I just read the saddest thing today! CCM Magazine will be putting out their last issue in April 2008! It has been out for the past 30 years & has always kept the latest reviews, interviews, awards for Contemporary Christian Music - & now its going away! That's amazing! I can remember loving this magazine when I was younger & Christian Music wasn't all that popular - not in today's standards anyways. There wasn't the radio stations that are out today, the CD selections that are out - the Podcasts that there are today - to find out information about new Christian Artist - you had to look to CCM & their cover's especially. I was always a fan of all the Steven Curtis Chapman covers - of course! But I can remember reading about Stryper & Mylon LeFevre, Petra, Amy Grant, DC Talk, Michael W. Smith & groups of old. Its pretty cool that they're still going after all this time - giving the latest on Casting Crowns, Skillet, Barlow Girl, Hawk Nelson, Toby Mac, Natalie Grant - and all the new alternative Christian Rock groups - so many choices now!
I guess with the advancement of technology - its just easier to look on the internet than to get the magazine in paper form. And as a huge recycler - I guess I can appreciate the saving of the paper - but its just the "good ole days" in me that will miss the magazine. I'll be anxious to see what the final cover has on it - me meeting Steven Curtis Chapman? I can dream!