In April this year, NEEDTOBREATHE announced that co-founding member Bo Rinehart was leaving the southern rock/Christian band.
Our brother Bo has decided to step away from NEEDTOBREATHE. Bo’s visual and musical artistry has always stood out for being brave, accomplished, and well respected by anyone who has been fortunate enough to experience it. We care deeply about Bo. His active involvement in this band doesn’t change that. His vision and heart have played a major role in every aspect of who NEEDTOBREATHE is and his impact will be felt for the life of the band.
We thought long and hard about whether or not we would continue as a band. It was hard to envision what a road ahead might look like without Bo, and we know that it will inevitably feel different. That said, it is clear to us now that the journey of each member…past, present and future…has been marked by something greater – something beyond us as people.
The mandolin master Bo has yet to reveal his future plans. However, NEEDTOBREATHE is moving forward with the remaining three members (Bear Rinehart, Seth Bolt, and Josh Lovelace), having released singles to tease their upcoming album which drops on August 28. “Out of Body” is available for pre-order now.