Sisters Rebecca, Alyssa and Lauren Barlow got their start as a backup band for their father, as he performed at youth events around the country. Home base for the family was in a Chicago suburb at Willow Creek Community Church, a mega-congregation that is one of the country's largest. Soon the girls began penning tunes and snagged a label deal of their own in 2003, but not before another Christian band, Superchick, immortalized them in song via the track "Barlow Girls." They couldn't have asked for better pre-release publicity. BarlowGirl made their label debut in February 2004 and became the best-selling new Christian artist that year. Their youth-friendly rock has plenty of pop hooks wrapped around messages of self-esteem, purity and, of course, faith.