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The Best Spiritual Bands/Artists

Updated June 14, 2019 154 votes 69 voters 20.1k views15 items

Spiritual artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good spiritual bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top spiritual bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Spiritual groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all spiritual bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest spiritual bands of all time, since the most famous spiritual artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best spiritual music.

You can click on the spiritual band names to see more information about that particular notable spiritual group. If they're near the top of the best spiritual artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top spiritual bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the spiritual band names themselves.

These artists, like Paul Robeson and Big Bill Broonzy include images when available. Upvote your favorite artists on this list ot see them rank the highest. That way people will know they're the best. Be sure to thums up artists like Odetta or mewithoutYou if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in spiritual music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new spiritual bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of spiritual, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into spiritual music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good spiritual bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent spiritual bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best spiritual bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest spiritual 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 spiritual bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    • Trevor Hall
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      Trevor Hall (born November 28, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music is a mix of roots, folk, and reggae. Many of the artist's themes revolve around spirituality and life exploration. His album, KALA, written in Hawaii and recorded in Los Angeles, was released on August 21, 2015. It debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.... more on Wikipedia
      • Genres (Music): Rock music, Reggae, Acoustic music, Alternative rock
      • Albums: Trevor Hall, Everything Everytime Everywhere, Trevor Hall Live, Lace Up Your Shoes, The Rascals Have Returned
      • Nationality: United States of America
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    • Jessye Norman
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      Jessye Mae Norman (born September 15, 1945) is an American opera singer and recitalist. A dramatic soprano, Norman is associated in particular with the Wagnerian repertoire, and with the roles of Sieglinde, Ariadne, Alceste, and Leonore. Norman has been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and is a Spingarn Medalist. Apart from receiving several honorary doctorates and other awards, she has also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Arts, and is a member of the British Royal Academy of Music.... more on Wikipedia
      • Genres (Music): Opera, Spiritual, Classical music, Gospel music
      • Albums: With a Song in My Heart, Symphonie No. 9 / Symphonie No. 6 "Pastorale", Bluebeard's Castle, Amazing Grace, In the Spirit
      • Nationality: United States of America

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    • Daniel Rodríguez may refer to: Daniel Rodríguez (tenor) (born 1964), Puerto Rican-American operatic tenor. Daniel Rodríguez Pérez (born 1977), Spanish retired footballer Daniel B. Rodriguez, dean and professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Daniel García Rodríguez (born 1987), Spanish footballer Daniel Rodríguez (baseball) (born 1984), baseball player Daniel Rodríguez Martín (born 1984), Spanish wheelchair basketball player Daniel Rodríguez Vázquez (born 1988), Spanish footballer Daniel Rodríguez (singer), singer with MDO... more on Wikipedia
      • Genres (Music): Pop music, Traditional music, Folk music, Spiritual, Classical music
      • Albums: The Spirit of America, From My Heart
      • Nationality: United States of America
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