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Our Mission

What is CCM Reunion? We celebrate the artists, musicians, fans, and songs of contemporary Christian music through concerts and community outreach.

Our Story

 “Contemporary Christian music was birthed during the Jesus Movement of the early 1970s. Somehow, this small-town preacher’s kid who liked to sing and play guitar found himself right in the middle of it. Some have called us pioneers, but really, we were just trying to reach and encourage the young people in our community with music they could relate to. Now, after a music career spanning four decades, singing around the world and receiving an honor or two along the way, I find myself turning back to the roots of my CCM experience: an authentic, heart-felt expression of faith through music.” —Grammy Award-winning recording artist Tim Archer


The Archers

If you know anything about the beginnings of contemporary Christian music and pop-Gospel, then you know about The Archers. The legacy and influence of the iconic trio remain strong to this day.

The Archers grew up in church. As preachers kids, they saw first-hand how music moved people. By their mid-teens, Tim and Steve were singing as The Archer Brothers. They even won second place in a national singing competition. Soon they caught the attention of Gospel great Andraé Crouch, pop icon Pat Boone and Light Records founder Ralph Carmichael. In 1977 Janice Archer joined her brothers, adding to The Archers’ signature family-harmony blend.

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Evie Tornquist Karlsson

According to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, “Before there was Amy Grant, there was Evie.” Evie Tornquist Karlsson, known by her fans as simply “Evie,” was the first female pop star of contemporary Christian music. She is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and a two time Dove Award winner for Female Vocalist of the Year. With over 30 albums and three Grammy nominations to her credit, Evie’s classic CCM hits include “Clean Before My Lord,” “Pass It On,” “Give Them All,” “Mirror,” “Come On Ring Those Bells,” and “How I Love the Lord.”

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Cheri Keaggy

Beginning as a worship leader at a small church in Southern California, veteran CCM artist Cheri Keaggy has ministered through music and testimony for over twenty years. Her debut album, Child of the Father, released to rave reviews in 1994, earning her a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. Nine albums, nine number one songs, three Dove Award nominations and a Dove Award win later, Keaggy continues to be a mainstay on Adult Contemporary and Inspirational radio, while congregations the world over sing her songs, including “There is Joy in the Lord” and “In Remembrance of Me,” during church services. Songs she wrote for her children have emerged as favorites at women’s events through the years (MOPS, Hearts at Home, Proverbs 31 Ministries, Family Life Ministries).

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Farrell & Farrell

It was during the Jesus Movement of the early 70s that the seeds of what would become Farrell & Farrell were sown, as the husband-wife duo began traveling and singing all over the US and other artists began recording Bob’s songs.  In 1978 the duo released Farrell & Farrell, its first single “Earthmaker” going to #1 on Christian radio. Farrell & Farrell continued to travel internationally until 1991, being one of the first to take CCM to Australia and the Eastern Communist Block – including thirty shows in Moscow and Leningrad in 1988, a year before the Berlin Wall came down.
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Evie and Family survive Hurricane Irma. CCM Reunion headlining artist, Evie Tornquist Karlsson, and her family faced a direct hit from Hurricane Irma.

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About CCM Reunion

We want to honor and preserve the history and legacy of CCM, celebrate those who have been a part of its 50-year journey, and encourage the next generation as they carry the genre forward.

About CCM Reunion

Around Town

See Paul Aldrich & Friends Wayne Watson and Bob Bennett April 6th at Generations Church in downtown Franklin! Click here for tickets.

Around Town