November 09, 2004

Newsboys: The Adoration Tour

For a little more than a year now, I have been listening to Christian Contemporary Music as my main musical genre. I've really grown to like it. Lately, a group called The Newsboys has grown in my affection, and I talked Amy into going to a concert last Friday night in Trenton. They were excellent! And Shine is awesome performed live! I felt like I was twenty years old again. This was the first Christian music concert I've attended since sometime around 1980 when I was just out of college and I went to an Amy Grant concert with a youth group from Crossroads Baptist Church of Northglenn CO, headed by the pastor's son, Steve Taylor. Steve Taylor, I found out today, went on to have a successful musical career himself, and produced several albums by The Newsboys! Back in 1980, I wasn't really impressed with Christian music. As I remember it, the only Christian artist who ever performed outside a church sanctuary was Amy Grant. Now it's different. Many more artists, and the music is much better now. The concert I saw last Friday was better than any of the rock concerts I attended back in the 70's or 80's.

Posted by Joel Fuhrmann at 10:27 PM | Comments (1)