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  • "Battles" from Live On Forever
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  • "Beautiful Love" from I Wish We All Could Win
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  • "Broken Hallelujah" from Life is Beautiful
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  • "Every Good Thing" from Life is Beautiful
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  • "Life is Beautiful" from Life Is Beautiful - Single
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  • "Life Is Beautiful" from Life is Beautiful
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  • "Lift Me Up" from Light Up The Sky
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  • "Light Up the Sky" from Light Up The Sky
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  • "Live On Forever" from Live On Forever (Single)
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  • "Live On Forever" from Live On Forever
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  • "Love Is In The Air" from Life is Beautiful
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  • "MySpace Girl" from Never Going Back To OK
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  • "Never Going Back To OK" from Never Going Back To OK
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  • "Ocean Wide" from Never Going Back To OK
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  • "Someday" from I Wish We All Could Win
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    Latest News
    Jason Gray Announces 'The Acoustic Sessions' EP to Release September 8th
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017)
    The Afters and Jason Gray Announce 'Live On Forever' Tour with David Dunn
    (Monday, August 07, 2017)
    The Afters Score No. 1 at Radio with 'Shadows'
    (Wednesday, June 07, 2017)
    Newsboys Shine Spotlight On Heroes
    (Tuesday, November 01, 2016)
    The Afters Kick Off Tour In Support Of New Album 'Live On Forever'
    (Friday, September 23, 2016)
    The Afters' 'Live On Forever' Debuts To Warm Welcome From Critics And Fans Alike
    (Monday, September 12, 2016)
    Newsboys to Keep the 'Love Riot' Going
    (Friday, August 26, 2016)
    Provident Music Group Celebrates 26 GMA Dove Award Nominations
    (Thursday, August 11, 2016)
    The Afters' 'Live On Forever' Set To Debut September 9
    (Wednesday, July 27, 2016)
    Gotee Records Celebrates Milestone With Ryan Stevenson's 'Eye Of The Storm'
    (Thursday, July 21, 2016)
    Newsboys Announce Love Riot Tour
    (Monday, May 02, 2016)
    The Afters Release Stunning Video for "Live On Forever"
    (Tuesday, January 12, 2016)
    The Afters Release New Single "Live On Forever"
    (Thursday, September 03, 2015)
    Micah Kuiper Of Hawk Nelson Gets Married
    (Thursday, August 06, 2015)
    Matt Redman and Passion Record Live Album at Abbey Road Studios
    (Wednesday, February 25, 2015)
    Hawk Nelson Shoots Music Video With Fan Submitted Pictures
    (Friday, February 06, 2015)
    Tedashii Plans Tour With Moriah Peters, V. Rose, Spec and Speaker Jefferson Bethke
    (Wednesday, January 14, 2015)
    Red, Disciple, Children 18:3 Go Early Morning Carolling
    (Tuesday, December 16, 2014)
    The Afters' Music to be Featured on PBS's Downton Abbey
    (Tuesday, December 02, 2014)
    Selah Makes Radio History As "You Amaze Us" Debuts At #1
    (Wednesday, June 25, 2014)
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    Formed in 2000 by four Starbucks employees in Mesquite, TX, the Afters are an alternative CCM rock outfit originally known as Blisse. Under the name Blisse, (former) members Marc Dodd (drums), Matt Fuqua (guitar and vocals), Josh Havens (vocals and guitar), and (former) Brad Wigg (bass and vocals) released an EP and an album (2001's When the World Is Wonderful) before finding out that there was another Blisse out there, and subsequently changed their name to the Afters. After making a name for themselves in the Dallas music scene, the Afters scored a deal with Epic and released their major-label debut in 2005, entitled I Wish We All Could Win. The album was a hit on the Christian charts, making it to the Top 25.

    In 2006, winning New Artist of the Year, the band went back into the studio to record its follow-up, Never Going Back to OK, which was slated for release in February of 2008. Following its release, it debuted at #41 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling about 16,000 units in its first week.
     It reached No. 1 on the R&RCHR chart in March 2008 and R&R magazine ranked it as the most played song on U.S. Christian CHR radio of the same year.
    The album won a Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year(2009) at the 40th GMA Dove Awards. The title song was also nominated for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year(2009).

    On August 28, 2015, the band released Live On Forever, the lead single from their fifth studio album of the same name set for release in September 2016.

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    Recording vocals on some new Afters songs! @ Nashville, Tennessee
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    Light Up The Sky • Live in Lisbon, Portugal 🎥: @birdonthebeach @ Campo Pequeno
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    Amazing weekend playing in Lisbon, Portugal! The show was in a historic bull fighting arena, the…
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    Josh and Matt share some thoughts about the amazing response to the Gospel last night in Lisbon,…
    Posted by @theafters on 04.08.18 | View Tweet
    Having a blast with all of our new friends in Lisbon, Portugal!! @bgea @ Lisbon, Portugal
    Posted by @theafters on 04.07.18 | View Tweet

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    THE AFTERS!!! | Posted October 31, 2017
    One of the best bands out their. Brilliants music, lyrics, and vocals. I was so fortunate to see them live when they came to Australia, they were extremely entertaining and interacted with the crowd quite a bit, Josh even came in among us and sang with everyone! If you don't have their last three albums: "Live On Forever", "Life Is Beautiful" and "Light Up The Sky" I would recommend getting them.

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    great band | Posted April 15, 2013
    i've been listening to them for a while & their new album "life is beautiful" sounds amazing so far! thanks nrt for the preview!:)

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    Never disappointed | Posted April 13, 2013
    I enjoy every song i hear by The Afters.

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    Inspiring | Posted April 12, 2013
    Songs are great.

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    Better than the last | Posted April 12, 2013
    This album sounds even better than their last one, and that one was amazing. It takes a really good artist to pull off an album where every song on the album is great and The Afters have done it again.

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