Whiteheart is a Contemporary Christian Music pop-rock band which formed in 1982. Whiteheart's discography includes 23 albums which includes official and unofficial releases, the most recent of which was released in 2007. Original members Billy Smiley and Mark Gersmehl worked with a continually-changing cast of bandmates. In 1986, former roadie Rick Florian became the lead singer. His first name is spelled differently in the liner notes of each album on which he participated.
Although Whiteheart has not officially "retired" as a band, remaining members Smiley, Gersmehl and Florian are each pursuing other interests. Smiley started his own label, Cul-de-Sac Records. Gersmehl continues to write music and has released solo efforts. Florian is a real estate agent in the Franklin, Tennessee area and also continues to sing for various recording projects.