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    CCM Staff & Contributors Pick Our Favorite Albums for 2018!

    compiled by Matt Conner It’s been a banner year for inspiring music in 2018. Some of the biggest artists around continue to captivate instead of resting on their laurels, while new artists have broken through to show a very bright future for Christian music. We polled our CCM staff and writers for their favorite albums in an attempt to generate a master list. While there was great variety among our staff, it was clear that a few albums made their way into the heads and hearts of everyone across the board. Here’s our list of CCM’s favorite albums of 2018. 1. For…

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    Artist Spotlight: Zach Williams

    Special Editions Rich Mullins Tribute Special One of our most requested specials is the tribute we’ve aired about the late, great Rich Mullins. You can listen to the show using the player … [Read More…] Rich Mullins Video Rich Mullins Bonus Videos 20 The Countdown Magazine has secured exclusive permission to show two wonderful Rich Mullins films. The first is Homeless Man: The Restless Heart of … watch now Broadcasters Want To Air The Show? 20 airs on great radio stations all over the world including AM and FM signals, satellites and networks and online outlets. To carry the show on your … Continue Reading Source

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    STRYPER Kicks Off 2nd Leg of ‘God Damn Evil’ World Tour

    Posted: October 12, 2018, 12:00 AM | Category: Tour Artist Tags: Stryper Source: Nashville Publicity Group After a summer break, STRYPER is back on the road this fall for the second half of their God Damn Evil World Tour. As previously announced, guitarist Oz Fox is back on the road following a health scare earlier this year. On August 11th, Oz suffered a medical emergency while performing with a side project in Las Vegas. An on-stage seizure led to the discovery of some previously unknown “spots” on the brain, which forced him to sit out the Australia tour dates as well as several U.S. dates in September. While additional…

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    Legin Shares Testimony, Talks New EP ‘Dark Room’

    Renaissance Music Movement artist Legin describes himself as “a father who loves my kids, a husband who loves his wife, [and] a son who has been redeemed.” Last month Legin released a spoken-word EP called Dark Room. In film-based photography and video, you must develop your images in what is known as a darkroom. “This entire life is ups and downs of different successes and struggles. If you let God take control of all of those particularly dark areas, he can bring a really good picture out of it.” He describes God as the developer, saying God develops the picture of our lives, even though “there’s gonna be a dark…

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    Jon’s Future Favorite for 2019!

    Special Editions Rich Mullins Tribute Special One of our most requested specials is the tribute we’ve aired about the late, great Rich Mullins. You can listen to the show using the player … [Read More…] Rich Mullins Video Rich Mullins Bonus Videos 20 The Countdown Magazine has secured exclusive permission to show two wonderful Rich Mullins films. The first is Homeless Man: The Restless Heart of … watch now Broadcasters Want To Air The Show? 20 airs on great radio stations all over the world including AM and FM signals, satellites and networks and online outlets. To carry the show on your … Continue Reading Source

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    TobyMac Drops ‘The Elements’ Today

    Posted: October 12, 2018, 12:00 AM | Category: New Releases Artist Tags: TobyMac Source: The Media Collective TobyMac unveiled The Elements today, marking a brand new 11 track album that is one of his most personal offerings to date. Aiming to give fans the first listen, TobyMac traveled across the country this week premiering the record to an intimate group of listeners in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Nashville. The fans, gathered through social media and radio stations, were also treated to an evening of Topgolf, harkening back to the 7X GRAMMY® winner’s favorite sport. The Elements stems from processing life as a believer, husband, father and creative whom is…

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    Behind The Song: Lauren Daigle Shares The Heart Behind Her Song “Winter Wonderland”

    This week’s featured song story comes to us from Lauren Daigle. We’re excited to share with you the story behind her song “Winter Wonderland.” “One of my favorite things about recording new songs for Behold was recording the song “Winter Wonderland.” It was one of those moments in the studio where I was completely nervous because we weren’t planning on recording this song and then we threw it in at the last minute.There was a really special moment where the bass player Chris took me into another room and said ‘hey listen to these chords, listen to these changes.’ These are…

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    Monday Morning Meditation for 13th August 2018

    When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” // Judges 6:12-14…

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    Legendary Producer No I.D. To Sign Christian Rapper TSO?

    Seems like something epic is brewing for the culture in Chicago. Matter of fact, greatness IS going down. Christian Rapper TSO, who is known for consistently pouring into the local Chicago hip-hop scene, was recently in the studio with the Chicago music legend No I.D., who is known for his production work with and for music royalty like Common, Drake, Usher, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and Kanye West, to name a few. Kanye West was mentored by No I.D., a fact that is described on West’s “Last Call” on the classic ‘ College Dropout’ album. Is No I.D., “The Godfather Of Chicago Hip-Hop,” gearing up to ink some sort of deal…

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    CCM Staff & Contributors Pick Our Favorite Songs of 2018! – CCM Magazine

    CCM’s Top Songs of 2018 compiled by Matt Conner From personal declarations of hope and strength to new congregational classics for worship, the last 12 months yielded numerous songs that will remain in our hearts and playlists for quite some time. We polled our CCM staff and writers for their opinions on this year’s top songs. Here’s our list of CCM’s favorite songs of 2018. 1. Lauren Daigle – “You Say” 2. Cory Asbury – “Reckless Love” 3. Andrew Peterson – “Is He Worthy?” 4. Tauren Wells – “Known” 5. For King & Country – “Joy” 6. Mat Kearney – “Kings & Queens” 7. NEEDTOBREATHE (with JohnnySwim) – “Forever On…