Myrrh Records

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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.[1] 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).[1] The label has also published such artists as B.J. Thomas, Benny Hester, Billy Preston, The Choir, Cliff Richard, Crystal Lewis, Dakoda Motor Company, David and the Giants, GLAD, Jaci Velasquez, Malcolm and Alwyn, Mark Heard, Michael and Stormie Omartian, Mike Warnke, One Bad Pig, Petra, Phil Keaggy, Randy Stonehill, Richie Furay, Salvation Air Force, Earth, Wind & Fire singer Philip Bailey, Sam Phillips (musician), Steve Archer, Steve Taylor and The 77s.

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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b McNeil, W. K. (2005). Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music. Routledge. p. 266. ISBN 0-415-94179-2. 


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