Editors’ Notes Contemporary Christian music is an umbrella term used for faith-based music informed by modern popular music. As a result, trends in CCM closely mirror those in the secular world. In the early ’70s, back when the movement still went by the name “Jesus music,” it produced artists like singer/songwriter Larry Norman, who created earthy rock and folk echoing the hippie ethos of the love generation. Flash forward to the ’90s, and the ranks of CCM include DC Talk, Newsboys, and a slew of other bands informed by the decade’s explosions of hip-hop and alt-rock. But perhaps the most radical changes can be seen in the music’s commercial profile. Whereas CCM originally was a subculture confined to Christian youth, by the 21st century it has exploded into a global phenomenon, one whose biggest stars—TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Crowder, Lauren Daigle—don’t just cross over to the pop charts but frequently top them.