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‘I Talk To God A Lot’: Dennis Quaid Discusses New Gospel Album

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‘I Talk To God A Lot’: Dennis Quaid Discusses New Gospel Album

By Movieguide® Contributor

Dennis Quaid is opening up about the process of making his new album “Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners” and why he prefers Nashville over Hollywood. 

“A lot of people are embarrassed to talk about their faith,” Quaid told Variety. “They think it’s some kind of Boy Scout thing, where you’ve got to follow the rules. But I talk to God a lot, every day. I question everything I do. I believe it’s about keeping trying. It’s about self-examination and throwing your ego out the door.”

“Fallen” was a collaboration between Quaid and two producers — gospel music star Ben Isaacs and country legend David “Fergie” Ferguson.

“With two different producers, it reflects me in the sound. Half Baptist churcher, half country rock,” the actor explained. “Ben is part of the Isaacs, which is a Christian group. He knows bluegrass, and he knows the Gaither Christian audience. These traditional Christian songs, which were part of my Baptist upbringing in Texas, are very important to me. I knew how I wanted it to sound.” 

The actor elaborated on how his Baptist upbringing influenced him in an interview with People. 

“I grew up at the Baptist church; I love the hymns that I remember from being a kid,” Quaid shared. “The songs [on ‘Fallen’] are self-reflective and self-examining, not churchy. All of us have a relationship with God, whether you’re a Christian or not.”

Movieguide® previously reported on the success of “Fallen”:

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.

Quaid also spoke about his preference for Nashville over Los Angeles, citing a lack of “sense of community.”

“There’s not the same kind of communication there once was,” he reflected. “L.A. has been very good to me, and I have great friends. But it is hard to make friends. There is a lot of self-involvement. In Nashville, you know your neighbors.”

Quaid also pointed out a lack of authenticity, saying, “People come to Hollywood to reinvent themselves. Playing a role. People come to Nashville to create music where you have to be yourself. So, you become more of yourself. And that’s reflected in life here. Everybody wants to write and create and there’s a really nice atmosphere.”

In addition to impacting his music, faith has also played a major role in Quaid’s marriage to Laura Savoie. 

“God is in my wife and I’s relationship, and it’s another thing that I never really had before,” he shared. “She and I have such a beautiful relationship, and we pray together.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Quaid:

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.”

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

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