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A conversation with Hillsong Live worship leader Reuben Morgan

posted by Chad Bonham

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 […]

Whole Notes celebrates one-year anniversary with 100th post, top 20 interviews

posted by Chad Bonham

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 […]

Whole Notes 2012 Dove Awards Edition

posted by Chad Bonham

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 […]

A conversation with Hillsong United (Part 2)

posted by Chad Bonham

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: […]

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Exclusive video interview with Dove Award winning artist Francesca Battistelli
On Tuesday, April 22nd, Dove Award winning artist Francesca Battistelli releases her third studio album If We're Honest. In preparation for the upcoming project, Whole Notes is exclusively premiering a video interview as the Grammy-nominated artist talks about her new music. Battistelli is fresh

posted 11:15:09am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Documentary to feature American Idol songwriter Regie Hamm
Music video director and veteran celebrity photographer Devin Pense is embarking on a unique journey as he attempts to tell the story of his good friend Regie Hamm in the documentary One More Song. For the average music fan, Hamm's name may not be terribly familiar. But to those within the industry,

posted 7:00:49pm Nov. 22, 2013 | read full post »

Shane Barnard talks about songwriting and Shane & Shane's latest album Bring Your Nothing
For Shane Barnard, writing songs isn't just about producing material for a new Shane & Shane album. In fact, that's usually the last on his mind and in his heart. Instead, th

posted 8:00:41am Aug. 30, 2013 | read full post »

A conversation with country singer and film actor Trace Adkins
This entry is somewhat of a departure from the Q&A's with Christian artists that are usually found here. That's because Whole Notes was recently given the unique opportunity to visit a movie set during two of its final days of filming. Moms' Night Out was just about to wrap up several weeks of s

posted 5:00:53am Jun. 24, 2013 | read full post »

A conversation with Hawk Nelson lead singer Jonathan Steingard
It doesn’t seem like nearly a decade ago when pop punk band Hawk Nelson exploded onto the scene with the instant classic Letters To The President back in 2004. But it’s true. Hawk Nelson is officially one of Christian rock’s elder statesmen. The band has undergone some changes during that t

posted 8:00:26am Jun. 03, 2013 | read full post »


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