Dennis Quaid is best known for being a talented and prolific actor, but he’s always been a talented musician as well. If you don’t know Quaid’s story, you might find it odd that he’s releasing not just a new album, but a gospel album. It’s called Fallen: A Gospel Record For Sinners.
This isn’t the first time Quaid has pursued his musical talents: a band he was in even received a record contract in the early 90’s. But their success was sidelined by Quaid himself.
Dennis Quaid’s History of Addiction
“I was in a band,” he told People magazine “and we got a record gig… They broke up the night they got it, and they broke up because of me, because I was not reliable.” The reason the band could not depend on him, he says, is because he was addicted to cocaine.
After rehab in 1990, Quaid turned to the faith of his childhood. He says that the gospel album is just a natural outpouring of his love for music and his relationship with God. “I grew up at the Baptist church; I love the hymns that I remember from being a kid,” he said. “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.”