The 90’s were filled with some of Christian music’s biggest artists ever, and in this list Breathecast is just focusing on the male performers who have left their mark on CCM, rock, hip-hop, and worship music.
What was Christian music before Carman? He taught us how to “Sunday School Rock,” be the “Heart of Champion,” and served up some of the coolest music videos around! He dabbled in all sorts of music from rock, pop, soul, worship, gospel, and even hip-hop. Unfortunately, Carman is recovering from a bout with cancer, but he’s not letting that stop his ministry as he continues to tour and help lead people to Christ.
DC Talk is often referred to as the biggest Christian group of all time. The band established themselves as a hip-hop gospel force in the early 90’s and then did a complete 180° by turning into a rock band with the album Jesus Freak. Perhaps one of the most important Christian albums of all time, Jesus Freak brought Christian music into the mainstream and paved the way for many of today’s top Christian artists. Plus this is where everyone’s favorite, TobyMac, got his start. Newsboys frontman Michael Tait stems his roots from DC Talk, and the recent ex-lead singer of Audio Adrenaline, Kevin Max, was also in this group.
Audio Adrenaline were sort of the protege’s to DC Talk, but they headed out on their own legendary journey through Christian music. Their biggest hits, “Big House,” “Never Gonna Be as Big as Jesus,” and “Hands and Feet” are Christian music anthems until this day. Audio Adrenaline always reinvented themselves with every album, and as they came to an end in 2007 because of lead singer Mark Stuart’s failing voice, music fans mourned. However, as of 2013, they are back! Kevin Max took up the role as new lead singer before stepping down to Josh Engler. The band is at it again to reach a new generation.
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