Canadian country legends Doc Walker are back at it again, with their new best of album Echo Road – The Best of Doc Walker. The new single, "Heaven on Dirt" is set to be released this summer, on July 1, 2016.
Celebrated Canadian country legends Doc Walker are set to release Echo Road – The Best of Doc Walker, September 30, 2016.
With this album, listeners will have the opportunity to hear fan-favourites, as well as two new singles from the duo, including the recently released, "Heaven on Dirt". 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, 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.
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. The duo is set to embark on a fall tour, Echo Road – The Best of Doc Walker Tour 2016, which will take them across the country, through Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
"Our music speaks to the pride we have in our roots, and the gratitude we have to the fans," says lead singer Chris Thorsteinson, "and that is the most important thing. At the end of the day, all we want to do is write a record that we love, and that we know our fans are going to love and want to sing along to."