The Best Christian Bands & Artists of the 2000s
As a new millennium began, the popularity of Christian music continued. In the 2000s, the best Christian music built on its popularity in the '90s. Though not as many popular '00s Christian artists charted on mainstream lists as they did the decade before, the genre kept its foothold in popular music.
Even though some bands, like Evanescence, no longer identify as Christian bands they still were a huge part of shaping what Christian music was in the 2000s. From contemporary Christian music that wouldn't be surprising to hear during a youth service to Christian rock that still got a raised eyebrow in stricter homes, the best 2000s Christian music proved it was here to stay.
We've put together a list of some of the best Christian '00s bands, but if we're missing one be sure to add it to the list and vote up the best Christian band or artist of the 2000s.
Newsboys (sometimes stylised as newsboys) are a Christian rock band founded in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia by Peter Furler and George Perdikis. The band has released 17 studio albums, 6 ...more
- Albums: Go, Thrive, Going Public, Not Ashamed, Take Me to Your Leader
Toby McKeehan (born Kevin Michael McKeehan; October 22, 1964), better known by his stage name TobyMac (styled tobyMac or TOBYMAC), is a Christian hip hop recording artist, music producer, songwriter ...more
- Albums: Welcome to Diverse City, Momentum, Portable Sounds, Tonight, Renovating->Diverse City
MercyMe is an American contemporary Christian music band founded in Edmond, Oklahoma. The band consists of lead vocalist Bart Millard, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and ...more
- Albums: The Christmas Sessions, The Hurt & The Healer, Spoken For, Coming Up to Breathe, Undone
Audio Adrenaline is a Christian rock band that formed in the mid 1980s at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky. The band has received two Grammy Awards and multiple Dove Awards. They ...more
- Albums: Audio Adrenaline, Worldwide, Underdog, Don't Censor Me, Some Kind of Zombie
Francesca Battistelli (born May 18, 1985) is an American Christian singer and songwriter from New York City. She was originally an independent artist and had released an independent album, Just a ...more
- Albums: If We're Honest, Christmas, My Paper Heart, Hundred More Years, Lead Me To The Cross
Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957) is an American musician, who has charted in both contemporary Christian and mainstream charts. His biggest success in mainstream music was in 1991 when ...more
- Albums: Christmastime, It's a Wonderful Christmas, Christmas, The Big Picture, Healing Rain