With a bright and sunny modern pop sound, Tenth Avenue North (the group took their name from a major road in the West Palm Beach, Florida area, where they were originally formed) have become one of the brightest lights on the contemporary Christian music scene. Led by Mike Donehey's vocals and songwriting, the group released three independent albums, 2002's Broken Down, 2003's Don't Look Back, and 2005's Speaking of Silence, and an EP, 2006's God with Us, before signing with Reunion Records and releasing Over and Underneath in 2008 and The Light Meets the Dark in 2010. A concert set, Live: Inside and In Between, appeared in 2011, with another studio effort, The Struggle, following in 2012.
Cathedrals arrived in 2014 and became Tenth Avenue North's third chart-topper on the Billboard Christian chart. The effort featured appearances by Audrey Assad, Derek Minor, and KB. Two years later, the band once again topped the Christian chart with the release of their fifth LP, Followers. In 2017, they issued the holiday-themed album Decade the Halls, followed by the EP Things We've Been Afraid to Say in 2018. The band returned with the full-length No Shame in August 2019. ~ Steve Leggett