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Big Daddy Weave
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Christian music has subgenres, just like pop music. Billboard charts list hit albums under both Christian and gospel genres. But contemporary Christian music songs get a wider breakdown. Among the subgenres, there is Christian adult contemporary.
Big Daddy Weave, which headlines Thursday at Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre, fits right into the latter category. But the band also has a strong place in the wider Christian music scene.
The Nashville, Tenn.-based act’s most recent album, “Love Come To Life,” was No. 34 on Billboard’s Christian albums chart last week, according to billboard.biz. The record, which peaked at No. 8, has been on that chart a few weeks shy of a year. The record has been similarly strong on the combined Christian/gospel chart at Billboard.
A single from that record, “Redeemed,” peaked at No. 1 and was at No. 5 on the Billboard Christian adult contemporary chart.
Judging from its sound alone, some of multiple Dove Award -winning Big Daddy Weave’s music could work in today’s pop-country format. But frontman Mike Weaver — who, as the band name implies, is big — writes lyrics that stay far away from tailgates, cold beers and spring break shenanigans.
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