Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Question of the Week! Please consider sending me your ideas for future questions :)
Do you listen to Christian music? Why or why not? Do you only listen to Christian music? Do you have any favorite artists? A favorite album? A favorite song? Which artist(s) would you recommend to others? Why?
Yes. I have always listened to Christian music. But I rarely listen to Christian radio. I do listen to Christian music though. Mostly on my iTunes. I have gone through phases where I listened to one type or genre of music more than others. But I've always loved variety. I've never listened to only Christian music.
As a little person, I'd say I grew up on Michael W. Smith and Carman. (Also Petra and Michael Card. Rich Mullins. David Meece.)
As a not-so-little person, I listened to Audio Adrenaline, Newsboys, Jars of Clay, DC Talk, etc.
Right now, I'm more into Caedmon's Call, Andrew Peterson, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, etc.
Favorite Artist? Now, that would probably be Andrew Peterson.
Favorite Album? Probably Jesus Record by Rich Mullins
Favorite Song? Just As I Am by Andrew Peterson
As for recommendations, it would be too hard to just pick a few to say that you "must" like this one. It irritates me when people assume that all Christian music sounds the same. It probably means they've been listening to Christian radio. There is great variety in the field of Christian music. Not every artist will appeal to every Christian. I do think for an artist to be labeled Christian their songs should be about God, about Jesus, about living the Christian life, about faith. And I think there are some albums in Christian stores that aren't all that Christian. But that's another story!
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible