(Nashville, Tennessee – May 4, 2009) Country recording artist Adam Gregory has signed on to co-star in the upcoming film “WWJD” based on one of the best-selling Christian books of all-time.
Based on the classic Charles Sheldon book, “In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do,” the novel currently sells an average of 100,000 copies per year and is available in 26 languages around the world. More than 40 million copies have been sold since it was written in 1896, second only to the Bible.
Gregory will star in the film alongside John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard tv show, Nip/Tuck, CSI, Smallville) and Maxine Bahns (The Mentalist, The Lost Tribe).
“My faith and my music are very closely related,” says Gregory. “I feel truly blessed for an opportunity where I can incorporate both into a project that serves a bigger purpose and will hopefully reach millions of others.”
Gregory’s original song “What Would Jesus Do,” from his recent Canadian release Crazy Days, will also be featured in the film. The song was co-written by Keith Follese and Billy Yates.
The film, produced by Joe and Jack Nasser and Kevin Otto of Nasser Entertainment Group, follows four individuals (a singer, a newspaper editor, a wealthy philanthropist and a minister who has lost his faith) as they vow to walk in “the steps of Jesus.”
Filming on the project begins this week in Los Angeles, CA.
About Adam Gregory:
Twenty-three-year-old recording artist Adam Gregory is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After signing his first record deal with Sony Music Canada at age 13, he scored several Top Ten hits and Gold records in his native country before permanently relocating to Nashville in 2007. The rising star sped up the U.S. charts in the summer of 2008, breaking into the Top 30 with his first stateside single, “Crazy Days.” Gregory released his follow-up single, “What It Takes,” in November, followed by promotional tours with both Cricket Communications, Inc. and Soles4Souls. His album, Crazy Days, was released in Canada in March, with a U.S. debut to follow. Visit www.AdamGregory.com for more information.