Richie Sambora, legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, Grammy Award winner, and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Songwriters Hall Of Fameinductee, has shared I Pray, the first of four brand-new tracks to be released weekly through May on all digital platforms.

Produced with Sambora‘s longtime collaborator, Grammy Award-winning producer Bob Rock (Bon JoviMetallica, Motley Crue), I Pray will be followed next month by Livin’ Alone (May 3rd),Songs That Wrote My Life (May 10th) and Believe (In Miracles) (May 17th).

Sambora said, “I’m at that point in my life where I am truly happy and a big part of that joy comes from writing songs and making music. There’s a tremendous freedom with these songs because I don’t have to think about charting No. 1 or what’s happening on the radio but I still put the same craftsmanship, care and love into it as I did with Slippery When Wet or New Jersey and I hope they bring a similar happiness to those that choose to listen and push play on streaming services.”

Sambora can currently be seen in Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, a four-part, all-access docuseries chronicling the life and times of one of the most iconic and recognizable bands in the world, premiering tomorrow in its entirety exclusively via Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ around the world. A four-decade rock ‘n’ roll odyssey, the series follows the group’s extraordinary history through 40 years of personal videos, unreleased early demos, original lyrics, and never-before-seen photos that chronicle their remarkable journey from Jersey Shore clubs to the biggest stages on the planet.

Sambora — who recently joined the one and only Dolly Parton on the title track to her critically acclaimed, chart-topping new album Rockstar — will celebrate his new music and multi-platinum body of work on an eagerly awaited live tour, with complete details to be announced soon.

Sambora is a true rock ‘n’ roll icon, best known for his award-winning, multi-platinum-certified work as lead guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer in Bon JoviSambora, with bon jovi, released 12 studio albums, five compilations, and two live albums, with total sales now in excess of more than 130 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. Among his credits as co-writer and performer are such worldwide No. 1 albums as the RIAA diamond-certified Slippery When Wet(currently boasting U.S. sales over 12 million) and the seven-times-platinum-certified New Jersey, along with four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits — including You Give Love A Bad NameI’ll Be There For YouBad Medicine and Livin’ On A Prayer, the latter of which recently surpassed 1.5 billion worldwide streams via Spotify alone — as well as the Grammy Award-winning Who Says You Can’t Go Home, which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs, making history as the first-ever rock band to have reached the top spot on both the rock and country chart.

In addition, Sambora has released a series of acclaimed solo albums boasting total sales now in excess of two million worldwide. A seasoned collaborator, Sambora has joined forces with artists spanning Bo Diddley and LL Cool J to Leann Rimes and Cher, for whom he co-produced 1987’s RIAA platinum-certified Cher. In 2021, Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi were both honored at the Ivor Novello Awards in London with the Special International Award for their decades of songwriting excellence. Last year saw Sambora unveiled as “Jacket Potato” on the U.K.’s hit singing competition series The Masked Singer, eliminated in the semi-finals of the series’ fourth season having regaled British audiences with versions of Elvis Presley‘s Viva Las VegasLeonard Cohen‘s HallelujahThe Pretenders‘ Brass In PocketSantana Feat. Rob Thomas‘s SmoothFleetwood Mac‘s Go Your Own Way and more.

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  1. I liked his first solo album “Stranger in This Town”. That’s also when I realized (IMO) that he’s a much better singer than Jon. Looking forward to seeing the new Bon Jovi Doc soon. It sounds like no mater how much he talks about a reunion to the press, he still hasn’t called Jon, and that’s the only way it happens I think.

    1. Hello T. I’ve always thought Richie was a much better vocalist than Jon! Stranger In This Town is a great album!

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