Petra was an American Christian rock and progressive rock band from Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. It was formed in 1972. The group consisted of Bob Hartman, John Schlitt, Greg Bailey and Paul Simmons. With a style initially compared to bands like The Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band's sound evolved into a more energetic, driving rock sound in the early 80's. The group was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and was the first Christian band to be inducted into the Hard Rock Cafe. They have also won 4 Grammys and 10 Dove Awards and have reached the #1 position on five CCM Update radio and retail charts simultaneously. In 1990, Petra released their most successful album, Beyond Belief, which you may download in mp3 from our site. The album won the band their first Grammy after five previous nominations. On May 24, 2005, guitarist, founder, and songwriter Bob Hartman announced that the band would be retiring. The band then launched the Farewell tour.