February 2, 1999 / Circulation:  108!

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CCM Discussion List - Vol. III, No. 4

"So let us be sowin', prayin', reapin'. " -Layton Howerton
In this issue: Notes of All Sorts Top This! Dove Nominees Prayer Artist of February: Chris Rodriguez Responses to TELL ME TELL ME This is Wrong

Notes of All Sorts

Layton Howerton's new song, "Prayin', Sowin', Reapin'," is so cool. I didn't think that the song had a very interesting title, but it's a very beautiful song.

CeCe Winans will be on PBS, Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, for Gospel at the White House. She hosts this evening of Gospel music along with Mr. and Mrs. President Clinton. The show begins at 8 pm EST, but check your local listing for times.

[From Wolfman] DC Talk, Rebecca St. James and Audio Adrenaline performed at the youth conference in St. Louis that the pope attended. For more info, visit this URL: www.forefrontrecords.com/news/012699_pope.html

Next week: a review of Kim Hill's Arms of Mercy. If you have any comments about this album, be sure to tell me.

Last week I posted the wrong URL for the CCM DL Awards Winners. Results are posted at this URL: https://members.tripod.com/~allisoncm/ccmdl/98ccmdl-awards-results.html If you don't have Internet access, e-mail me and I'll forward the results to you.

Top This! [as of 2/1/99]

#1 Adult Contemporary Single-- Kim Hill's "Committed to the Call" / Week #1
#1 CHR Single -- The Waiting's "Unfazed"
#1 Inspirational Single -- Point of Grace's "When the Wind Blows"

#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]
PS-DC Talk's version of "My Deliverer" is unbelievable! It rocks.

(info from www.ccmcom.com)

Dove Nominees

Dove Nominees are now listed at www.doveawards.com If you do not have Internet access, I will send you a list of nominees. The Dove Awards will be Wednesday, March 25, 1999, but no word yet whether it will be aired on television; it probably will not be this year.

Keep these song of the year nominees for reference if you want to pick which song you think will win (see TELL ME).

1. "Adonai" ;Stephanie Lewis, Lorraine Ferro, Don Koch,
2. "Deeper"; Martin Smith, Stuart Garrand
3. "Entertaining Angels"; Jody Davis, Peter Furler, Phil Joel
4. "God So Loved"; Chris Eaton
5. "I Believe In Christ"; Jonathan Pierce, Steve Plunkett, Denise Hildreath
6. "Live The Life"; Michael W. Smith, Brent Bourgeois
7. "Mercy Said No"; Don Koch, Dave Clark, Greg Long
8. "My Deliverer"; Rich Mullins, Mitch McVicker
9. "Testify To Love"; Paul Field, Henk Pool, Ralph Van Manen, Robert Riekerk
10. "Undo Me"; Jennifer Knapp
11. "We Fall Down"; Kyle Matthews

Prayer Artist of February: Chris Rodriguez

Pray for Chris Rodriguez, that as a new artist he will please God and continue to do his best, writing songs.

New Releases

Caedmon's Call's "40 acres" April 13 (Essential)
Deliriou5?'s Mezzamorphis UK: April 12th U.S.: May 4th (Sparrow)
Plumb's "candycoatedwaterdrops" April 13 (Essential)
Chris Rodriguez, Beggar's Paradise, 3-30

Responses To TELL ME

No responses this week.

(hit reply to answer the question)

A. [Imagine!] Jaci Velasquez died. Write an epitaph for her (or a not to her family).

This was last week's TELL ME, but no one responded! I'll give it one more week, but if no one responds, I'll drop this question.

B. What do you think will be the GMA's "Song of the Year" (look at the list of nominees)?

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