Casting Crowns. Matthew West. Hillsong. Third Day. Mandisa. Newsboys. Jeremy Camp. MercyMe. And good ol' Chris Tomlin. Sound familiar?
If you grew up in a Christian household like me, your family may have had radio stations such as Star 99.1 or K-Love playing in the background 24/7. Mainstream contemporary Christian melodies have filled our churches, youth group nights and cars on Sunday mornings. I bet you ten bucks that you can sing I Can Only Imagine with your eyes closed.
However, apart from CCM (Contemporary Christian Music), I like to indulge in some acoustic, gospel, and r&b tunes. But, I've learned that it can be difficult to find worship music in these genres that don't sound overly cheesy or outdated. Over the years, I've come across a few Christian artists that are capable of adding that little bit of spice and unf that I've been so desperately looking for in clean worship music. Below is a list of some of my favorites, check them out!
Wild (Hotel Sessions) | Local Sound
God is Love | Peter Cottontale
Garden | OLY + Wordsplayed
Wars | Lord's Child, Montell Fish
Opened Up the Heavens | Isla Vista Worship, Mark Barlow
Hi 5 | Peter Cottontale
All tracks are available at:
Follow this playlist on Spotify for an ever growing list of Christian bops :)