CCM Classic Blog

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

Do You Remember Billy Sprague? Soon You Most Definately Will! By Philip Mayaab

Do you know what a dichotomy (dī-ˈkä-tə-mē) is? It's a very interesting word that Merriam Webster's dictionary defines as this... a division into two especially mutually exclusive (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mutually%20exclusive)or contradictory (https://www.merriam-we  read more

From Superstardom in Mainstream to A Major Force In Christian Music; Guess Who? By Philip Mayaab

We have featured the Boone sisters on Vinyl Revival before, but as we all know, the member of the group that is the most familiar would have to be Debby. For many years, during the 1950s and early 60s, father Pat Boone was one of the earliest superstars of the rock and roll era. Then it   read more

Read About "The Champion" Guess Who? By Philip Mayaab

There are many mainstream musical acts who are identified by their first name, people like Madonna, Prince, and others. In the Christian market, there are some who go by one name only, but not very many, however we are featuring one on Vinyl Revival this week, who has needed only one na  read more