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The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists 

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Updated March 18, 2020 17k votes 3.5k voters 209.4k views 70 items

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
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Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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Gold City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The Happy Goodman Family... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The Hoppers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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Greater Vision is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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Vestal Goodman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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David Phelps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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Brian Free & Assuran... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The Inspirations is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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Jason Crabb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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Ernie Haase & Signat... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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Jeff & Sheri Easter ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The McKameys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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Legacy Five is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The Oak Ridge Boys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The Crabb Family is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The Perrys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The Hinsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The Talleys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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Statesmen quartet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Deemax added
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Triumphant Quartet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bill Bower added
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The Martins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
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The Blackwood Brothers ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists