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favorite band is the Newsboys. They are a Christian band, they have been around
for a long time, but they have changed. This essay is about the first Newsboys,
and how they have evolved over time.

             The band was found by Peter Furler and George
Perdikisin 1985 in Australia. So, after they started the band two other members
had joined John James and Sean Taylor. At first, they wanted to name the band The News. The would have had conflict with
the US- based band Huey Lewis and the
News if they would have keep the name as The News, so they changed the name to the Newsboys. They were
signed with Refuge Communication in 1987, and moved to the U.S. After they
moved to the U.S. they released their first album called Read All About It in 1988.

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            The band did not gain notice in the
Christian music until 1992, when they released their album Not Ashamed. Then a singer-songwriter and producer, named Steve
Taylor, started a partnership with them. He then started writing most of the
lyrics for their songs. However, Peter stayed as the band’s primary song
writer. He did start to share lead vocalist with James, which he continued to do
so until James left the band. The band was continuously changing. They even add
two new members, Jody Davis and Duncan Phillips.  Their first real success was their fifth
album titled Going Public. It also
helped them win the 1995 Dove Award for “Rock Album of the Year.”  The also won a Dove award for “Rock Recorded
Song of the Year,” for their song “Shine” in 1995. In 1996, Phil Joel and Jeff
Frankenstein joined their band. In late 1997, James left the band. That was
when Furler moved from drums to vocals. Then Duncan Phillips became the

            In 2000, they went on tour
headlining the CCM concert. They then released a new album Shine: The Hits. They did not release anything else until 2002 with
their album Thrive. Which, was their
biggest hit up to that point. They did the track for the end of the move Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie. In 2003,
Davis was replaced by Bryan Olsen. Olsen then left in 2005 and was replaced by
Paul Colman. In December of 2006, Joel left the band.  In 2008, they did a song called Yo Ho Hero for The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie. January 5,
2009, Colman left the band, while Davis returned to the band. Michael Tait, now
lead singer, announced he would be joining the band on March 9, 2009. All this
time Furler only made guest appearances, but on September 11, he said that that
would be his last guest appearance with the band.

            One their many successes is God’s Not Dead, which is personally my
favorite, was released November 15, 2011. Then in 2012, they released a new
song for VeggieTales, both named The League of Incredible Vegetables. The
then appeared in a movie and its sequel based off the song God’s Not Dead. They then went on a tour called “We Believe Tour.”
They did this in 2014 and again this year.

            So, as you can see the Newsboys have
been through a lot of changes. They have released many great hits, which they
put all their hits up until 2007 in a compilation called The Greatest Hits. They have also done many songs for movies,
especially VeggieTales Movies. They have even appeared in a couple movies
themselves. Though, no matter how much they changed they have always been
faithful to God. So, if they can go through this much change and still remain
faithful to God, then so can I. Even tough, they may be very different now from
when they began, they are still (in my opinion) one of the greatest bands

            While writing this paper I found out
many things about my favorite band that I didn’t know before. For example, I
didn’t know that they were originally from Australia. Another example, is that
they went through that many members to become the band that they are today.

(The band that I know as my favorite band.) I had not known their first idea
for the band name was The News and
not the Newsboys. So, I learn a lot
from writing this paper. (I found all my information at So, what before reading this
paper, have you ever heard of the Newsboys?