CCM Classic Blog

In Memory of Gary McSpadden; by Philip Mayabb

As Christians, we often wonder why bad things happen to good people...why it is that men and women who have served God for so many years suddenly find themselves in peril. The answer is simple, as Romans 2:11 explains, "for there is no respect of persons with God." Sad as it may seem,   read more

The Inside Scoop On "More Power To Ya" Rewind; by Philip Mayabb

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 Contempora  read more

What's All The Fuss About Medals? Rewind by Philip Mayaab

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/Contempor  read more

Big Hair, Big Personalities, Big Ambitions...The 80s by Philip Mayabb Rewind

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  read more

The Archers Rewind "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  read more

Steve Camp Has Never Been Afraid to Bite The Hand That Fed Him; by Philip Mayabb

Have you ever met someone that wasn't afraid to say what they thought at any time? Most of us have, in fact most people are well acquainted with someone who fits that category. The artist on this week's featured Vinyl Revival LP has amassed a reputation for doing just that...speaking o  read more

The Storm is Here: Read all About It; by Philip Mayaab

This week on CCM Classic's Vinyl Revival, we're featuring an album by a husband and wife duo that aren't known so much for their musical artistry, but for their creative prowess, and studio work. That being said, they have turned out some pretty good albums as well, and this week we're   read more

Is Lanny Wolf a songwriter Legend? Yes Says Philip Mayabb and Explains Why.

Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said "Change is inevitable. Change is constant," and truer words have seldom been spoken. No matter what subject you want to talk about, change is something that always come with the territory, and music is no exception. Musical tast  read more

The Roots of CCM Music and the 1st GMA Awards Show; by Philip Mayaab

One of the highest compliments I have ever been paid professionally was made by Michael Lederer, my boss at CCM Classic, a little less than a year and a half ago. I had traveled to Nashville to meet him in person for the very first time, and while I was there, I had the distinct privile  read more

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