Clay Walker sets ride to fight MS
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
– Clay Walker announced the launch and inaugural ride of the Band Against MS Bike Team on Oct. 4-5. The BAMS Bike Team will join with the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society for the 2008 Jack Daniel's "Bike to Jack & Back" bike ride to raise money for the fight against MS, the leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young people throughout the world.
More than 750 riders are expected for the 75 mile in Tennessee. "This event will further our efforts to raise awareness, fund research and support the fight to ultimately find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis," says Walker.
In 1996, Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Determined to combat the disease and improve the lives of those living with it, Walker established Band Against MS in 2003.
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Close to four years passed since Clay Walker released a new disc, and not a lot has changed for Walker, whose very first single, 'Live Until I Die," hit number 1 in 1994. Walker continues displaying a very pleasant country voice with a good sense of emotion among the 12 songs (the second single, "Fall") on this Keith Stegall-produced disc.
Walker turns in an excellent reading of "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," which boasts the late singer Freddy Fender lending backing vocals. »»»
A Few Questions
Clay Walker isn't in the kind of questioning mood this album's title implies; instead, "A Few Questions" offers simple and straight-forward answers to life's bigger questions. But since Walker is not what you might consider a deep thinker, his latest release adds up to a simplistic and unfulfilling offering. A good example of this recording's shallowness is the clich+-ridden "Everybody Needs Love," which endlessly repeats stereotypes about Nashvillians and Texans, without ever telling us anything »»»
Clay Walker fans expecting fiddle-and-steel arrangements of traditional Christmas songs may be disappointed. Walker fans willing to keep an open mind (and ear), on the other hand, may be pleasantly surprised. Sure, we get a fiddle solo on "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," but it's followed by a saxophone solo. The best song, surprisingly, is "Go Tell It on the Mountain," replete with organ and hallelujah choir. Walker really digs into the vocal and turns in a standout performance. »»»