'Believed' that's the name of the album and that's exactly what he did. Jamie Walters believed he could put out a record of his own power pop / rock songs without the push of a major TV show, major producers or a major record label, just on the strength of the songs and the fact that he, well, believed.
After a #1 song in the U.S. ('How Do You Talk To An Angel' 1992), two successful platinum and gold albums worldwide on Atlantic Records ('Jamie Walters' 1994 and 'Ride' 1997), a two year stint as "Ray Pruit" on Beverly Hills 90210, several sold out International tours, Jamie came to a stop. When he finally set foot back in his Los Angeles home after the whirlwind of promotion, touring, recording, filming and touring some more he was tired. Physically and creatively tired. Touring around the world, in front of hundreds of thousands of screaming fans singing older songs had left him drained.
When Jamie left Beverly Hills 90210 to focus all of his time on his own music, he found he was a square peg being forced into the round hole of a TV pop star. He recall's a funny story from one of his live shows where a teenage girl was holding up a sign that read "Leave Donna Alone" (a reference to the nasty turn his character took on 90210 when he threw his girlfriend Donna (Tori Spelling) down a flight of stairs). At that point his record label didn't know what to do with him or his newly written songs and they decided to part company.
But Jamie believed. In the last few years he had performed, written and recorded with many of the top musicians and producers in Los Angeles. But he believed that if he could finish his own record (Jamie wrote all the music on this new album and produced 10 out of 11 tracks) his fans and the world would get to judge him on his own songs, not what pop hit he would be singing on 90210 that week. That's why you are checking out his new Cd "Believed." 11 songs crafted out of the love, hardship, drive and pain of being in the spotlight and wishing someone would shut it off for awhile....just long enough to finish a song. Enjoy!