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Christian music is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith. Common themes of Christian music include praise, worship, penitence, and lament, and its forms vary widely across the world.

Like other forms of music the creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of Christian music varies according to culture and social context. Christian music is composed and performed for many purposes, ranging from aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, or with a positive message as an entertainment product for the marketplace.

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The Chariot was an American metalcore band from Douglasville, Georgia, that existed from 2003 to 2013. The last lineup consisted of drummer David Kennedy, vocalist and bandleader Josh Scogin, and guitarists Brandon Henderson and Stephen Harrison. The band experienced frequent lineup changes since its inception, with Scogin being the only original member. The band played an abrasive style of hardcore that does not adhere to typical stylings such as melodic/abrasive dynamics and harmonic vocals. They built a reputation around their powerful live performances, with Scogin's lyrics covering topics like materialism, personal struggle, current events, politics, and Christian themes. Their music was critically acclaimed as something "that will melt your face and leave you wanting more."

The band was formed by Scogin shortly after he left his position of vocalist in Norma Jean. In 2004, a record deal was signed with Solid State Records and a debut album was released, titled Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead, and Nothing Is Bleeding. The band had toured constantly since then. The Chariot released the Unsung EP in 2005, which was then followed by three successful studio albums: The Fiancée in 2007, Wars and Rumors of Wars in 2009, and Long Live in 2010. The band entered the studio in May 2012 to record their fifth full-length album titled One Wing which was released August 28, 2012. The Chariot disbanded following a farewell tour in late 2013.

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Josh Reedy of DecembeRadio performing at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina, on March 6, 2008.

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David L. Cook (born November 11, 1968) is a Christian country music singer, comedian and International Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee. Born to Donnell and June Cook, David is the oldest of six children.

Cook is most notably known for his deliverance of smooth vocals and his prolific writing abilities. Cook has written over 2500 songs and is widely known for the song, "Drop that Rock." The song was featured on his album "In the Middle of it All" which garnered Cook a Dove Award nomination for Christian Country Album of the Year in 1999. Cook's lyrics often take a look at the church and the problems that they face when it comes to handing down judgment upon common people with everyday problems."

Cook is also known for his humanitarian work with children's charities throughout the world which includes co-hosting the Children’s Miracle Network telethon as well as regular appearances on the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

The male members of The Cook Family Singers have always used just their middle initials as a trademark, a trait beginning back in 1885 when the first such group was formed.

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