CCM Classic Blog

Wayne Watson: There’s Strength In Songs by Deborah Evans Price. American Songwriter Magazine

American Songwriter Magazine by Deborah Evans Price <https: //> Make sure to go and listen to this wonderful Video Interview with Wayne: When notified by his manager that he was the top Christian  read more

Having Fun With Amy Grant's Vinyl, I mean Cassette, I mean cd of "The Collection" Sound Confusing? Read all About it! By Philip Mayabb

We're doing something a little different on this week's edition of the Vinyl Revival blog. Instead of going in to a lot of history on the songs, the artist, or the albums itself, we're just going to have a little fun with each. So to give the details right of the top, this week's featu  read more

Mrs. CCM Classic; Evie Again by Philip Mayaab

I am just assuming that a good majority of the people who read the weekly Vinyl Revival blogs are members of a certain age group (like myself) who remember the "good ole days" of Contemporary Christian Music. I believe it is safe to assume also that most of us have stories we could tell  read more

Michael W Smith's Big Surprise With"i 2 (EYE); by Philip Mayabb

Welcome to another week of CCM Classic's Vinyl Revival, and this week, we are featuring a record that a LOT of people still love - we get plenty of reaction when we play the digital version on the air. I have wanted to play it for quite a while now, the only problem was I had to find a vinyl co  read more

Top Ten Songs For 1977" Chosen by The Members of The GMA and The Stories Behind Them; by Philip Mayabb

Not too long ago on Vinyl Revival, we brought you the very first set of ten songs that were nominated for the 1970 Dove Award for Song Of The Year. Even though most of the songs in that collection were traditional Southern Gospel songs (the lone exception being The Imperials' amazing re  read more

All It Takes is A Mustard Seed of Faith:by Philip Mayabb

As we have discussed in these blogs before, the roots of modern Contemporary Christian Music can be traced to the late 1960s, when musicians on the US west coast (i.e. California) began leaving the hippie lifestyle, and receiving Jesus Christ as their savior. These musicians knew only o  read more

The Lady Of Lady's Reba Rambo; by Philip Mayabb

It is a joy to be back for the Vinyl Revival blog, I have truly missed writing these posts about the albums we feature on VR, but we have had very few new albums to feature over the last four months or so. Such is not the case this week, as we back to full strength, and I am ready to wr  read more

Bryan Duncan Cuts Edges With The "Sweet Comfort Band" Rewind: 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 Edg  read more

White Heart 1982 Rewind; Don't Miss This!! by Philip Mayabb

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 reasons...first, it included Bill Gaither and Gary McSpadden singing in a quartet with backup singers Steve Green a  read more

Everybody Needs A Liitle Help Rewind Sings David Meece; by Philip Mayabb

Ah, the early days of the Contemporary Christian music "industry" in the late 70s...the "Jesus Music" era was winding down, and the days of artists just simply finding some place to perform, were coming to an end. Traditional Christians, who for many years had little choice in "gospel"   read more