How to dismantle a U2 song

”When U2 songs are written, I don’t write them in English. I write them in what the band call ‘Bongelese’, I just sing the melodies and the words form in my mouth, later to be deciphered.” “As he turns 50 next week Bono has much to celebrate, not least achieving world domination as the frontman... Continue Reading

2010 Dove Awards Signal Christian Music’s Move to the Mainstream

Generating about a half a billion dollars, Christian music sales as a percentage of all music receipts rose to 7.2 percent last year from 6.8 percent in 2008. At the same time sales of other music saw losses. Midway through the evening, former heavy metal band Korn’s lead guitarist, Brian “Head” Welch, brings down the... Continue Reading

My Father’s son: Seminary Professor’s son making name in country music

Firebrand performs cover tunes of classic country and Southern rock artists, but also sings original songs that Brand has written. Brand writes in the classical storytelling vein of old country music. In his song “Walking in My Father’s Shoes,” Craig Morgan sings lovingly of a father who taught his son how to be a man... Continue Reading

A quiet milestone for gospel music

A gospel album is the Number 2 selling album in the country this week, which is something that apparently never has happened. Marvin Sapp’s newest, Here I Am, added to that milestone by coming in at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and had the highest digital sales ever for a gospel album With... Continue Reading

Caleb turns grief into lessons of life

In 2008, Will accidentally ran over and killed their little sister, Marie Sue, 5, as he drove the family’s SUV into the driveway. This accident shook the family to its core and showed the strength and faith of the entire Chapman family as they mourned The two lead members of the band Caleb are beginning... Continue Reading