Q&A: Curtis Grimes
Q: In the past, you wrote songs about, you know, partying and alcohol. What inspired you to make a gospel record?
A: When I entered the Texas country music scene, I started drinking to keep up with the crowd. I am an introvert so the booze helped me relax on stage. Liquid courage. After six or seven years in the business, I wanted to come back to my roots. My family is Baptist and we went to church each Sunday. It became clear that I needed to use this platform that I am blessed with to spread God’s word. I am giving 100% of the album sales to help distribute bibles.
Q: You mentioned on social media that ‘Jesus Loves Me’ is your favorite song on this release…
A: It is. First, let me say that all eight tracks on this album are cover songs. I wanted to make this record about the message and not about me. The lyrics in ‘Jesus Loves Me’ are comforting and meaningful. I sing it to my baby girl each night before she goes to bed. I think most folks can relate to it. Hopefully, they will sing or hum along with me when they listen to it.
Q: Should fans expect a ‘Faith Based Country Vol. 2’?
A: Never say never. Right now, I hope ‘Faith Based Country Vol. 1’ catches on with fans. My goal isn’t to make money off this album. This adventure was more than just putting out a record, hoping it sells and getting radio play. It came from where my heart is. I mentioned before that I have a daughter. The next one might be a children’s album. I might do songs for the kids. We will see.