Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The one on Contemporary Christian updates

It's a busy season for Christian artists as they prepare to send new material to radio.

Most exciting for me is the new album from Dove Award-winning singer and songwriter Nicole C. Mullen. Titled Everyday People, it should be out tomorrow in the U.S., with the title track as its carrier single. I question the choice of Everyday People, given Mullen's stellar songwriting pedigree, but if hey, I'm just a fan. Avalon didn't listen to me.

Speaking of Avalon, why don't y'all call up your local CCM radio stations and request the incredible Jody McBrayer-carried You Were There? It's now #2 on the Inspirational charts, but languishing in the lower regions of the galaxy over at the crossover Christian charts.

James Caviezel, who some of you might know better as Jesus Christ in The Passion, makes a cameo in Michael W. Smith's new single, Healing Rain, off his new album with the same title. That ought to be delicious.

Finally, groundbreaking Australian Christian community Hillsong Australia has released For All You've Done, a record-setting new album that debuted at #1 on the Australian album charts, the first Christian live album to ever do so! Congratulations, Brian and Bobbie Houston, Darlene Zschech, and the entire HSA worship team! Go for God's glory!


Susan L. Prince said...

I previewed Mullen's new release in the store yesterday and I'd agree, I do question "Everyday People" as the CDs first single release. I had her CD playing in the mix with four others last night, and from what I heard it sounded good. I'm going to give it a thorough listening to today though.

I'll probably end up buying it because I loved her other CDs...I think Nicole C. Mullen is underappreciated and it drives me crazy!

Ganns said...

Have I ever told you how envious I am of your job? :D

I agree with you totally. I think it's sad that Mullen doesn't get the props she deserves, but then again, a lot of really deserving artists are left at the back burner in favor of the Britneys, Ashleys, Jessicas, Christinas, and Parises.

I continue to pray.