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It’s hard to believe, but until this past weekend, TobyMac had never won an American Music Award for Favorite Contemporary/Inspirational Artist. Having won numerous Dove Awards and GRAMMY Awards, it was one of the key pieces of hardware he was finally able to cross off his list as a solo artist. Here’s what TobyMac had…

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Last year, Whole Notes released this story about how 9/11 personally impacted P.O.D., and how the band’s album Satellite (and more specifically the song “Alive”) inspired the country during this difficult time. Here’s a flashback to that interview:…

According to Thousand Foot Krutch founder and front man Trevor McNevan, the hard rock band originally from Ontario is “just getting started.” Considering the fact that TFK first came together 17 years ago (1995), McNevan and his band mates Joel Bruyere (bass) and Steve Augustine (2002) must be planning to do this well into the…

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 The Lord,” “My Hope,” “The Stand,” “You Said,” “Mighty To Save,” and “Forever Reign” could…

It was late 2006 when I first received a pre-release CD for a brand new artist called Group 1 Crew. I then had the privilege of traveling to Nashville for a showcase hosted by Word Label Group to see the three-piece outfit from Orlando perform alongside Building 429 and Jackson Waters. This might break some…

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 concert at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla. Since then, I’ve been blessed to interview…

In the eight years since he hit the Christian rap scene, Lecrae Moore has not only risen to the top of a growing heap of talented artists, the burgeoning record mogul with an evangelist’s heart has accomplished things that most others have only dreamed about. As the leader of the 116 Clique (Trip Lee, Tedashii,…

TobyMac was invited by Sherri Shepherd to perform for her birthday on Friday’s edition of “The View.” The band performed its hit single “Get Back Up” and added a special Happy Birthday song for Shepherd. Check out the video HERE. And check out the Whole Notes interview with TobyMac by clicking below: A conversation with…

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 say plus revisit each of these conversations using the corresponding link: Natalie Grant (Female Vocalist…

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 back at some of those Whole Notes interviews with inspiring quotes from the artists and…

Chad Bonham
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Chad Bonham

Chad has been working in mass media for over 20 years. Chad’s professional journey began at the University of Tulsa where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (1993) while working extensively in athletic media relations and serving as a sports editor for The Collegian.

Since then, he has written extensively for such publications as Relevant, CCM, Christian Retailing, New Man, Charisma, Today’s Christian, Ministries Today, Breakaway, Brio, Sports Spectrum, Christian Single, Faith & Friends, Sharing the Victory and Gospel Today.

He has authored, co-authored or ghost written and edited 13 books including Life in the Fairway (New Leaf Press), Glory of the Games (Cross Training), Wrestling with God (River Oak), Spiritual Journeys (Relevant) and the four-part Fellowship of Christian Athletes Core Value Series; Excellence, Teamwork, Serving and Integrity (Regal Books). Chad is currently working on five new books including Sooner Legacy, Husker Legacy and Lessons From Sooner Football (Cross Training) as well as The Faith of Stock Car Racing (Judson Press).

When he's not writing, Chad lends his efforts to various independent television and film projects. He was the coordinating producer for Choosing Life (2010) and Life Happens (2011). Chad is currently serving as producer on a forthcoming documentary about Super Bowl champion Brian Kinchen.

Chad and his wife Amy live in Broken Arrow, Okla., with sons Lance (September 2003), Cole (February 2008) and Quinn (February 2011).

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