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
635 129
Cathedral Quartet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

2
536 146
Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

3
380 98
Gold City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

4
345 99
The Happy Goodman Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

5
387 124
The Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

6
367 115
The Hoppers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

7
301 95
Greater Vision is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

8
251 79
Brian Free & Assurance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

9
288 99
Vestal Goodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

10
274 93
David Phelps is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music

11
240 82
The Inspirations is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

12
262 96
Jason Crabb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

13
214 70
Legacy Five is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

14
238 87
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

15
234 86
Jeff & Sheri Easter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

16
200 68
The Perrys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

17
239 93
The McKameys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

18
153 43
Triumphant Quartet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bill Bower added Christian music, Southern Gospel

19
230 90
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
213 81
The Crabb Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music

21
215 83
The Hinsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Christian country music, Southern Gospel

22
195 75
The Talleys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

23
167 59
Statesmen quartet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Deemax added Southern Gospel

24
152 51
Karen Peck and New River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Southern Gospel

25
180 69
The Martins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

26
142 46
The Imperials is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

27
170 66
The Blackwood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

28
113 29
Booth Brothers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Tutu Edwards added Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

29
155 57
The Florida Boys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

30
164 63
J. D. Sumner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel, Gospel music

31
145 52
Jake Hess is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

32
135 47
Squire Parsons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music

33
143 55
Ivan Parker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music

34
138 52
Speer Family is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

35
144 66
Bill Gaither Trio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

36
116 52
The Rambos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

37
122 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
105 47
The LeFevres is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

39
100 56
Andraé Crouch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

40
100 58
The Chuck Wagon Gang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bluegrass, Southern Gospel

41
59 27
The Collingsworth Family is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added

42
83 51
Lynda Randle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Christian music

43
68 50
The Ruppes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

44
85 71
Kirk Talley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel, Gospel music

45
70 57
The Lewis Family is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bluegrass, Gospel music

46
67 56
The Cook Family Singers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

47
30 19
Lauren Talley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added

48
55 48
Wesley Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

49
21 12
Taranda Greene is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added

50
52 50
The Perry Sisters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel