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Christian music reaches
out to broader audience

By Staff
CHRISTIAN MUSIC Melted Heart, an all-girl band from Pearl, plays in Causeyville last March. The group is the main act at tonight's Saturday for the Son, a Christian rock concert at Trinity Assembly of God in Meridian.Photo by Paula Merritt / The Meridian Star
July 24, 2004
By Fredie Carmichael and Erin Hilsabeck / staff writers
To look at a picture of Melted Heart, you can see similarities between the Pearl-based band and any other up-and-coming rock-punk musicians.
But the dyed hair, dark makeup and punkish jewelry doesn't accurately
reflect the personalities of these young women who put God's message in
their songs.
he gave us these talents," said Tasha Miller, Melted Heart's drummer. "I
don't want to lose them."
The band, along with Neshoba County's Neverleave and Meridian's own Sixcolorpress, will perform tonight at Saturday for the Son a Christian rock concert at Trinity Assembly of God.
The concert will also feature Heather McGinn, a solo artist from Meridian, and the Rocks in Flight drama team from Trinity Assembly of God. Miller said she loves her band and can't wait to perform in Meridian.
Melted Heart, Sixcolorpress and other bands are among hundreds worldwide changing the face of Christian music. From the outside, they look the same as any secular musicians. In some instances, they even sound similar.
But Wayne Hall, lead singer for Meridian's Sixcolorpress, formerly Called Israel, says in most cases, the messages in their songs are much different they're about God.
Hall described his music as "real" and said he wants his group's music to reach audiences outside of the church so he and his bandmates can minister to them through song.
Miller agreed.
Hall said it's important for people to identify with their lyrics. He said he wants people, even non-believers, to know that they're sinners just like everyone else and that they're not perfect.
Hall, who has piercings and tattoos, said his appearance often draws stares from people. He said they can't believe he's a Christian performer.
That's why, Hall said, it's important for everyone, not just Christians, to come out and enjoy tonight's concert.
He said his band is compared to Tool, a popular rock band, and Stone Temple Pilots.
Hall said he believes Christian music is attracting a larger and more diverse fan base.

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