The Archers were one of America’s earliest Contemporary Christian music groups. They were originally brothers Tim and Steve Archer, Nancye Short and Billy Rush Masters.
After Masters and Short departed in 1977, sister Janice Archer joined. They enjoyed greater longevity than most of the pioneering CCM artists, recording chart hits in the decades of the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s.
Their hits included, “Jesus Is The Answer”, “Little Flowers”, “It Wouldn’t Be Enough”, “Fresh Surrender”, “Stand Up!”, and “Heaven In Your Eyes”.
Former Maranatha! Music artist and CCM pioneer Erick Nelson defined The Archers’ role in the development of contemporary Christian music as representing one-half of a convergence: traditional vocal groups like The Archers got hipper while the hippie rock groups (like the Maranatha bands) got more mellow—eventually both evinced the polished, commercial sound that would be identified as stereotypical contemporary Christian music.
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