My Top 5 Artists

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back 40+ years. But not on this Monday. My regularly-scheduled chart returns next Monday.

Today it’s a special. It’s my Top 5 artists over the past 197 weeks: 

  1. Matthew West
  2. MercyMe
  3. Chris Tomlin
  4. Elevation Worship
  5. Micah Tyler

3 male solo artists and 2 bands – 1 traditional and 1 worship – make-up my Top 5 artists during this current era of my weekly hit music chart. They combined for 25 hits (out of 186).

Matthew West is not only my # 1 artist since February of 2017, but he is genuinely my favorite music artist of this era. His songs are catchy. They have powerful lyrics. He’s truly an entertaining guy who can also be very funny at times. I finally get to see him LIVE in concert for the first time this upcoming March (COVID-permitting) in a concert with Casting Crowns. (It was originally scheduled twice in 2020 but then postponed.) 

I love MercyMe. They are my favorite band. Their 4 hits – “Even If” (# 1), “Grace Got You” (# 1), “Best News Ever” (# 2), and “Almost Home” (# 1) have spent a combined 79 weeks on my chart including 16 weeks at # 1. Their 3 # 1 hits are among my Top 20 hits of this era, and that gives me an opportunity to promote my next special coming up on Tuesday December 15TH – “My Top 20 Hits – 200 Weeks”.

I think we probably sing more Chris Tomlin songs during Praise & Worship at my church than any other artist. On April 21ST 2018 I was part of an amazing experience called “Worship Night In America” where I was part of a church family of about 15,000 strong. There’s an incredible review of that night’s experience right here

The last time I saw Casting Crowns LIVE in concert at the BB&T Center (same venue as “Worship Night In America” above) they were the headliner, and Hillsong Worship and Elevation Worship were the supporting bands. It was a great 3½-hour experience with an abundance of singing and dancing for Christ.

Micah Tyler’s got 2 hits coming up on my special chart in 3 weeks – “Different” and “Even Then”. They spent 26 and 27 weeks respectively on my chart, and they both hit # 1.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Sunday Scripture

Every Sunday at my church I officially open our service after a cold opening first song of Praise & Worship. I greet my brothers and sisters, and I present Scripture – almost always from the Psalms.

This is one of my favorites – and one that I’ve probably quoted most often over the past few years:

Those are the final two verses of Psalm 100, and I always read the entire Psalm starting with Verse 1:

Shout with joy to the LORD – all the Earth ! Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before Him – singing with joy. Acknowledge that the LORD is God ! He made us, and we are His. We are His people – the sheep of His pasture. AMEN.

Give thanks to our God with each new day. Praise and worship Him !

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries