Christian Music / Gospel CD Reviews, Hot Hits & Award Winners
By Kim Jones, About.com Guide
- Hot Hits - The Present & The Past
- Dove Award Winners
- GRAMMY Award Winners
- Other Award Winners
- Latest CD Reviews
- Essential Music for All Occasions
- Compilations - The Sampler Platters Of Music
- Contemporary Worship
- Easy Listening Adult Contemporary
- Holy Hip Hop
- Music For Kids and Tweens
- Rockers For Jesus
Hot Hits - The Present & The Past
For those who love the chart toppers and hit makers.
- New Christian Songs
- Weekly Top 10
- Top 40 Christian Songs of 2012
- Top 40 Christian Songs of 2011
- Top Christian Albums - March 2011
- Top Christian Rock Albums - March 2011
- Top 40 Christian Songs of 2010
- Top 20 Songs of 2009
- Top 40 Songs of 2008
- Top 40 Songs of 2007
- Top 10 Songs of 2006
- Top 10 Songs of 2006 (Readers Choice)
- Top 10 Songs of 2005
- Top 10 Songs of 2005 (Readers Choice)
- Top 10 Christian Albums Sold in 2005
- Top 10 Christian Albums of 2004
- Top 10 Songs of 2004 (Readers Choice)
- Top 20 Songs of 2003
Dove Award Winners
The best and brightest in Christian music ... the Dove Award winners.
- The History of the Dove Awards
- Dove Awards Compilation CDs
- 2012 Dove Awards
- 2011 Dove Awards
- 2010 Dove Awards
- 2009 Dove Awards
GRAMMY Award Winners
They have statuettes to prove just how great their music is.
Other Award Winners
Other important awards in Christian and Gospel music ...
- 2012 Billboard Music Awards
- 2011 Billboard Music Awards
- BMI Christian Music Awards
- 2012 Readers' Choice Awards
Latest CD Reviews
The newest reviews and hottest albums in Christian and Gospel music.
- Upcoming Christian Music Releases
- Vincent Lott – 'Just Like My Father'
- Seventh Day Slumber – 'Love & Worship'
- Plumb - 'Need You Now'
- Jeremy Camp - 'Reckless'
- RED - 'Release The Panic'
- Daniel Bashta - 'The Invisible'
- Sanctus Real - 'Run'
- Casting Crowns - 'Acoustic Sessions: Volume 1'
- Bebo Norman - 'Lights of Distant Cities'
- Group 1 Crew – 'Fearless'
- Mark Schultz - 'All Things Possible'
- Luminate – 'Welcome to Daylight'
- TobyMac - 'Eye On It'
- Chris August - 'The Upside of Down'
- Owl City - 'The Midsummer Station'
- Israel & New Breed - 'Jesus At The Center'
- Children 18:3 – 'On The Run'
- Newworldson - 'Rebel Transmission'
- More CD Reviews
Essential Music for All Occasions
Special moments in life like weddings and holidays deserve special music.
- Top 10 Christian Graduation Songs
- Top 10 Wedding Songs
- Christian Funeral Songs
- Songs for People Who Feel Separated From God
- Top Christian Songs for Easter
- Top 10 Christian Thanksgiving Songs
- Christmas Music by Christian Artists
Compilations - The Sampler Platters Of Music
When you want to sample music from several artists, compilations are definitely the way to go.
- 'Beth Moore Presents: Songs of Deliverance'
- 'Music Inspired By The Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe'
- 'Springhill Worship The Rocks Cry Out'
- The Music of the Dove Awards
- 'The Passion Of The Christ: Songs'
- 'Winds of Worship - Come Now is the Time'
- 'WOW Gospel'
- 'WOW Worship,' 'WOW Hits' and 'WOW Hymns'
- Compilations that Chris Rice Appears On
- Compilations that Jennifer Knapp Appears On
Corporate worship or songs for those moments between you and God, these CDs all fit nicely for all ages.
- Chris Tomlin - 'Hello Love'
- Jaime Jamgochian - 'Reason To Live'
- Matt Maher - 'Empty and Beautiful'
- Newsboys - 'Devotion'
Easy Listening Adult Contemporary
AC is family friendly, but generally appeals more to adults, ages 35 - 50, because it doesn't include rock, rap, hip-hop or tween music.
- Christian Men Who Sing and Play Piano
- Amy Grant - 'Greatest Hits 1986 - 2004'
- Amy Grant - 'Rock of Ages, Hymns & Faith'
- Avalon - 'Faith: A Hymn Collection'
- Buddy Miller - 'Universal United House of Prayer'
- Jim Brickman - 'Grace'
- John David Webster - 'Made to Shine'
- Kate Miner - 'Prodigal Martha'
- Kathy Troccoli - 'Greatest Hits'
- Leigh Nash - 'Hymns & Sacred Songs'
- Nichole Nordeman - 'Brave'
- Pat Boone - 'Glory Train: the lost sessions'
- Sandi Patty - 'Hymns of Faith ... Songs of Inspiration'
Holy Hip Hop
Unlike secular rap, which frequently glorifies sex, drinking, violence and drugs, Holy Hip Hop focuses on The One who can deliver you from those things.
- Top 10 Christian / Gospel Rap Albums
- Rap / Hip-Hop Albums You May Not Know, But Should Know About
- Bobby Bishop - 'Everyday Man'
- DA MINISTA - 'John Miller's Son...Still Preachin'
- FLAME - 'The 6th'
- Group 1 Crew - 'Ordinary Dreamers'
- MVP - 'Triple Impact'
- Spanish Kid - 'Tha Dog is Out'
- tobymac - 'Renovating Diverse City'
- Tru-Life - 'The Journal Vol. 1'
Music For Kids and Tweens
Finding music for kids and tweens that centers around faith or values can be tough since even that niche in the music industry has been touched by the "sex sells" bug. These albums are hands-down winners in the "faith and values" category. You don't have to worry about what your child is learning from listening to these gems.
- Jump5 - 'The Very Best of Jump5'
- Mission Six - 'Superhero'
- Precious Moments - 'Loving, Caring and Sharing'
This is, by far, the most listened to of the genres, with more radio stations carrying the style, which is sometimes referred to as "Hot AC."
- Top 10 Pop / Contemporary Albums
- Top 10 Pop Driving Songs
- 4HIM - 'Encore . . . For Future Generations'
- Andy Chrisman - 'One'
- Audio Adrenaline - 'Adios, The Greatest Hits'
- By The Tree - 'World On Fire'
- Casting Crowns - 'Lifesong'
- Danny Oertli - 'Everything in Between'
- David Phelps - 'Revelation'
- Inhabited - 'The Revolution'
- Jimmy Needham - 'Speak'
- Katelynne Cox - 'One Girl'
- Lucas Parry - 'Made to Fly'
- Palisade - 'Palisade'
- MercyMe - 'Coming Up To Breathe'
- Phil Wickham - 'Phil Wickham'
- Rebecca St. James - 'Wait for Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James'
- Shawn McDonald - 'Closer'
- The Swift - 'Today'
- Travis Cottrell - 'Found'
Rockers For Jesus
Christian Rock, much like it's secular counterpart, has several sub-styles within the genre. Modern rock, alternative rock, indie-rock, punk and southern rock are all well represented, bringing much to like to the masses.
- Adam Cunningham - 'Adam Cunningham'
- BarlowGirl - 'Another Journal Entry'
- BarlowGirl - 'BarlowGirl'
- Children 18:3 - 'Rain's 'a Comin'
- Dalton - 'Taste the Sky'
- DecembeRadio - 'DecembeRadio'
- Decyfer Down - 'Crash'
- Flatfoot 56 - 'Knuckles Up'
- Forever Changed - 'The Need to Feel Alive'