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The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists 

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Over the past few decades, Christian music has caught on as an important genre in the music world. Initially, when people would think of Christian music, they'd think of traditional worship - like gospel music - instead of rock, punk and even rap music. Nowadays, Christian bands are among the most popular musicians, making some of the best Christian songs of 2018. Their music may not get widespread acclaim or even praise, but that doesn't mean Christian artists aren't great in their own right. In fact, many may argue that Christian music artists are among the best bands out there right now. Christian musicians are widely known for preaching the word of the good book or at least having an uplifting message in their lyrics, which is why Christian music has grown in the manner it has.

So, who are the best Christian music artists? That's a tough question to answer, but for starters, and the purpose of this list of Christian bands, you have to include the likes of Amy Grant, Jars of Clay, Chris Tomlin and Michael W. Smith to name a few. So, with those Christian music artists as a benchmark, you can upvote and downvote the Christian musicians you think should be at or near the top of this list. 

That said, ultimately, it's your call to determine who are the best Christian bands. If you notice a Christian artist isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them.This list answers the questions "who are the best Christian music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Christian music musician ever?"If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular Christian music bands that you might've heard of.

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Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Third Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Mandisa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Disciple is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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For King & Country ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Keith Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Phillips, Craig & De... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Avalon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Petra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Jaci Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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NewSong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists