January 19, 1998 / Circulation:  105!

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CCM Discussion List - Vol. III, No. 2

"My body is as tense as a cat's as it stalks it prey"
-Sixpence None the Richer (Exodus)
In this issue: Notes of All Sorts Top This! FFH Chat 1998 CCM DL Awards posted! New Releases Responses to TELL ME TELL ME This is Wrong?

Notes of All Sorts

Thanks to Ginger for the quote from EXODUS!

Ken English (just joined CCM DL!) has a radio program at www.previewnet.com and will be netcasting in a few weeks. Christafari will be one of the bands that he will use.

Amy Grant is the prayer artist of January, since she is going through a separation with her husband. Instead of gossiping about them or judging them, pray.

Top This! [as of 1/18/99]

#1 Adult Contemporary Single-- Out of the Grey's "Walk By Faith"
#1 CHR Single -- DC Talk's "My Friend (So Long)"
#1 Inspirational Single -- Cindy Morgan's "Praise the King"

#1 Christian Retail Top-Selling Album -- (Sparrow's) WOW 1999: THE YEAR'S 30 TOP CHRISTIAN ARTISTS AND SONGS (Various)
#1 Mainstream Retail Top-Selling Album -- PRINCE OF EGYPT SOUNDTRACK (Various)
[Note: All three Prince of Egypt albums (original soundtrack, Nashville, and inspirational) are on this list]

(info from www.ccmcom.com)

FFH Chat!

FFH fans: There's gonna be a live chat with them on Jan 25 at 9pm EST. It's in conjunction with Essential Records and The Mining Company. Visit this link for more details.

The 1998 CCM DL Awards

The winners of the awards range from Avalon to Christafari. Results are posted at this URL: here. If you don't have Internet access, e-mail me and I'll forward the results to you.

New Releases

Caedmon's Call will be releasing their new 40 ACRES on April 13th!

[from Jason E.] MEZZAMORPHIS by deliriou5?, which is being released in the UK on April 12th, is being released in the U.S. on May 4th. For more info go here: News.

Responses To TELL ME

A. What do you feel about artist's merchandize (items in addition to CDs & cassettes)? Do you feel it aids, their ministry or fanaticism...or?

(Chris U.) Sometimes I feel it can go too far...like Smitty's "Live the Life" bracelets...but on the whole anything that can help support a ministry is good!

(Rebekah) a little of both... Ministry is the most important thing... if God blessed them with the gift to make music, then they should use what God has given them. That's the most important thing....

B. Rate these songs 1 -10 (1=don't like 10=my favorite!)

-"Basic Instructions" by Burlap to Cashmere
5 (Chris U.)

-"Brighten My Heart" by Sixpence None the Richer
9 (Chris U.)

-"Revival Town" by Delirious
8 (Chris U.)

Rate this album 1-10

-PRAY by Rebecca St. James
4 (Chris U.)

(hit reply to answer the question)

A. If a member of one of your favorite bands recommended a "PG-13" rated movie, would you go see it?

B. What two people in the Christian music industry would you like to see get together (for a duet, to do a concert tour, to form a band)?

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