Category Archives: Christian Artist profiles

TobyMac still pushing Christian music’s boundaries

By Eliza Marie Somers Toby­Mac sheds the image of some­one who is approach­ing 50 by con­tin­u­ing to speak life into his music. One of today’s most influ­en­tial con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian musi­cians, TMac brings his high-ener­gy sold-out show to Red Rocks Amphithe­ater … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Switchfoot shuns Christian rock band moniker

  Here’s a piece I wrote a few years  back about Switch­foot and how the band came about its name and why the band shuns labels, includ­ing “Chris­tian rock band.” Find­ing the right band name is para­mount to musi­cians. A good … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Life at crux of Tenth Avenue North’s “The Struggle”

The Strug­gle” is the third stu­dio release from the band, which has been mak­ing music since its incep­tion a dozen years ago when Mike Done­hey and Jason Jamison were wor­ship lead­ers at Palm Beach Atlantic Col­lege. “You wouldn’t want to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Tenth Avenue North shares “Struggles” with fans

Many pas­tors and their flocks embrace a pros­per­i­ty-based mes­sage, but Ten­th Avenue North is burst­ing their bub­bles with its newest CD release, “The Strug­gle.” “The pros­per­i­ty Gospel teach­es us if we do the right thing God will bless you, but … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Third Day gets jolt with Brendan O’Brien, ‘Miracle’

With Third Day lead singer Mac Pow­ell set to release his first solo project, a self-titled coun­try CD, many fans might be won­der­ing if the four-time Gram­my-win­ning band is break­ing up. Well, don’t fret. Third Day is alive and well, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Montell Jordan: Dove Awards 2012 quotes

For­mer main­stream rap­per Mon­tell Jor­dan talks about his min­istry at the 2012 Dove Awards in Atlanta. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Dove Award winner Krissy Nordhoff overcomes Lyme disease

Dove Award win­ner Kris­sy Nord­hoff over­comes Lyme dis­ease and writes “Your Great Name.” Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Moriah Peters ignores “American Idol” advice

Mori­ah Peters pros­pers after Amer­i­can Idol snub. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Moriah Peters keeps faith despite “American Idol” snub

What do you do when you are at a cross­roads in life? Flip a coin, talk with friends and fam­i­ly? Mori­ah Peters turned to prayer when she was faced with accept­ing a schol­ar­ship to Cal State-Fuller­ton to study law or … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Jason Crabb: A country boy at ease with Lady Gaga

A Gram­my Award adorns Jason Crabb’s man­tel along with numer­ous Dove Awards, but the Gospel music artist is not slow­ing down, even after gar­ner­ing eight Dove Award nom­i­na­tions this year. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Grammy winner Jason Crabb, a country boy at ease with Lady Gaga

A Gram­my Award adorns Jason Crabb’s man­tel along with numer­ous Dove Awards, but the Gospel music artist is not slow­ing down, even after gar­ner­ing eight Dove Award nom­i­na­tions this year. “Oh, no, now is not the time,” Crabb said of tak­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Newsboys reinforces faith with “God’s not Dead ”

The News­boys are back in Col­orado with the band’s God’s Not Dead Tour on March 1 in Col­orado Springs. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Hawk Nelson feels growing pains as Jason Dunn departs

Hawk Nel­son gui­tarist Jonathan Stein­gard talks about front­man Jason Dunn leav­ing the band in May. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Growing pains hit Hawk Nelson with Jason Dunn leaving band

  Hawk Nel­son front­man and founder Jason Dunn is leav­ing the Chris­tian pop/punk in May to pur­sue his own project. I had a chance to chat with Hawk gui­tarist Jonathan Stein­gard, who has been with the band since 2004,  this … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Rapper LeCrae survives Denver gangs, helps artists cope with Whitney’s death

Rap­per LeCrae over­comes liv­ing in a rough Den­ver area run by gangs to find his faith — suc­cess. Now he’s help­ing main­stream artists deal with Whit­ney Houston’s death. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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