Portal:Christian music

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Welcome to the Christian music portal! Christian music is a broad classification of music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding the Christian life, as well as to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. While the term "Christian Music" tends now to be appropriated by 20th and 21st century popular and rock musicians, Christian music can be broken into a number of categories: Liturgical Music, Masses, Anthems, Motets, sequences, psalmody, antiphons, Hymns, Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music, and Christian alternative rock. Additional popular categories are Gospel music, Christian rap and Southern Gospel music.

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Contemporary Christian Music is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. The term is typically used to refer to the Nashville, Tennessee-based pop, rock, and worship Christian music industry, currently represented by artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, SONICFLOOd , Amy Grant, Jars of Clay, MercyMe, Petra, Third Day, Relient K, Jeremy Camp, Avalon and a host of others. The industry is represented in Billboard Magazine's "Top Christian Albums" and "Hot Christian Songs" charts, as well as the iTunes Music Store's "Christian & Gospel" genre.

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Josh Reedy of DecembeRadio performing at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina, on March 6, 2008.

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David L. Cook (born November 11, 1968) is a Christian country music singer, comedian and International Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee. Born to Donnell and June Cook, David is the oldest of six children.

Cook is most notably known for his deliverance of smooth vocals and his prolific writing abilities. Cook has written over 2500 songs and is widely known for the song, "Drop that Rock." The song was featured on his album "In the Middle of it All" which garnered Cook a Dove Award nomination for Christian Country Album of the Year in 1999. Cook's lyrics often take a look at the church and the problems that they face when it comes to handing down judgment upon common people with everyday problems."

Cook is also known for his humanitarian work with children's charities throughout the world which includes co-hosting the Children’s Miracle Network telethon as well as regular appearances on the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

The male members of The Cook Family Singers have always used just their middle initials as a trademark, a trait beginning back in 1885 when the first such group was formed.

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  • ... that contemporary Christian artist, Steven Curtis Chapman is the all-time highest winner of Dove Awards? Till date, he has won a phenomenal 51 Dove awards.
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