Jeremy Camp, Rebecca St. James, tobyMac, Third Day and Casting Crowns are the big winners in our second annual Readers' Choice Christian Music Awards.
The readers chose Camp as Best Male Artist, St. James as Best Female, tobyMac's Welcome to Diverse City as Best Album, and Third Day as Best Group or Band. Casting Crowns, meanwhile, was chosen as Best New Artist, and their hit "Who Am I" was voted Song of the Year.
We received 2,012 votes, almost twice the response from last year's inaugural survey. Forty-two percent of the voters were aged 13-19; another 19 percent were aged 20-24. And 62 percent of the voters were female. It's also worth noting that several artists' websites and e-newsletters encouraged their fans to vote in our poll, which can affect the outcome.
Meanwhile, thank you to ChristianBook.com, which generously offered 15 free CDs to one voter chosen at random as an incentive for taking part in our survey. Our winner was a teenage girl from Michigan.
Thank You To Everyone Who Voted In The Survey!
Best Male Artist
Best Female Artist
Best Group or Band
Best New Artist
Nominees for Best New Artist had to release their deubt CD between 10/1/2003 and 11/2/2004.
Album of the Year
2. Third Day, Wire
Nominees for Album of the Year had to be releases between 10/1/2003 and 11/2/2004.
Nominees for Song of the Year had to be releases between 10/1/2003 and 11/2/2004.
How did the results compare with the editors' picks? Read our list of The Best Christian Albums of 2004 to find out.