received a standing ovation and performed on the Opry 3 more times in 2004 in separate appearances with Mark Wills, Vince Gill, Dawn Sears and Alecia Nugent. Walker has since won 2007's IBMA award for "Male Vocalist of the Year" for "Highway of Dreams."
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