Fervent Records 14-time Dove Award nominated band and best-selling new CCM artist of 2004, BarlowGirl (Alyssa, Lauren and Rebecca), are retiring after they released their final single, “Hope Will Lead Us On,” on October 30.
Since releasing their self-titled debut in 2004, BarlowGirl has sold over one million albums, received 14 Dove Award nominations and accumulated four No. 1 singles on the Christian radio. Their poignant 2005 hit, “I Need You To Love Me,” topped the charts for 13 weeks in 2005 making it the longest No. 1 single in Christian Hit Radio chart history. With a wonderful run, the sisters are ready to leave on a high note.
Lauren, Alyssa & Rebecca wrote a letter to their fans:
To our amazing friends and fans,
This has truly been an interesting year for the three of us. We have spent most of the last three years writing songs and searching for inspiration. As a part of that season, we’ve also been seeking direction and a new plan for what God has for our lives. In the midst of this journey our songwriting times turned less and less into songwriting and more and more into God speaking to us about His new plans for us. And the outcome is that God is gently leading us in a new direction. The three of us really feel, and all agree, that the Lord is leading us to make a huge change in our lives and we want you to be the first to know about it.
After much prayer and counsel we have decided that we are retiring the band BarlowGirl. We don’t know what God has in store for us…He hasn’t revealed that yet. But in all this we know — He is guiding us to move forward in our destinies and He is faithful no matter what! We are so excited for this new season because we serve an amazing God.
Rebecca, Alyssa, and Lauren Barlow
I remember the way the Lord spoke to me at a BarlowGirl concert in high school and will forever be grateful for the amazing example that Rebecca, Alyssa & Lauren have set with their great music and love for Jesus. Thanks for a great run, girls!
Be sure to check out their final lyric video below, and visit their web page for their farewell sale on music and merch.