Carman Domenic Licciardello: Icon of Contemporary Christian Music & Entertainment
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Carman Domenic Licciardello: Icon of Contemporary Christian Music & Entertainment

Carman Domenic Licciardello is a talented vocalist and Contemporary Christian Music entertainer that has produced an impressive amount of Christian media in the form of music, movies, and books.

As the biography of Carman states, "Carman Domenic Licciardello is an enigma in Christian music, often described as part evangelist, part Vegas Showman. His concerts were more like a rock and roll Billy Graham Crusade than a Christian music event." In Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) an industry where many musicians went to when they realized their careers were over, or where many more left quickly when they achieved fame, Carman's material stood out like a shining star. During the 1990s in particular, Carman excelled at attracting huge audiences of Christian fans, as the movie below indicates. Carman showed immense promise as a musician from boyhood, and, interestingly, the DeCavalcante Crime Family (spelled incorrectly DeCalvcante on the biography link) courted him to 'represent his interests and help his career.' Not long after that offer, Carman became a Christian and chose a vastly different road.

As Carman's biography announces proudly, Carman holds the record for the highest attendance at Texas Stadium in Dallas (simultaneously also setting the record for the largest Christian concert ever), surpassing Pink Floyd, U2, Madonna, The Jackson Five, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks and even Metallica with 71,132 concertgoers in attendance.

Carman achieved the most success with his string of movies including such titles as "R.I.O.T.", "Carman: The Standard", and "The Champion," and the sales of approximately 10 million music records over his career. A typical Carman song or movie features standard Christian themes like salvation, heaven, and hell (Carman particularly enjoys depicting the devil and scenes defeating him). In R.I.O.T., for example, Carman plays a police officer with a son and daughter who moves out to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to avoid gang violence, but ends up seeing his troubles follow him there. Like all his movies, R.I.O.T. takes Christian themes (forgiveness, salvation, and Fruits of the Spirit) and applies them to contemporary life scenarios. His movies are also interspersed with music video sequences that follow the train of thought of the movie storyline.

Mission 3:16, a film short with music video (of a song with the same title), is indicative of Carman's typical style at his best. 3:16 is a James Bond secret agent type movie with Carman in the role of secret agent, trying to stop the messages of despair and hopelessness flowing from a mysterious dictator's operations and replace them with happiness. Carman's musical ideas have ventured into just about every conceivable genre of music, including those as far afield as rap, rock, and country. With an energetic spirit and passion for international Christian missions, Carman has made quite an impact on the CCM music scene, and he today remains a fiery and vivacious entertainer. Below is his Mission 3:16.

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Thanks for this info.

Inger Thomad

Thanks Bethany for a highly informative article. Throughout the article the spelling of Carman's changes from "an" to "en", I believe "an" to be correct.

Inger, though the error is noted, appreciated, and corrected, how can you mistake who wrote the article? This information is at the top, not in the comments section. Thanks for the encouragement, Bethany.

Inger Thomas

Bethany, lets try and keep this professional. First off the author is posted to the left of the article, which is normally associated with ads. None the less, I posted a comment under comment section. Why is that confusing to you? Dustin Labarge is the author and you are not, are you both staff writers? That being said, as a fellow co-worker who has received information that would improve on an article, regardless of where you recieved it, should be passed on and then thank your sources....not critize them for where they posted. The web page boasts of top notch, best in the biz etc. writers. You just proved them wrong. Grow up and act like the position you aquired.

Inger Thomas

By the was stupid mistake.The article never should have been published with such embarassing mistakes. Go through the article still needs correction.