This week’s flashback is great.
The song is Walk On Faith and the artist is Mike Reid.
Check out the song and see if you remember…
Walk On Faith – Mike Reid
Now that’s an incredible country song. The melody is simply one of the best in music history. There is something about that guitar part that really makes you smile. When you think about it, it’s truly a difficult thing to have a song make you smile. It doesn’t happen very often in the genuine way that this song does.
There aren’t too many songs like Walk On Faith in country music history. The song is truly about happiness and the good things in life. The song is about love and living happily together no matter what stumbles come along the way. The melody is upbeat and really has a way of making you appreciate the life you have.
As the cliche goes – it could always be worse.
A little backstory about Mike Reid – he was an incredibly successful defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals during the ’70s. As often happens with NFL players, Mike had to retire after a very good career due to injury.
After his career in the NFL came to and end Mike became one of the few to move successfully into life after football. We so often hear the stories of how ex-NFL players struggle moving on from the game. It’s hard to imagine loving something so much and doing it for a living and then being forced out by age in your 20s or 30s. There is so much more to life after that point and to have to go back to the drawing board would be incredibly difficult and probably frustrating.
Mike Reid was able to find another love after football with country music, though.
Once football was over Mike began writing songs and soon he found his tunes getting cut by some of the biggest names in the business. Hits later followed and eventually Mike was able to cut his first record.
It was 1990 and the debut single from Mike Reid was Walk On Faith.
And wouldn’t you know it…the song reached #1 on the charts and cemented Mike’s legend in country music.
What a great song to go along with a great American success story.
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