NATIONWIDE RESEARCH AT A GLANCE
A big part of our work at Finney Media is doing representative sample music testing – online testing and auditorium testing – all over North America. Part of what we research is favorite Christian songs. Here are the Top 5 testing songs sung by women from research done during 2019:
- You Say – Lauren Daigle
- Trust In You – Lauren Daigle
- Holy Spirit – Francesca Battistelli
- Who You Say I Am – Hillsong Worship
- Thy Will – Hillary Scott
. . . and the next five:
- O’Lord – Lauren Daigle
- What A Beautiful Name – Hillsong Worship
- Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – Hillsong United
- How Can It Be – Lauren Daigle
- So Will I (100 Billion X) – Hillsong Worship
The surge in testing in songs sung by women has been big over the last few years, led by Lauren Daigle and Hillsong Worship. In our research nationwide You Say by Lauren Daigle is now not only the #1 testing song sung by a woman, it’s the number #1 testing song, period.
Coming in October – Another surge that we’ve observed lately is artists who weren’t a part of CCM Radio just five years ago. New artists are on the rise. In October, we’ll show you the Top 5 Testing Songs by New Artists.
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.