Catching Up with The Altar Boys

In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, punk band The Altar Boys were shaping the sound of Christian music. Just a few years later, the band had broken up and were out of the music scene altogether. But thanks to the rediscovery of some old recordings, The Altar Boys are making headlines again. We spoke to Mike Stand, the lead singer and songwriter for The Altar Boys, about the newly found and released album No Substitute.

John Waller Sees Explosions of Light in 2019

On New Year’s Day 2018, recording artist John Waller faced a major life change. He just didn’t know what it was. “I woke up on January 1st and knew I was done. Things had to change,” Waller says. “I knew I had to come off the road and try something new. I was tired of trying to make it happen, not relying on God so much. I asked God to put us in one place as a family.”

UPPERROOM: Story Behind the Songs of ‘To the One’

Here at we know you like to hear first hand from your favorite artists their stories about what inspired them to write a particular song. What was going on in their personal, band, family and spiritual lives that led them to write "that song"...?

5 Artists We Hope to Hear New Music from in 2019

A new year is upon us and that means our sights are set on some great new music. Whether it’s because of label changes, side projects, or just life getting in the way, it’s been a while since we’ve heard from some of our favorite artists. Here are five artists that we’re hoping to hear from this year.

Josh Wilson: Story Behind the Song ‘Borrow’

Every now and then, we ask some of our favorite artists to take us behind the proverbial curtain for a closer look at the writing process and creative inspiration for their latest singles. For this latest edition of Story Behind the Song, Josh Wilson describes the source material and thought process behind “Borrow.”

Switchfoot Learns to Speak in Their Native Tongue

Switchfoot has outlasted nearly all of their contemporaries with well over 20 years in the studio and on the road. That amount of rarely paralleled experience should equate to some comfort for another album cycle, but Foreman says it’s simply not true. The whole process remains challenging and even elusive.

Catching Up with Elevation Worship

On Sunday mornings, the members of Elevation Worship are another church band. They show up early to serve their community in Charlotte, North Carolina, even as their songs find room in hearts and voices all around the country.