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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 […]

Click “Like” to share with your friends! There once was a time when Christian rock bands could only hope to aspire a certain level of success before leveling out. And even then, it was a matter of maintaining, not expanding, […]

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! On Wednesday night, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences hosted a special concert to announce the 2012 GRAMMY Award nominees. Of course, most of the nominations didn’t make the show, […]

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Rock stars, pop stars, rap stars and movie stars. You usually can spot them from a block away–sometimes further. And then there are guys like Mark Hall who clearly defy the stereotype […]

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 […]

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Building 429 and Leeland to co-headline “Sounds of Hope” Tour Provident Music Group label mates Building 429 and Leeland kick off the 30-city “Sounds of Hope” Tour later this week along with […]

Click “Like” to share with your friends! While the Christian music industry has become all about worship bands and singer-songwriters, the four-piece vocal band Anthem Lights is forging a very different path towards fulfilling its goals on both the ministry […]

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Here’s part two of Whole Notes’ interview with Royal Tailor lead singer Tauren Wells: Bonham: As a band that feels called to engage the culture, it seems like the song “Control” is […]