Myrrh Records

Myrrh Records,  also known as Myrrh Worship, was an American Christian music record label.  According to Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music, the label was instrumental in developing a popular following for Contemporary Christian music as the label that first published music by Barry McGuire, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Randy Matthews, and Nancy Honeytree.  The label is also known for serving as the first label for popular Christian crossover singer Amy Grant, who joined the label in 1977.  She stayed with Myrrh until 1999 (staying with Word until 2005).  The label began as Myrrh Records in 1972, but took a five year hiatus beginning in 2000 before being relaunched by parent company Word Entertainment under the name Myrrh Worship in 2005.  In 2014, the name was changed to Word Worship, once again retiring the Myrrh name.  (More from Wikipedia)

Barry McGuire had a prominent and influential hit song in 1965 with “Eve of Destruction” (written by P. F. Sloan); he was with New Christy Minstrels for a time and sung lead on their first hit song, “Green, Green”.  McGuire became a born again Christian in 1971 and released an album on Myrrh Records in 1973 called Seeds.  Singing background vocals on the album is a family trio that later became an early CCM band, 2nd Chapter of Acts.  


(July 2014)


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