Remember when Danny’s music for country radio was not considered “country enough”? Well, apparently fitting in is an issue for ALL genres of music.
Here is what is happening to Amy Grant, an extremely successful song writer and performer. (Did you remember she penned & recorded the song, “Tennessee Christmas” that Danny released for RCA during his country music days?)
From The Tennesean:
LifeWay Christian Resources will not be selling Amy Grant’s new Christmas album this year, and the manager for the Nashville-based singer says it’s because it’s not Christian enough for the Southern Baptist retailer.
Manager Jennifer Cooke said in an opinion piece for the Washington Post that LifeWay’s decision not to carry “Tennessee Christmas” reignites a debate about how Christian a product needs to be in order for Christian retailers to sell it.
“‘Is it Christian enough for Christian retail to support?’ LifeWay Christian Resources, the large Southern Baptist retailer, decided it was not. It’s their choice, and it’s okay,” said Cooke, in the column posted Tuesday.
LifeWay, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, confirmed its retail stores are not carrying the album, but would not comment on the reasons for the decision.
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