Best of Christian & Gospel Music 2017

Best of Christian & Gospel Music 2017

 

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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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Highlights13

Let Them Fall in Love
Album
Let Them Fall in Love is an album by musical artist CeCe Winans, released on February 3, 2017.
You Deserve It
Album
You Deserve It is an album by J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, released on March 10, 2017.
A Worshipper's Heart
Album
A Worshipper's Heart is an album by musical artist Todd Dulaney, released on April 15, 2016.
Best Days
 
Best Days is the third studio album by American recording artist Tamela Mann, released on Mann's own independent record label Tillyman Music Group on August 14, 2012.

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Top 10 Albums of 201710

Top 10 Songs of 201710

Albums Released This Year92

Artists With New Releases This Year32

Chart-Topping Artists54

Top Albums by Chart-Topping Artists96

Top Songs by Chart-Topping Artists89

Best Reviewed Albums8

Best Reviewed Artists8

Award Winners6

Top Albums by Award Winners10

Top Songs by Award Winners10

Up & Coming Artists9

Top Albums by Up & Coming Artists8

Top Songs by Up & Coming Artists4

Artists on Tour100

Popular Music Festivals31

Popular Record Labels46

Videos180

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles282

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks106

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts11

News Articles20

Christian woman who did not want to have sex before marriage selling her virginity after religious boyfriend cheated on her with 2 girls
  –  January 3, 2018
She was adopted at 1-year-old and grew up with very strong Christian values as her adoptive father was an elder at their church. Gibson grew up very sheltered. She was not allowed to watch TV, listen to any music other than Christian, have friends over ...
Christian woman to sell virginity after being cheated on by her boyfriend
  –  January 3, 2018
She said: ‘I was not allowed to watch TV, listen to any music other than Christian music, have friends over, or have sleepovers ever. She hopes to lose her virginity in the most profitable way possible (Picture: Bunnyranch.com) ‘If we did watch a movie ...
Melania Trump Braves the Cold in Sky-High Christian Louboutin Stilettos
  –  January 2, 2018
[MUSIC] to survey the response to hurricane Harvey ... net-a-porter.com), a coordinating turtleneck, and a pair of sky-high Christian Louboutin pumps, which left her feet vulnerable to the outdoor elements. Melania, 47, finished her look with a double ...
Bethel Music Leader Gives Latest on Son and Pleads for More Prayer World-Wide
  –  December 31, 2017
Christian leader and Bethel Music CEO Joel Taylor says he and his wife are seeing an improvement with their two-year-old son Jaxon. "Today, after thousands of prayers and an army of worshippers sang around the world, our boy is on a wagon ride ...
My Favorite Christian Hip Hop Albums of 2017
  –  December 31, 2017
It’s not an intentional slight, it’s just a matter of balancing the practicality of consuming as much music as I’d like with the realities ... and a mesh of top notch lyricists who openly share their Christian faith in their rhymes.
Call Box: Music for the ears could stream no more
  –  December 29, 2017
The station was sold in late 2014 to Educational Media Foundation for about $3.38 million and became a Christian music station, according to newspaper archives. Tax filings reveal that the college brought in about $3 million in revenue that year for ...
How Christian Scott & Vic Mensa Blurred the Lines Between Hip-Hop and Jazz
  –  December 27, 2017
On his own mission to dissolve genre, New Orleans trumpeter, composer, and producer Christian Scott, in conjunction with 1800 ... the song is driven by the universal and unending spirit of music. In that breath, Mensa enters the track through a time ...
Catch Darkness Divided at Alamo City Music Hall Before They Officially Retire
  –  December 27, 2017
Following in the footsteps of metal bands who sing about Jesus (think Norma Jean or Living Sacrifice), some might simply write off Darkness Divided as breakdown-heavy Christian music. Regardless of message, you can’t deny that these guys are good.
Pastor goes from rock music to chapel music
  –  December 24, 2017
"He knew I was playing in bars and asked me to play at the chapel. I told him I didn't know any Christian music," remembered Evett. However, Miller asked him to try it for one Sunday. Evett did try it, which changed his life direction. "When I ...
Egypt's Christian Copts, Ways Music Therapy can Improve Your Homeschool Day, and More Links!
  –  December 24, 2017
Tito Edwards manages Catholic websites for the new evangelization that Pope John Paul II and then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, has asked for in the third millennium. After a lifetime of living a nominal Catholic life, he reverted completely ...
Depressed at the holidays? Maybe it's the music
  –  December 24, 2017
If that’s true, we all know exactly where to lay the blame. Christmas music. Consider the case against these seasonal strains … EXHIBIT A: “The Christmas Shoes,” sung by the Christian vocal group NewSong. These one-hit wonders were certainly aptly ...
The music makers
  –  December 23, 2017
Photo by Jenny Kirk Accompanied by Tim Loe on the guitar, True Light Christian School fifth-graders sing Christmas carols to Avera Morningside Heights Care Center residents, including Luella Vanderwaal, right, on Thursday. MARSHALL — Music has long been ...
New Music: King Combs – ‘Feeling Savage’ (Feat. Smooky Margielaa)
  –  December 22, 2017
Christian Combs aka King Combs is slowly starting to prove ... Logic Assists Singer John Lindahl on New Single ‘The Feeling’ — Listen New Music: Tay-K – ‘The Race (Remix)’ (Feat. 21 Savage & Young Nudy) King Combs sounds like a mix of his ...
Christmas season an opportunity for Christian radio stations
  –  December 22, 2017
We have the message of Christ to share," said Huber. WBNH, an affiliate of the Chicago-based Moody Radio network, one of the biggest Christian networks in the country, plays both music and talk until Dec. 19-25. "That's when we play the beautiful music of ...
Christian rapper answers fan's funeral performance request
  –  December 22, 2017
Christian rapper Stormzy has performed at a fan's father's funeral after an extraordinary Twitter request. Last week, the grime artist posted a music video on Twitter, to which one user replied, asking if he would consider going to his father's funeral.
12 music gifts, from the Grateful Dead to the Ramones
  –  December 21, 2017
1,” Tenth Avenue North What a cool concept for a holiday album. The popular contemporary Christian music band takes listeners on a ride through the last 100 years of Christmas music, covering one song per decade from the 1920s to present day. Guest stars ...
BYU's 'Sacred Sounds' brings together Islamic, Jewish and Christian musical traditions
  –  December 20, 2017
The exhibition offers a variety of sounds designed to draw listeners closer to their Creator — including the Muslim “Call to Prayer,” Jewish liturgical verses and choir performances from Christian community choirs. Because worshipful music and sacred ...
Pastor who started the largest Christian music festival arrested for child molestation
  –  December 20, 2017
Harry Thomas, 74, has been arrested for molesting four children from 1999 to 2015. He is a pastor at Come Alive New Testament Church in New Jersey, although he is known to more people as the founder of the Creation Festival. The event, sometimes called the ...
Album review: Christian music and not-so-Christian music
  –  December 13, 2017
The holiday season is here, and so we're going to take this week to check out some holiday music by a group called Eira, a Duluth-based string-and-vocal combo that will be promoting their Christmas album "Glen Tidings" with a performance at Peace Church ...
Bill Hearn, Chairman of Capitol Christian Music Group, Dies at 58
  –  December 11, 2017
William Ray “Bill” Hearn, chairman and CEO of the Capitol Christian Music Group, passed away Sunday in Nashville after a battle with cancer. He was 58. Hearn played a huge role in CCMG’s formation following the sale of his family’s Sparrow Records ...

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