CCM Classic Blog

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

WHAT'S UP WITH VINYL By Philip Mayabb

In the world of recorded music, few things are more "classic" than a good vinyl LP. Vinyl brings up memories of days gone by for older generations, and feelings of nostalgia for the younger folks, and those are some of the reasons that vinyl is enjoying a resurgence in popularity worldwide  read more

Lyrics With Velcro by Alan Scott

Recently, recording artist, Gloria Estefan was recognized at the Kennedy Honors event with well deserved accolades. That night another artist hit the stage to honor her with “Rhythm Is Gonna Get Ya,” one of Gloria’s mega hits from 1987. You’re already hearing it in your  read more

Take the Time by Alan Scott

The year was 1971. Folk artist, Barry McGuire became a new believer in Jesus. Two years later he signed with CCM record label, Myrrh Records, making his first CCM album, “Seeds” with a little known back-up trio, 2nd Chapter of Acts. Being focused, he wasted no time w  read more

How May I Serve You by Alan Scott

You hear it from time to time. Usually it catches the ear at a highbrow restaurant, tuxedo department in Neiman Marcus or a Roll Royce dealership. But it doesn’t have to be. Thanksgiving afternoon finally arrived at our house. It was just four of us, my wife and   read more