Dennis Quaid might be best known for his roles in hit films like The Rookie, The Right Stuff, Breaking Away, The Parent Trap, but he’s also a Christian musician who has been active in the Nashville music scene and just released a new album called Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners.
The switch from acting to singing makes sense, as he said that music has always been part of him, saying, “I’ve been playing music since I was 12 years old. I was going to be a musician before I was going to be an actor really. So, it’s always been a part of me.”
Speaking about that, he said, “I always identified as a Christian. Even when I was addicted, I was still praying. When you’re addicted to cocaine you can’t get any sleep and I would scream at God at night, making promises I couldn’t keep, and asking him to take this away. But I was trying to do things my own way. We try different things to fill that hole inside us whether through money or fame or sex or drugs or whatever. I was on that path, and it wasn’t until I got off cocaine that I actually began developing a personal relationship with Jesus.”
Importantly for Quaid, he has not just found his faith but has found a wife who cares about Christ in the same way that he does. For example, he told People in 2020, “We’re both Christians, and right from the start God has always had a hand in the relationship. I think that’s where the real strength comes from.”
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