February 22, 1999 / Circulation:  105!

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CCM Discussion List - Vol. III, No. 7

"Do I annoy you with my optimism, Am I an insult to your realism." -Carolyn Arends
In this issue: Notes of All Sorts Top This! Doves! Responses to TELL ME TELL ME

Notes of All Sorts

sneak quote from Carolyn Arends' "Happy"

[contributed by Chris U.] Please remember Cindy Morgan and her family in your prayers as her father, Cova Morgan (co-author of the #1 single "Listen") passed away this week. The family is taking it really hard.

Pray for Chris Rodriguez (prayer artist of February), that as a new artist he will please God and continue to do his best, writing songs. For the Christian Music Place's five-star review of Chris Rodriguez's BEGGAR'S PARADISE go to: http://placetobe.org/cmp/cmrh?page=albums/rodrc_00.htm

Top This! [as of 2/22/99]

#1 Adult Contemporary Single-- Point of Grace's "The Wonder of It All" / Week #1
#1 CHR Single -- The Waiting's "Unfazed"
#1 Inspirational Single -- Kim Hill's "You Are Still Holy" /Week #2

#1 Christian Retail Top-Selling Album -- WOW 1999: THE YEAR'S 30 TOP CHRISTIAN ARTISTS AND SONGS, Various
#1 Mainstream Retail Top-Selling Album -- THE NU NATION PROJECT, Kirk Franklin

(info from www.ccmcom.com)


To find when the Doves will air in your area, go to: http://www.doveawards.com/newsroom/synd-list.html

Performers will includes: Michael W. Smith, dcTalk, Steven Curtis Chapman, Avalon, Fred Hammond, Newsboys, John Tesh, Crystal Lewis, Kirk Franklin and the Nu Nation, Jaci Velasquez (hopefully the host/announcer will pronounce her last name correctly this year), The Cathedrals, Centurymen, and

the new artist of the year nominees: Jennifer Knapp, Burlap to Cashmere, All-Star United, Nichole Nordeman, and Michelle Tumes.

Responses To TELL ME

A. What artist that is currently just on a Christian label (and has had no mainstream success) do you think should go mainstream?

(Chris M.) Don't think any of them should.

(Chris U.) Cindy Morgan, she's the woman.

B. If you were an artist (or a manager of an artist), and had offers from Word, Sparrow, and Essential to be signed, which would you choose? Why?

(Chris M.) Sparrow, because maybe I would get to tour with Steven Curtis Chapman, Avalon, or Twila Paris!

(Chris U.) Sparrow: they have the best line up and pick the best singles...

(Rebekah) Essential: I like the bands on it more than all the other labels... although ForeFront would be my first choice.

(hit reply to respond)

A. Do you like programmed music or music that is recorded live better?

B. What do you think is the most classic dc Talk song?

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