CCM Classic Blog

Big Hair, Big Personalities, Big Ambitions...The 80s by Philip Mayabb Rewind

Ah yes, the eighties...everything was BIG! Big hair, big personalities, big ambitions, etc. The eighties were big, and contemporary Christian music made its biggest strides during the decade. Artists began selling more albums and concert tickets, mainstream record label sought out  read more

The Archers Rewind "Keep Singn' That Love Song;by Philip Mayabb

Before we begin this week, ask yourself a question...have you EVER known the Archers to produce a bad album, or even a mediocre one, for that matter? Shouldn't take long to answer...the Archers turned out some of CCM's finest recordings from 1972-1991, and even when they  read more

Steve Camp Has Never Been Afraid to Bite The Hand That Fed Him; by Philip Mayabb

Have you ever met someone that wasn't afraid to say what they thought at any time? Most of us have, in fact most people are well acquainted with someone who fits that category. The artist on this week's featured Vinyl Revival LP has amassed a reputation for doing just that...speaking o  read more

The Storm is Here: Read all About It; by Philip Mayaab

This week on CCM Classic's Vinyl Revival, we're featuring an album by a husband and wife duo that aren't known so much for their musical artistry, but for their creative prowess, and studio work. That being said, they have turned out some pretty good albums as well, and this week we're   read more

Is Lanny Wolf a songwriter Legend? Yes Says Philip Mayabb and Explains Why.

Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said "Change is inevitable. Change is constant," and truer words have seldom been spoken. No matter what subject you want to talk about, change is something that always come with the territory, and music is no exception. Musical tast  read more

The Roots of CCM Music and the 1st GMA Awards Show; by Philip Mayaab

One of the highest compliments I have ever been paid professionally was made by Michael Lederer, my boss at CCM Classic, a little less than a year and a half ago. I had traveled to Nashville to meet him in person for the very first time, and while I was there, I had the distinct privile  read more

Are You an Archers Fan? by Philip Mayaab

Before we begin this week, ask yourself a question...have you EVER known the Archers to produce a bad album, or even a mediocre one, for that matter? Shouldn't take long to answer...the Archers turned out some of CCM's finest recordings from 1972-1991, and even when they took long break  read more

Do You Believe in Giants? Soon You Will! By Philip Mayabb

Not all music fans have the same tastes, but most everybody has a list of artists that they feel are underrated or underappreciated. You know the ones I'm talking about - artists that are fairly well known, but just never seem to have that breakthrough moment or album. The band who hel  read more

Greg X Volz; The Power Singer. Read All About It! 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 sell w  read more

So Many Memories; by Philip Mayabb

This week on Vinyl Revival, we're something a little bit different, and for multiple reasons. Like most music fans, I am mostly positive when it comes to the subject of "greatest hits" albums, and we play a lot of them on CCM Classic. When I was a kid however, my mom and dad were not f  read more