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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1
606 120
Cathedral Quartet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

2
515 135
Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

3
361 92
Gold City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

4
371 112
The Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

5
323 93
The Happy Goodman Family is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

6
351 109
The Hoppers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

7
290 87
Greater Vision is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

8
237 73
Brian Free & Assurance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

9
260 86
David Phelps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music

10
272 95
Vestal Goodman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

11
208 62
Legacy Five is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

12
227 74
The Inspirations is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

13
249 89
Jason Crabb is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

14
192 61
The Perrys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

15
220 80
Jeff & Sheri Easter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

16
221 81
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

17
226 87
The McKameys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

18
145 39
Triumphant Quartet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bill Bower added Christian music, Southern Gospel

19
217 82
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
205 77
The Hinsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Christian country music, Southern Gospel

21
200 77
The Crabb Family is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music

22
187 71
The Talleys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

23
143 48
Karen Peck and New River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Southern Gospel

24
157 57
Statesmen quartet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Deemax added Southern Gospel

25
171 67
The Martins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

26
133 45
The Imperials is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

27
158 63
The Blackwood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

28
145 55
The Florida Boys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

29
128 44
Squire Parsons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music

30
153 62
J. D. Sumner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel, Gospel music

31
137 52
Jake Hess is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

32
137 54
Ivan Parker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music

33
99 29
Booth Brothers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Tutu Edwards added Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

34
129 50
Speer Family is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

35
137 64
Bill Gaither Trio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

36
109 50
The Rambos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

37
116 58
Janet Paschal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

38
99 46
The LeFevres is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

39
94 55
Andraé Crouch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

40
91 57
The Chuck Wagon Gang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bluegrass, Southern Gospel

41
78 51
Lynda Randle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Christian music

42
51 27
The Collingsworth Family is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added

43
66 48
The Ruppes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

44
80 69
Kirk Talley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel, Gospel music

45
65 55
The Cook Family Singers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

46
65 57
The Lewis Family is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bluegrass, Gospel music

47
27 18
Lauren Talley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added

48
50 47
Wesley Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

49
51 49
The Lesters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

50
50 49
The Perry Sisters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel