NATIONWIDE RESEARCH AT A GLANCE
Year-round, Finney Media tests CCM music across the United States so we get a view on how listener tastes change over time. We thought it would be fun and helpful to give you a look at the Top Female Artists, Male Artists (in May), Top Groups (in June) and then the overall Top Artists (in July) based on the latest research of library songs from across the country. We used a weighted scoring system – higher scoring songs mean higher weighting – over the past few months of testing.
Here are the Top 5 Female CCM Artists:
5) Kari Jobe
3) (tied) Anne Wilson
3) (tied) Francesca Battistelli
2) Tasha Layton
1) Lauren Daigle
We’ve seen a resurgence of great testing on songs by women in the past couple of years, led by Lauren Daigle’s amazing string of hits. And we have a couple of newcomers to the list – Tasha Layton and Anne Wilson. Anne Wilson’s My Jesus is right now our top testing library song!
Next month: The Top Five Male CCM Artists. You’ll likely be surprised by who…
Chuck Finney’s had radio playing in his head since he was just a boy. Over the course of his career, he’s worked in programming, radio research, and audience connection. Chuck’s passion for words and communication is widely recognized and he’s won several industry awards.
If you ask Chuck how he’s doing, he’ll either say “Blessed, thank you,” or “I really get to do this for a living?!” He’s the President of Finney Media, a speaker and author who loves telling stories and helping you do the same. Chuck is married and has two adult daughters. He lives with his wife, Lynda, in the Dallas area. For more information, read about Chuck at finneymedia.com.