CCM Classic Blog

Here is "A Taste of Eternity" Spurr & McNeil;by Philip Mayabb

I'm sure that most anyone who is a serious music fan can think of at least one artist who was not given a sufficient chance to show how good they really were. You know, those artists that are often referred to as "one hit wonders", who are generally remembered for a single song. Music   read more

The Nelons History and Album "Thanks" Reprint from

History of The Nelons Reprint from Southern Gospel History After Urias LeFevre ( retired from the LeFevres ( in 1975, their lon  read more

Tim Sheppard Biography by with Intro by Philip Mayabb

Introduction By Philip Mayabb: One of the things I love the most about being involved with CCM Classic, and playing classic contemporary Christian music is the memories that the music invokes. Sure, all old music does that to a certain extent, but if you're like me, and you grew up during y  read more

Age to Age; An Amy Grant Story; by Philip Mayabb

There are albums that will forever be considered “cornerstone” classics in the history of Contemporary Christian music, and this week’s Vinyl Revival LP, Amy Grant’s Age To Age, is absolutely one of the albums on that list. It was Amy’s first album to  read more


There are some names that are instantly recognizable in almost every professional field, and contemporary Christian music is no exception. While some artists may be recognized by a small number of fans, others are instantly known by multitudes of people, even folks who aren't necessa  read more

Did You Know That New Song Was a Southern Gospel Quartet: by Philip Mayabb

If I were to ask "which hit do you think of first when I mention the name NewSong?", which one would you choose? I don't have time to go through all of them, but some of the more familiar ones might be "Arise My Love", or maybe "This One's With Me" or quite possibly "The Christmas Shoes", but w  read more

The Man Behind "The River Is Rising" by Philip Mayabb

Change can be a curious thing sometimes, especially in the music business. It can be especially difficult for a band, but most notably when it involves a lead vocalist. When the fans are used to hearing a particular voice singing the songs that they know and love, it can be a tough sel  read more

We All Hit Our Stride With A "Fresh Surrender ": Read All About It; by Philip Mayabb

Welcome to another edition of the CCM Classic Vinyl Revival blog, and this week is going to awesome, because we are featuring one of those albums that most of us would consider a "must have" for anybody who claims to be a CCM buff. There are some recordings that you should have in your   read more

Can You Name The Album That Hold The Group's Personal Record For Most Chart Singles? By Philip Mayabb

There are weeks when choosing the album for CCM Classic's Vinyl Revival can really be a chore...I try to vary the type of music (pop, rock, inspirational, etc.), and above all, try to make sure that we don't feature the same artist too often. That can be difficult, because I have a tend  read more

Cruse With The Cruse Family; By Philip Mayabb

The music industry is constantly evolving, sounds that were popular many years ago are considered passé in today's society. That means that for the artists themselves, re-invention is a necessary component if you plan on a long, successful career. That's what we're going to expl  read more