NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 28, 2023)
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.
“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.
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.
We talked with Dennis about his new Gospel album: