Rhett Walker Band

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Rhett Walker Band
Rhett Walker Band live at Rock & Worship Roadshow.jpg
Rhett Walker Band live at Rock & Worship Roadshow 2013
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Christian rock, Southern rock[1]
Years active 2011 (2011)–present[1]
Labels Essential[1]
Website rhettwalkerband.com
Members Rhett Walker Canipe[1][2]
Kenny Davis[1]
Joe Kane[1]

Rhett Walker Band is a Southern rock and Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee.[1] The band is composed of Rhett Walker on vocals,[2] Kenny Davis on drums, and Joe Kane on guitar.[1] The band released their debut studio album under the Essential Records label on July 10, 2012 called Come to the River. The band's debut single and Grammy nominated song, "When Mercy Found Me",[3] has achieved placement on many radio stations including K-LOVE, and has charted on a multitude of Christian music charts.


Rhett Walker Band frontman Rhett Walker is a preacher's kid from the Aiken, SC area. The band formed in 2011 and consist of Rhett Walker and the additions of Kenny Davis, who plays drums, and the guitarist Joe Kane.[4]


The band released their debut single "When Mercy Found Me" on April 23, 2012, and reached No. 5 on the Christian AC Indicator & AC Monitored chart September 2012. This song was written by Rhett Walker and Jeff Pardo.[5] "When Mercy Found Me" was nominated for a Grammy on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.[3]

The bands debut album Come to the River released on July 10, 2012 by Essential Records.[6] Walker said they wrote 50 songs while coming up with songs for the record.[5]



Year Album Peak chart positions
2012 Come to the River[7]
  • Released: July 10, 2012[7]
  • Label: Essential[7]
  • Format: CD, Digital download
9 154
2012 Here's to the Ones


Year Title Chart peaks Album
US Christian Songs US Christian AC US Christian AC Indicator
2012 "When Mercy Found Me" 14[8] 16 5 Come to the River
2013 "Come to the River" 21[8] 24 14


GMA Dove Awards
Year Award Result
2013 New Artist of the Year Nominated
Year Award Result
2013 Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year Nominated
Year Award Result
2013 Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year Nominated


Year Award Result
2013 CCM Song of the Year Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Jesus Freak Hideout (2011). "Rhett Walker Band". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Banks, Alicia (March 28, 2012). "Shelby native brings Southern rock, gospel to Nashville". The Star. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "The Official Site of Music's Biggest Night". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Welcome To Provident Label Group". Providentpress.com. March 19, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b WEQP. "Rhett Walker Interview". WEQP. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Van Pelt, Doug. "Rhett Walker Band releasing debut on PMG". HM. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c Jesus Freak Hideout (July 10, 2012). "Come To The River". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Billboard (June 9, 2012). "Christian Songs: June 9, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 

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