The term ‘folk music’ first came into use in the 19th century, but music from this genre existed long before then.
Before people were able to listen to recorded music, it was made by ordinary people while they were working, relaxing or taking part in a religious activity. Many manual laborers would sing together so they weren’t bored while doing repetitive work.
People would also sing and play instruments in their spare time to share stories, tell history and to entertain themselves. These people were the earliest examples of Christian Folk musicians.
Christian folk music has been around since the beginning of folk music. People would sing about God and their faith when in religious gatherings.
In some small, isolated towns, people would go to church and sing such Christian folk songs, sometimes led by Christian musicians. This helped create a sense of community within these communities.