The 1980's was a decade of transition in contemporary
Christian music. The decade began with "crossover" artists like B.J. Thomas, Barry McGuire, Dan Peek, and
Joe English on top of the charts. The decade ended with chart-topping artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Kathy
Troccoli poised to "crossover" the other direction. Here is a look at the 1980's, by the numbers.