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Contemporary Christian music or CCM —and occasionally " inspirational music " is a genre of modern popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. It formed as those affected by the s Jesus movement revival began to express themselves in a more contemporary style of music than the hymns , Gospel and Southern gospel music that was prevalent in the church at the time. Top-selling CCM artists will also appear on the Billboard The growing popularity of Rock 'n 'Roll music in the s was initially dismissed by the church because it was believed to encourage sinfulness.