I was a protestant until Easter 2010, when I swam the Tiber. During those times, I loved many contemporary Christian music (CCM) groups. Mercy Me, Third Day, Todd Agnew. Groups with a modern sound, definitely not hokey.
But I think my favorite is Casting Crowns. Every song has lyrics that seem like a prayer, with a lot of musical talent behind them.
Is/are there any equivalent groups/singers in Catholicism? I tried looking thru the thread at the top of this web page, but it's so old, and so long, that my eyes crossed while I was reading.
Also, I've noticed that the most people in our Parish, that I talk to, don't listen to CCM at all. Is that wide-spread? Are there many CCM fans at your Parish?