Country Music Sales Up in 2012 Christian/Gospel Results Mixed

Country Engineers: Expect Plenty of Work in 2013

According to Nielsen Soundscan statistics, based on Billboard chart eligibility, Christian/Gospel physical/electronic album sales were down 0.5% in 2012 from 10.7 million to 10.6 million units sold. Country album sales for the same period rose 5.6% to 19.4 million. Both genres saw significant increases in single track downloads with Christian/Gospel up 8.8% from 20.3 to 22.1 million tracks while country downloads increased 13.6% from 73.6 million to 83.5 million.