Slightly OT: “This guy’s singin’ about God!”
Some time ago, I came across the words to the old hymn “I Am Not Skilled to Understand,” and in the process of checking out the song, I came across a modern CCM rendition by Aaron Shust. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] If nothing else, at least his new melody has at least served the purpose of reawakening interest in the lyric.
I came across a video clip of his appearance on the Logan Show. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] He was asked about how he got signed to a major label. He said that while he was recording his debut project, his producer gave a CD with some of the songs to the leader of the secular label Brash. He added: “He [the label exec] put it in his disc changer, and eventually it popped up in the mix. And I guess as the story goes, McHugh got to about track 3 or 4 before he realized, ‘This guy’s singin’ about God, I think!’ So he rewound it, listened to it again, and liked [it].” Shust was the first Christian artist signed to the label.
Somehow I cannot imagine the same thing being said of the Hoppers or the Mark Trammell Trio.