New York, NY September 22, 2011 Former NBA Star Walter McCarty is about to turn the heat up with sultry smooth music from his sophomore effort Emotionally. The album includes ten passionate cuts with most of the selections written, produced and performed by McCarty. Also on the album is a cover version of “How Deep is Your Love,” from the Bee Gees. The album has a variety of smooth soul, R&B and jazz influences. The album is on Hit Boys Entertainment and is presently available in all digital downloading sites.
A native of Evansville, Indiana, Walter is famous for drilling 3-Pointers from the corner. He has played for The New York Knicks,Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. His NBA career lasted for a decade and he was an assistant coach for The Pacers as recent as last year.
Music was a great balance for him throughout his NBA career. Being involved in this career provided the means for him to invest time in learning to play the piano and creating music tracks. However, music was always an important part in Walter’s early life.
Walter started singing in church around the age of five and he participated in musical activities through middle school all the way to high school. His major influences are Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, and during heyday of Boys II Men and Jodeci, he was inspired to pursue music with every chance he had.
Over the years Walter has worked with numerous industry insiders, including the hit-making production team The Underdogs, R&B singer/songwriter Tank and co-writing on such songs as “Come Back To Me Shawty,” performed by Tyrese. After honing his songwriting style on the Los Angeles music scene, Walter returned to do his own projects with renewed focus.
“I’m so fortunate to have this platform to express all the things that I’ve experienced and put them into song. All I’ve ever wanted to do is perform and be heard musically”.
Emotionally is a testament to Walter’s emergence of reconnecting with his first love, which is music. He contends that this album will be pleasing to everyone who listens to it regardless of what genre of music they like and it makes a great gift to share with others for the upcoming holiday season.