CCM Classic Blog

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

Kickstarting 2020 With One Of My Favorite Albums; Guess Who! by Philip Mayaab

It is a new year, and a new decade as well, and even though I have enjoyed taking a break from the blog during the Christmas season, it is time for Vinyl Revival and our weekly blog to once again get back to work. I have had some time to refocus my thoughts and energies for the upcoming ye  read more

This Week Vinyl Revival Highlights The Amazing Marty McCall: By Philip Mayabb

Sometimes it can be a (fun) challenge to try and remember some of the classic CCM artists who I heard on the radio when I was much younger. There are always the big artists (Imperials, Amy Grant, David Meece, Evie, Bill Gaither Trio, etc) that you instantly remember right off the bat.   read more

Do You Know "The Pat Terry Group?" My Confession; By Philip Mayabb

I am going to start this week's blog off with a confession, which is that I don't really have an abundant supply of knowledge when it comes to this week's Vinyl Revival artist, The Pat Terry Group. While they were still active when I began listening to contemporary Christian music in 19  read more

After Russ Taff's Depature From The Imperials, Came Paul Smith;Read All About It: By Philip Mayabb

I often wonder how different things would have been in the 70s and 80s if the internet would have been around. It is so easy to have access to music and information of all kinds now, which we simply did not have back then. Sure there are some things that I miss about the "good old days  read more

Don't Wait For The Movie: Why Not and What Movie? By Philip Mayaab

It is very interesting to me how some people respond to change...there are those who embrace it, those who simply loathe it, and those who tolerate it. Change can be tough, no matter what it is that's doing the changing, and while there are situations where change has created disastrous  read more

Give Me Some "Candy," from Southern Gospel to CCM: By Philip Mayaab

There was a time when Contemporary Christian music as we know it today did not exist. Until the last couple of years of the 1960s, there was no Christian music that sounded like its top 40 counterparts, so there was nothing else for Christians to listen to but traditional Southern Gospel m  read more