What’s the Point?
Awesome Christian Music has one goal: to make awesome Christian music easy to find. If people can find awesome Christian music, they can benefit from awesome Christian music. Wherever possible, the original artists will be promoted as well.
If you are an artist – or if you represent an artist – and you feel that videos, links, or lyrics should be removed, simply contact us.
I’ve been a fan of Christian music since the late 1970’s. Some of my early influences included artists like Petra, Brown Bannister, Larnelle Harris, Sweet Comfort Band, and Steve Taylor. In 2001, search engines weren’t very good at helping me find the websites of Christian musicians, so I started adding their links to my personal blog. What started as a quick list soon became a project of its own, and I moved those links to their own website, CCM Links. Links to Christian radio stations in the U.S. were added, along with links to record labels. Eventually, the website became both a database of links and a blog, featuring free mp3’s offered by each artist. By 2011, I had inadvertently created the internet’s largest list of links to Christian artists.
My goal was not to be famous (I wasn’t) but to promote Christian music, and Christian musicians. Because the music had taught me so much and helped me mature in my faith, I wanted to help share the music with the world. Technology, though, eventually caught up me. Search engines had finally gotten very good at finding websites, and I felt there was no longer a need for CCM Links.
After a few years, I missed being a helper. With the rise of social media, it became clear that curating content and sharing it made up the next wave of internet ministry tools. I could share Christian videos on Facebook and Twitter, but my audience was limited. Having been a freelance web guy since 1999, it seemed obvious that I could again make a small impact by sharing Christian music here at Awesome Christian Music. The goal is the same: to share with the world the same music that has helped me, grown me, and entertained me for decades.
I hope you like it…not for my sake, but for yours.