The Smash Hit Christian Rock Group: The Newsboys
Starting back in 1985, Newsboys have certainly made a name for themselves. Over the past two decades this Australian Christian pop Rock band has released 14 Christian albums. Many of their songs go straight to the top of the Christian music billboard charts.
This Christian music group was in constant flux. With every new album it seemed that they had replaced a few members. Newsboys tried breaking into the worship song genre, but they just weren't getting noticed. They became very good at song writing as they wrote many songs, some could be used as praise songs or even worship songs. Songwriter Steve Taylor joined Peter Furler, one of the two original members, to start writing songs for them.
Finally getting noticed after many years of hard work and album after album, the Newsboys released Not Ashamed. Making a big splash into the Christian music scene with "Boycott Hell," the band was beginning to be recognized for the amazing band that they were. With more heart and determination they released another hit album in 1994, Going Public.
This album went straight to the top and quickly made a name for themselves amongst the Christian songwriters and artists. The album, Going Public, also helped the Newsboys get nominated and win a Dove for "Rock Album of the Year." Three songs off that album hit number one on Christian billboard charts. The songs, "Spirit Thing, "Let It Rain," and most highly recognized, "Shine." The 1995 "Rock Recorded Song of the Year" Dove award went to Newsboys for their smash hit, "Shine." Making the list of top 100 Christian songs of all time, "Shine", grew even more in popularity.
Shortly after the success of Going Public, Newsboys quickly released another hit producing album, Take Me To Your Leader. This would be their 6th album, but the first one with Phil Joel and Jeff Frankenstein amongst the band members. This album had quite a few hit songs on it, namely: "Reality", "Breakfast", "God Is Not a Secret", and "Take Me to Your Leader."
Over the next decade the band continued to be flux as far as their members went, but were able to continue producing great albums and songs. Newsboys produced "Yo Ho Hero", a song for A Veggie Tales Movie, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything.
The Newsboys have proven that their band is multifaceted, having written many chart topping songs, they also wrote and produced a worship song album, Adoration. This Album was full of praise songs and was used by many different religious groups for worship. This Christian band has proven over the years that they are determined to bring the glory to the Lord through their song writing and singing.