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Dennis Quaid’s Gospel Album Tops Christian Charts

Photo from Dennis Quaid’s Instagram

Dennis Quaid’s Gospel Album Tops Christian Charts

By Movieguide® Contributor

Movieguide® Award nominee Dennis Quaid recently released his new album “Fallen: A Gospel Record For Sinners,” which topped charts within the first week since its debut.

“In its first week out, the project debuted at No. 1 on the Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart. “Fallen” had a landmark first week on the Billboard Top 200 Christian/Gospel chart, too: It landed in the Top 15,” Taste of Country reported.

Movieguide® previously reported on Quaid’s album:

“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.”

Quaid also shared a photo of his performance at the Grand Ole Opry before his album release. The musician wrote, “What an honor to perform at the @opry the week of my album release. Thank you, Dan, Gina and the entire crew. And my sincere appreciation to @kathielgifford for her sweet introduction and support of my new album.”

Although most know Quaid as an actor, he always wanted to pursue music.

Kay Smythe with The Daily Caller reported, “It’s probably a smart move [diving into the music industry] for Quaid as the cracks begin to appear in Hollywood’s future. Marred with ongoing strikes that will likely cripple production for years, and a slew of celebrities backing away from the toxicity of the industry, Quaid is returning to Christ just in time.”

However, Quaid’s faith journey wasn’t always easy.

“I always identified as a Christian. Even when I was addicted, I was still praying,” Quaid told Forbes Magazine. “When you’re addicted to cocaine you can’t get any sleep and I would scream at God at night, making promises I couldn’t keep, and asking him to take this away. But I was trying to do things my own way.”

“We try different things to fill that hole inside us whether through money or fame or sex or drugs or whatever,” he added. “I was on that path, and it wasn’t until I got off cocaine that I actually began developing a personal relationship with Jesus.”

Movieguide® reported on Quaid’s album:

“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.”


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