Last week’s playlist featured a genre of music that was extremely influential in my musical growth – that of independent radio from the 90s and early 2000s. Well, there are several other genres and categories of music that have influenced me as well. One category of music that heavily influenced my early years, ie the 80s and the 90s is CCM. For those of you unfamiliar with CCM, it stands for Contemporary Christian Music. CCM still exists today, although it has changed quite a bit over time. Now CCM mostly focuses on praise and worship, but the Classic CCM focused on a diverse amount of subjects, but I digress.
This week’s playlist pays tribute to those artists of the 80s and 90s who I listened to. Some of the songs will be cheesy, I know. However, a lot of the artists I include will feature a bit more of an art to their music. Artists such as Jars of Clay, Burlap to Cashmere, The Choir, and Out of the Grey come to mind. Of course, there are also well known CCM mainstays such as Michael W Smith, Russ Taff, Keith Green, and even Amy Grant. Lost Dogs, Rich Mullins, Sixpence None the Richer, Steve Taylor, they’re all found on this week’s playlist.
Sure, this might not be your bag, but if you did enjoy CCM back in the day, you’ll love this week’s playlist.
If you’re not into Classic CCM, you’re in luck!
This is just one playlist, so if it’s not your bag, I totally understand. I did pick the best songs I could from these artists, but some people really don’t like Classic CCM, or CCM in general. Nothing wrong with that. Regardless, next week’s playlist will be a bit less esoteric. I’ll be showcasing yet another category of music that has heavily influenced me. However, this category all comes from the 1960s and 1970s. The working title is happy hippy music, though that might change before next week.
Announcement time. Every week I bring you a quality article. Recently, however, I have skipped a week or two here and there. This week, I will once again be skipping a week. The weekly featured article will now be a bi-weekly featured article. I am mainly doing this so I can concentrate on bringing quality materials. I have another job to worry about, and sometimes I just can’t get everything done for the weekly article. And I don’t want to rush things!
So sit back and relax. The featured articles will keep coming. They’ll just be published a little less frequently than normal. With that said, I will be publishing a new playlist every week regardless.