Contemporary Christian Music is a type of modern and popular Christian music. It is also often referred to as inspirational music or CCM and has lyrics that are centred around Christianity.
Contemporary Christian Musicians express their faith, pray, worship, praise, spread the word of God, and to give encouragement to the people Those who listen to contemporary Christian music also say that the genre brought them comfort during the difficult times they have faced.
Typical instruments used in this genre include acoustic, bass and electric guitar, keyboard, drums, synthesisers and vocals.
Contemporary Christian music is usually performed and sometimes also recorded during church services; however, it is also commercially recorded and as such, can be heard on Christian radio stations as well.
Some Contemporary Christian musicians have made a name for themselves on the secular scene as well, such that non-Christian radio stations also pick up some of their music.