Christian Rock At All Time High

Published: 2004-07-21
Amongst all of the layoffs at record companies, labels dropping artists, and concerts being cancelled there is one genre of music that is not only surviving but is thriving and even growing in popularity - that of Christian rock music.

Especially in the west, attendance at Christian related festivals and concerts is up. Part of the reason for the upswing in the attendance is a marked increase of popularity in the music itself. Christian related festivals also focus more on offering activities for the entire family.

With the large record companies buying up all the smaller ones Christian artists are finding their music being played on the radio more frequently. Traditionally Christian artists' music was recorded by a small label and their exposure was limited. Christian music is not just for the church anymore, it is being played on the radio and even on the mainstream rock stations. Some Christian rock artists such as Switchfoot and Third Day are topping the million dollar mark in sales and are opening up for mainstream rock artists on tours.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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