The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

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While there are tons of fantastic southern gospel artists, some are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of southern gospel separate the absolute best southern gospel bands and artists from the chafe. Southern gospel music is a beloved genre of Christian music originating in the southern United States. The Hoppers and The Isaacs are perfect examples of the southern gospel sound, but are they the top southern gospel bands of all time? 

Southern gospel artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good southern gospel bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top southern gospel bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. These are truly the greatest southern gospel bands of all time, since the most famous southern gospel artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best southern gospel music.

The souther gospel artists on this list include everyone from The Imperials to Dottie Rambo. Vote for your favorite artists by clicking thumbs up on them. Do Doug Oldham or Anthony Burger belong on this list? If so, vote for them. All important and iconic names in southern gospel music history deserve your votes, so cast your lot wisely.

The list includes all new southern gospel bands, and if there are any missing singers, quartets, or bands, you can always add them yourself. This is an accurate compilation of the best examples of southern gospel, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, how to get into southern gospel music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good southern gospel bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent southern gospel bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best southern gospel bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest southern gospel musician ever?"

Whether you’re a devout follower of souther gospel or a new convert, please vote for the best southern gospel artists - not just the most popular southern gospel bands that you never actually listened to. 

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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    The Hoppers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Southern Gospel

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    Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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    Brian Free & Assurance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Southern Gospel

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    Southern Gospel

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    The Happy Goodman Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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    The Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Vestal Goodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Southern Gospel

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    The Perrys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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    Christian music, Christian country music, Southern Gospel

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    Southern Gospel

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    Christian music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music

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    The Talleys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Jeff & Sheri Easter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    The Martins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Karen Peck and New River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

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    Southern Gospel

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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    The Crabb Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Christian music

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    Southern Gospel

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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    The Oak Ridge Boys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Christian music, Pop music, Gospel music

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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Christian music

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    Southern Gospel

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    The Florida Boys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Squire Parsons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Christian music

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    Bill Gaither Trio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Southern Gospel, Gospel music

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    Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Southern Gospel

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    The Imperials is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

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    The Chuck Wagon Gang is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Bluegrass, Southern Gospel

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    Lynda Randle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

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    Christian music

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    Kirk Talley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Southern Gospel, Gospel music

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    The Ruppes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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    The Lewis Family is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Bluegrass, Gospel music

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    The Lesters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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    The Cook Family Singers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    The Perry Sisters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

    Southern Gospel

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    Christian music

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    Christian music, Southern Gospel

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    Gospel music, Blues

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