|Genres:||Christian & Gospel|
|Tags:||christian christian rock rock contemporary christian alternative|
Perhaps more so than any other time, quite a few rockers emerged during the 90s who were unafraid to allow their Christian beliefs to be reflected in their music and lyrics, as evidenced by the emergence of US outfits such as Jars Of Clay, Creed, and the Kentucky-based Audio Adrenaline. Mark Stuart (14 April 1968, Owensboro, Kentucky, USA; vocals/guitar), Barry Blair (guitar), David Stuart (keyboards) and Will McGinniss (bass) met in the late 80s when they were attending Kentucky Christian College. Originally known as A-180, the recruitment of songwriter and guitarist Bob Herdman helped shift the bands focus towards a harder-edged rock sound and earned them a contract with the ForeFront label. At this point David Stuart left the band to concentrate on family life.
A string of releases followed that proved to be major hits on the US CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) charts. Audio Adrenaline averaged one new release per year from 1992...