Wednesday, November 08, 2006
I decided to blog about this because I'm tired of hearing about secular country music and how "great" that it is because the artists will sometimes inject a Christian-themed song into their album. From a Christian's perspective, it's always amazing to me to see so many "Christians" caught up in the world of worldly music. What really got the ball rolling for me was Faith Hill's reaction to Carrie Underwood during the recent Country Music Awards (CMA) after Carrie beat her out on "Best Female Vocalist" all over the news. I wonder how many Christians were glued to the TV that Monday? I did remember Carrie Underwood's song, "Jesus Take The Wheel" and thought, "That's great! A Christian artist coming out on top!" Wait a minute...Is Carrie Underwood a Christian artist? I decided to do a little research. I visited her website to see if she made mention of God or Jesus or gave her testimony as you would surmise a Christian artist would do. Sorry, no mention...I guess the outfit she was wearing with the plunging neckline on the front page of her website should have been my clue. In addition, her new "hit" song "Before He Cheats" came blaring through my computer speakers with the lyrics "...Right now he’s probably slow dancing, With that bleach blonde tramp, And she’s probably getting frisky, Right now he’s probably buying her some fruity little drink, ‘Cause she can’t shoot whiskey..." Later lyrics in the song discuss "keying" up someone's car. Carrie did say the she would never key anyone's car in her BIO! Okay, wait a minute. Is this the kind of music that we should be listening to as Christians? Wait, I know what you are saying, "But, John, the song, "Believe" by Brooks and Dunn won the top award!" Well, I went and watched the "Believe" video on YouTube and I must admit that I liked it. I thought, "Hey, maybe this Brooks and Dunn group is good-to-go?" Well I didn't have to search too far for another video by Brooks and Dunn. I came across the video, "Play Something Country". It's just a little bit different than "Believe". Don't "Believe" me? Here's a link to it if you want to watch it. I watched about 15 seconds and had to "shut 'er down". I think overall that most of these country artists are trying to capture as much of the market as possible. Guess what? Christians are a HUGE market and unfortunately, some are buying the CDs and buying into the music. The psychology is, "Let's throw a couple of "Christian-themed" songs on the album and Christians will love it and buy it." I was going to list a "jillion" Bible verses to back up what I'm saying here, but I'm praying that it's fairly obvious to the reader that secular country music is not something Christians should be supporting or listening to. Dear Christian, take a good honest look and listen to secular country music and see if I'm wrong or see if you're just living in another state because your flesh "likes it"...the state of denial. Think about it.
Posted by EverySaturdayMorning at 1:15 PM