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Newsboys' Duncan Phillips talks Winter Jam, 'Restart,' Christian music's growth and more

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The biggest annual Christian tour in the country, Winter Jam, returns to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday, headlined by noted Christian rockers Newsboys and hip-hop sensation Lecrae. It's a far cry from what "Christian rock" represented in the early '90s.

"When bands first started playing Christian rock back in the day, there was a fan base but there were also a lot of churches picketing, saying the music was of the devil," said Newsboys drummer Duncan Phillips. "Now, most of what we do is pretty well accepted across the board. A lot of Christian artists are even crossing over into mainstream radio."

Winter Jam starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Forum; tickets are $10 at the door only. Click here for details on the show.

For more of Sarah Whitman's interview with Phillips, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:38pm]

    

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