What is Countersunk?

Countersunk is a blog determined to find the best Christian music that the radio isn’t playing.

It is not an anti-radio blog and is in no way intended to be pejorative of those who work so hard to bring us Christian music over the air waves.  Instead, consider this a supplement, with very high standards.

What’s with the name?

A countersink (n.) is a woodworking tool designed to create a recess in a workpiece that allows a screw or nail to rest below the surface of that workpiece.

Countersunk (v.) is a term I am borrowing from the past tense action of driving an object below the surface of a workpiece.  These kinds of screws hold the workpiece together and make it strong, but can be unsightly.  I feel that way with a lot of Christian music.  The stuff that makes it strong, that holds everything together may not be as polished or beautiful as the surface (radio).  Also, the iceberg metaphor has been done to death.  We get it, 10% above, blah, blah, blah.

I have a song/video that needs to be on this site, what do I do?

Awesome!  Community is what the church is all about.  First, let’s be positive and encouraging, living out Ephesians 4:29 (NIV), “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it might benefit those who listen.”

Second, email your song suggestions to: dwhurt@hotmail.com.  Put “Countersunk submission” in the subject line so I don’t just automatically delete it.  Thanks!  I look forward to hearing what is resonating with people.

Finally, keep your expectations realistic.  This is a hobby for me, so no matter how passionate I am about it, I can only do so much.  If you song doesn’t appear on the site it doesn’t mean I don’t like you, it just means I have a limited amount of time with which to devote to this.  Unless someone can figure out a way to make this my job…



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