Kerrie Roberts
Kerrie Roberts is a singer / songwriter from Ohio. Her father was a pastor and she began singing in church at the tender age of 5. She never stopped. She continued singing, playing piano and leading worship as she grew. In High School she performed in musical ans other theatrical productions. Meanwhile she began writing her own songs and even sang one at her graduation.In the year 2000 at the age of 19 Kerrie Roberts auditioned on a WB hit reality show that pre-dated American Idol called "Popstars". She became one of the show's top ten finalists and was offered…
Linnea Salte
Being surrounded by a strong musical legacy was always an inspiration for Linnea Salte. Her father (Arlen Salte) sold over a ¼ million albums, owned an independent record label, and was the visionary of a creative arts conference called Break Forth. Through the guidance of her father; Linnea's fascination for music continued to grow. An avid songwriter, Linnea started writing and playing piano at the age of three. She went on to be trained through Suzuki and the Royal Conservatory of Canada in both piano and voice. As her passion for music grew she began to teach both piano and…
Elyse Schindel
Elyse is a gifted singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta with a passion for worshipping God. Her intelligent lyrics are set to strong pop melodies and infectious rock/r&b grooves. Music was a passion for Elyse at a very young age. Born into a musical family, she began singing alone or with her three sisters almost as soon as she could talk. She quickly developed a love of the piano and was writing her first songs before she was ten. At twelve she wrote, sang and played her first song in church and discovered she had a lot to learn about singing. Elyse…
Sanctus Real
The name Sanctus Real comes from the latin word for Holy - Sanctus...and the REAL part is meant as a reversal of the rockstar image. Just real down to Earth guys. The band was formed in Toledo, Ohio in 1996. Matt and Chris were in grade 10 at a Christian School there. They began writing and playing music together. When drummer Mark Graalman and bassist Steve Goodrum joined they started performing wherever they could, not expecting to make it big. Their first recordings were put on a short independent EP called All This Talk of Aliens in 1998. They next…
Mark Schultz
Mark Schultz is a Dove award-winning artist. He grew up with his adoptive parents in Colby, Kansas and went to college to get a degree in marketing. But his first love was music, so he moved to the music capital of the United States, Nashville. Mark Schultz was working as a waiter. One particularly slow night he spends extra time joking and having fun with a couple he is waiting on. At one point he even challenged the man to a jalapeño eating contest. The man turned out to be Mark DeVries, the local youth pastor who invited him to…
Mike R. Schuster
Mike R. Schuster is a worship artist from Calgary, Alberta. He spent 17 years honing his musical talent and care for others as he worked as a high school band director and guidance counselor. He then spent 7 years as a full-time Worship Pastor. He has since transitioned to a career that gives him enough freedom to teach part-time at Alberta Bible College and pursue a part time music career. In 2006, Mike R. Schuster released his first independent album called Together. The album contains ten original worship songs (and two bonus tracks). His follow up album contains seven original…
Michael W Smith
Michael W. Smith is a three-time Grammy Award Winner and the winner of 40 Dove awards. Michael Witaker Smith grew up in West Virginia and learned to the piano at a young age. At the age of 10 gave his live to God and found some older mentors. After high school in 1978 he moved to Nashville to pursue a music career, but fell into a bad scene. He began abusing alcohol and drugs as he played with various bands at clubs. In 1979 he had a breakdown and came back to the faith in a big way. He immediately…
Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North is made up of lead singer Mike Donehey on acoustic guitar, Jeff Owen on electric guitar, Jason Jamison on drums, and Ruben Juarez III on bass and back up vocals. The band was formed in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1999. In the last ten years, Tenth Avenue North has had a prolific independent career. In 2002, they released their first independent album Broken Down. That was followed by Don't Look Back in 2003, then Speaking of Silence in 2005, and finally an indie EP God With Us in 2006. Tenth Avenue North signed with Reunion Records…
Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin is an award-winning worship artist. You have probably sung some of his songs in church. He is accredited as the contemporary artist most often sung in congregations every week (in the US at least). When he was in 8th grade, at a camp worship service, Chris was overwhelmed by the music and Spirit of God that he ran out of service, threw himself in front of a tree, and prayed. It was there he made the decistion to follow God for the rest of his life. By the age of 14 he had written his first worship song.…
Tammy Trent
Tammy started dating a boy at her youth group, Trent Lenderinkat, at age 16. After 7 1/2 years of dating they were finally married. They went into full time into ministry in 1995. Music was one of her most loved outlets of ministry. Her self titled debut album was released in 1996. That was followed the next year by You Have My Heart. Then, in 2000 she released an album called Set You Free. However, her upbeat sound was soon overshadowed by a devastating event in her life. After 11 years of marriage she and her husband decided to go…
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