2005 Readers' Choice Christian Music Awards
- Christianity Today Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2005 1 Jan
If there's one thing to be learned from our annual Readers' Choice Awards poll, it's this: Street teams and fan clubs are alive and well!
How else to explain that a group that hasn't released an album in over two years is named Best Band? (That would be Skillet.) Or that a greatest hits CD that most Christian music fans aren't even aware of is named Best Album? (That would be New & Used Hits by the Christian parody band Apologetix, which also finished second in the voting for Best Band.)
Meanwhile, Jeremy Camp and Rebecca St. James both repeated their wins as Best Male and Female Artists, while The Afters took the prize for Best New Artist.
The response was fantastic: 3,032 votes, over 1,000 more votes than last year. Almost 54 percent were male, 46 percent female. Almost 45 percent were aged 13-19, and another 19 percent aged 20-24.
It's worth noting that Skillet's last album, 2003's
Finally, congrats to Hugh Chou of St. Louis who won 15 free CDs of his choice, courtesy of ChristianBook.com. Hugh's name was drawn at random from all who filled out the survey.
Thank You To Everyone Who Voted In The Survey!