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Third Day has earned another Gold record (500,000 units sold) with its 2006 Holiday album, Christmas Offerings.  This marks the band’s ninth career RIAA Gold Album Award. Released Oct. 17, 2006, Christmas Offerings was released on October 17, 2006, and […]

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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 […]

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Click “Like” to share this with your friends! I’m not sure of the exact date, but I do know it was 1995. I was working at a Mardel Christian Bookstore in Tulsa, Okla., at the time and we had a […]

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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 […]

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! On Sunday night, Casting Crowns picked up its second career American Music Award after being nominated for a sixth time earlier this year. Fans selected the Georgia-based group as Favorite Artist in […]

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 […]

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Third Day adds 40 fall dates to popular “Make Your Move” Tour After a successful spring run, Third Day is extending its “Make Your Move” tour with 40 fall dates. Again, the […]

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 […]