Rhett Walker Band

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Rhett Walker Band
Rhett Walker live at Rock & Worship Roadshow 2013
Rhett Walker live at Rock & Worship Roadshow 2013
Background information
OriginNashville, Tennessee
GenresChristian rock, Southern rock[1]
Years active2011 (2011)[1]–present

Rhett Walker Band was a Southern rock and Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee.[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, "When Mercy Found Me",[3] achieved placement on Christian music charts.

Rhett Walker Band announced they were discontinuing in 2016.[4] In 2017, Walker re-signed with Essential Records.[citation needed]


Rhett Walker Band frontman Rhett Walker is a preacher's kid from the Aiken, SC area. The band formed in 2011 and consists of Rhett Walker and the additions of Kenny Davis, who plays drums, the guitarist Joe Kane, and bassist Kevin Whitsett.[5]

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.[6] "When Mercy Found Me" was nominated for a Grammy on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.[3]

The band's debut album Come to the River released on July 10, 2012 by Essential Records.[7] Walker said they wrote 50 songs while coming up with songs for the record.[6]

The band's second album, Here's to the Ones, was released on October 14, 2014 through Essential Records.[8][9]



Year Album Peak chart positions
2012 Come to the River[10] [A] 9 154
2014 Here's to the Ones
  • Released: October 14, 2014
  • Label: Essential
  • Format: CD, Digital download
183 12
2020 Good To Me
  • Rhett Walker solo album
  • Released: March 27, 2020
  • Label: Essential/Provident
  • Formats: CD, digital download


Year EP Peak chart positions
2012 The Other Sides
  • Released: December 14, 2012
  • Label: Essential
2018 Rhett Walker Band
  • Released: August 10, 2018
  • Label: Essential


Year Title Chart peak positions Album
US Christ. US
Christ. AC
2012 "When Mercy Found Me" 15[12] 15 Come to the River
"O Come O Come Emmanuel" 46 non-album single
2013 "Come to the River" 20[12] 23 Come to the River
2014 "Broken Man" 46 Here's to the Ones
2015 "Love Like Jesus" 47
2017 "I Surrender" 50 non-album single
2018 "Say Hello" 45 Rhett Walker Band (EP)
2019 "Believer"[13] 20 19 16 Good To Me
(Rhett Walker solo album)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" non-album single


GMA Dove Awards
Year Award Nominee Result
2013 Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year Come to the River Nominated
Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year "When Mercy Found Me" Nominated
New Artist of the Year Rhett Walker Band Nominated
Year Award Nominee Result
2013 CCM Song of the Year "When Mercy Found Me" Nominated


  1. ^ Come to the River did not chart on the Billboard 200, but peaked at No. 166 on the Top Current Albums chart.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d e Jesus Freak Hideout (2011). "Rhett Walker Band". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  2. ^ 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. ^ "Rhett Walker Band - Timeline - Facebook". Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Welcome To Provident Label Group". Providentpress.com. March 19, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  6. ^ a b WEQP. "Rhett Walker Interview". WEQP. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  7. ^ Van Pelt, Doug. "Rhett Walker Band releasing debut on PMG". HM. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  8. ^ "Rhett Walker Band, Here's To The Ones Review". jesusfreakhideout.com. October 12, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  9. ^ Jeannie Law (February 20, 2015). "The Rhett Walker Band Explain Album Here's To The Ones & Perform Inspiring Single on BC NEWS". BREATHEcast. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c Jesus Freak Hideout (July 10, 2012). "Come To The River". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  11. ^ "Rhett Walker Band Chart History: Top Current Albums". Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Billboard (June 9, 2012). "Christian Songs: June 9, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  13. ^ "Believer (single) - Rhett Walker Band".

External links[edit]