If you know anything about Christian Rock...you've heard of the Newsboys. We knew we had to dig into their 36(!!!) year career early on in this podcast. But with 17 albums, where to start?!
Going Public, that's where. Their 1994 breakthrough album features one of the most beloved and longstanding CCM smash hits, "Shine." It snagged the band two Dove Awards (Dovies) in 1994, including Rock Album of the Year and Rock Recorded Song of the Year for "Shine."
This episode features our very first and very special guest, Kelly's sister Kari. Kari LOVED Going Public growing up - how does it fare now? Will John find another "In the Light" here and finally GO PUBLIC with his love (tolerance) of CCM?
In Part 1, we discuss our memories of trying to get CDs played in the car on family trips, our memories of hiding Christian CDs from our secular friends, the superior albums released in 1994, and the further crystallization of the podcast's overall burning research question: can any of these songs be considered good?