Pioneer, forerunner, legend. Dallas Holm is an icon of Christian music. Though he never feels comfortable with such descriptions, Dallas agrees, "Through God's grace, I've been part of the Christian music ministry for a long time."
Dallas has earned his influence in today's Christian music throughout more than 30 years of writing, singing and ministry in some 3,000 concerts in every state in the USA as well as many countries abroad. His 37 recordings have garnered gold records, multiple Dove awards, Grammy nominations, number one songs, and countless accolades. During his travels, Dallas also speaks and teaches what God has taught him in his journey.
Holm's creativity and diversity offer everything from inspirational to blues, from country to reggae. Whatever the style, it all points to Christ and the Cross. Songs like "Rise Again," "I Saw the Lord," "Here We Are," and "Before Your Throne" remind us that it's all about Jesus. Holm's songs focus on His life, His death and resurrection, and His desire for intimate relationship with us.
God has used Holm to shape the landscape of today's Christian music. Greg Long of Avalon says, "I rededicated my life to the Lord at a Dallas Holm concert." Dallas has touched the lives of such influential stars as Steven Curtis Chapman, who says, "He's still a hero to me." Twila Paris, who opened for Dallas Holm and Praise when she was a fledging artist, remembers his album, For Teens Only (1971) as the first contemporary Christian recording she heard.