State Fair Grandstand review: Casting...

State Fair Grandstand review: Casting Crowns show short on music

There are 7 comments on the story from Sep 3, 2009, titled State Fair Grandstand review: Casting Crowns show short on music. In it, reports that:

In the years since the contemporary Christian music boom of the mid-'90s, it has become commonplace for openly religious artists to flourish in numerous genres, from indie-rock to metal to punk .

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Ms M Manson

Maple Grove, MN

#1 Sep 4, 2009
Christian music sucks.

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Sep 4, 2009
Suckers!- Come celebrate your faith ... for only $39.95, oh and by my new album too.
My two cents

San Francisco, CA

#3 Sep 4, 2009
To say that all Christian music sucks tells me that you have already made up your mind about what Christian music is. There are as many genres under Christian music as there are under secular music. To categorize it all under one roof just because of the message it conveys is demeaning. I'll bet they play a Christian artist on the radio station you listen to and you don't even know it.

Christian artists need to make a living, too. Sure, they want/need to promote their new albums - that's the way they make a living! They don't make nearly the amount of money that many secular artists make, though.

If you've made your judgements about Christian music based on the main Christian radio station in the cities, you should try one of the others available. There are several others that I think are better.

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Sep 4, 2009
The concert rocked the house last night. I agree that they could have played more music, but the music they did play was awesome!
Oakdale Gal

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Sep 4, 2009
People just like trashing Christians. They will take any opportunity to do so.

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#7 Sep 4, 2009
why do they book acts that have no chance to fill the grandstand? sounds like this should have been at one of the free stages.

River Falls, WI

#8 Sep 4, 2009
I cringed when I read Sufjan Stevens' name in the lede alongside Casting Crowns. I should note that shows like these are the diametric opposite of Stevens' attitude towards his own religiosity. His music expresses religious themes in a non-obtrusive and matter-of-fact way: "Are there any worshipers in the house tonight?" is the last thing you would expect to hear at one of his shows. The gulf between CCM and Sufjan Stevens is enormous.

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