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Rhett Walker Band
Rhett Walker Band is a Southern rock and Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band is composed of Rhett Walker on vocals, Kenny Davis on drums, and Joe Kane on guitar. The band released its debut studio Come to the River in 2012. The band's debut single and Grammy nominated song, When Mercy Found Me, is a testament to the grace of God in Rhett Walker's life.
Rhett tells an intense "wild oats" tempered by God's grace story: having moved from his hometown when he was 16, Rhett got in with the wrong crowd, becoming involved with drugs and fights. He was expelled from school and sent to a Christian school - the only school who would have him. When his girlfriend became pregnant he was brought up with a start.
"It was like, Man, what am I doing?" he remembers. "I've still got my senior year left, but I'll have to leave this religious school where I'm high most of the time anyway. My girlfriend's having a baby, and I have no job. I finally sat down with April, who is now my wife, and said: We've done everything wrong that we possibly can. Let's do everything right from here on out."
Rhett and April got married. He rededicated his life to God, and she accepted Jesus for the first time. He got a diploma, and she made their $300-per-month apartment into a home. They welcomed a daughter, Rileigh, and became active in church where Walker began leading worship.
As they matured in faith and expanded their family a growing number of opportunities for Rhett to lead worship at other churches and on college campuses helped him let go of his construction and factory work.
Rhett is now a shining example of faith, family, and country values today - an experienced man who teaches that grace comes with a calling.