Newsboys' original core members, bassist Sean Taylor, vocalist John James, and drummer Peter Furler, formed the band in Mooloolaba, Queensland in 1985 along with Furler's guitarist schoolmate, George Perdikis. The band's original name was The News, but once in the U.S. they changed it to The Newsboys to avoid conflict with the U.S.-based band Huey Lewis and the News. The band came to the United States in late 1987 after getting signed with Refuge Communications, and released the album Read All About It in 1988 in the United States. It was an instant success and featured hit singles such as 'Everybody Knows' and 'Something's Missing'. Their second album, 'Hell Is for Wimps', released in 1991, was also well-received and featured the singles 'Shine' and 'Real Good Thing'.
In 1998, the band released the album 'Step Up to the Microphone', which featured the breakthrough single 'God's Not Dead' (later covered by The Afters). The song was a huge success and helped propel the band to international fame. The band continued to release successful albums over the years with 2002's 'Thrive', 2004's 'Adoration: The Worship Album', 2009's 'In the Hands of God' and 2011's 'God's Not Dead'. Their most recent album is 2016's 'Love Riot'. Newsboys have won several awards over the years including multiple GMA Dove Awards, CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards and ASCAP Awards. They have also been nominated for Grammy Awards three times.
Featured in These Lists
Every Friday, Christian music publishers release a fresh flow of new music featuring the latest from your favorite Christian artists and songwriters. We keep a pulse on all the new worship songs that churches are widely singing around the world. Check out our curated list of brand new songs in our New Music Friday Worship list. Many of those songs find their way into this list. If you want to keep a pulse on the best music that has been released within the last seven days, this is your list! Check back regularly to see the latest trending songs available with chord charts, vocal charts, instrument arrangements, patches, and multitracks. Listen on Spotify.
The latest worship songs are a testament to the talent and passion fo Christian artists. These top new praise and worship songs will uplift and inspire faith. Check back often, because this list will be refreshing often with the top worship songs released from the past month. Listen on Spotify.
PraiseCharts chord charts are transposable, editable, capo friendly and ready for both digital and print use. They match the recordings you know and love, and provide noted tempo and worship-friendly fret diagrams. After experiencing chord charts from PraiseCharts, you may never want to download another kind of chord chart again!
This is as up-to-date as it gets. If a new song hits the airwaves and it starts trending fast, chances are you will be able to spot it here. If an old song suddenly spikes because of a unique current event, you'll see that here as well. So get out a bag of popcorn and hit refresh every 10 minutes to watch the race. Listen on Spotify.
Did you know you can get all of our Piano/Vocal chart variations in a single pack and save more than 50% over purchasing them individually? The Piano/Vocal Pack includes any of the available Lead Sheet (SAT), Choir Sheet (SATB), Piano/Vocal (SATB), Piano Sheet (No Vocals), Rhythm Sheet, and Acoustic Guitar -- plus the original Finale File. This new product is bursting with value, giving you the freedom to make sure all your musicians and vocalists have the perfect chart based on their needs. Start with our Piano/Vocal Subscription plan with PraiseCharts Pro here.