Clay Walker steps to the plate
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
– Clay Walker will hit the home opener of the Houston Astros next week by performing an acoustic set during the Monday, April 2nd game against Pittsburgh. He also will sing the National Anthem and a special performance of "God Bless America" during the 7th Inning Stretch.
"I love Houston," said Walker. "It's home and I'm proud to be an Astros fan. This is my 'first' opening day and I am ecstatic to perform in front of my favorite fans!"
Walker will release his debut album on Curb/Asylum Records, "Fall," April 17.
The Texas native's consistent string of hits includes 11 number 1 singles over his 14-year career. He recently debuted the title track to his new album, "Fall," the follow-up to "'Fore She Was Mama." In addition, Walker has placed 31 titles on Billboard's Top Country Songs chart, with 15 of them climbing to the top 10.
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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. »»»