Lionsgate announces ‘The Jesus Music’ documentary

Film will be released in theaters this fall

Lionsgate has announced the Christian contemporary music (CCM) documentary, The Jesus Music, will be released in theaters this fall. With stirring songs of faith, love, and hope, Jesus music rose from America’s 1960s counterculture movement to become a worldwide phenomenon. This fascinating documentary reveals the music’s uplifting and untold story — from its humble beginnings at the Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California through its transformation into the multi-billion dollar industry of CCM today.

Directed by the Erwin Brothers (I Still Believe, American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story), the film is the definitive love letter to CCM fans that features intimate interviews with the genre’s biggest stars including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, and Lauren Daigle. With stories of trials and triumphs, the universal power of music from these artists shine through from their messages of passion, sacrifice, and redemption that inspire millions of devoted listeners.

The Jesus Music – The Soundtrack of a Movement will accompany the film. The soundtrack will feature Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, Michael Tait, dc Talk, Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin, John L. Cooper, CeCe Winans, Steven Curtis Chapman, Lauren Daigle, for KING & COUNTRY and more.

The film’s release date is October 1st with the soundtrack expected at the same time.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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