The greats of contemporary Christian music deserve a place of honor in today's musical landscape. We have chosen to present the artists whose songs have had the staying power to extend to at least 10 years of ministry or more.
Some of these artists we call ‘pioneers’ because they really paved the way for the freedom of music expression Christian artists enjoy today. Before the 70s, there was no mainstream vehicle for Christianity in the pop music world.
Looking back on a day when Christian music was given a voice for the first time and now seeing what the industry has become today, we’ve just begun to realize it’s time for these trailblazers to be recognized for their invaluable contributions. We remember—we saw it happen.