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The Best Christian Bands & Artists of the 2000s

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Vote up the best Christian musicians and bands that were active and releasing albums between 2000 and 2009.

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.

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  • 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
  • Relient K is an American rock band formed in 1998 in Canton, Ohio, by Matt Thiessen, Matt Hoopes, and Brian Pittman during the band members' third year in high school and their time at Malone ...more
  • Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), ...more
  • 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
  • For King & Country, stylized as for KING & COUNTRY and formerly known as Joel & Luke, is a Christian pop duo composed of Australian-American brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone. The Nashville-based ...more
  • Needtobreathe is an American Christian rock band from Seneca, South Carolina. The band is composed of Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt and Josh Lovelace. They have released five studio albums: ...more
  • Christopher Dwayne Tomlin (born May 4, 1972) is an American contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States who has sold over 7 million ...more
  • Brandon Heath Knell (born July 21, 1978) is an American contemporary Christian musician, singer, and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. He has released six studio albums: Don't Get Comfortable ...more
  • Jeremy Thomas Camp (born January 12, 1978) is an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released eleven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as ...more
  • David Crowder Band was a six-piece Christian rock and modern worship band from Waco, Texas. Their final album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts. They ...more
  • Casting Crowns is a contemporary Christian and Christian rock band started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall, who serves as the band's lead vocalist, as part of a youth group at First Baptist Church ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • Third Day is a Christian rock band formed in Marietta, Georgia during the 1990s. The band was founded by lead singer Mac Powell, guitarist Mark Lee and former member Billy Wilkins. The other band ...more
  • Jars of Clay is a Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. They met at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois.Jars of Clay consists of Dan Haseltine on vocals, Charlie Lowell on piano and ...more
  • Matthew Joseph West (born April 25, 1977) is an American contemporary Christian musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He has released five studio albums and is known for his songs, "More", "You Are ...more
  • Skillet is a Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States. The band currently consists of husband and wife John and Korey Cooper, along with Jen Ledger and ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mary Mary are an American gospel duo composed of sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina Atkins-Campbell. Formed in 1998, Mary Mary was launched into mainstream recognition following the release of ...more
  • Big Daddy Weave is a contemporary Christian band composed of Mike Weaver, Jay Weaver, Jeremy Redmon, Joe Shirk, and Brian Beihl. Their popular songs include: "Every Time I Breathe", "Audience of ...more
  • Kutless is a Christian rock band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2001. Since their formation, they have released multiple studio albums and one live album, Live from Portland. They have sold over 3 ...more
  • The Afters are a Christian pop rock band founded by Joshua Havens and Matt Fuqua. Havens and Fuqua first worked together in a Starbucks coffee shop in Mesquite, Texas, where they played for ...more
  • Building 429 is a Christian rock band. They were the Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year. Their name is derived from a Biblical passage known as Ephesians 4:29, which, in the New ...more
  • Payable on Death (abbreviated P.O.D.) is an American Christian nu metal band formed in 1992 and based in San Diego, California. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer and ...more