October 5, 1998 / Circulation:  83!

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CCM Discussion List - Vol. II, No. 38

"Though the mountain is so hard to climb and the road is steep and it
does wind, still I'll not turn and leave it all behind." - Rhonda Gunn
In this issue: Notes of All Sorts Top This! Nominate Your Christian Music Favorites October's Prayer Artist: Responses to TELL ME TELL ME

Notes of All Sorts

Thanks to Ginger for the Rhonda Gunn quote!

Selling exactly 106, 213 units, DC Talk debut-ed at the #4 position on Billboard Top 200 album chart with their new album, SUPERNATURAL. The number three and five positions were albums by Kiss and Marilyn Manson, respectively. This is the highest number of albums a Christian artist has sold in the first week of the album's release.

Next week I will have information on Nichole Nordeman, the new Christian artist. If anyone would like to contribute any information or a review, simply reply to this e-mail. Thanks!

Top This! [as of 10/5/98]

#1 Adult Contemporary Single-- Margaret Becker / "Deliver Me" | Week 1
#1 CHR Single -- DC Talk*/"Into Jesus" | Week 2
#1 Inspirational Single -- Kim Hill/"Just As I Am"| Week 1

#1 Christian Retail Top-Selling Album -- SUPERNATURAL, DC Talk
(THE JESUS RECORD is a the #5 position)

#1 Mainstream Retail Top-Selling Album - SUPERNATURAL, DC Talk

Information from (www.ccmcom.com)

*DC Talk is on the cover of CCM Magazine's October 1998 issue.

Nominate Your Christian Music Favorites
for the 1998 CCM DL Awards

New artists eligible for nomination must have released their debut in 1998. All albums and videos nominated must have also been released in 1998. All songs must have been released as singles in 1998.

[Categories chosen by Allison, Chris U., and Christina S.]

Favorite Contemporary Female Vocalist:
Favorite Rock Female Vocalist:

Favorite Contemporary Male Vocalist:
Favorite Rock Male Vocalist:

Favorite Contemporary Group/Band:
Favorite Rock Group/Band:

Favorite New Contemporary Artist:
Favorite New Rock Artist:

Favorite Contemporary Artist:
Favorite Rock Artist:

Favorite Pop Song:
Favorite Pop Album:

Favorite Inspirational Song:
Favorite Inspirational Album:

Favorite Rock Song:
Favorite Rock Album:

Favorite Urban Song:
Favorite Urban Album:

Favorite Independent Album:

Coolest Album Cover:

Favorite Long Form Video:
Favorite Short Form Video:

Favorite Web Page:



Favorite Studio Player:

Coolest Artist You've Ever Met:

Favorite Concert Experience:

Can't Be Categorized:
(for an artist that does not fit categorization)

Make up your own category: _____________________
Winner: ______________________________________

October's Prayer Artist: Ceili Rain

Pray for Ceili Rain! Bob Halligan, Jr. is the guy behind Ceili Rain who writes most of his own songs, with an occasional song that he co-writes with his wife, Linda. His songs have been covered by Considering Lily, Kathy Mattea, and Eli. Pray for his marriage, wisdom and guidance this October.

Responses to TELL ME

A. [contributed by Christina S.] What would your perfect tour be?

(BabyG) Newsboys, Third Day, The Waiting. (This tour is actually happening! It's coming to my town too!!!) (Bright Eyes) Rich Mullins (and company), Jars of Clay, Jennifer Knapp (Christina S.) Well, not Geoff Moore and the Distance anymore! :-( Actually [I've] already been to it: Fold Zandura, Seven Day Jesus and Plankeye, I just didn't know at the time that it would be the best concert I've ever been to! So, if I had to start from scratch (seeing how Plankeye's pretty much out of the picture as well) I'd say... Seven Day Jesus, The Waiting (because they are SO cool in concert) and All Star United is awesome in concert too. (Chris U.) Cindy Morgan (as the established artist); Clay Crosse (just to see him do a duet with Cindy) and Nichole Nordeman (for the new artist)...man what a tour (daybyday) DCT, SCC, and AA (Rebekah) Shaded Red, Audio Adrenaline, and REality Check B. Rate these artists on a scale of 1-10 (1-Don't like, 5=OK, 10=My favorite!!) -Nichole Nordeman 8.5 (Chris U.); 8 (Bright Eyes); 7 (BabyG); 5 (daybyday, Allison) -Steve Wiggins (Big Tent Revival) 8 (BabyG, Bright Eyes); 6 (Chris U.); 5 (daybyday, Allison) -Deneice Williams 7 (Chris U.); 5 (BabyG, daybyday) -Mitch McVicker** 10 (Bright Eyes); 9 (BabyG); 7 (Rebekah); 6 (Allison); 5 (daybyday) -Sheila Walsh 6 (BabyG); 5 (daybyday); 3 (Chris U.) -Kevin Max (DC Talk) 10 (BabyG, Bright Eyes, Rebekah); 8 (daybyday); 2 (Chris U.) ** Mitch McVicker's album is available at http://www.betterbookroom.com C. Tell me of all the people in the Christian music industry that have the initials "B. B." (Rebekah) Blaine Bartel (Bright Eyes) Bob Bailey, Brown Bannister, Brent Barcus, Bill Baumgart, Bobby Blazier, Brent Bourgeois, Bekka Bramlett, Bob Brown, & Brandon Bush (Rebekah/Bright Eyes) Brian Barrett Barry Blair (Audio A) Barry Blaze (Code of Ethics) (Ginger) Does Be Be Winans count? [NOTE: Sure!]


A. Rate these albums:

-Margaret Becker's FALLING FORWARD
-Trinitee 5:7's TRINITEE 5:7

B. What is the most you would pay for a ticket to see Michelle Tumes in concert with Jaci Velasquez and 4HIM? [NOTE: This tour is actually happening]

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