Hi Folks! Have you ever wondered where Contemporary Christian Music came from or how it got started? Recently a great new movie was released called the "Jesus Revolution" which gave me the idea to produce a show about the "Jesus Music" that was an integral part of that great spiritual revolution that started in the 1970's. Arguably, the story of Jesus Music begins when a young west coast pastor named Chuck Smith from Calvary Chapel Church was asked by a hippie band called "Love Song" if they could play in his church. As chuck tells it in his autobiography, "I was a bit apprehensive about what the band would play and what they would sound like". So, Pastor Chuck asked the band if he could hear a sample of their music. The band eagerly agreed and started lugging their guitars into the church. They set up their gear and eventually started playing a song they had written called "Welcome Back." As Pastor Chuck tells it, "as soon as the band started playing, the power of the Holy Spirit fell upon our little church and I was awe-struck; the band was really good! Pastor Chuck asked the band if they could play for a youth service that very evening and they did. And so began "Jesus Music," which would eventually be called Contemporary Christian Music and, indeed, the beginnings of the "Jesus Revolution" itself. I hope you enjoy our podcast and find it entertaining and informative. Ron King .