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In 1992, American worship leaders began gradually embracing the music of the Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. Before long, names like Darlene Zschech, Marty Sampson and Joel Houston became mainstays within the United States and eventually, songs like “Shout To […]

Hard to believe that 370 days ago, Whole Notes: Inside The Christian Music Industry launched via Beliefnet.com. Before this column, I had written about Christian music for several years. My first published article was a CCM review of Whiteheart’s 1990 […]

On April 19th, the Gospel Music Association gathers in Atlanta for its annual Dove Awards show. Over the past year, Whole Notes has interviewed several of this year’s nominees (click HERE for the full list). As a preview, we’re looking […]

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! For the past 10 years, Kari Jobe has steadily become one of the modern worship community’s most prominent voices. Her angelic soprano tones have become inseparably linked to church favorites such as […]

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! From practicing in a funeral home in the Houston suburb of Baytown, Texas, to sharing the stage with Michael W. Smith, alt/rock/worship band Leeland continues its unlikely rise to prominence. Led by […]

Aaron Gillespie is only 28 years old, but he’s enjoyed the lengthy music career of a wily veteran. As the former drummer for Underoath, Gillespie played the globe and shared the stage with some of the hard rock scene’s biggest […]

Esterlyn takes break from touring for month-long mission trip to Amsterdam Worship band Esterlyn recently took time away from the road to spend a month sharing their faith in Amsterdam where they played music in the streets, handed out Bibles […]

Here’s the second half of the Whole Notes conversation with Australian worship band Hillsong United: Chad Bonham: Does the heart cry of the band’s message change from project to project or has it stayed consistent since the beginning? Joel Houston: […]

Born out of a youth ministry in Sydney, Australia’s dynamic Hillsong church, Hillsong United has steadily become one of the modern worship movement’s most influential worldwide voices. The band has collectively produced such iconic anthems as “One Way,” “Tell The […]

In the first week of release in Australia, Hillsong Church’s latest LIVE project God Is Able has outsold recent releases by Lady Gaga and Beyonce. The debuted at third on the ARIA Top 50 Chart just behind Adele’s 21 and […]