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Here We Go…

I am very excited to announce that in a few hours we will gratefully launch our very first podcast of your favorite Classic Christian Music Artists…this is a big step for us as we have been praying about what direction to go with the site and name for literally years.

As you listen for the first time, please take a few things into account.

  • Most notably, this is THE START…a beginning place, not the finished delivery.
  • Our hope above everything is that you and the listeners now and down the line will find encouragement, hope and if it is dim a kindling in their spirit.
  • Our goal is to point people towards Jesus and not to make mini-gods of any of the artists because certainly Jesus is our only hope.

So why are we doing a podcast and why don’t we have all the liners, jingles, advertisers and so on in it?

Well, CCMRewind is something that has been with ME (Marty Daniels) since 1999 when my good friend and CCM Radio veteran Bill DeWees noted there was no classic format to play much of the Christian music that was prodcued from the earlier 90’s, 80’s and 70’s. As things go, Bill was busy with leading the excellent radio program at Olivet Nazarene University – WONU/Shine89 in Illinois and didn’t have the time to commit to this sort of project. Me? I was working with a group of stations in Tampa and much like Bill, time was at a premium so the project sat for another couple years.

At that time I personally found myself in a crisis of faith where I candidly did not give a rip if a classic formatted station ever got done.  I wandered for nearly 10 years until Our Lord, gently and lovingly called me back to life. Not that I was ever out of His clutches but was I running the other way?  That would be an understatement.  Now with my stubbornness on the sidelines my willingness has been there but the time and resources has not.

Today while reading my devotionals I was strongly convicted to simply DO IT…

I have no ambition nor inkling to become a titan from this sort of thing, I am not interested in celebrity and hold no artist, pastor, performer, evangelist or other in any esteem other than that which they deserve as being a treasured creation and child of the most high God…just like you and me.

So please know that I’m not looking to stoke the fires of idolatry even higher in a church culture that is consumed with it nor do I think these artists have anything more figured out in their walk with Jesus than you or I…what they do is sing nice songs that affirm my journey and remind me of where my hope is and comes from.

With all of that, I hope you enjoy and are blessed by this offering and the ones that follow which will be found at http://CCMRewind.com/podcast later today.

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Susan Ashton – Walk On By

On this date in 1993 Susan Ashton held the top spot on the charts with “Walk On By” from her Angels of Mercy project which also contained 4 other Top 10 songs including “Here in My Heart”, “Grand Canyon”, “Hunger and Thirst” and one of my favorites of all time “Alice in Wonderland”

Walk On By was written by an uber-gifted tandem of  Wayne Kirkpatrick and Phil Maderia.

After Angels Of Mercy Susan would record and be part of an impressive list of even more chart topping projects but like many of us Susan was wounded and found herself disgusted with Christians and The Church eventually wandering away from The Lord until 2008 when our Wonderful and Merciful Savior reminded her how much He loves her.

Watch the video below as Susan describes that experience to The Worship Network.


Maybe the path of Susan Ashton took doesn’t sound  so different from yours?

Maybe you’ve lost your way and gotten off the path God set you on?

I know I have been disgusted, angry and depressed because of my circumstances, myself, Christians and The Church too.

From 1997 – 2012 my wounds were my focus.

Because  I refused to forgive others and confess my own sin my life was absent of joy and blessings that we can only find through peace, friendship and faithfulness. All of my decisions led to isolation and a constant cycle of bitterness, hurt and anger.

Thank God for His patience, mercy and protection.

If you are carrying around the weight of disappointment and find yourself focusing on your wounds I want you to know that there is freedom to be found. There is REAL JOY and HAPPINESS for you.

How grateful we can be that The Lord in HIS PERFECTION chooses to love us and save us from our selfishness and imperfection?

In 2013 Susan released “Thief”, a new project of Six (6) songs that highlight her angelic voice to offer strength, hope and joy.

Escape Routes EnglishWhen I was searching for hope I found a lot of FREE resources online including those from the good folks at Plough Publishing who offer up their titles and many others at no cost.  I specifically recommend ESCAPE ROUTE and encourage you to download it for FREE here.

It would be my privilege if you would let me know how we can pray for you.

Send an email to ccmrewind@gmail.com.