I grew up in the faith listening to Contemporary Christian Music. It has been a help to me, and lately I'm becoming pretty jaded about it, and I don't even have access to much "in" news or anything. It's partly what reading Slice of Laodicea, A Little Leaven, and Pulpit Pimp$ will do to you.
The recently-gone-home Larry Norman did an interview on his music and the industry and his life, like 40 years ago. I commend it to your reading. Coulda been written yesterday.