hahaha. I was just checking CMCentral.com (a chrisitan music news site), and someone posted this in their Q&A section:
Q: Where did Rebecca St. James (actual last name “Smallbone”) get her stage name; why did she not use Smallbone?
A: Many artists record under a stage name, and the reasons are usually marketing related, as is the case with Rebecca. I guess the ad wizards (old SNL reference) at Forefront thought “Smallbone” was a bit too different. “St. James” was chosen, in particular, because her late grandfather’s name was James.
I had NO idea that Rebecca St. James’ real last name was Smallbone! geez!!
Now I gotta ask them if Natalie Grant and Amy Grant are really sisters! (as I’ve heard that that is rumored!)