Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Contemporary Christian Country?

Much of Country music was founded in Christian/Gospel beginnings. There is actually a genre of music that is often referred to Christian country music, but this most often a subgenre of Gospel music.

Recently the lines between Contemporary Christian music and Christian country music have become even more blurred. In fact the recent release of the album, Chris Tomlin & Friends (which was the subject of several previous posts in this blog) features many country stars and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Christian Albums. It features songs that have been getting airplay on both Country and Christian radio stations. In fact Chris, along with Rhett Thomas and Florida Georgia line were on the The Late Late Show with James Corden last week to perform "Thank You Lord".

We are also starting to see traditional country artists release songs that could easily fit within the CCM framework. Pastor Dave talked about one such song ("Monsters" by Eric Church) in a sermon about three months ago and I'm sure we can come up with many, many more examples.

That being said, I would like to introduce you to a song that was released a couple months ago by country artist, Larry Fleet called "Where I Find God". This is a great song about finding God in our everyday life.

From a bar stool to that Evinrude
Sunday mornin' in a church pew
In a deer stand or a hay field, an interstate back to Nashville
In a Chevrolet with the windows down
Me and Him just ridin' around
Sometimes, whether I'm lookin' for Him or not
That's where I find God

What examples do you have to share of mainstream country that could be a CCM release?

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