I meet a lot of people who are fed up with the Christian Contemporary Music Movement (CCM). I must say, however, that I have come across some amazing Christian music in the past year. There are some legitimate artists who are pumping out great new tunes to old hymns that bode excellently for church singing and for easy listening in the car (or any time). The stereotype that there is no good Christian music is simply not true!
Indelible Grace is one such group. The group grew out of a need to minister to college students studying at Belmont University and includes such artists as Sandra McCracken, Derek Webb, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Jeremy Casella.
Here is one of their most popular songs, Jesus I My Cross Have Taken:
Indelible Grace is giving away a free download on noisetrade.com.
Next is Page CXVI. This is a beautiful rendition of Come Thou Fount Every Blessing:
Page CXVI is giving away a bunch of music this month.
Next is Derek Webb who has an excellent song on the church (pardon the sappy pictures accompanying the video):
Chris Rice has an excellent CD full of soft hymns called Peace Like A River: The Hymns Project: