Petra

Jul 30, 2013
Jul 03, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
Nov 16, 2010
4
Mar 21, 2006
Feb 28, 2006
Nov 22, 2005
3
Aug 19, 2003
5
Jan 01, 2002
Nov 20, 2001
4
Feb 29, 2000
Jan 01, 1998
Jan 01, 1997
Jan 01, 1996
Sep 28, 1995
Jan 01, 1995
Mar 01, 1994
1
Nov 09, 1993
4
Jan 01, 1993
Oct 15, 1992
4
Jan 01, 1992
Jan 01, 1991
3
Jul 04, 1990
5
1
Jan 01, 1989
4
1
Jan 01, 1988
5
Jan 01, 1987
Jan 01, 1986
1
Jan 01, 1986
4
Jan 01, 1984
5
Jan 01, 1983
5
1
Jan 01, 1982
5
Jan 01, 1981
Jan 01, 1979
Jan 01, 1977
3
Jan 01, 1974
3

Petra is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1987 Various Artists Righteous Metal
1988 Steve Camp Justice Vocals
1991 Carman Addicted to Jesus Featured Duet

Petra

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Band Members:

Guitars (1974-2005)
Drums (1982-2005)
Vocals (1986-2005)
Keyboards (1985-1993)
Bass (1988-1995)
Vocals (1979-1986)
Bass (1981-1987)
Bass (1997-2000)
Bass (1974-1977)
Drums, Percussion (1974-1977)
Guitar, Vocals (1974-1977)
Bass (2003-2005)
Guitar (1998-2000)
Guitars (1998-2000)
Keyboards (1981-1983)
Drums (1981)
Drums, Percussion (2005)
Bass (2003)
Drums (2003)
Guitar (2003)
Keyboards (2000)
Guitar (1997)
Keyboards (1995)
Bass (1979)
Drums (1979)
Guitar (1979)
Guitar (1979)
Guitars, Keyboards (1979)
Keyboards (1979)

Petra is a music group regarded as a pioneer of the Christian rock and contemporary Christian music genres. Formed in 1972, the band took its name from the Greek word for "rock". Though formally disbanding in 2006, incarnations of Petra have played reunion shows in the years since and released an album in November 2010.

With a style initially similar to The Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Petra's sound evolved into a more energetic, driving rock sound in the early 1980s akin to Foreigner, Styx and Journey. Throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s, Petra was undoubtedly the world's most popular Christian rock band, with each of its albums during that period selling hundreds of thousands of copies while the band sold out arenas and regularly placed songs at the top of Christian radio charts. With its lyrics, music and style, Petra influenced numerous other artists at a time when Christian rock experienced strong opposition from many conservative pastors and churches.

In more than three decades, the band experienced numerous lineup changes yet released 20 studio albums, as well as three Spanish-language and two live albums, selling nearly 10 million copies while being nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, winning four, and winning 10 Dove Awards. Its biggest hit, "The Coloring Song", reached the top position on three Christian radio charts simultaneously, and at its peak, the band's tours rivaled Amy Grant's in popularity among Christian audiences. Petra was the first rock band inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the first Christian band whose memorabilia was included in the Hard Rock Cafe restaurant chain.

The band announced its retirement in 2005, launching a farewell tour that was recorded for release on CD and DVD. Petra's 33-year career ended with a performance in the early hours of January 1, 2006. Band members subsequently reunited for concerts in 2007 and 2010. In November 2010, a resurrected form of the band's mid-1980s lineup, using the name Classic Petra, released a CD titled Back to the Rock featuring new material and re-recordings of hits from that era. The band released a companion live CD and DVD in 2011.

Petra (band). (2011, December 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:33, January 17, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Petra_(band)&oldid=465871979

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Friday, May 10, 2013
March 05, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Petra lead singer John Schlitt was on hand at the SESAC Christian Music Awards as the pioneering Contemporary Christian band was honored with the prestigious Legacy Award.

July 02, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Two classic recordings by Petra, one of Christian rock’s most awarded and influential bands throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, are being re-released July 3 from Star Song Music as special Anniversary Editions including bonus tracks.

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