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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 ofs. (486 items)

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Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Amanda Hyde added Casting Crowns Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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476 154
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
monty46 added Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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369 105
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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165 53
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added MercyMe Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

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512 161
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Chris Tomlin Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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398 139
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Jeremy Camp Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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99 18
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Richard Jenner CA added Newsboys Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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326 131
Hillsong Music is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
creativestylecs added Hillsong Music

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298 135
Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Michael W. Smith Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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144 70
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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128 51
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Kutless Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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257 121
Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Matt Redman Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary worship music

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263 109
Matthew West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Matthew West Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Christian music

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108 47
Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Needtobreathe Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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98 42
Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
David Griffin added Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Petra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
fcpparties added Petra Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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161 93
Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
thirtysixchronicles added Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

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161 108
LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added LeCrae Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Gangsta rap

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191 124
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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45 10
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Switchfoot Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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200 135
Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Amy Grant Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

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193 104
Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Brandon Heath Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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178 114
Mandisa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Mandisa Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Rhythm and blues

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154 97
Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
tigerkittysemail added Family Force 5 Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

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274 168
PAR~A~DIGM is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
cremistlv added PAR~A~DIGM Christian Contemporary, Pop, Alternative Rock - Their incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy combine to make them one of the most sought after performers today, each member of the band contributes their influences into the music they write, this creates a range of ...

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Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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37 9
dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
dc Talk Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music

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185 117
Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Britt Nicole Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

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Lincoln Brewster is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Lincoln Brewster Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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35 8
David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
David Crowder Band Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

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86 55
August Burns Red is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added August Burns Red Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore

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24 6
Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Audio Adrenaline Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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82 83
2nd Chapter of Acts is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
fcpparties added 2nd Chapter of Acts Jesus music, Contemporary Christian music

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72 55
Underoath is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Underoath Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal

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27 6
Jars of Clay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Jars of Clay Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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91 97
Point of Grace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
fcpparties added Point of Grace Contemporary Christian music, Country

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28 8
Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Hillsong United Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

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23 8
Relient K is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Relient K Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

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49 43
Seventh Day Slumber is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Seventh Day Slumber Christian hardcore, Contemporary worship music, Post-grunge

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Keith Green is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Keith Green Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Rock and roll

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19 6
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Matt Maher is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added Matt Maher Christian rock

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David Crowder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists

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Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Tenth Avenue North Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

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Avalon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Avalon Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

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unashamedjfreak116 added NF Hip hop, Christian hip hop

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Gaither Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Gaither Vocal Band Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added 12 Stones Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

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Project 86 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Project 86 Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Christian rock