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JD Walker - Too Far From Heaven


United States

Band Description

JD Walker is a Singer/Songwriter and Recording artist out of Nashville, TN. For him it really is all about the music. Not just recording any ole song but also writing songs that he's actually lived and something others can relate to. 

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Artist Biography
JD is a Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist out of Nashville, TN. For him it really is all about the music. Not just recording any ole song, but writing songs that he's actually lived and something others can relate to. He was born and raised in Missouri. The youngest of 3 boys he grew up in a middle class family. His Father worked for TWA then American Airlines. His Mother was a Nurse taking care of the elderly. JD's songwriting has been described as; Genuine and easy to identify with. A listener has no doubt that the subject is real and there's an absolute sincerity that comes out in his lyrics that makes it so genuine. No doubt that he writes and sings with a raw emotion and an unflinching truth.
He was introduced to music by his late Uncle who was also a Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist. He performed on the Ozark Jubilee then made an appearance on the Porter Wagoner show before coming to Nashville and performing in Ernest Tubb Record Shop, which led to opening up for some pretty big names in country music. JD first sang with his Uncle when he was very young, along with singing in church. He wrote poems and started writing songs after graduating High School. He had dreamed of becoming a songwriter and making a living with music. In his young adult life; JD experienced tragedy, trauma and turmoil. From being in the truck with his best friend when he was murdered and testifying in the trial, to losing the love of his life after his wife passed away from a rare form of cancer just 7 months after being diagnosed. Then 10 months later; he and his family faced the untimely death of his oldest brother. Through those difficult times he admits, he ended up living in some dark times and it took him a while to find himself. His faith eventually grew stronger, he learned to live with no regrets, he and his parents grew even closer and today they are 2 of his best friends. Music and songwriting was his release. His feelings ended up pouring out of his heart and soul. With all his trials and experiences they certainly gave him a lot to write about.
JD had a lot of influences in music, from songwriters to major recording artist. He got his start working behind the scenes as security at some concerts. He completed formal training and became certified in Celebrity, Executive and Dignitary Protection. He even worked as a Handler for some major recording artist. A few of them heard he was also a songwriter and invited him to come to Nashville. He was introduced to others in the business and later was asked to collaborate by other songwriters. Once he got a true taste of Nashville and the music making process, that was all it took. For 3 years he split his time between Nashville and Missouri, working to become a better songwriter which became harder for him to leave with meeting new friends and new opportunities arising. He knew where he needed to be and his heart and soul was in music. He was offered a publishing deal so he went back and broke the news to his family. A few months later, he packed up everything and made the permanent move to Nashville to follow his dreams. Shortly after settling in, the deal fell through. He decided he was going to stay. Over the years he has had the opportunity to collaborate with some hit songwriters. He has even had a couple holds on his songs by a couple major artist.
He gives first credit to God, the loving support of his family and close friends, who understand what it takes and the sacrifices you have to make to accomplish your goals. With the tough roads he's traveled down, he is now on the right one to living his dream.
JD is currently working on an album of his own songs with Grammy Nominated Producer Kent Wells. His first release "Too Far From Heaven" which he wrote with a friend and fellow songwriter is one that is very personal to him as it's recorded in memory of his late wife. Now he opens up this private side of himself for the world to see. He states "It's a song I hope others can relate to in their own way as we've all experienced the loss of a loved one. "Too Far From Heaven will be released to Radio by GTR Nashville in Feb. 2016.

Press Release
Singer/Songwriter JD Walker Signs with (GTR Nashville) Go Time Records.
Producer Kent Wells to Command Recording of New Album, Upcoming Single. Kent Wells is a Grammy Nominated Producer and Nashville musician who works with Dolly Parton and Produced her Album Blue Smoke. He is also her band leader. He has also worked with many other multi-platinum recording artist such as Reba.

Kent Wells signed Singer/Songwriter JD Walker to GTR Nashville for his new album, which will inlcude the upcoming single and social media sensation song "Too Far From Heaven". The song was written by JD Walker and friend and fellow songwriter Tony Justice. Walker previously released a picture video with the song demo which generated over 150,000 views on YouTube and just under 2.1 Million views on Reverbnation in just 5 months, all through word of mouth and social media shares. " We sat down to write a drinking song and this song came pouring out of us. "I lost my wife to a very rare form of cancer so this song is incredibly personal to me. I wanted to release it and share it with others - it's a song anyone can relate to, as we've all experienced loss in our lives".

JD Walker's first release "Too Far From Heaven" will be sent out to radio Jan. 2016 on the label Go Time Records (GTR Nashville). 


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