Bradley Walker, 29, was named Male Vocalist of the Year at the 18th annual International Bluegrass Music Association awards show at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House on Oct. 4, 2007.Walker is known for his resonant baritone sound and is hailed as the “next great voice of bluegrass music” by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.
At age 8, Walker, from Athens, Ala., received a diagnosis of nemaline myopathy, a neuromuscular disease that causes weakness and poor tone in the muscles of the face, neck and upper limbs. However, Walker did not allow this spoil his professional success, as he has made a name for himself in the world of bluegrass music.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association helped Walker on his trek to stardom in 1989 when he made his first Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon appearance alongside the Oak Ridge Boys. Today, Walker is riding a wave of acclaim after the recent release of his debut album, “Highway of Dreams,” produced by Grammy award-winning Carl Jackson and backed by Rounder Records.
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