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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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509 92
Cathedral Quartet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Cathedral Quartet Christian music, Southern Gospel

2
437 111
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
299 72
Gold City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Gold City Christian music, Southern Gospel

4
271 73
The Happy Goodman Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Happy Goodman Family Southern Gospel

5
308 91
The Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

6
262 74
Greater Vision is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Greater Vision Southern Gospel

7
296 95
The Hoppers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Hoppers Southern Gospel

8
214 63
Brian Free & Assurance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Brian Free & Assurance Southern Gospel

9
237 76
Vestal Goodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Vestal Goodman Southern Gospel

10
224 70
David Phelps is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
David Phelps Christian music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music

11
186 51
Legacy Five is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Legacy Five Christian music, Southern Gospel

12
194 57
The Inspirations is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Inspirations Southern Gospel

13
174 51
The Perrys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

14
219 76
Jason Crabb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jason Crabb Christian music, Southern Gospel

Great Southern Gospel Songs

15
198 68
Jeff & Sheri Easter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jeff & Sheri Easter Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

16
186 63
The Hinsons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Hinsons Christian music, Christian country music, Southern Gospel

17
130 32
Triumphant Quartet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bill Bower added Triumphant Quartet Christian music, Southern Gospel

18
198 71
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Christian music, Southern Gospel

19
188 69
The Oak Ridge Boys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Oak Ridge Boys Christian music, Pop music, Gospel music

20
197 75
The McKameys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The McKameys Southern Gospel

21
178 68
The Crabb Family is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Crabb Family Christian music

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22
152 53
The Martins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Martins Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

23
166 62
The Talleys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Talleys Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

24
125 38
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
139 47
Statesmen quartet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Deemax added Statesmen quartet Southern Gospel

26
122 40
Jake Hess is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jake Hess and the Imperials Southern Gospel

27
140 52
The Blackwood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Blackwood Brothers Christian music, Southern Gospel

28
129 45
The Florida Boys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

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29
114 36
Squire Parsons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Squire Parsons Christian music

30
117 39
The Imperials is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Imperials Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

31
134 53
J. D. Sumner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
J. D. Sumner Southern Gospel, Gospel music

32
114 41
Speer Family is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Speer Family Christian music, Southern Gospel

33
117 48
Ivan Parker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Ivan Parker Christian music

34
117 50
Bill Gaither Trio is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

35
73 20
Booth Brothers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Tutu Edwards added Booth Brothers Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

36
95 42
The Rambos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Rambos Christian music, Southern Gospel

37
88 37
The LeFevres is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The LeFevres Southern Gospel

38
106 52
Janet Paschal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Janet Paschal Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

39
78 46
Andraé Crouch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Andraé Crouch Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

40
80 49
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
67 44
Lynda Randle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Lynda Randle Christian music

42
31 16
The Collingsworth Family is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added The Collingsworth Family

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56 40
The Ruppes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

44
57 47
The Lewis Family is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Lewis Family Bluegrass, Gospel music

45
68 61
Kirk Talley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Kirk Talley Southern Gospel, Gospel music

46
54 47
The Cook Family Singers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

47
14 7
11th Hour is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added 11th Hour

48
10 5
Sisters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added Sisters

49
43 40
The Perry Sisters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Perry Sisters Southern Gospel

50
15 11
Lauren Talley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added Lauren Talley