Gospel The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists  

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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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654 136
Cathedral Quartet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

2
561 154
Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

3
399 102
Gold City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

4
365 104
The Happy Goodman Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

5
379 121
The Hoppers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

6
395 129
The Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

7
312 100
Greater Vision is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

8
299 101
Vestal Goodman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

9
287 95
David Phelps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music

10
258 82
Brian Free & Assurance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

11
249 84
The Inspirations is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

12
272 99
Jason Crabb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

13
224 73
Legacy Five is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

14
252 89
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

15
241 87
Jeff & Sheri Easter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

16
207 69
The Perrys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

17
248 94
The McKameys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

18
224 81
The Crabb Family is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music

19
240 91
The Oak Ridge Boys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Gospel music

20
160 45
Triumphant Quartet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bill Bower added Christian music, Southern Gospel

21
220 86
The Hinsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Christian country music, Southern Gospel

22
175 60
Statesmen quartet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Deemax added Southern Gospel

23
200 77
The Talleys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

24
159 52
Karen Peck and New River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Southern Gospel

25
149 46
The Imperials is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel