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Brett Walker (November 14, 1961 – July 8, 2013) was an American songwriter, musician, and record producer.

Walker was involved in music publishing on TV and film. As singer-songwriter, musician, and publisher Walker’s music was heard on over 300 network television shows, including One Life to Live, All My Children, The Young and the Restless, One Tree Hill, Felicity, CSI: Miami, Everwood, Malcolm in the Middle, Baywatch, and Sex and the City, National Lampoon’s Barely Legal.

Brett Walker was born in Norman, Oklahoma, United States. At the age of 21, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he worked as a songwriter and collaborated with a number of artists and songwriters, including Survivor, Nick Gilder, Jonathan Cain (Journey), Russ Ballard, Carl Dixon and Alias featuring Freddy Curci.

In 1991, Walker co-wrote the song “Waiting for Love” for the band Alias on EMI Capitol Records, and it went on to become Walker’s first top-10 international hit. The Alias CD earned platinum sales throughout the world, and the song “Waiting for Love” received a BMI Award for top radio airplay that year.

Walker’s first solo record, Nevertheless, released in 1994, launching his solo career in Europe. David Prater produced four songs from the CD, the rest was produced by Walker or co-written and produced by Jonathan Cain. The CD was released on Empire Records in Europe and Japan, and reached the top-40 national sales charts in Scandinavia. Nevertheless, was again released in 2012 on Dive Bomb Records.

Walker’s latest album, Straight Jacket Vacation, produced by Walker and Weston Hodges, released through AOR Heaven in August 2013.

Walker died at his home in Draper Utah on July 8, 2013, at the age of 51. He leaves behind his widow and three children from his previous marriage (divorced 2007).

Discography

Straight Jacket Vacation

AOR Heaven 2013

Tracks: Reaching for the Stars, What About You, Better Than Goodbye, Streetlights Burning, I’ll Bet It Hurts, More Than I, Good Enough, Waiting for Love, I’m Gonna Fly, So Happy I’m Cryin’, Unlucky at Love & Someday I’m Gonna Be Famous.

Musicians on the Straight Jacket Vacation album: Brett Walker and others.

Nevertheless “Reissue”

Divebomb Records 2012

Tracks: Hard To Find A Easy Way, Lecia, Everything I Want To Do, Take Me Home, Never Gave Roses, Quicksand, Didn´t Mean To Say Goodbye, Bring Back The Night, No Fire Without You, Bad Time For Goodbye, More Than A Memory, Give A Little Love & Midnight Angel (2012 Mix).

Musicians on the Nevertheless album: Brett Walker and others.

Best Out of Three

Walker Music Group 2011

Tracks: Lecia, Hard To Find An Easy Way, No Fire Without You, Take Me To The River, Drown In Your Ocean, Yesterday Has Gone, Rain Dance, Look A Little Closer, Rain In My Heart, No One Left To Blame, Walking In My Sleep, It´s Coming Back To Me & In The Mean Time (Previously Unreleased).

Musicians on the Best Out Of Three album: Brett Walker, Tommy ”Mugs” Cain, Jonathan Cain, David Prater, Buddy Allen, Moon Calhoun, Brian Jones, Brad Zapper, Ricky Phillips, Marty Rifkin, Manon Robertshaw, Pat Leon, John Purdell, Timothy Drury, Mark Camp, Steven Walker and others.

Spirit Junky

NL Distribution 2008

Tracks: Give Me Back Tomorrow, Something So Real, Until We Live Again, Round And Round, Sorry Just Ain’t Enough, Hallelujah, Calalia, Waking Up The Dream, If You Only Knew, Livin’ In Maybe Land, Southern Blue Sky, Rights To Yesterday, Remind Me, I’m The Best & Spirit Junky.

Musicians on the Spirit Junky album: Brett Walker and others.

Lift Off

MTM Records 1999

Tracks: Rain In My Heart, Not About To Give In, Everybody Loves To Win, No One Left To Blame, You Were Meant To Fly, Long Way Down, Far Cry, Don´t Mean Much, Walking In My Sleep, It Looks A Lot Like Rain, Fooled Again, It´s Coming Back To Me & Travelin´ Blues.

Musicians on the Lift Up album: Brett Walker and others.

Brett Walker And The Railbirds

Westcoast Records 1996

Tracks: Look A Little Closer, Can’t Stay Too Long, Tell Me Why, What’s Still Left, Drown In Your Ocean, Rain Dance, It’s A Good Thing, Yesterday Has Gone, Everything I Want, I Could Be Wrong, Take Me To The River & American Dreamer.

Musicians on the Brett Walker And The Railbirds album: Brett Walker and others.

Nevertheless

Empire Records 1994

Tracks: Hard To Find A Easy Way, Lecia, Everything I Want To Do, Take Me Home, Never Gave Roses, Quicksand, Didn´t Mean To Say Goodbye, Bring Back The Night, No Fire Without You, Bad Time For Goodbye, More Than A Memory & Give A Little Love.

Musicians on the Nevertheless album: Brett Walker and others.

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