CCM Classic Blog

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


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

Oh, Thanks a Lot ( A Thansgiving Thought) by Alan Scott

Oh, Thanks a Lot I slept in the guest bedroom of my grandparent’s house when visiting. Unfortunately, it was next to my grandmother’s kitchen. My mom and I would arrive for Thanksgiving the day before, way before the uncles, aunts and cousins would pull up at t  read more

Whe He Has Come by Oswald Chambers

When He has come, He will convict the world of sin… JOHN 16:8 ( Very few of us know anything about conviction o  read more

No Sequins here by Alan Scott

It’s funny how the lives of so many rock icons can form a false mental picture. It’s no wonder, of course. Interviews of people like Mick Jagger, Elton John or Lady Gaga reveal their wealth, some up to hundreds of millions of dollars. There’s an old rumor, dating bac  read more

Happy Birthday, Billy Graham!

Happy Birthday, Billy Graham! by Alan Scott Rev. Billy Graham turns 99 years old this week (November 7th). From time to time you can still catch a vintage Billy Graham crusade on a few Christian television networks. Personally, I like the replays shot in black and white from  read more