CCM Managing Editor, Kevin Sparkman, shares his Top 10 reviews of 2015—with Tree63's "Land" topping his list!
Andrew Greer talks with CHRIS TOMLIN, KEITH GETTY, and JON and VALERIE GUERRA on making new connections with each other, and with God at Christmastime—CCM’s “Christmas & Communion,” Part 2. KIRK FRANKLIN always plays to win—like he’s got everything to lose. These days, he’s actually thinking a little more about losing, but not in the way you might think. CCM travels to the Big Apple to experience TOBYMAC and his DiverseCity Band, along with friends Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, and Hollyn.
Songs are a part of our collective conscious each December. Everywhere we go—school, church, the movies, the mall, even Walmart—yuletide tunes playlist over public speakers, chorusing strains of peace on earth and good will toward men. Yes, the seasonal shuffle is inevitable.
The secrets to NATALIE GRANT's successes, and how a simple shift in perspective led to authentic freedom. In what is fast becoming a CCM Magazine tradition, one of our very favorite singer-songwriter’s and author’s, ANDREW GREER, invites us to sit in on his Christmastime conversations with fellow artists and friends (featuring MERCYME, LAURA STORY & POINT OF GRACE). REND COLLECTIVE is completing a very productive 2015—but for a band that’s enjoyed their most successful year to date, are they beginning to lose their focus?
I’m still a believer in Christmas. It doesn’t hurt that at least once a year, in the midst of a great deal of cultural conflict and confusion, the famous refrains of historic carols fill public places with sounds of hope. And peace. And love. I am still a believer in such things.
"An Angel Band Christmas" by Andrew Greer + Friends releases November 2015 (LightWorx). Reviewed in the Dec. 1, 2015 edition, CCM Magazine.