Bands/Musicians Essential Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Essential Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Essential Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Essential Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Essential Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Essential Records.

List artists include Red, FFH and many more.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Essential Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Essential Records?"

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All Star United is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock, Christian rock All Star United is a Christian rock band that was formed by solo artist Ian Eskelin in 1996. The band is known for clever and sometimes sarcastic lyrics, as they frequently use their songs as ...more

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Andy Cherry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Andy Cherry Contemporary Christian music Andrew Paul "Andy" Cherry is an American contemporary Christian singer-songwriter raised in Bloomington, Indiana and Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2012 Cherry released the album ...more

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Ariel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
UK hard house, House music, Trance music Ariel Belloso is an Argentine, UK Based DJ and record producer. He began his career playing new wave music and disco music at clubs in Rosario and Buenos Aires during the early 1980s and moved ...more

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Brooke Barrettsmith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Christian rock Brooke Elizabeth Barrettsmith is a Christian pop/rock songwriter and musician from Spring Grove, Illinois. She was a former contestant of the reality television show American Idol during its ...more

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Building 429 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music Building 429 is a Christian rock band signed to Essential Records. They were the Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year. Their name is derived from a Biblical passage known as ...more

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Caedmon's Call is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Folk music, Contemporary Christian music Caedmon's Call is a contemporary Christian band which fuses traditional folk with world music and alternative rock. They are composed of Cliff Young, Danielle Young, Garett Buell, Jeff Miller, ...more

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Charlie Lowell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music, Folk music, Alternative rock Charlie Lowell is an American pianist most known for being the pianist and keyboardist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay.

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Dan Haseltine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music, Folk music, Alternative rock Daniel Paul "Dan" Haseltine is an American singer best known as lead vocalist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay. Haseltine has performed vocals, piano, accordion, ...more

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Day of Fire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Post-grunge, Christian rock Day of Fire is a Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band announced an indefinite hiatus in June 2010, leaving open the possibility for a return to the music scene. They were ...more

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Derek Webb is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music Derek Walsh Webb is an American singer-songwriter who first entered the music industry as a member of the band Caedmon's Call, and later embarked on a successful solo career. As a member of the ...more

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Elevation Worship is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Elevation Worship Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music Elevation Worship is a contemporary Christian and worship band from Charlotte, North Carolina. The band members Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Wade Joye, London Gatch, Jane Williams, Brad Hudson, ...more

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FFH is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Contemporary Christian music FFH is a Contemporary Christian band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the United States. The band is occasionally known as Far From Home. Formed in 1993, FFH released six independent projects ...more

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Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge Fireflight is an American Christian rock band formed in Eustis, Florida in 1999. The band is signed by Flicker Records. They have played in ShoutFest, Revelation Generation, and have been ...more

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Grey Holiday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Grey Holiday was a four-member American rock band from Austin, Texas. The band was signed to Essential Records. Band members included Matthew Minor, Steven Bedingfield, R.T. Bodet and Josh ...more

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Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music 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 ...more

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Jasen Rauch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Nu metal, Post-grunge, Christian rock Jasen Rauch is the current lead guitarist for the alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin. He is also the former lead guitarist for the alternative rock band Red. Although he is no longer a ...more

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KJ-52 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Christian music, Christian hip hop Jonah Kirsten Sorrentino, better known by his stage name KJ-52, is a Christian rapper from Tampa, Florida. The "KJ" part of his name refers to his old rap alias, "King J. ...more

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Krystal Meyers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music, Pop music, Christian hardcore Krystal Nicole Meyers is an American Christian rock / Contemporary Christian singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released three albums under Essential Records: Krystal Meyers, Dying for a ...more

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Leeland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock, Progressive rock Leeland is a Christian rock band from Baytown, Texas. The band was formed in 2004, although lead singer Leeland Mooring had been writing songs beforehand. Leeland is composed of Leeland Mooring, ...more

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Mac Powell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music, Christian rock Mac Powell, originally from Clanton, Alabama, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and musician who formed the Christian rock band Third Day with guitarist Mark Lee. Powell won the 2001 ...more

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Magdalen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Christian rock Magdallan, was an American Christian metal supergroup, originally started in 1990, as a studio project and collaboration between Ken Tamplin and Lanny Cordola. The band was active from 1990 to ...more

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Matt Maher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian rock Matthew "Matt" Guion Maher is a Canadian contemporary Christian music artist, songwriter, and worship leader originally from Newfoundland, Canada, who later relocated to Tempe, ...more

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Matt Odmark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music, Folk music, Alternative rock Matthew Odmark is an American musician most known for being a guitarist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay. At times, Odmark's first name is noted as "Matthew" ...more

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Mukala is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Mukala Pop rock, Christian rock Mukala was a Christian rock band formed in the late 1990s. The group consists of singer-songwriter-keyboardist Dan Muckala, guitarist Alex Nifong, and drummer Jason Collum. They released one ...more

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One Sonic Society is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
One Sonic Society Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music One Sonic Society is a Christian Contemporary-Praise & Worship collective of Christian musicians from around the globe. That collective is composed of noted songwriter Jason Ingram on ...more

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Paul Colman Trio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Paul Colman Trio Contemporary Christian music Paul Colman Trio is an Australian Contemporary Christian music group composed of Paul Colman, Phil Gaudion, and Grant Norsworthy. The band released four studio albums, two live albums, and ...more

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Pillar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore Pillar is a Christian rock band currently located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Confessions, their eighth studio album and sixth with a major label, was released in 2009. On October 27, 2012 Pillar ...more

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Plumb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, better-known by her stage name Plumb, is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and author. Plumb has sold more than 500,000 albums and over two million singles ...more

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Rebecca St. James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock Rebecca Jean Fink, known professionally as Rebecca Jean or Rebecca St. James is an Australian Christian pop rock singer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress. She began performing in ...more

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Red is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong. They are ...more

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Rhett Walker Band is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhett Walker Band Southern rock Rhett Walker Band is a Southern rock and Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band is composed of Rhett Walker on vocals, Kenny Davis on drums, Joe Kane on guitar and Kevin ...more

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Royal Tailor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Royal Tailor Rap rock, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock Royal Tailor is an American Christian pop rock band.

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Sarah Sadler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Sarah Sadler Sarah Sadler is an American singer-songwriter. She has released two full length albums and appeared on numerous compilation projects. The first album is her self-titled debut which was released ...more

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Stephen Mason is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music, Folk music, Alternative rock Steve Mason is an American musician most known for being the lead guitarist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay.

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Third Day is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music 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 ...more

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V*Enna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
V*Enna Contemporary Christian music V*Enna was a Christian Pop/Dance duo made up of members Lucy Britten & Sharnessa Shelton. The group was formed by Mark Pennells and Zarc Porter previously from the World Wide Message Tribe ...more

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Warren Barfield is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Essential Records Complete Artist Roster
Christian music Warren Harding Barfield, Jr. is a Christian musician.