Is Country Music Christian Music?

Gene Veith, co-author of Honky-Tonk Gospel, has commented on this week’s CMA:

Brooks & Dunn’s explicitly Christian and Bible-praising single “Believe” cleaned up at the Country Music Awards last night, winning Single of the Year, Song of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. The song’s success was no doubt also instrumental in Brooks & Dunn winning Vocal Duo of the Year (though the two nearly always win that award). The Musical Event of the Year was Brad Paisley singing with Dollie Parton another explicitly Christian song, “When I Get Where I’m Going. Not only that, American-Idol winner Carrie Underwood won BOTH the Horizon award for new artists AND female vocalist of the year for her explicitly Christian hit “Jesus Take the Wheel.”

What say you?

3 comments

  1. I was just over at Centuri0n’s and he has some video evidence that the Christian revival is now spreading to Kid Rock, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dixie Chicks, Kanye West, etc. Well, at least they were singing a Christian song by Johnny Cash.
    Maybe these country singers could be serious, but it seems like more of a cultural thing to me.

  2. Steve,

    Like I said earlier tonight, I have to wonder if it’s more of astute musicians and businessmen who know their audience and what they will buy.

    David

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