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Satellite Soul is a critically acclaimed alternative country/folk rock band from Kansas. Their sound has developed and matured over the years from jangly roots rock to a hard cutting Alt-Country sound. They were formed in 1996 while living in Manhattan, Kansas and played extensively in the Midwest as an independent band. The band toured extensively nationwide, playing with many of the top acts in Christian music. They shared billing with artists such as the Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, Skillet, Smalltown Poets, Chris Tomlin, Steven Curtis Chapman, and others. They toured extensively with Big Tent Revival, Jennifer Knapp, Eli, Clear, Jason Ingram Band, Mitch McVicker, and others.
In 1997 they signed with Ardent Forefront Records and made their National debut with their self-titled first release. The band's first single, "Say I Am," was top three on the CHR charts and began a string of top ten radio hits that lasted for several years. Follow up hit "Fool," broke the top ten later that year and the music video "Either Way" was number one for several weeks on the Video Charts (ZooTV). "Wash" was another top ten favorite and also charted on Rock Radio. "Equal To the Fall" was the band's only Adult Contemporary hit.
The follow-up record, "Great Big Universe," had similar radio success. The record's highest charting single was "Revive Me," which topped out at number 5. Other top ten hits were "Great Big Universe" and "Broken Again." The record was critically acclaimed but never achieved the sales that Ardent Forefront had hoped for.
The third record was a live worship album recorded at New Earth Coffeehouse in Kansas City.
After a long hiatus the band reformed to record a full on alt-country record entitled "Straight Back to Kansas." Available only online through CDBaby and digital download, the record had modest indie success.
Then their fifth album was released independently in 2006.
As of mid-2009, the band was putting the finishing touches on another worship album, this time a solo project for front-man Tim Suttle, but all of the same players from the band did the record. All of the proceeds from the record will be donated to World Vision.
- Tim Suttle - lyrics, vocals, rhythm guitar
- Rustin Smith, Oscar Guinn - lead guitar
- Ryan Green - drums
- Tyler Simpson, Todd Way - bass guitar
- The White Album (Independent, 1995)
- Homegrown (Independent, 1996)
- Satellite Soul (Ardent Records, 1997)
- Great Big Universe (Ardent Records, 1999)
- Ardent Worship Live (Ardent Records, 2000)
- More To Love You (Independent, 2000)
- Straight Back to Kansas (Underdog Records, 2006)