NATIONWIDE RESEARCH AT A GLANCE
We asked Contemporary Christian Music Radio listeners in multiple markets across the US during the past year about their favorite songs. From our nationwide research, here are the male Christian artists (or groups led by a male lead singer) with the most songs among the Top 200 songs nationally.
- Chris Tomlin
- Third Day
- Mercy Me
- Casting Crowns
- Jeremy Camp
These five artists have tested great for years and continue to score really well.
The next five are interesting also:
- #6 is Phillips, Craig & Dean, still hanging in very strongly.
- #7 is Kutless, which may be a surprise.
- Passion/Kristian Stanfill, Crowder, Matt Maher, and Matthew West all follow.
Coming in Finney’s Fast Five for September, we ask Christian radio listeners this question: If you could tell the leaders of your favorite Christian radio station to change one thing about what they do on the radio, what would it be?
Chuck Finney is the President of Finney Media and has over 30 years experience helping radio stations grow audience and deepen relationships with listeners. He led Salem’s KLTY Dallas to record audience levels and served as National Program Director for Salem’s Fish CCM stations. While with KLTY, the station won multiple awards, including NRB Music Station Of The Year, the CMB Major Market Station Of The Year and the NAB Religious Station Of The Year.
Chuck served as Chairman of Christian Music Broadcasters and currently serves on the Radio Committee of NRB.
Since 2009, he has consulted Christian Music and Teaching radio stations and ministries internationally, helping them reach more people while being Gospel-focused.
He and his wife of 25 years, Lynda, live in the DFW area and have two daughters.