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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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Third Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
monty46 added Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Richard Jenner CA added Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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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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LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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Kutless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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Matthew West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Christian music

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Matt Redman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary worship music

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Disciple is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
David Griffin added Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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David Crowder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists

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David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

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dc Talk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Rock music

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Hillsong United is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Indie, Contemporary worship music

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Petra is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

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Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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Mandisa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Rhythm and blues

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P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Bruno Aguiar added Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
thirtysixchronicles added Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

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Audio Adrenaline is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

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Britt Nicole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Christian hip hop

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Lincoln Brewster is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music

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unashamedjfreak116 added Hip hop, Christian hip hop

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Matt Maher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added Christian rock

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Family Force 5 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
tigerkittysemail added Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap metal

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

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PAR~A~DIGM is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
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 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

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Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Andy Mineo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
unashamedjfreak116 added Christian hip hop

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Keith Green is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Rock and roll

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Relient K is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

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Point of Grace is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
fcpparties added Contemporary Christian music, Country

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2nd Chapter of Acts is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
fcpparties added Jesus music, Contemporary Christian music

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

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Phillips, Craig & Dean is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Danny Marks added Contemporary Christian music

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August Burns Red is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore

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Stryper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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

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Underoath is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Dave White added Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal

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NewSong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists
Danny Marks added Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock, Gospel music