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Christian Music News Roundup #5 (12/14/18)

News The 2019 Grammy Award nominees were announced last week. Cory Asbury, Lauren Daigle, for King and Country, MercyMe, and Tauren Wells, Elevation Worship, Jesus Culture, Michael W. Smith, and Zach Williams received nominations in CCM categories. Roots Gospel...

Podcast: Modern Christmas Hymns

Transcript Daniel: Welcome to Tomorrow’s Hymns, a podcast and website promoting theologically rich songs, deeply rooted in scripture. I’m Daniel Mount, a Christian author and songwriter, and this evening I am joined in the studio for the first time by my brother...

Christian Music News Roundup #4 (12/7/18)

News Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter Emily Chapman Richards has become the executive director of Show Hope. Emily's passion for adoption led to her family adopting three girls from China. It also led to the creation of Show Hope, a ministry created to encourage and...

Altering Hymn Lyrics and the Golden Rule

Christianity Today recently asked various people to weigh in on whether it is ever appropriate to alter hymns. Most of the article is hidden behind a paywall, but the first few responses are visible. That article brings to mind a helpful 2012 post from Bob Kauflin,...

Christian Music News Roundup #3 (11/30/18)

News Long-time Inspirations lead singer Matt Dibler is leaving the Southern Gospel quartet due to recent health challenges. Obituaries Legendary Kingsmen tenor Ernie Phillips, one of Southern Gospel's all-time most beloved performers, passed away this week at his home...

The Future of Christian Music

Does the Christian music industry have a future? To even casual observers, it’s immediately clear that the Christian music industry has contracted since its peak in the 1980s and 1990s. Single-song $0.99 iTunes downloads replaced $14.00 CD sales. But then Spotify and...