Music

The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists 

Reference
Originally by
Updated March 2, 2020 34.8k votes 3.6k voters 164.2k views 518 items

List Rules Upvote your favorite Christian music bands and artists

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.

1
Casting Crowns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Amanda Hyde added
2
MercyMe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added
3
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
monty46 added
4
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added
5
Chris Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Genre: Christian music, Contemporary worship music & Contemporary Christian music; Nationality: United States of America
6
Jeremy Camp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Genre: Christian music, Contemporary Christian music & Christian rock; Nationality: United States of America
7
Hillsong Music is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
creativestylecs added
8
Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Richard Jenner CA added
9
Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Genre: Christian music, Pop music & Contemporary Christian music; Nationality: United States of America
10
Matthew West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Genre: Indie pop, Adult contemporary music & Christian music; Nationality: United States of America
11
Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Genre: Christian music, Pop music & Contemporary worship music; Nationality: England
12
LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added Genre: Hip hop music, Christian hip hop & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America
13
Mandisa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Genre: Christian music, Contemporary Christian music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
14
Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added
15
Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
16
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added
17
Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Genre: Christian music, Pop music & Christian alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
18
Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Genre: Christian music, Pop music & Christian hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
19
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added
20
Petra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
fcpparties added
21
Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
David Griffin added
22
dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
23
PAR~A~DIGM is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists

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 songs in every genre from pop, rock, and hip-hop and is influenced by Skillet, Nickelback and Breaking Benjamin.

More at www.par-a-digm.com

24
Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Christian music & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
25
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added