Gospel The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists  

Reference
13k votes 2.7k voters 182.1k views 78 items

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. 

1
588 112
Cathedral Quartet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Cathedral Quartet Christian music, Southern Gospel

2
499 130
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
352 86
Gold City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Gold City Christian music, Southern Gospel

4
318 87
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
362 107
The Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

6
347 104
The Hoppers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Hoppers Southern Gospel

7
288 83
Greater Vision is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Greater Vision Southern Gospel

8
233 71
Brian Free & Assurance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Brian Free & Assurance Southern Gospel

9
227 69
The Inspirations is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Inspirations Southern Gospel

10
206 58
Legacy Five is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Legacy Five Christian music, Southern Gospel

11
253 83
David Phelps is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
David Phelps Christian music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music

12
268 91
Vestal Goodman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Vestal Goodman Southern Gospel

13
244 86
Jason Crabb is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jason Crabb Christian music, Southern Gospel

14
189 57
The Perrys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

15
217 75
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
215 76
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Christian music, Southern Gospel

17
143 36
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
203 73
The Hinsons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Hinsons Christian music, Christian country music, Southern Gospel

19
220 84
The McKameys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The McKameys Southern Gospel

20
211 80
The Oak Ridge Boys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Oak Ridge Boys Christian music, Pop music, Gospel music

21
185 67
The Talleys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Talleys Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

22
196 74
The Crabb Family is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Crabb Family Christian music

23
154 53
Statesmen quartet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Deemax added Statesmen quartet Southern Gospel

24
169 63
The Martins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Martins Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

25
140 45
Karen Peck and New River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Karen Peck and New River Southern Gospel

26
136 48
Jake Hess is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Jake Hess and the Imperials Southern Gospel

27
141 52
The Florida Boys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

28
124 41
Squire Parsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Squire Parsons Christian music

29
127 43
The Imperials is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Imperials Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

30
153 60
The Blackwood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Blackwood Brothers Christian music, Southern Gospel

31
150 59
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
127 46
Speer Family is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Speer Family Christian music, Southern Gospel

33
134 51
Ivan Parker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Ivan Parker Christian music

34
95 26
Booth Brothers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Tutu Edwards added Booth Brothers Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

35
133 60
Bill Gaither Trio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

36
108 46
The Rambos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Rambos Christian music, Southern Gospel

37
114 55
Janet Paschal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Janet Paschal Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Southern Gospel

38
95 42
The LeFevres is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The LeFevres Southern Gospel

39
92 51
Andraé Crouch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Andraé Crouch Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music

40
88 53
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
77 48
Lynda Randle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
JamesFannin added Lynda Randle Christian music

42
48 23
The Collingsworth Family is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added The Collingsworth Family

43
65 44
The Ruppes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

44
79 64
Kirk Talley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Kirk Talley Southern Gospel, Gospel music

45
27 14
Lauren Talley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
yourmomchoselife added Lauren Talley

46
65 53
The Lewis Family is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Lewis Family Bluegrass, Gospel music

47
62 52
The Cook Family Singers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists

48
50 45
The Perry Sisters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
The Perry Sisters Southern Gospel

49
48 45
Wesley Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists
Wesley Pritchard Christian music, Southern Gospel

50
48 45
The Lesters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Gospel Bands/Artists