bands/musicians 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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Cathedral Quartet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Cathedral Quartet Christian music, Southern Gospel

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2
+ - 308 65
Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Gaither Vocal Band Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

3
+ - 236 49
The Hoppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Hoppers Southern Gospel

4
+ - 204 39
Gold City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Gold City Christian music, Southern Gospel

5
+ - 217 47
The Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

6
+ - 192 38
Greater Vision is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Greater Vision Southern Gospel

7
+ - 192 38
The Happy Goodman Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Happy Goodman Family Southern Gospel

8
+ - 168 32
Brian Free & Assurance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Brian Free & Assurance Southern Gospel

9
+ - 179 40
Vestal Goodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Vestal Goodman Southern Gospel

10
+ - 177 49
Jason Crabb is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jason Crabb Christian music, Southern Gospel

11
+ - 166 44
David Phelps is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
David Phelps Christian music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music

12
+ - 157 40
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Christian music, Southern Gospel

13
+ - 151 39
The McKameys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The McKameys Southern Gospel

14
+ - 149 38
The Hinsons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Hinsons Christian music, Christian country music, Southern Gospel

15
+ - 131 29
The Perrys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

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16
+ - 148 38
Jeff & Sheri Easter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jeff & Sheri Easter Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

17
+ - 135 33
Legacy Five is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Legacy Five Christian music, Southern Gospel

18
+ - 138 36
The Inspirations is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Inspirations Southern Gospel

19
+ - 131 34
The Talleys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Talleys Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

20
+ - 139 39
The Crabb Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Crabb Family Christian music

21
+ - 139 43
The Oak Ridge Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Oak Ridge Boys Christian music, Pop music, Gospel music

22
+ - 90 17
Karen Peck and New River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Karen Peck and New River Southern Gospel

23
+ - 96 21
Jake Hess is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jake Hess and the Imperials Southern Gospel

24
+ - 115 33
The Martins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Martins Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

25
+ - 101 25
Statesmen quartet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Statesmen quartet Southern Gospel

26
+ - 93 22
Speer Family is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Speer Family Christian music, Southern Gospel

27
+ - 96 25
The Florida Boys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

28
+ - 109 34
The Blackwood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Blackwood Brothers Christian music, Southern Gospel

29
+ - 99 28
Ivan Parker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Ivan Parker Christian music

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+ - 74 15
Triumphant Quartet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Triumphant Quartet Christian music, Southern Gospel

31
+ - 87 23
Squire Parsons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Squire Parsons Christian music

32
+ - 106 36
J. D. Sumner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
J. D. Sumner Southern Gospel, Gospel music

33
+ - 91 27
Bill Gaither Trio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

34
+ - 90 30
Janet Paschal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Janet Paschal Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

35
+ - 82 27
The Imperials is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Imperials Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

36
+ - 24 2
Booth Brothers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Booth Brothers Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

37
+ - 74 27
The Rambos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Rambos Christian music, Southern Gospel

38
+ - 66 23
The LeFevres is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The LeFevres Southern Gospel

39
+ - 57 29
Andraé Crouch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Andraé Crouch Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

40
+ - 57 31
The Chuck Wagon Gang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Chuck Wagon Gang Bluegrass, Southern Gospel

41
+ - 58 38
Kirk Talley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Kirk Talley Southern Gospel, Gospel music

42
+ - 42 24
Lynda Randle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Lynda Randle Christian music

43
+ - 43 26
The Lewis Family is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Lewis Family Bluegrass, Gospel music

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+ - 40 25
The Ruppes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

45
+ - 41 28
The Cook Family Singers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

46
+ - 36 24
Wesley Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Wesley Pritchard Christian music, Southern Gospel

47
+ - 34 24
The Lesters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

48
+ - 33 25
The Perry Sisters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Perry Sisters Southern Gospel

49
+ - 10 4
Allison Speer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

50
+ - 26 24
Jimmie Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jimmie Davis Christian music