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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 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 […]

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 […]

Hillsong prepares for release of 20th LIVE recording Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia is set to release its 20th Hillsong LIVE recording July 26th. God Is Able will 11 new songs led by Reuben Morgan, Hillsong United’s Joel Houston, Darlene […]

Hillsong United recently sat down with Whole Notes to discuss the band’s worldwide appeal, what they’re seeing in the international Christian church and its latest recording Aftermath. We’ll post a full transcript of the interview next week, but in the […]