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
615 121
Cathedral Quartet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

2
520 137
Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

3
366 93
Gold City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

4
376 116
The Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

5
328 95
The Happy Goodman Family is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

6
357 110
The Hoppers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

7
293 89
Greater Vision is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

8
244 74
Brian Free & Assurance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

9
264 89
David Phelps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music

10
275 97
Vestal Goodman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

11
209 64
Legacy Five is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

12
229 77
The Inspirations is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

13
253 91
Jason Crabb is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

14
228 82
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

15
195 63
The Perrys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

16
224 81
Jeff & Sheri Easter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

17
225 85
The Oak Ridge Boys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Gospel music

18
230 90
The McKameys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

19
147 41
Triumphant Quartet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bill Bower added Christian music, Southern Gospel

20
203 77
The Crabb Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music

21
207 80
The Hinsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Christian country music, Southern Gospel

22
191 72
The Talleys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

23
161 59
Statesmen quartet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Deemax added Southern Gospel

24
145 49
Karen Peck and New River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Southern Gospel

25
174 68
The Martins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

26
136 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
150 56
The Florida Boys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

28
162 66
The Blackwood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

29
157 63
J. D. Sumner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel, Gospel music

30
140 52
Jake Hess is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

31
105 29
Booth Brothers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Tutu Edwards added Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

32
129 46
Squire Parsons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music

33
139 54
Ivan Parker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music

34
132 51
Speer Family is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

35
138 65
Bill Gaither Trio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

36
111 52
The Rambos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

37
118 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
102 46
The LeFevres is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel

39
97 55
Andraé Crouch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

40
94 58
The Chuck Wagon Gang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bluegrass, Southern Gospel

41
54 27
The Collingsworth Family is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added

42
79 51
Lynda Randle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Christian music

43
67 48
The Ruppes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

44
81 70
Kirk Talley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Southern Gospel, Gospel music

45
66 55
The Cook Family Singers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

46
67 57
The Lewis Family is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Bluegrass, Gospel music

47
28 18
Lauren Talley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added

48
51 47
Wesley Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Christian music, Southern Gospel

49
18 12
Taranda Greene is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added

50
52 49
The Lesters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists