These three Christian bands did some pretty big things back in the day—and they’re still kicking. Here’s a look at their past successes and current projects.
This Grammy Award-winning alt-rock band, with a little help from Toby McKeehan (yep, that’s TobyMac for you dc Talk fans), launched on Christian music airwaves in 1992. “Big House” was its biggest success in 1993 and subsequently was loved by youth groups everywhere. The group found more success in 2016 with its hit “Sound of the Saints,” featured on the “God’s Not Dead 2” soundtrack.
While the Newsboys have been around since 1985, the ’90s was their time to shine—quite literally when their first major hit, “Shine,” debuted in 1994. Since then, the group has seen a few shifts in its lineup, put out a disco album (seriously) and wrapped a nationwide tour in December 2016 for its “Love Riot” album.
As the pros at modernizing old-school hymns, and with a name meaning pause and reflection in Hebrew, Selah has performed on the conference circuit since 1997. Since then, the band has racked up seven Dove Awards and sold more than 4 million albums. Selah ended a busy 2016 by embarking on a Christmas tour.