Best of Christian Music 2017

Best of Christian Music 2017



Christian music is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith. Common themes of Christian music include praise, worship, penitence, and lament, and its forms vary widely across the world.

Like other forms of music the creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of Christian music varies according to culture and social context. Christian music is composed and performed for many purposes, ranging from aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, or with a positive message as an entertainment product for the marketplace.

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bornOctober 22, 1964
Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
Tim McGraw
bornMay 1, 1967
Delhi, Louisiana, U.S.
bornOctober 9, 1979
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Lindsey Stirling
ist, composer
bornSeptember 21, 1986
Santa Ana, California, United States

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Hillary Dawn Scott-Tyrrell (born April 1, 1986), known professionally as Hillary Scott, is an American singer and songwriter. She is the co-lead singer of Lady Antebellum, a country music group that was formed in 2006, and is signed to Capitol Nashville. With her family, she released the top 10 album, Love Remains, in 2016.

Album Releases this Month9

Artists with New Releases8

Album Releases this Year11

Chart-Topping Artists54

Chart-Topping Albums7

Chart-Topping Songs125

#1 Radio Songs4

Top iTunes Songs10

Award Winners3

Top Albums by Award Winners1

Top Songs by Award Winners2

Artists on the Rise9

Top Albums by Artists on the Rise8

Top Songs by Artists on the Rise4

Artists on Tour78

Popular Music Festivals31

Popular Record Labels46


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles148


Spotify - Featured Tracks123


News Articles17

Former ‘Idol’ contestant Gokey brings Christian music to the masses
  –  April 7, 2017
On Saturday, April 22, Christian band Casting Crowns will bring “The Very Next Thing” tour to the Bell County Expo Center. But before the multi-platinum selling and Grammy-award winning group takes the stage, the spotlight will belong to six-time Dove ...
52 and going strong, TobyMac explains why he's not ready to retire from music
  –  April 7, 2017
Grammy Award-winning artist TobyMac is currently out on the road and after 30 years in music he revealed why he is not planning to slow down. According to Charleston Gazette, the Contemporary Christian Music superstar, while currently out on the "Hits Deep ...
New Christian Music Releases From Matthew West, Jordan Feliz and More!
  –  April 7, 2017
There are some amazing new artists and song releases I want to share with you, PI Girls! Some of my new favorite artists and bands are Jordan Feliz, Capital Kings and Housefires. There is also great new music from Matthew West, Kari Jobe, TobyMac and ...
Christian music event to celebrate faith this weekend at Pierre Music Store
  –  April 7, 2017
Local Christian musicians will be featured at the Pierre Music Store’s Celebration of Faith on Saturday. The event will take place from 10 am to 6 pm at the music store inside the Northridge Plaza. Thirteen acts, consisting of groups and individual ...
Superstar Country Legend Reba McEntire to Receive Chairman’s Award at Music Biz 2017 Convention in Nashville
  –  April 6, 2017
McEntire’s latest album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope, was released jointly through Big Machine Label Group’s NASH Icon Records and the Capitol Christian Music Group in February 2017, topping both the Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel ...
Trey Pearson releases first music video since coming out as a gay Christian rock star
  –  April 6, 2017
(RNS) This past year has given Trey Pearson “a lot to write about” in his songs. In May, the former frontman of Christian rock band Everyday Sunday came out as gay in a letter to fans. In August, he was invited to perform at Joshua Fest, which he says ...
Contemporary Christian artist TobyMac still going strong
  –  April 5, 2017
Contemporary Christian music superstar TobyMac knows that he’s not 25 anymore and hasn’t been for a while. The singer, songwriter and record producer, who brings his Hits Deep tour to the Charleston Civic Center Saturday night, has been in music for ...
Is Worship Music Lucifer’s Next Great Battleground? Three Ways Satan Is Attacking God’s People Through Worship Music
  –  April 5, 2017
In fact, I’d go so far as to ask them to consider turning off even contemporary Christian music (or whatever else they enjoyed) and take in a steady diet of Vineyard (my favorite back in the day) or other worship music for a month. Without fail ...
Clay Crosse Releases First New Music In Four Years
  –  April 4, 2017
is arriving at Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio outlets today. The single, written by Crosse, is Crosse's first new music since the songs from the 2013 album titled "reDedication." The song ponders Jesus' possible nostalgia about the time he ...
A Night of Christian Music with Matthew West
  –  April 4, 2017
This year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta will be here before you know it, and we don't want you to miss out on a thing! A new addition to this year’s line up of special events is an evening of uplifting, grace-filled worship headlined by ...
Trey Pearson Unveils His First Music Video Since Coming Out
  –  April 3, 2017
And Trey’s continuing to share his story. He’s back in the music game, but apart from his band that had 20 tracks land on top Christian rock charts. Because he started the group back when he was 16, he’s excited to be able to start fresh and do ...
Christian singer TobyMac, who plays CSU on Friday, has his own definition of success
  –  April 3, 2017
Making a living in music in any genre has challenges, but in the Christian music realm, things may be even more difficult. So he has his own way of dealing with those "opportunities'' and appealing to all audiences, not just a niche fan base. "I think you ...
Christian Music Festival "Fresno CityFest" Draws Thousands
  –  April 3, 2017
FRESNO, Calif. - Nearly 300 churches across the Central Valley have come together this weekend for a family-friendly festival that drew thousands on Saturday. The sounds of Christian-based music filled the air around the Save Mart Center as part of the ...
A Crash Course in Contemporary Christian Music
  –  March 14, 2017
It seems there are more churches than people in Orange County – and with all those churches there are church-goers… and more importantly, church-music. Lovingly referred to as CCM (contemporary Christian music) those inside and outside the culture ...
5th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards Broadcasting On JUCE TV Starting March 5
  –  March 3, 2017
We Love Christian Music Awards Event/JUCE TVThe 5th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards Event kicking off March 5, 2017. The 5th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards will hit its apex this weekend, culminating a record-breaking and groundbreaking year ...
Deconstructing the Christian Music Industry, or, “What’s in a Name?” by Robert Farrar Capon
  –  February 21, 2017
The following is excerpted from the recently released collection of shorts, More Theology and Less Heavy Cream: The Domestic Life of Pietro & Madeleine, by the inimitable Robert Farrar Capon. Below, the protagonists (Robert and his wife’s alter-egos ...
Christian music star has faith in his mix of folk and electronic dance music
  –  February 17, 2017
Banjo, hip-hop and Jesus. In 16 years fronting the David Crowder Band and a few more making two albums as a solo artist, David Crowder gained a reputation as one of the more musically adventurous artists in the Christian music scene. Just don’t expect ...


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