December 21, 1998 / Circulation:  87!

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CCM Discussion List - Vol. II, No. 47

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In this issue: Notes of All Sorts Top This! Vote in 1998 CCM DL Awards Rick Altizer released to the general market Listen to Lucent Responses to TELL ME TELL ME

Notes of All Sorts

Don't forget to pray for Wilshire, December's prayer artist of the month!

Send in your favorite quotes by any Christian artist!


Top This! [as of 12/21/98]

TOP 20 ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS 1998:

*1* Jaci Velasquez: "God So Loved"
*2* Avalon: "Testify to Love"
*3* Rich Mullins & Ragamuffin Band: "My Deliverer"
*4* Cindy Morgan: "Take My Life"
*5* Point of Grace: "Steady On"
*6* Avalon: "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
*7* DC TALK: "My Will"
*8* Sierra: "Story of Life"
*9* 4HIM: "Before the River Came"
*10* Chris Rice: "Sometimes Love"
*11* Michael W. Smith: "Never Been Unloved"
*12* Crystal Lewis: "Not the Same"
*13* Jaci Velasquez: "Glory"
*14* Avalon: "Adonai"
*15* Chris Rice: "Big Enough"
*16* Michelle Tumes: "Please Come Back"
*17* The Katinas: "Draw Me Close"
*18* Amy Grant & Ragamuffin Band: "Nothing Is Beyond You"
*19* Michelle Tumes: "Healing Waters"
*20* Crystal Lewis: "Lord I Believe"


TOP 20 CHRISTIAN ALBUM SALES 1998

*1* YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE: INSPIRATIONAL SONGS, LeAnn Rimes
*2* THE NU NATION PROJECT, Kirk Franklin/Gospo Centric
*3* GOD'S PROPERTY, God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation
*4* SUPERNATURAL, dc Talk
*5* STEADY ON, Point of Grace
*6* WOW 1998: THE YEAR'S 30 TOP CHRISTIAN ARTISTS & SONGS, Various
*7* LIVE THE LIFE, Michael W. Smith
*8* TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL-THE ALBUM, Various
*9* JACI VELASQUEZ, Jaci Velasquez
*10* (PAGES OF LIFE) CHAPTERS 1 & 2, Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ
*11* WOW GOSPEL 1998: THE YEAR'S 30 TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS AND SONGS,
*12* WOW 1999: THE YEAR'S 30 TOP CHRISTIAN ARTISTS AND SONGS, Various
*13* ON EAGLE'S WINGS, Michael Crawford
*14* BREATH OF HEAVEN, Vince Gill
*15* STEP UP TO THE MICROPHONE, The Newsboys
*16* EVERLASTING LOVE, CeCe Winans
*17* A MAZE OF GRACE, Avalon
*18* GREATEST HITS, Steven Curtis Chapman
*19* BEHIND THE EYES, Amy Grant
*20* MISSION 3:16, Carman

Information from (www.ccmcom.com)


Vote in the 1998 CCM DL Awards!

Go to http://members.tripod.com/~allisoncm/ccmdl/98ccmdl-awards.html and vote for your favorites! January 15th is the deadline.


Rick Altizer released to the general market

Anyone who picked up Rick Altizer's "Blue Plate Special" album might want to check out his Web site at www.rickaltizer.com

His label, KMG, is reissuing the album to the general market. This new version includes several new songs, including the "Tape Gun Baby" and "Puzzle." The general market version is supposed to rock more than the CCM edition. Adrian Belew (Jars of Clay) is the producer.


Listen to Lucent

Listen for Lucent on the Edge Program every Saturday night from 9:00P.M. to 12:00 P.M. Send The Edge email directly at edge@wjie.org and request Lucent. You can also visit The Edge web site at www.wjie.org/edge for more information on their program.


Responses To TELL ME

A. [Imagine] The biggest Christian bookstore chain in the United States has announced that they will be carrying the top ten secular CDs for $10 or they will go bankrupt. Would you shop there anymore? Would you buy some of your secular CDs there?

(Chris M.) No, I wouldn't shop there anymore. I don't buy secular CD's.

(dayday) Yeah, of course I would!!! It wouldn't matter that much to me.....

B. Rate these songs:

-"Missing Person", by Michael W. Smith
7 (Allison); 6 (Chris M.)

-"Big Fish", FFH
4 (Allison); 2 (daybyday)

-"Glory", Jaci Velasquez
8 (Chris M.); 4 (Allison)

-"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", Twila Paris
8 (Chris M.); 6 (Allison)


TELL ME

A. I'm contemplating making CCM DL an every-other-week thing, unless important news events (like deaths, television appearances) come through, then you will receive the updates. This would give more of you more time to respond to the TELL ME questions. Are you in favor of the change, or not?

B. Is Jeni Varnadeau's new album better than her last? Or not?

C. Is Jaci Velasquez's new album better than her last? Or not?


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