Aiken County native Rhett Walker receives first Grammy nod

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Rhett Walker, the frontman for The Rhett Walker Band who grew up in Beech Island, received his first career Grammy nomination Wednesday night.

Walker is nominated in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Song category for his contribution as a co-writer on the band’s single When Mercy Found Me.

He was at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville when the nominations were announced Wednesday night.

“I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news. I’m blown away!” Walker said in a news release.

The Rhett Walker Band’s debuted its first album, Come to the River, in July at a concert and CD release party at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center.

For more information on the Rhett Walker Band, see

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TrulyWorried 12/08/12 - 01:24 pm
Grammy Favorite

Congratulations and may you and your group be a winner!!!

jessicalee803 02/09/13 - 12:50 am
1st off he didn't grow up in

1st off he didn't grow up in Beech Island. He grew up in Shelby North Carolina
He lived in SC for 2 years when his daddy moved here to lead Heights Baptist. Now known as "heights church" 2nd Im Really happy to see him succeed he was always a good man and I hope he continues to do great things

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