Doc Walker New Album ‘Echo Road – The Best of Doc Walker’; Brand New Single
Country Legends Doc Walker Release Echo Road – The Best of Doc Walker & brand new single “Heaven on Dirt”
Country icons Doc Walker will be releasing their new album, Echo Road – The Best of Doc Walker, this fall. The new record includes a brand new, never heard before single called “Heaven on Dirt” which is being released on July 1st.
Produced by Gavin Brown and co-produced by Dave Wasyliw, the song was inspired by what bandmates Dave Wasyliw and Chris Thorsteinson have come to love about country music as a genre – it’s inherent value of authenticity charm and honesty. “Heaven on Dirt” is a song that celebrates real life and one’s genuine appreciation for it.
With over 20 Top 10 singles in total, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades. The group has received multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, including Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, and Country Music Program or Special of the Year. In addition, Doc Walker has been nominated for several JUNO Awards for Country Album of the Year, including a win in 2009 for the album Beautiful Life.
“We write music from the heart, with our fans in mind,” said lead singer Chris Thorsteinson. “This record is unique in that it encapsulates where we are from and where we are going. We can’t wait for fans both new and old to hear it.”
“What originally drew us to country music was its honesty. Real everyday people singing about real, everyday things. A style of music where flashy theatrics takes a backseat to authentic charm. Heaven On Dirt is that song,” said guitarist Dave Wasyliw.
Even with several mantelpieces worth of hardware to their credit, and a growing international profile that has resulted in three Australian tours, the band refuses to slow down. Listeners can expect to sing along to their new upcoming track, while enjoying the old favourites that has made Doc Walker such a great success.
This summer will see the band travel across the country for a number of country music festivals; including Cavendish Beach Music Festival (PEI), Big Valley Jamboree (AB), Tweed Stampede (ON), Mussel Bed Soiree (NL) and more. In October Doc Walker will be making two appearances at home in Winnipeg Manitoba, at the Club Regent and Winter Classic.