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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
Amanda Hyde added Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Pop music, Grunge, Contemporary worship music

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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Richard Jenner CA added Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Third Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
monty46 added Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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

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Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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

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dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music

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LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Gangsta rap

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

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David Crowder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists

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Kutless is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary worship music

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David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

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Disciple is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
David Griffin added Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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For King & Country is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
AngelicWars added Contemporary Christian music, Soft rock, Alternative rock

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Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

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Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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Petra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
fcpparties added Classic rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music