January 29, 1997 / Circulation: 52!
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CCM Discussion List - Vol. I, No. 45
"The God of ever-lasting comfort, believed in me, loved me when
I was faithless he still died for me." Five Iron Frenzy's "Suckerpunch"
In this issue:
ˇNotes of All Sorts
ˇNikki Waves Goodbye to Avalon
ˇResponses to TELL ME
ˇThis is Wrong
Notes of All Sorts
Thanks to Super Eliz for the fantastic quote!
Stuff is happening with Christian music. Send your ideas for TELL ME,
your favorite quotes or opinions to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the last issue of Volume One. Prepare for Volume Two next week.
What do Naomi Judd and John Tesh have in common?
They are famous. They are mainstream musicians. They are both being
seriously considered as hosts for the GMA's Dove Awards. They
are---being considered for what? And, seriously? Seriously. No more
CeCe Winans, no more Gary Chapman, and no more Mark Lowry. While they
could make guest appearances, no more of the normal hosts to bring us
through the night. This is not final, mind you; we, I do say we, hope
they choose more appropriate people to represent Christian music.
John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) has released an instrumental album and
shows proof that he is a Christian by his lifestyle. "Avalon," (at
first I thought Avalon had released a single called "John Tesh") his new
single is receiving fairly good airplay on Adult Contemporary Christian
Nikki Waves Goodbye to Avalon
Nikki is the blond girl in Avalon; you know who I'm talking about now.
She has decided to leave the group that has received more than decent
airplay for a new pursuit. Miss Hassman was able to attain a record
contract with Sony. Congratulations, but we'll miss you!
Janna Potter (the brown haired girl that is staying in Avalon) is
featured on p. 13 of February's CCM Magazine. The article written by
Gregory Rumburg is called "Thin Line Between Love & Hate" and is very
Jody McBrayer is also in the article, but they do not show a picture of
Support Avalon. Their new album, A MAZE OF GRACE, has sold well so far
and their first single, "Testify to Love" is doing extremely
well. It sounds better with each listen.
Responses to TELL ME
A. About these people:
-Chris Rodriguez No one knew? Details next week.
Several people inquired if she was related to Johnny Cochran (those of
you in California!!). While I do not know, I do not think so. If all
of you do not really know who she is before next week, I'll tell you.
B. Rate these songs: (1=I don't like it, 5=It's Ok 10=I love this song!)
-Amy Grant's "Somewhere Down the Road"
9 (Allison); 8 (Christina S.); 7 (Mel); 6.5 (Susie)
-Clay Crosse's "Sold Out Believer"
9 (Susie, Christina S.); 4 (Mel, Allison)
-John Elefante's "Just like Any Other Day"
10 (Mel); 8 (Allison); 6 (Christina S.)
-Audio Adrenaline's "People Like Me"
10 (Christina S.); 5 (Allison);
This is Wrong
After singing "Seize the Day," Carolyn Arends claimed the Dove award for
the Gospel Music Association's New Artist of the Year in April 1996.
She had tough competition, too.
Susie, Christina S. correctly identified that Carolyn Arends did not get
the award this year. Mel noticed that the "Jar Boys" got it that year!
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