October 13, 1998 / Circulation:  85!

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CCM Discussion List - Vol. II, No. 39

"Sometimes love has to drive a nail into its own hand... Only love can change us, love can make a way" -Chris Rice
In this issue: Notes of All Sorts Top This! Nichole Nordeman Responses to TELL ME TELL ME

Notes of All Sorts

Thanks to Ginger for the quote!

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Top This! [as of 10/12/98]

#1 Adult Contemporary Single-- Jaci Velasquez / "Glory" | Week 1
#1 CHR Single -- Jars of Clay/"Overjoyed" | Week 1
#1 Inspirational Single -- Kim Hill/"Just As I Am"| Week 2

#1 Christian Retail Top-Selling Album -- SUPERNATURAL, DC Talk* | Week #2
(THE JESUS RECORD is a the #5 position)

#1 Mainstream Retail Top-Selling Album - NU NATION PROJECT, Kirk Franklin

Information from (www.ccmcom.com)

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

Nichole Nordeman

Nichole Nordeman just released her debut, entitled WIDE EYED, late September 1998. The lyrics are deep, and the music is kind of reminiscent of early Cindy Morgan, since Mark Hammond co-writes and produces for Nichole Nordeman like he did for Morgan.

She was native to Colorado Springs, Colorado, raised in a Christian home, went to a Christian school and was able to play the piano in her church, and had a relatively easy life. When she turned eighteen, however, her parents divorced and her family received strong criticisms from fellow Christians who should have been loving the family through this hard time.

After going to college, she moved to Los Angeles to hopefully make it in the secular music industry. After winning a music contest, Star Song Records noticed her and she soon was signed to the label.

Nichole's music is introspectively deep and challenges the Christian faith. It will be interesting to hear more of Nichole's music. Go to www.nicholenordeman.com for more information.

Responses to TELL ME

A. Rate these albums:

-Margaret Becker's FALLING FORWARD Average: 7.25
7.5 (Chris U.); 7 (Bright Eyes)

-DC Talk's SUPERNATURAL Average: 7
10 (Bright Eyes, Christina S.); 9 (Sutton); 8 (Rebekah); 3 (Allison); 2 (Chris U.)

-Trinitee 5:7's TRINITEE 5:7 Average: 5.9
6.7 (Chris U.); 5 (Christina S.)

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]

$35?    [Bright Eyes] How much are they really selling for?  I'm curious!  :)

$20     [Christina S.]  (to see 4him)

$18    [Chris U.]

The amount I paid--$17.50!      [Chris M.]

$10     [Sutton]

You would have to pay me.       (Rebekah)


A. Do it matter to you if a Christian song is in a major or minor key?

B. What is the most vivid song lyric you have come across?

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