Members Of dcTalk, Petra, Whiteheart, Jars of Clay Form New Supergroup

Kevin Max (dcTalk), John Schlitt (Petra), Billy Smiley (Whiteheart) and Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) have united to collectively perform their biggest hits as the CCM All Star Review. The new group will debut with a headlining performance at the No Greater Love Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Aug. 11.

With sales exceeding 30 million records between them, the members have collectively generated more than 45 No. 1 songs and earned more than 15 Grammy and 60 Dove Award wins and nominations.

“With the advent of the popularity of rock coming full circle to festivals and theatres, the timing is right for a new show that really celebrates the history of Christian rock and pop,” says Smiley.

“A lot of the fans of Petra, dcTalk, WhiteHeart and Jars of Clay are bringing their kids to the shows,” adds Schlitt. “And many people had never seen some of these great musicians live and just had the music on vinyl, cassettes, or CD’s.”

The supergroup will be backed by the Union of Sinners and Saints, the Schlitt and Smiley-fronted group that recently released their own self-titled debut album.

“2020 might be the year we see an interest in the history of quality CCM music of the past by taking it to some of the festivals we all played at for years, and some other major events happening around the country,” says Max.

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