When Contemporary Christian Music, CCM, came on the scene it was a result of the “Jesus movement” of the latter 1960s and early 1970s.
During this era, many young people were coming to the faith, believing in Jesus. These converts, several which were “hippies,” became known as ‘Jesus People.’ It was during the 70s when Christian music started coming into its own.
As the “Jesus Movement” started producing fruit it changed these young people’s hearts. Many gave up drugs and the things the hippie movement brought about. These new converts began to write songs about what Jesus meant to them and how he had changed their lives.
CCM has come a long way from those early days and now produces music sung by many award-winning artists. The songs these musicians and vocalists play and sing have inspired thousands of lives for the better.