Heaven Hears Out Songs Of Praise !
Though primarily meant as celebration of religious exaltation, Contemporary Christian Music slowly became a major player in popular culture. The genre began making billions of dollars for record producers, and a good part of these earnings went to various Christian campaigns to fund humanitarian and parochial campaigns all over the world.
In the 1990’s, Contemporary Christian Music further planted its roots in modern media through the works of artists like Amy Grant, DC Talk, and Jars of Clay, all of whom were widely embraced as Pop or Pop Rock superstars. Their success can be traced to the fact that they carried in their songs the glory of God and tried to “crossover” to more accessible mediums of expression.
Today, bands like P.O.D., Sixpence None The Richer, and Switchfoot are hailed with arduous fanaticism that was once reserved to rock stars and royalty. They are testaments to how much Christian music has developed in the modern age.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Christian music, however. There has always been a small sector that always associated modern music, particularly Rock N’ Roll, as the work of the devil. Given Contemporary Christian Music’s birth as an offspring of Rock, and the fact that up to this very day, heavy traces of Rock music can be gleamed from Christian music, it was easy for these sectors to condemn the genre altogether.
But the intent far outweighs the misguided notion of the few. Christian music has always tried to spread the word of God, and in a certain way, it was able to convey God’s love in a more personal level. This alone makes Christian music a stalwart of our times and our faith..
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