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Facing the music


I came across a comedian on YouTube who (in the name of humor) performed a skit on the present-day Christian music scenario. The idea was that Christian music nowadays lacked meaning and was extremely generic, and it was easy to sign into a record if you could make vague references and obvious rhymes. They stressed that the music lacked diversity and the content was always vague. It also took a dig at how the bands and artists merely sought more publicity and marketing, with social media and merchandise. It was a satire obviously, and made for a few laughs.

As much as I love a good laugh, I couldn’t help internally resisting what the video claimed. Jokes and humor aside, I threw my mind back to a few months ago when I was way down under the weather. I was far away from home and struggling with an illness that drained me of all my energy. It was all the strength I could muster to plug in my earphones and get lost in my world of Christian music. I shared a room with five others, but on the inside I was so alone and depressed and terribly homesick. I would struggle back from work and flop on my bed and turn on my music – it was my only link with the part of me that was alive. It was the only source of my hope. In those moments where I was so alone and unwell, those songs I listened gave me strength and renewed my hope and faith in God.

I am surprised that a lot of people agree that the Christian music today has lost meaning and is generic and vague. I don’t know what they listened to but it’s a terrible shame to generalize and draw conclusions from a minority.

When a young girl from High school opened up about her insecurities from society’s labels and began questioning her real purpose, I felt there were so many reassuring words people could offer her, but all I could think of was this song by Mikeschair >> ‘Someone worth dying for’.

You are more than flesh and bone
Can’t you see you’re something beautiful?
Yes, you gotta believe
He wants you to see
That you’re not just some wandering soul
That can’t be seen and can’t be known
You gotta believe, that you
Are someone worth dying for

And frankly, as I thought of that last line I felt I would cry, it was so beautiful. Christ made us so fearfully and wonderfully and He loves us so much, enough to die for us! But she’s not the first person to hear me begin a reassuring answer with: “But there’s this song I heard last week…” I thrived on Christian music. It was something I could be absolutely real about, because it wasn’t fiction or a fairy tale, this is real life.

Now, is that vague or generic?

There are songs that I would listen to, and just know deep in my heart of hearts that the artist surely wrote the song inspired by God. These are the songs that reach out and hit you deep, you just know that it’s God’s voice talking to you. When I was in a period of darkness and depression, stumbling over struggle after struggle, I did question why this would happen to me; I just wanted to get closer, t the next level in my relationship with God. And, that’s when God sent me the song “Strong Enough” (Matthew West)

Maybe, maybe that’s the point
To reach the point of giving up
‘Cuz when I’m finally,
Finally at rock bottom,
That’s when I start looking up and reaching out…

Life is tough, and sometimes you go through some nasty trials. It’s easy to get your spirits low, but these songs, inspired by God, the Holy Spirit – these songs just boost and reassure you constantly that God is always looking out for you, that there is always hope, and you need to trust God’s way no matter how dark things look right now.

God’s way may not look all that attractive all the time. You may have been praying over something, maybe an illness, for a long period of time. Sometimes God’s answer is a ‘No’; sometimes He makes us go through the rough, with the promise that He will always be right there with us.

During those times, these songs really help reinforce our trust in God. Like the song says:

It’s easy to sing
When there’s nothing to bring me down
But what will I say
When I’m held to the flame
Like I am right now?

I know You’re able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty Hand
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone
(Even If >> MercyMe)

These are the songs that really build a firm foundation of trust in God, and help create a sound doctrine toward an unshakeable faith in God.

Going back to the video – it also poked some fun at the big bands like Newsboys and Casting Crowns. It’s not easy to get to the position these bands are in without some serious work. People obviously love the message and the songs these bands offer. I can only highlight that these bands have helped create some revolutionary anthems in a time where people are oblivious or indifferent to faith, and to God.

Songs like ‘God’s Not Dead’, ‘We Believe’ (Newsboys) and ‘Until the Whole World Hears’ and ‘While You Were Sleeping’ underscore some serious truths that people need to hear.

I always look forward to buying Casting Crowns’ albums, mostly because they reinforce the themes of each song with Bible verses. It forces you to whip out your Bible and re-evaluate your life and learn some life-changing promises God makes. Sound Biblical doctrine.

Not to leave out the Worship Leaders, but people like Chris Tomlin have provided strong, leading role models for youth today, with a Heart and passion for Christ. Let’s get real here; you obviously cannot undermine the role of good worship music in a relationship with God! Worship is definitely a lifestyle, and in those intimate moments of fellowship, what better to set the mood than some good worship music? Or else, we would be stuck playing the same songs over and over again to the point of boredom! Who would say No to some Worship music inspired in a heart full of God?

While the video obviously does not offend me, I personally believe that there is no point in criticizing, when you can’t offer something better yourself, right? It just feels right to defend something you feel close to.

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Revisiting our Roots


Hymns, practically are the roots from which our Contemporary Christian Music arose. It’s no wonder, therefore, that many of the contemporaries want to revisit our roots. Through the years, we have consecrated our originals – Fanny Crosby, Isaac Watts, Philip Paul Bliss, Charlotte Elliot, just to name a few – by singing their timeless hymns that have found a blissful place in all of our hearts.

The CCM industry in its part, as well, has cherished these hymns by recreating them in a contemporary way while staying true to the lyrics and the music. Here are a couple of songs that will make you cherish Hymns in all their glory, courtesy of Contemporary Christian Music.

Here’s a beautiful, rendering of ‘I Stand Amazed’ by Bart Millard of MercyMe.


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Here’s Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman with a soulful portrayal of ‘The Wonderful Cross’ (Isaac Watts)


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Here’s Aaron Shust performing ‘My Savior, My God’ on the Logan Show:

Here’s Tricia Brock of Superchick with ‘Jesus, I am Resting, Resting’. This rendering is totally mind-blowing.


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Here’s the timeless ‘In Christ Alone’ performed by Phillips, Craig and Dean. This is considered to be one of the most amazing renditions of the song yet.


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And the same song by Natalie Grant and The Booth Brothers:


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If you have enjoyed the few samples above, you will want to check out the album: Jesus Firm Foundation: Hymns of Worship. This album brings together CCM’s most cherished artists (Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Matthew West, Newsboys, Nichole Nordeman, Kari Jobe, Mandisa, Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Building 429, Andy Cherry and Hillsong) in bringing out timeless hymns with an original, innovative outlook. This record blends together the traditional, timeless element of hymns with a modern, fresh touch. This is a definite ‘must-have’ if you want to hear your Church Classics by your favorite artists!

To watch the official Lyric videos of all the songs in ‘Jesus Firm Foundation: Hymns of Worship‘, Visit the following YouTube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/HymnsOfWorshipVEVO

Jesus Firm Foundation: Hymns of Worship

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New Releases


There is a lot of albums that have been released recently in CCM city. Here’s one that released on July 23, 2013:

Dreamers >> Shine Bright Baby

Album Cover - Source: BEC Recordings
Dreamers >> Shine Bright Baby; Album Cover – Source: BEC Recordings

Just like ‘Citizens’ who have just recently gone mainstream, ‘Shine Bright Baby’ joins the family of BEC Recordings after being Independent for a long time. Their songs like ‘Lumineux’ and ‘Made to Glow’ clearly reflect this aim. Dreamers is their first album as a signed band and contains Pop elements. As an independent band, They created music with pop and punk elements. However, their newest album doesn’t strictly stick to this genre but wanders between rock and pop elements. It is a wonderful piece of work but slightly unorganized as they still try to establish what category they come under.

As the name of the band suggests, the band wants to encourage listeners to ‘Shine Brighter’ in Jesus. Speaking on the Band name, Band member, Josh Fink, says “We got our name from Philippians 2, which talks about shining brightly for the Lord, but we wanted to take what that verse said and apply it to the band’s mission and what we stood for. Emily wanted it to be more fun and playful, so she tacked ‘Baby’ on the end and it just stuck.”*

To know more about the band, visit their official website: http://www.shinebrightbaby.com

My Rating: 4/5

* – Taken from an interview with BEC Recordings

Here are some of the other albums that have recently been recently released in CCM, that you must check out:

^ Collapsible Lung >> Relient K

Collapsible Lung >> Relient K Source: Relient K
Collapsible Lung >> Relient K
Source: Relient K

Rise >> Skillet

Rise >> Skillet Source: Skillet
Rise >> Skillet
Source: Skillet

Morning Rises >> Aaron Shust

Morning Rises >> Aaron Shust Source: Centricitymusic
Morning Rises >> Aaron Shust
Source: Centricitymusic

^ Still Standing >> Keisha Cory

Still Standing >> Keisha Cory Source: Keisha Cory
Still Standing >> Keisha Cory
Source: Keisha Cory

^ We Won’t Be Shaken >> Building 429

We Won't Be Shaken >> Building 429 Source: Building429
We Won’t Be Shaken >> Building 429
Source: Building429

These Hearts >> Yours to Take

Yours to Take >> These Hearts Source: These Hearts
Yours to Take >> These Hearts
Source: These Hearts

^ Hours >> Falling Up

Hours >> Falling Up Source: Falling Up
Hours >> Falling Up
Source: Falling Up

Everfound >> Everfound

Everfound >> Everfound Source: Everfound
Everfound >> Everfound
Source: Everfound

^ The Last Word is Yours to Speak >> Phinehas

The Last Word is Yours to Speak >> Phinehas Source: Phinehas
The Last Word is Yours to Speak >> Phinehas
Source: Phinehas

^ Old Soul >> Wayne Haun

Old Soul >> Wayne Haun Source: NewReleaseTuesday
Old Soul >> Wayne Haun
Source: NewReleaseTuesday

Trin-I-Tee 5:7 Hits >> Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Trin-I-Tee 5:7 Hits >> Trin-I-Tee 5:7 Source: NewReleaseTuesday
Trin-I-Tee 5:7 Hits >> Trin-I-Tee 5:7
Source: NewReleaseTuesday

Happy Listening and have a great week!

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The Glowing White Flag


“There was a faint white light emanating from a tall pole in the distance, yet it was all blurry… I rubbed my eyes and looked again, it seemed so far away, but there was no doubt about it. That was the only source of light in the whole area, you couldn’t miss it. I wondered if there would be anyone over there. I was all alone and scared, and that heavy load on my back felt as though it were getting heavier with every step. I tried to take it off my shoulders but my hands just were NOT able to reach it, however hard I tried. It seemed like an impossible task. I took another step forward and realized I had stooped so low that my face was very close to the ground. I looked at that faint light again, trying to wipe the sweat from my eyes. I was tired and weary and so I figured, “That light is my only chance now. I have to get to it no matter what. It’s my only hope.” Saying thus, I tried to hasten toward the light as much as I could. However, the next step I took, sent me stumbling to the ground, where I broke my fall with my hands. I had tripped over something but I couldn’t see what it was in the dark. I continued on my way tripping and stumbling and falling down, but I always got up again, with a lot of effort. Then, I started noticing that the more I began to head forward, the lighter the load began to feel. Soon, I was able to pick up my speed and make my way to the light, I tried to look behind and noticed that my load wasn’t getting any lighter but I was getting stronger. The light loomed nearer and nearer. “Just a couple more steps,” I told myself, and kept trudging forward.  I kept praying there would be someone there who could help me.

Finally, I reached the light. At least, I thought it was a light source. It was a large, glowing white flag – so bright, that it looked like a source of light. My eyes took a little time to get used to the brightness emanating from the white flag, but then, I saw Him. I wasn’t able to look at His face as the load on my back caused me to stoop low. He approached me, reached out and took the load off my shoulder and with a firm grasp.

I was free, at last! I looked up at His face and noticed the kindness and compassion in His eyes. It felt so good to hand over all my burdens onto Him. I just fell down on my face and thanked Him. I was filled with a peace that passed all understanding and I was calm. I felt like I was not alone anymore. I had someone here to help me out.”

Have you surrendered your life and your burdens to Christ yet? He is the only One who can help you out of anything you go through. Our Savior is strong and mighty and can carry all our loads and lift our burdens. If we surrender our everything – our lives, our hopes, our dreams, our decisions – to Him, He promises to be with us and help us and carry all our burdens for us. He is tender and compassionate and cares deeply for each one of our needs.

Although the Life we live is hard with trials and tests, yet God has asked us to humble ourselves and surrender everything into His hands. He tells us to lean on Him and promises comfort and hope in every area of our lives. However, if we surrender ourselves to Him, we need to do so wholeheartedly and not just surrender a part of our selves and stay in control of the other. We need to surrender to Him wholly, knowing that He has only the best stored up for us. We are sure to ruin things if we take control of parts of our lives, thinking that we know best.

Chris Tomlin’s ‘White Flag’ shows the power of surrendering to God and letting the King of Love bring Peace in the midst of strife and war. Here’s a clip that shows the power that descends when some pretty amazing worship leaders get together. We’re talking about some amazing worship leaders like Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, David Crowder and so many more coming together for some real worship (Passion 2012).

Click the link below to watch this amazing, powerful video:

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0B9921NU

Here is a very powerful song about surrendering. Flame and V-Rose come together to create some great music about the wonderful concept of surrendering to Christ. “Jesus, here’s my White Flag, I surrender right now.”

 

Here’s a beautiful portrayal of how man’s decisions often fail but we always have a backup plan in Christ who never lets us down.

 

‘This Beautiful Republic’ comes up with this wonderful portrayal of the power of Surrendering. Yes, indeed, Surrender can save your life.

 

And finally, the amazing voice of Tony LeBron who won the Gospel Dream Awards 2009. This song is wonderful, soulful, inspiring and amazing in every way. Tony LeBron is a man of great talent as he combines his voice with this beautiful message to give you a mind-blowing performance that will stir your very core. Here is an artist that I promise you will love:

 

Surrender yourselves to Christ and don’t hold back. Let Him work His miracle in you. Have a great day 🙂

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Leaving the Scene – Bebo Norman


Yes folks, it’s true. After nearly twenty years of an amazing music ministry, Bebo Norman has announced that at the end of 2013, he plans to end his extremely inspiring, successful musical career. Although disappointing to us fans, this appears to be God’s will as he has prayed a lot over this decision.

As a lot of us know, Norman has often called himself an ‘accidental’ artist because he deserted his plans in medical school and immersed himself into music. Norman is said to be touring this summer and fall with fellow musicians, Andrew Peterson and Sara Groves.

Bebo Norman’s music has been an inspiration to many around the world and his ministry has reached out to many. He has left his mark in the Christian Music Industry and will be remembered as a legend and great minister. He will definitely be missed once he leaves the Christian music scene. Do keep Norman in your prayers and we definitely wish him the best in all his future endeavors.

Here’s one of his latest songs: ‘Sing of your Glory’ off his most recent album “Lights of Distant Cities” – definitely amazing!

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Some L.A. talent


Remember L.A. Symphony? That amazing hip-hop group from LA, with Pigeon John and Flynn Adam, UNO Mas, Cookbook, Joey the Jerk and bTwice. The band formed in 1997 and released many albums till 2009 when the band took a break, going solo. Also, 2005 proved to be a year of great trials for the band with UNO Mas contracting Guillain-Barre syndrome, Joey’s grandfather passing away and Cookbook’s dad affected by a stroke.

Post Hiatus: In 2012, the band got together to participate in the ‘Paid Dues Festival’, L.A.

After going solo, the members of the band have come up with some pretty cool stuff. Check it out.

Flynn Adam:

Flynn and Pigeon John had earlier formed a side project – Rootbeer, releasing tracks such as ‘So Good’, ‘Pink Limousine’ and ‘Under Control’.
As a part of Gotee Records, Flynn Adam released his video ‘Such a Time’ that became a smashing success. Check it out:

 

 

UNO Mas And Cookbook

In their song, ‘When You Rock and Roll’, CookBook, Uno Mas and Evidence talk about life as an artist and temptations and futility brought about by money. Here is some honest rapping, people. Check this out:

 

 

And Now:

Flynn Adam and Joey ‘the Jerk’ have come together this year to create an album called ‘Totally Totally’ that dropped on January. Check it out:

 

This is some real good L.A. talent! You may want to go and get your hands on their CD.

Have a great day! 

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He wants to hear it from You


Not many people have heard of Him, but Chris McClarney’s been around for a while now ministering to believers around the globe with his worship songs that are soulful and inspired, bringing listeners into the heart of worship with words that are truly inspired from the Heavens.

Talking about his start in this ministry, Chris says that he had been asking God to help him share the songs of Heaven. He desperately wanted to be a vessel in transmitting that sound directly from the Heavens. He felt God’s presence fill the room and he felt God tell him that in the songs of Heaven, what He really wanted to hear were the songs of Chris. And that did come as quite a surprise leading him to write the amazing song, “Your Love never fails”.

And that makes sense. God delights in our praise and worship and He comes down to dwell among His children when they worship Him. Most times, when we feel like we want to say things to God that He’ll want to hear, He’s actually telling us to tell Him what’s in our hearts. He wants us to show Him how we feel from our hearts truly – Just let the words, the music, the worship flow…

Check it out:

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Getting Reckless…


Wondering what’s the talk of the town in CCM city? Well, there’s a lot going on in CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) City! And it’s all happening so fast, there’s hardly any time to breathe! What with the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular that’s still blowing minds away, and new artists stealing the show, and new albums being released, and amazing artists on tour throughout the country, and unexpectedly awesome performances stunning audiences… there’s definitely a lot going on!

A lot of great talent is being talked about – like Capital Kings, and Britt Nicole’s Gold and the ‘Citizens’ who have gone mainstream, and Hawk Nelson’s first new album released after lead vocalist Jason Dunn left the band, and Tenth Avenue North’s new music Video ‘Worn’. There’s a lot more that’s gaining a lot of popularity. This is just scratching the surface.

But here’s someone else who’s also being talked about – Jeremy Camp. Jeremy released his new Album ‘Reckless’ on the 12th of February, 2013. It was No.31 most sold album on the Billboard 200 chart during the first week of March.

This album has focused on encouraging believers to step into the fullness of what God has called them into. In Camp’s own words:

“My hope is that this album encourages people to step into the fullness of what God has called them to do, and take action. The album is meant to encourage all of us to go out, not just me. If we can all work together and be in the same place spiritually, that body of Christ working together can fuel a passion that is truly great. There is power in numbers!”

This is an excerpt from an interview by Worship Leader magazine, on the 13th of February.

The title track of the album ‘Reckless’ talks about being reckless for Jesus. Camp says, “You are saying, ‘I am recklessly surrendering myself. Whatever you have, Lord, whatever the circumstances or consequences may be, I’m going to serve you,” in an interview with watchgmctv.com. The inspiration for the song comes partly from the Apostle Paul.  “Here’s a guy who was kind of crazy, kind of reckless,” Camp points out. “He got shipwrecked  He was in prison. He was beaten. He was stoned and left for dead, but then what happened? He got right back up and went to Lystra again. That’s crazy! How could he do that? How could a guy that just went through that not care and say, ‘Hey, I’m going to go anyway.’ It’s because he was being obedient.”

To say that Jeremy Camp is merely a great inspiration would be an understatement. Camp has constantly been devoted, humble servant of God who has touched the lives of many believers for years. He is passionate in his music and devoted to his ministry for God. And, God has definitely honored him. Camp continues to be an inspiration and a mentor to many believers, especially youth, and his music contains great inspiration and messages of encouragement and spirit-filled purpose. Through the years, and through his albums, Camp has been active and encouraged believers to stand up and spread the news. Through songs like ‘Speaking Louder than Before’ Jeremy Camp persuades believers to step up, stop being passive and stand up for our faith. His albums have definitely brought a revival among believers.

Jeremy Camp is also an extremely humble minister of God. His heart is fixed on the Lord and his love for the Lord is very clear. His passion is seen in all his songs and he longs to serve the Lord with everything he has. He sets a great model to all believers as he continues to follow God even in the toughest of times.

So, cheers to an amazing minister of God, and here’s hoping that there will be more to come. Do support Jeremy Camp through your prayers and make sure to check out his new book ‘I Still Believe’ as well, in which he talks about his extraordinary life story from his impoverished childhood, to his spiritual growth at Bible College, the loss of his first wife, Melissa, and his grief and the following journey that God led him in. In the book, you’ll learn some of the amazing stories behind his lyrics and there’s so much raw emotion that will inspire you and any believer, wherever you are. Check it out! 🙂

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Top 10 Music Videos


JCTV is an amazing source of Christian music videos. They are a part of the ever-widening TBN group in the United States and focus on the Youth mainly. They have a monthly countdown of the top 10 music videos and the most recent has been a blast. You will definitely want to check these videos out!

  • At #10: “Gold >> Britt Nicole

(My Rating: 4/5)

  • At #9: “Swallow the Ocean >> NewSong

(My Rating: 4/5)

  • At #8: “Perfect Life >> Red
(My Rating: 3.5/5) 
  • At #7: “Rise To You >> Jason Castro

(My Rating: 4.5/5)

  • At #6: “Made Alive >> Citizens

(My Rating: 4/5)

  • At #5: “Life is Beautiful >>The Afters

(My Rating: 3.5/5)

  • At #4: “Build Your Kingdom Here >> Rend Collective Experiment

(My Rating: 5/5)

  • At #3: “Worn >>Tenth Avenue North

(My Rating: 4/5)

  • At #2: “Reckless >> Jeremy Camp

(My Rating: 4/5)

  • And finally, at #1: “Words >> Hawk Nelson

(My Rating: 5/5)

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Legends, Legends, Legends…!


Okay, let me see if I got this straight. We’re all familiar with the then legendary Band, DC Talk. And we were all disappointed when, in 2001, they broke up and went their separate ways, only to become solo legends. DC Talk was legendary at its time and still is today. Comprising of band members: Michael Tait, Kevin Max and Toby McKeehan, the band was popular for its hip-hop and pop through their albums: DC Talk, Nu Thang, Jesus Freak, Free at Last and Supernatural.

In 2001, they split, after releasing their last album together: Solo. That was deliberate, not ironic. Their ‘hiatus’ began in 2000, but they had a lot of reunions in between and got together several times, exciting fans. The most interesting aspect of the band was that it considered their listeners as equals rather than receptors. Their message reached a large audience this way, and fans related to them more.

Well, after going solo, Toby McKeehan becomes a great legend as TobyMac in the Christian Music industry. TobyMac’s music is mostly hip-hop and Pop and extremely catchy. It’s impossible not to groove to the beats that come boomin’ out the stereo system. At the same time, tobyMac’s music always contains a message to anyone listening and for anyone to relate to. Pretty unique and definitely amazing. Like he says it, he’s got a hand full of dreams and a heart full of God. Additionally TobyMac founded the legendary ‘Gotee records’ in 1994, that hosts artists like B. Reith, GRITS, Jeff Anderson, Family Force 5, Capital Kings, House of Heroes and many other legendary, brilliant artists.

Newsboys. That says it all, doesn’t it? Newsboys – yet another legendary band, started in the 1980s by Peter Furler. Well, the band has a lot of past band members, and now Peter Furler is one of them too. In 2009, Peter Furler left the band in order to take a break from the busy touring schedules and the work in the band and focus on family; leaving fans disappointed. However, he left in great terms with the members and chose Michael Tait to replace him. Well, DC Talk and The Newsboys had started out at roughly the same time and had toured together many times; so, they knew each other pretty well for this to work out. And it did. Michael Tait is currently the front man of the Newsboys and is doing an amazing job at it, with releases such as Born Again, Miracles and God’s Not Dead. The Newsboys have definitely been rocking the Christian Music industry with some brilliant work. And, we can’t forget the rest of the band – the same amazing guys who were with Peter Furler – Jody Davis, Duncan Phillips and Jeff Frankenstein, who make the band so much more legendary.

Peter Furler, on the other hand, has not let fans down, but has come up with his own solo album. This album features legendary hits such as Reach, Matter of Faith and I’m Alive. Fans find a lot of the pop influence from the newsboys’ past very evident in this album. The album has been widely rated positively and has definitely pleased audiences. A definite legend in the Christian Music industry…

Between leaving DC Talk and joining Newsboys, Michael Tait had been doing some amazing, legendary work as a solo artist as well.

That’s quite a lot of legends already. Legends who have definitely made their mark in the Christian Music industry and in many listeners’ hearts. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better…

Audio Adrenaline. Wow, right? Yet another legendary band formed in the 1980s. The band has given us many legendary treats such as Bloom, Underdog and Worldwide. However, Audio Adrenaline disbanded in 2006 due to Mark Stuart’s vocal problems – very disappointing news to many fans. After a 6 year gap, The band reformed once again in 2012 with Kevin Max taking the role of the Lead vocalist along with the rest of the band – Will McGinniss, Dave Ghazarian, Jared Byers and Jason Walker. Between leaving DC Talk and joining Audio Adrenaline, Kevin Max has been doing a lot of writing as a poet and an author, as well as some singing and even some acting. It’s also amazing to note that Dave Ghazarian was a former member of Superchick and Jared Byers was a former member of Bleach and then Relient K, making Will McGinniss the only existing member of the former Audio Adrenaline.

Wow, God sure works in mysterious ways, right? It’s amazing how beautifully everything has worked out. Pretty legendary, huh?