The anthemic CCM band Geoff Moore and the Distance emerged from Nashville in 1984 with Pure and Simple; the group -- its most notable incarnation also featuring guitarist Roscoe Meek, bassist Gary Mullett, keyboardist Geof Barkley and drummer Chuck Conner -- resurfaced two years later with Over the Edge, followed in 1987 by The Distance. With 1988's A Place to Stand, Moore signed to Sparrow, although after the following year's Foundations he jumped ship to ForeFront for 1992's Friend Like U. Evolution appeared a year later, and Home Run in 1995; after a 1996 Greatest Hits collection, Moore and the Distance issued Threads. 1999's Geoff Moore was the singer/songwriter's first solo effort. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi