CCM Classic Blog

"The Yellow and Black Attack & Beyond: By Phillip Mayabb

1984 was a big year in the United States...in politics, president Ronald Reagan was re-elected in a major landslide that saw him win 49 of the 50 states in the country. In sports, the Olympics were held in Los Angeles, and boycotted by the Russians, while the Detroit Tigers swept the San D  read more

4 Guys With"Hearts of Fire" with a "Cutting Edge" in "Perfect Time"...By Philip Mayabb

As we continue our celebration of classic Christian rock this month, our second stop takes us to the west coast, to enjoy one of the best and most interesting recordings by one of the genre's best and most interesting artists. This week, we're returning to 1982, to listen to Cutting Edge b  read more

The Heart Beat At The Forefront of Classic CCM Music By Philip Mayabb

Great News: For the month of May, on the Vinyl Revival side; we will be playing exclusively Christian rock. In the year of our Lord 1981, the Bill Gaither Trio released a historically significant album...a double LP called "Live Across America". The album was significant for two   read more

Respect & Love To The "First Class" Boone Family

There are many things in life that are considered to be "first class"...the Boone family is one of them. Singer Pat Boone, a direct descendant of the legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone, became a legend himself as a teen idol in the mid 1950s. From 1955 to 1962, Boone racked up an astonishing   read more

How The Winan's Have Made A Differnce by Philip Mayab

For nearly 40 years now, Christian music fans have known the name "Winans" very well, because they are one of the most successful and talented families in the history of the genre. After Andrae Crouch discovered older brothers Ronald (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Winans), Marvin (h  read more

The Inside Scoop On Petra's "More Power To Ya" From Philip Mayaab

What's in a name? Webster's Dictionary defines the word Classic as "serving as a standard of excellence". It might seem that I throw that word around a lot in my blogs, but think about it this way...our very name (CCM Classic) would indicate that we strive to play vintage Contemporary Chri  read more

"What's All The Fuss About Medals?" By Philip Mayabb

What can we say about Russ Taff's iconic 1985 LP Medals that hasn't been said already? It is probably the most memorable of his solo recordings, and still sounds mighty good today, 33 years after its initial release. Medals was awarded the 1986 Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album Of  read more

"Rise Again" by Philip Mayab

This week, we will celebrate what in my opinion should be the most joyous day on the calendar for a Christian, and that is Easter. Yes, we love Christmas, because that is the day that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but without His death on Good Friday, there wo  read more

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

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 CCM ar  read more

The Archers In Vinyl "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 took long br  read more