bands/musicians The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists  

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Over the past few decades, Christian music has caught on as an important genre in the music world. Initially, when people would think of Christian music, they'd think of traditional worship - like gospel music - instead of rock, punk and even rap music. Nowadays, Christian bands are among the most popular musicians. Their music may not get widespread acclaim or even praise, but that doesn't mean Christian artists aren't great in their own right. In fact, many may argue that Christian music artists are among the best bands out there right now. Christian musicians are widely known for preaching the word of the good book or at least having an uplifting message in their lyrics, which is why Christian music has grown in the manner it has.

So, who are the best Christian music artists? That's a tough question to answer, but for starters, and the purpose of this list of Christian bands, you have to include the likes of Amy Grant, Jars of Clay, Chris Tomlin and Michael W. Smith to name a few. So, with those Christian music artists as a benchmark, you can upvote and downvote the Christian musicians you think should be at or near the top of this list. 

That said, ultimately, it's your call to determine who are the best Christian bands. If you notice a Christian artist isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them.This list answers the questions "who are the best Christian music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Christian music musician ever?"If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular Christian music bands that you might've heard ofs. (461 items)

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Third Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Casting Crowns Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Chris Tomlin Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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Hillsong Music is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists

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MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

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Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Matt Redman Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary worship music

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Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Michael W. Smith Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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Kutless is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Kutless Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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Matthew West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Matthew West Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Christian music

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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Disciple is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
LeCrae Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Petra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Needtobreathe Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Amy Grant Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

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Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Family Force 5 Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

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PAR~A~DIGM is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
PAR~A~DIGM Christian Contemporary, Pop, Alternative Rock - Their incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy combine to make them one of the most sought after performers today, each member of the band contributes their influences into the music they write, this creates a range of songs in ...

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Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Brandon Heath Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Mandisa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Mandisa Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Rhythm and blues

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August Burns Red is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
August Burns Red Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore

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Lincoln Brewster is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Lincoln Brewster Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Britt Nicole Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

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Underoath is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Underoath Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal

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Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Switchfoot Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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2nd Chapter of Acts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
2nd Chapter of Acts Jesus music, Contemporary Christian music

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Point of Grace is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Point of Grace Contemporary Christian music, Country

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Keith Green is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Keith Green Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Rock and roll

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Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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Relient K is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Relient K Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

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dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
dc Talk Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music

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Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Seventh Day Slumber Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

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Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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Project 86 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Project 86 Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Christian rock

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Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Audio Adrenaline Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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Avalon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Avalon Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

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Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Gaither Vocal Band Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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Carman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Carman Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
David Crowder Band Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

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Phillips, Craig & Dean is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Phillips, Craig & Dean Contemporary Christian music

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Blindside is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Blindside Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rock music

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Matt Maher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Matt Maher Christian rock

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Twila Paris is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Twila Paris Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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BeBe & CeCe Winans is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
BeBe & CeCe Winans Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Jaci Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Jaci Velasquez Indie pop, Christian music, Pop music