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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
Cathedral Quartet Christian music, Southern Gospel

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2
344 76
Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Gaither Vocal Band Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

3
224 49
Gold City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Gold City Christian music, Southern Gospel

4
211 45
Greater Vision is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Greater Vision Southern Gospel

5
248 63
The Hoppers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Hoppers Southern Gospel

6
237 59
The Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

7
213 50
The Happy Goodman Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Happy Goodman Family Southern Gospel

8
196 49
Vestal Goodman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Vestal Goodman Southern Gospel

9
179 42
Brian Free & Assurance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Brian Free & Assurance Southern Gospel

10
170 46
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Christian music, Southern Gospel

11
187 56
Jason Crabb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jason Crabb Christian music, Southern Gospel

12
163 44
Jeff & Sheri Easter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jeff & Sheri Easter Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

13
157 41
The Inspirations is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Inspirations Southern Gospel

14
149 37
Legacy Five is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Legacy Five Christian music, Southern Gospel

15
178 54
David Phelps is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
David Phelps Christian music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music

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163 47
The McKameys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The McKameys Southern Gospel

17
137 35
The Perrys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

18
156 47
The Hinsons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Hinsons Christian music, Christian country music, Southern Gospel

19
142 42
The Talleys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Talleys Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

20
149 48
The Crabb Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Crabb Family Christian music

21
150 51
The Oak Ridge Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Oak Ridge Boys Christian music, Pop music, Gospel music

22
125 38
The Martins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Martins Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

23
89 18
Triumphant Quartet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bill Bower added Triumphant Quartet Christian music, Southern Gospel

24
98 24
Karen Peck and New River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Karen Peck and New River Southern Gospel

25
38 3
Booth Brothers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Tutu Edwards added Booth Brothers Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

26
109 33
Statesmen quartet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Deemax added Statesmen quartet Southern Gospel

27
99 28
Jake Hess is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jake Hess and the Imperials Southern Gospel

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99 28
Speer Family is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Speer Family Christian music, Southern Gospel

29
104 33
The Florida Boys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

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114 41
The Blackwood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Blackwood Brothers Christian music, Southern Gospel

31
103 34
Ivan Parker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Ivan Parker Christian music

32
91 27
Squire Parsons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Squire Parsons Christian music

33
110 42
J. D. Sumner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
J. D. Sumner Southern Gospel, Gospel music

34
90 29
The Imperials is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Imperials Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

35
97 34
Bill Gaither Trio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

36
91 38
Janet Paschal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Janet Paschal Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

37
80 32
The Rambos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Rambos Christian music, Southern Gospel

38
70 30
The LeFevres is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The LeFevres Southern Gospel

39
64 34
Andraé Crouch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Andraé Crouch Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

40
61 38
The Chuck Wagon Gang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Chuck Wagon Gang Bluegrass, Southern Gospel

41
47 29
Lynda Randle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Lynda Randle Christian music

42
61 44
Kirk Talley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Kirk Talley Southern Gospel, Gospel music

43
42 30
The Ruppes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

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45 33
The Lewis Family is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Lewis Family Bluegrass, Gospel music

45
38 29
Wesley Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Wesley Pritchard Christian music, Southern Gospel

46
42 33
The Cook Family Singers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

47
36 31
The Lesters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

48
35 30
The Perry Sisters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Perry Sisters Southern Gospel

49
3 0
The Hyssongs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Guest_39c37974-94b0-4edd-a69d-5e143e8605de added The Hyssongs

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10 11
Allison Speer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Ben Sorrells added Allison Speer