New Album Series of '100 Best CCM Songs' Launched

( [email protected] ) Jul 26, 2004 09:00 PM EDT

It was announced that CCM Magazine has partnered with Creative Trust Workshop (CTW) along with publishing group Integrity Publishers to produce a new album series, CCM¡¦s Top 100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music.

The album series will feature four music recordings produced by Creative Trust Workshop and a book published by Integrity Publishing based on CCM Magazine¡¦s selection of the top 100 songs recorded by Christian music artists.

"This is the essential collection of Christian music songs, compiled not only for their importance to Christian music, but for their impact on the lives of artists and music fans,¡¨ said Roberta Croteau, associate publisher of Salem Publishing, publisher of CCM. ¡§And, we¡¦re incredibly excited to also have a companion set of CDs for the book, a first of its kind.¡¨

"CCM¡¦s Top 100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music," published by Integrity Publishers, will arrive in stores in early October. The book will reveal the ranking of the top 100 songs that were chosen by a group of journalists, industry experts and Christian music fans via an Internet survey. Each of the 100 songs is featured with intriguing details, interviews, facts and photos, providing context and insight into that song¡¦s impact in Christian music and on music fans.

"Integrity Publishers is pleased to be able to present the book, "CCM¡¦s Top 100 Greatest Songs in Christian music,"' said Rob Birkhead, senior vice president of marketing for Integrity Publishers. ¡§Every fan of Christian music can name the song or songs that have impacted their lives in small ways and in life-changing ways. The book is full of these kinds of memories and reminds us why Christian music is so powerful.¡¨