Brand new collaboration from Eric Clapton and Bradley Walker out this Friday!
Clapton and Walker perform a special cover of the classic Willie Nelson song “Always On My Mind” as an homage to Willie as he celebrates his 90th birthday.
“Always On My Mind” will be released digitally across all streaming platforms on September 15, 2023 via Bushbranch/Surfdog Records.
To promote the new single, there will be a targeted digital ad campaign across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, playlist pitching, radio promotion, email campaigns and a worldwide press release.
The new music video dedicated to Willie Nelson to be released across all DSPs and will premiere on MTV First Look alongside a Times Square video billboard.
This new release comes ahead of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, held in Los Angeles this September, where Bradley Walker will also be performing.
More information on Crossroads can be found here.
ABOUT ERIC CLAPTON
Eric Patrick Clapton was born on 30 March 1945 in his grandparents’ home at 1 The Green, Ripley, Surrey, England.
He was the son of 16-year-old Patricia Molly Clapton (b. 7 January 1929, d. March 1999) and Edward Walter Fryer (b. 21 March 1920, d. 1985), a 24-year-old Canadian soldier stationed in England during World War II.
Before Eric was born, Fryer returned to his wife in Canada.
It was extraordinarily difficult for an unmarried 16-year-old to raise a child on her own in the mid-1940s.
Pat’s parents, Rose and Jack Clapp, stepped in as surrogate parents and raised Eric as their own. Thus, he grew up believing his mother was his sister.
His grandparents never legally adopted him, but remained his legal guardians until 1963.
Eric’s last name comes from Rose’s first husband and Pat’s father, Reginald Cecil Clapton (d. 1933).
Eric’s mother, Pat, eventually married and moved to Canada and Germany as her husband, Frank MacDonald, continued his military career.
They had two girls and a boy.
Eric’s half-brother, Brian, was killed in a road accident in 1974 at the age of 26. His half-sisters are Cheryl (b. May 1953) and Heather (b. September 1958).
Eric was raised in a musical household.
His grandmother played piano and his uncle and mother both enjoyed listening to the sounds of the big bands.
Pat later told Eric’s official biographer, Ray Coleman, that his father was a gifted musician, playing piano in several dance bands in the Surrey area.
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ABOUT BRADLEY WALKER
Country music is at its best when it’s anchored in tradition, rooted in faith and family values and delivered with heartfelt passion that resonates with authenticity.
That’s the way Bradley Walker makes country music, and it’s that approach that makes Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith such an inspired and compelling collection.
His 2016 album/DVD Call Me Old-Fashioned (Gaither Music Group) hit the top ten of the Country Albums chart and established Walker as one of the finest young voices to carry the torch for traditional country music.
On his sophomore Gaither Music collection, Blessed, he returns to his roots, delivering some of gospel music’s best loved classics, among them “Amazing Grace,” “Victory in Jesus,” “Because He Lives” and “I’ll Fly Away” alongside new favorites like “I Will Someday,” penned by Chris and Morgane Stapleton with Ronnie and Garnet Bowman.
The 13-track album also features appearances by some of the top names in country, gospel and bluegrass, including Jimmy Fortune, The Oak Ridge Boys, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Rhonda Vincent, Charlotte Ritchie, Ricky Skaggs and The Isaacs.