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Posted December 06, 2012

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Artist Recognized for Contribution to ìWhen Mercy Found Meî
From Rhett Walker Band Debut Album Come To The River

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) December 6, 2012 ñ Last night, Rhett Walker garnered his first career GRAMMY nomination in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Song category for his contribution as a co-writer (along with Jeff Pardo) on the Rhett Walker Band hit single, ìWhen Mercy Found Me.î

ìI couldnít believe it when I heard the news. Iím blown away! Iím here at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for the GRAMMY nomination event with my wife and our six-week-old daughter and I could not be more overwhelmed. Iím just a kid from the South that writes songs about life. To be recognized in this way just blows my mind. It is such an honor,î shared an enthusiastic Walker backstage between high fives with LL Cool J, Ne-Yo and Alabama Shakesí Brittany Howard. ìThis is for all the Rhett Necks!î Walker spent the rest of the evening talking with media outlets including E!, The Insider, FOX News, CBS and more.

Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced last night during The Recording Academyís ìThe GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! ó Countdown To Musicís Biggest Night,î a one-hour CBS entertainment special broadcast live for the first time ever from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on GRAMMY Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround-sound on CBS from 8ñ11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Images from last nightís event can be found at The specific link to Rhett Walkerís images are here:

About Rhett Walker Band
As a teenager Rhett Walker realized his need for mercy and redemption. Owning up to lifeís challenges and fully embracing Godís grace, Rhett developed a focus on what mattered most to him: Faith, family and country.

Rhett Walker Bandís debut Come To The River (7/10/12) featuring the powerful ìWhen Mercy Found Me,î crackles with the musical energy of Walkerís native South. ìWhen Mercy Found Me,î the albumís debut single, peaked in the Top 10 of Billboardís National Christian Audience chart and earned Rhett a GRAMMY nomination as a songwriter. Come To The Riverís bold theme of ìgrace with a callingî reflects a reverence for God, family and country that are both personal and universal.

This momentum is translating in the live setting as well with opportunities all over the country with several national tours, summer festivals and state fairs.

For more information on Rhett Walker Band, visit:, and @rhettwalkerband.

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