Southern gospel music has been around since the late 19th century, with family acts that carry on across generations. By the 1990s, the genre began to expand to include duos and soloists, bringing '90s southern gospel into a more modern sound.
Thanks to a mix of big families and individual singers striking it out on their own, a list of '90s southern gospel bands and artists has some overlap between entries. Vocalists like David Phelps have released their own solo albums but also are part of larger groups, like the Gaither Vocal Band. Many southern gospel artists, like Vestal Goodman, had already been making music for decades before the '90s, putting out work right alongside new acts like Greater Vision, which was founded in 1990. This mix of skills, styles, and talent made for a rich tapestry of gospel music in the '90s.
We've put together a list of some of the best '90s southern gospel bands and artists, but if there are any missing singers, quartets, or bands, be sure to add them to the list and vote up the best southern gospel acts of the 1990s.
- The McKameys are a professional Southern gospel group based in Clinton, Tennessee. Current members are Ruben and Peg Bean, Sheryl Farris, Connie Fortner, Roger Fortner, and Eli Fortner. On average, ...more
- Greater Vision is a Southern Gospel trio founded in 1990 by Gerald Wolfe, Mark Trammell, and Chris Allman, and often accompanied by pianist Stan Whitmire. Over the last several years, this trio has ...more
- The Cathedral Quartet, often known as simply The Cathedrals, was an American southern gospel quartet that lasted from 1964 until their retirement in December 1999. The tenor and baritone positions ...more
- The Statesmen Quartet was a southern gospel music group founded in 1948 by Hovie Lister. Along with the Blackwood Brothers, the Statesmen Quartet is considered the most successful and influential ...more
- 5The Hoppers (until 1981: Hopper Brothers and Connie) are a Southern Gospel group from North Carolina. The Hoppers are a family ensemble which first began performing together in 1957. They appeared at ...more
- Gold City is an American southern gospel quartet, based in Gadsden, Alabama.
- Vestal Goodman (December 13, 1929 – December 27, 2003) was a singer who performed in the Southern gospel genre for more than half a century. She is known both as a solo performer and as a member of ...more
- The Gaither Vocal Band is an American southern gospel vocal group, named after its founder and leader Bill Gaither. On March 1, 2017, it was announced that the Gaither Vocal Band lineup consisted of ...more
- The Speer Family, a Southern Gospel family group, was founded in 1921 by George Thomas Speer, his wife Lena Speer, and his sister and brother-in-law Pearl and Logan Claborn.
- Lauren Talley is a singer.
- Ivan Parker is an American Southern Gospel singer.
- 12The name of multi Grammy nominated Karen Peck and New River has become synonymous with Southern Gospel Music. Karen's flawless, delightful soprano voice has made its way into the hearts of Gospel ...more
- 13Jeff & Sheri Easter is a Southern Gospel duo.
- The Talleys are a progressive southern gospel group composed of Roger and Debra Talley, their daughter Lauren, and her husband Brian Alvey.
- The Imperials are an American Christian music group that has been active for over 55 years. Originating as a southern gospel quartet, the innovative group would become pioneers of contemporary ...more
- The Crabb Family is a southern gospel group originally from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They have had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.
- Brian Free & Assurance is a Southern Gospel group. Brian Free formed his own group in 1993 after performing with the Gold City Quartet from 1982-1993. After being formed, the group has released ...more
- 19The Perrys are a professional Southern Gospel quartet based in Gallatin, TN. The group formed on December 25, 1970 with Randy Perry and his sisters Debbie and Libbi in Georgia. In the mid-80's, ...more
- The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s. Their name ...more
- 21Silver Anniversary Collection, We Shall Get Home, Southern Gospel Soloists - Squire ParsonsSquire Enos Parsons Jr. (born April 4, 1948), is a Southern Gospel singer and songwriter. He was born in Newton, West Virginia, to Squire and Maysel Parsons, and was introduced to music by his ...more
- The Perry Sisters originated in Huntington, WV in 1974 with Diana Perry Gillette and her two sisters, Bonnie & Carol. In 1984 they signed with a major record label and officially became the first ...more
- With their harmony-drenched vocals and warm, easy voices, the Booth Brothers have been sharing their faith and their music fulltime since 1998. These men get their musical influences from a wide ...more
- 25The Chuck Wagon Gang is a Southern gospel musical group, and long-running radio show, formed in 1935 by D.P. Carter and son Jim and daughters Rose and Anna. The group got their first radio break as ...more