Friday, July 10, 2020

Another Flashback Friday

A few weeks ago I featured a new song from For King & Country, the band composed of Luke and Joel Smallbone. Though I have not yet been able to attend one of their concerts, I do remember seeing them on stage as teenagers singing occasional background vocals over 20 years ago when I attended a concert for their older sister, Rebecca St James. Yes, long before there was For King & Country, the biggest Christian music star in the Smallbone family was Rebecca Smallbone (performing as Rebecca St James).

Rebecca began performing in Australia in the late 1980's and moved with her family to America in 1990. She reached the height of her popularity in the late 1990's with certified gold albums God in 1996 and Pray in 1998. She won a Grammy and numerous Dove awards for her music and was a mainstay on Contemporary Christian radio in the late 90's. One of her hits was Yes I Believe in God in 1999 which was written in response to the Columbine shootings.

One of my favorite Rebecca St James songs was off the God album entitled Go and Sin No More.

Rebecca has continued to perform, tour, and produce albums and has achieved success as an author of Christian books and devotionals and as an actress in many Christian themed movies including Sarah's Choice and Faith of Our Fathers.

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