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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 […]

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Lecrae, Natalie Grant, NEEDTOBREATHE among 2012 Dove Award winners

posted by Chad Bonham

The Gospel Music Association gathered in Atlanta Thursday night for its annual Dove Awards show. Over the past year, Whole Notes has interviewed several of this year’s winners (click HERE for the full list). Check out what they had to […]

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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 […]

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A conversation with RED guitarist Anthony Armstrong

posted by Chad Bonham

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, […]

A conversation with Tenth Avenue North lead singer Mike Donehey

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! It might seem like Tenth Avenue North came out of nowhere back in 2008, but just like every band, there’s a longer tale behind the “overnight success” story. For these guys, it […]

Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman makes surprise appearance at Taylor Swift concert

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Over the weekend in Glendale, Ariz., Taylor Swift surprised her fans by bringing special guest Jon Foreman onto the stage for a performance of Switchfoot’s hit song “Meant To Live.” Switchfoot was […]

Downhere lead singer Marc Martel talks to Whole Notes about going viral, appearing on “Ellen” and sounding like Queen’s Freddie Mercury

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! If you haven’t heard about Marc Martel—the latest YouTube sensation—you are increasingly becoming a part of the minority among Internet users. Check out this video in case you haven’t seen the incredible […]

Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman talks about the creative process (video)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Switchfoot is releasing a series of videos where the individual band members share personal stories leading up to today’s release of Vice Verses. In this final edition, check out what lead singer […]

Switchfoot drummer Chad Butler shares thoughts on life in the band (video)

posted by Chad Bonham

Switchfoot is releasing a series of videos where the individual band members share personal stories leading up to the September 27 release of Vice Verses. Check out what drummer Chad Butler had to say in the video below: And check […]

Switchfoot guitarist Drew Shirley takes fans behind the scenes (video)

posted by Chad Bonham

Switchfoot is releasing a series of videos where the individual band members share personal stories leading up to the September 27 release of Vice Verses. Check out what guitarist Drew Shirley had to say in the video below: And check […]

WN News: September 26, 2011 (featuring Jeremy Camp and Switchfoot)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Jeremy Camp promotes recently released inspirational autobiography; prepares to headline fall tour It’s a big month for Jeremy Camp who released his first book project I Still Believe three weeks ago and […]

Switchfoot keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas gives personal insights (video)

posted by Chad Bonham

Switchfoot is releasing a series of videos where the individual band members share personal stories leading up to the September 27 release of Vice Verses. Check out what keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas had to say in the video below: And check […]

Watch Switchfoot’s brand new video “Dark Horses” (video)

posted by Chad Bonham

Switchfoot’s brand new album Vice Verses releases on Tuesday, September 27th. Get a sneak peek by checking out the debut single and video for “Dark Horses!” And check out the Whole Notes interview with Switchfoot keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas by clicking […]

Switchfoot bass player Tim Foreman talks about life as a musician (video)

posted by Chad Bonham

Switchfoot is releasing a series of videos where the individual band members share personal stories leading up to the September 27 release of Vice Verses. Check out what bass player Tim Foreman had to say in the video embedded below: […]

Switchfoot to premiere new songs during Saturday’s ABC, ESPN college football coverage

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Brand new Switchfoot songs to debut during ABC, ESPN college football coverage On Saturday night (September 17), ESPN and ABC will exclusively premiere songs from Switchfoot’s forthcoming album Vice Verses (releasing September […]

Universal Orlando’s Rock the Universe to be highlighted by Casting Crowns, Third Day, Switchfoot this weekend

posted by Chad Bonham

Universal Orlando Resort is preparing for its 14th annual Rock The Universe festival this weekend where fans can expect to see yet another quality lineup of Christian music’s finest bands. On Friday, September 9th, the event will be headlined with […]

WN Music News: August 1, 2011 (featuring Switchfoot)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Switchfoot gathers as band to enjoy latest independent record Switchfoot recently released a video that shows the band gathering to listen to the upcoming independent record Vice Verses for the first time. […]

A conversation with Owl City’s Adam Young (Part 2)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share with your friends! A conversation with Owl City’s Adam Young, Part 2 In part one of the Whole Notes interview with Adam Young, we learned more about the platinum-selling artist’s faith. Today, he talks about the […]

Interview with Blindside’s Simon Grenehed (Part 2)

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share with your friends! FRIDAY FEATURE: Simon Grenehed of Blindside, Part 2 Here’s the second part of Whole Notes’ interview with Blindside guitarist Simon Grenehed: Bonham: Do you recognize those young guys from 15 years ago that […]

Interview with Switchfoot’s Jerome Fontamillas

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share with your friends! TUESDAY CONVERSATION: Jerome Fontamillas of Switchfoot He’s not an original member of Switchfoot, but with 11 years now as the band’s keyboardist and occasional guitarist, Jerome Fontamillas has become a staple in the […]

WN Music News: June 20, 2011

posted by Chad Bonham

Fernando Ortega set to release first album in five years Once a leader within the evangelical worship community, Fernando Ortega has taken a different direction as an Anglican music leader and proponent of a resurgent liturgical movement. This new focus […]

Switchfoot to host annual Bro-Am charity event this weekend

posted by Chad Bonham

Switchfoot hosts seventh annual Bro-Am charity event this weekend Switchfoot has played for thousands, sold record to millions and won numerous prestigious awards including a Grammy earlier this year. But according to keyboard player/guitarist Jerome Fontamillas, not much can top […]

Introducing Whole Notes: Inside the Christian Music Industry

posted by Chad Bonham

Welcome to the introductory installment of “Whole Notes: Inside the Christian Music Industry.” I’ve been covering Christian music for the past 21 years. I started really young. Okay, it was actually my sophomore year in college. But that’s besides the […]

Previous Posts

A conversation with pastor, author and songwriter Louie Giglio
Louie Giglio isn’t a recording artist, but his influence has been felt throughout the ...

posted 5:15:37pm Nov. 17, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with NEEDTOBREATHE lead singer Bear Rinehart
Bear and Bo Rineheart’s lives could have gone a lot of ...

posted 4:30:02pm Oct. 22, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with Newsboys lead singer Michael Tait
Watching Michael Tait backstage before a ...

posted 5:15:54pm Sep. 20, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with recording artist and The Voice contestant Anthony Evans
Sustaining an eight-year music career under the radar is quite the impressive feat these days. It’s difficult to last in a cutthroat business where, even within the Christian industry, longevity is always hard to come by. But somehow, Anthony ...

posted 2:00:55am May. 07, 2014 | read full post »

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 ...

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

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