CCM, Jul 1998, vol. 21, iss. 1

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Writers in this Issue
Best, Harold M.
Croteau, Roberta
Donaldson, Devlin
Fischer, John
Nelson, Dean
Rabey, Steve
Rumburg, Gregory J
Styll, John W.
Trouten, Doug

20 Years

Cover Feature:Article:
  • "Somewhere Down The Road" by Gregory J Rumburg
  • "A Magazine Is Born" by John W. Styll
    Jesus Music; The early Christian music scene; history of CCM magazine
  • "1978: It Was Twenty Years Ago"
    snips and artist photos from 1978
  • "Age To Age" by Steve Rabey, additional reporting by Doug Trouten, Dean Nelson
    Each period contains major artist list. Article includes a timeline.

    [Pre-1978] The early Jesus movement, development of the Christian music scene; breaks into aspects of the Jesus movement and their impact

    [1978-1983] Establishment of industrial structures, crossover concept emerges

    [1983-1988] Crossover concept takes off, acceptance of greater stylistic variety; greater resistance to Christian music

    [1988-1993] The line between "Christian Music" and general music blurs, spirituality in music becomes more important that explicit "Christianness"

    [1993-1998] Rap and rock, expansion of industry, recent trends

  • "The Long & Winding Road: A Complete Retrospective of CCM Magazine's 239 Covers"
    showcase of all covers to date
  • "Don't You Forget About Me" by Devlin Donaldson, Gregory J Rumburg
  • "The Day The Music Died" by Roberta Croteau
  • "Picture Perfect"
    photo feature from Christian music's past
  • "Making Giraffes 101" by Harold M. Best
    Creativity in Christian expression
  • "Leaders of The Pack: Top 100 Albums"
  • "Top 100 Albums: Best Selling"
Don't You Forget About Me:Editorials, opinion, and commentary:
  • "A Magazine Is Born" by John W. Styll
Consider This:
  • "Two Nights Out" by John Fischer
    explains the changing culture behind Christian music; how artistry and subtlety have impacted ministry

Relevant Links

Official web site of CCM

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