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Dennis Quaid Releases Gospel Album Centered on Relationship with God

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Dennis Quaid Releases Gospel Album Centered on Relationship with God

By Movieguide® Contributor

Actor Dennis Quaid recently released his debut gospel album, “Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners.” 

“I grew up at the Baptist church; I love the hymns that I remember from being a kid,” he said of the album’s inspiration. “The songs are self-reflective and self-examining, not churchy. All of us have a relationship with God, whether you’re a Christian or not.”

While the actor became “disillusioned” with the church for a few years as a teenager, he “came back to Christianity and…finding that it’s really the same all throughout the world.”

“People are people with the same sort of yearnings,” Quaid said. “We’re all spiritual beings whether we know it or not. So that’s what I speak to, one’s relationship with God or non-relationship with God.”

“Fallen” includes “On My Way To Heaven,” a song Quaid recorded for the Movieguide® Award-winning I CAN ONLY IMAGINE soundtrack, a cover of Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me Lord” and five original songs from the actor. 

“I wrote [“On My Way To Heaven”] for my mom because my mom has always been there, her faith is unquestionable, so solid,” Quaid said about the song, which he wrote in 1990. “So I wrote it for her, but I guess it’s my story.”

Quaid has also opened up about his faith, describing the “white light experience” that led him to enter rehab for cocaine addiction. 

“I remember going home and having kind of a white light experience that I saw myself either dead or in jail or losing everything I had, and I didn’t want that,” he shared. 

Quaid has been sober for decades but admitted it’s still “a struggle.”

“We’re all looking for the joy of life, and drugs give that to you, and alcohol and whatever it is for anybody give that to you really quick,” he explained. “Then they’re fun, and then they’re fun with problems, and then they’re just problems after a while. That’s really what we’re looking for, the joy of life, which is our gift, actually, the relationship with God that we all have. It’s at the bottom of it, the joy of being alive.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Quaid:

Actor Dennis Quaid recently revealed how finding faith in Christ saved him from addiction and has continued to be the foundation of his life since then. 

In an interview with PEOPLE, Quaid revealed how his struggle with addiction early in his career motivated him to return to his Christian roots…

Addiction forces people to “fill a hole inside us,” the Movieguide® Award nominee added. “When you’re done with the addiction, you need something to fill that hole, something that really works, right?”

The actor decided to read the Bible. While he also read the Bhagavad Gita, the Quran and other religious texts, he returned to the Bible. 

“That’s when I started developing a personal relationship,” he said. “Before that, I didn’t have one, even though I grew up as a Christian.”


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