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BarlowGirl

Background information
Origin U.S. flag Elgin, Illinois, United States
Genre(s) Christian rock
Years active 2004–present
Label(s) Fervent Records
Website http://www.barlowgirl.com/
Members
Alyssa Barlow
Becca Barlow
Lauren Barlow

BarlowGirl is a Christian rock group from Elgin, Illinois. The band has three members: Rebecca, Lauren, and Alyssa Barlow. They have won several awards in their genre; their song "Never Alone" was the longest running #1 song in 2004 on Radio and Records Christian Hit Radio (CHR) and Christian Rock charts,[1] and was the "Song of the Year" on both charts. BarlowGirl became the best selling new artist of 2004.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 839 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Incorporated City in 1854. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christian rock (occasionally abbreviated CR) is a form of rock music played by bands whose members are Christian and who often focus the lyrics on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Fervent Records is a Contemporary Christian record label based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Alyssa Katherine Nicole Barlow (born January 4, 1982) is the bassist and keyboardist for BarlowGirl, a Christian rock band. ...   Rebecca Elizabeth Marie Barlow (born November 24, 1979) does background vocals and plays both electric and acoustic guitar for the Christian pop and rock band, BarlowGirl. ... Lauren Ashley Nicole Barlow (born July 29, 1985) is the drummer for BarlowGirl, a Christian pop and rock band. ... Christian rock (occasionally abbreviated CR) is a form of rock music played by bands whose members are Christian and who often focus the lyrics on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Incorporated City in 1854. ... Rebecca Elizabeth Marie Barlow, born November 24, 1979, does vocals and plays both electric and acoustic guitar for the Christian pop and rock band, BarlowGirl. ... Lauren Ashley Nicole Barlow (born July 29, 1985) is the drummer for BarlowGirl, a Christian pop and rock band. ... Alyssa Katherine Nicole Barlow (born January 4, 1982) is the bassist and keyboardist for BarlowGirl, a Christian rock band. ... Radio and Records (R&R) is a weekly trade magazine that tracks radio airplay from the various genres including Pop, Country, R&B and many others. ...


Their song "I Need You to Love Me" was released at the end of 2005. The single broke the record on Christian Radio & Retail Weekly's (CRW) Christian CHR chart by holding the #1 spot for 13 consecutive weeks.[2] [1] BarlowGirl was the second most played artist CHR artist of 2005 behind Sanctus Real.[1] It was the most played song on Christian Hit Radio in 2006.[3] BarlowGirl was voted the January 2006 winner in Yahoo.com's Who's Next after viewers were shown the video for the song. Sanctus Real is a Christian rock band, originally from Toledo, Ohio. ... ...

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History

The Barlow sisters' father, Vince Barlow, created youth CDs at his church in Chicago. He brought his daughters as his backup band in the late 1990s.[1] BarlowGirl began writing songs and performing them at his performances. The trio stopped touring with their father when Becca and Alyssa began college, but they did perform at his nearby concerts. The trio had written around ten songs by 2002. [4] Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


The Barlow sisters were given a paid trip to the Gospel Music Association's Music in the Rockies seminar at Estes Park, Colorado, in mid-2002. The sisters were not informed that the seminar was a record industry event for unsigned artists, nor that it was a competition. They reached the finals of the event. Record companies became interested in the sisters after word of mouth spread about the seminar. [4] The Gospel Music Association (GMA) was founded in 1964 for the purpose of supporting and promoting the development of all forms of Gospel music. ... The Music in the Rockies is a national Contemporary Christian Music competition in the United States. ... Estes Park is a town in Larimer County, Colorado (USA) on the Big Thompson River. ...


The group's name became famous before the group released their first CD. The group Superchic[k] included a song titled "Barlow Girls" on their initial release, Karaoke Superstar. The song was a tribute to the actual Barlow sisters and their stand for sexual purity, and effectively introduced the sisters to the music world.[5] [1] The correct title of this article is Superchic[k]. The substitution or omission of any < > [ ] { } is due to technical restrictions. ... Allegory of chastity by Hans Memling. ...


The sisters were signed to Fervent Records on October 14, 2003. [6] Fervent Records is a Contemporary Christian record label based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Musical Style

BarlowGirl is known as a Christian rock group. Their style includes three-part harmony mixed with rock guitars. Their songs run the range from ballads to guitar rock. Christian rock (occasionally abbreviated CR) is a form of rock music played by bands whose members are Christian and who often focus the lyrics on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ...


BarlowGirl's philosophy

The band has gained a following with their message from Romans 12:1-2 "So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you." The band advocates waiting on God's timing concerning romantic relationships. They were quoted as saying, "We believe that God has one perfect man already chosen for us; therefore we have no need to worry ourselves in searching for him. When the time is right, we know God will bring us together. In the mean time, we are not hiding in a closet avoiding all males, we are still living our lives, just without the pressure of having to have a boyfriend." [7]


Albums

BarlowGirl

BarlowGirl released their first album BarlowGirl on February 24, 2004. [6] The album included the longest running number-one song in 2004 on R&R's CHR and CRW's Rock charts, "Never Alone" was named Song of the Year on each of these charts. The CD had sold over 250,000 units by April 2005, and featured the singles "Never Alone" and "Mirror". These number-one songs earned the trio four 2005 Gospel Music Association (GMA) awards (formerly the Dove Award) nominations, including the Best New Artist award, Best Rock Song, and Rock Album. The trio was the best-selling new Christian artist of 2004. BarlowGirl received a 2006 GMA award nomination for Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year for "Mirror". Image File history File links Barlowgirl. ... Image File history File links Barlowgirl. ... This title is the first release by pop/rock group Barlow Girl. Both Never Alone and Mirror were hits on Christian radio. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... R&R can mean: Remove and refit; to remove a component from a vehicle to repair it or to gain access to other components, and then re-install it. ... The R&R Contemporary Christian Airplay panel (Also known as Christian Singles & Tracks) is a list of Contemporary Christian music stations that are monitored by Nielsen BDS. The stations are ranked by the highest audience cumes based on Arbitron ratings and are modified twice a year. ... The GMA Music Awards, formerly the Dove Awards, were created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in contemporary Christian and gospel music. ...


Another Journal Entry

Another Journal Entry, BarlowGirl's second album

Their second album, Another Journal Entry, was released on September 27, 2005.[6] The album debuted at number three on Soundscan's Christian album chart, and had reached eighty-five on Billboard's Top 200 Current Albums chart by October 10, 2005. The trio was nominated for three additional 2006 GMA awards - 'Group of the Year', 'Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year', and 'Rock Recorded Song of the Year' for Let Go. Another Journal Entry is the second release for the Christian pop/punk/rock group BarlowGirl. ... Image File history File links BarlowGirl_album_JournalEntry. ... Image File history File links BarlowGirl_album_JournalEntry. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first single from the album, "Let Go"', was a free download of the week from iTunes. Their next single from the album, "I Need You to Love Me", quickly climbed to number one on the Weekend 22 countdown in April 2006. The single held on to the #1 position on the R&R Christian Hit Radio chart for 9 weeks, and the CRW Christian Hit Radio chart for a record 13 weeks.[2] The single was the most played song of 2006 on Christian Hit Radio as played on the Weekend 22.[8] This article is about the iTunes application. ... The Weekend 22 is a Christian music countdown. ... The Weekend 22 is a Christian music countdown. ...


They prepared a video for their hit song "Never Alone" for release for mainstream radio, but it did not chart on the mainstream charts.


Another Journal Entry Yahoo! Music Special Edition

This special edition features a remix of "Never Alone".


Another Journal Entry: Expanded Edition

The re-release was released in August 2006. It features all 11 tracks from Another Journal Entry and five bonus tracks consisting of: one brand new song, three acoustic versions of BarlowGirl hits ("I Need You To Love Me", "Porcelain Heart", and "On My Own"), and a radio edit of "Never Alone". Also included on the disk was their "Never Alone" music video. A 'Fan Pack' was also released, with a bonus "More Than Music" book and sticker.


How Can We Be Silent

BarlowGirl's third studio album was released on July 24, 2007. The CD was also released in a special edition format that comes with a DVD that features the music videos for their earlier hits "Never Alone" and "I Need You To Love Me", over 90 minutes of bonus footage, and personal interviews with the three girls. BarlowGirl partnered with longtime producer Otto Price. Tracks on the album include “Here’s My Life,” “I Believe In Love,” and “I Don’t Regret.” How Can We Be Silent is the third studio album from BarlowGirl. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


The first single off of the album is "Here's My Life". It was released in June 2007. There was a second single released to rock radio a few weeks later, titled "Million Voices".


According to an administrator at the Soundpost (BG's official message board), the record label says that there are NO MUSIC VIDEOS planned at this time.


National Day of Prayer 2007

The girls are the youth ambassadors for the National Day of Prayer. They recorded the song "We Pray" (written by Clint Lagerberg and Otto Price) along with other artists, such as Rebecca St. James for this event. The National Day of Prayer is a day designated by the United States Congress as a day when all Americans regardless of faith are asked to come together and pray in their own way. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Studio series performance tracks

  • Never Alone (2005)
  • Mirror (2005)
  • Enough (2005)
  • I Need You To Love Me (2005)
  • For The Beauty of The Earth (2006)

Daywind Performance Tracks

  • "Never Alone"
  • "Mirror"
  • "I Need You To Love Me"
  • "Enough"

Music videos

  • I Need You To Love Me (2005)
  • Grey (2005)
  • Never Alone (2006)

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Biography at YourMusicZone.com, Retrieved July 16, 2007
  2. ^ a b [1] "BarlowGirl's 'I Need You To Love Me' Breaks Radio Record" June 19, 2006 on 1Cubed.com
  3. ^ As played on the January 7, 2007 Weekend 22 countdown
  4. ^ a b Biography at yahoo.com
  5. ^ Review of self-titled debut CD at Jesus Freak Hideout
  6. ^ a b c Profile at christianmusic.about.com
  7. ^ Weekend 22 countdown, weekend of Sept. 24, 2006
  8. ^ As played on the January 7, 2007 Weekend 22 countdown

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