Best Modern Christian Music Artists

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The Top Ten

1
Chris Tomlin
wow!.. everytime I'll listen to his worshiping songs, I felt my spirit is filled with holiness through God.
This artist is very awesome..!
Chris Tomlin songs aren't loud or have dynamic instrumentals, but hold this quiet strength that gives hope through God-praising lyrics and soft melody. It's one of those songs that catch you off guard and have a impact on your day.
I don't think I have heard a song that I haven't liked by Chris Tomlin. I love listening to his music. I love the words to his music. His songs all sound different, he's just one talented artist. God gave him a gift and he is using it. Had my sister (who doesn't listen to Christian music) listen to one song of his and now she is hooked.
[Newest]I love listening to his songs

2TobyMac
The best rapper/singer in the Christian world! He does songs with some of the best, too. He can do fun music, sad music, happy music, worship music, relationship music, soft music, rock music, rap music, and more! He is the complete package in Christian Singers.
I have heard Athiests tell me that christians have the worst songs ever and then say that their songs were the best (if I were them, I wouldn't brag about songs like "california girls", those are terrible songs), then I have them listen to songs by tobymac and then they take back what they said about christian songs being terrible (sorry if I spelled words wrong, I am not the best speller in the world.)
He is the awesome at singer ever. I love his music. It sounds like any contemporary song except it packs a powerful message all throughout it. He is by far one of the greatest christian singers of all time. Rock on toby Mac
[Newest]I don't like him

3Skillet
Skillet is the best band of ALL time...! No comparison to any other band this is definitely the BEST..! and to tell you the truth I never really like "god" music but this band got me into it

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Great band. They get the message of God and Jesus across to people who find the other stuff boring. Love this band!
Without Skillet, I wouldn't be saved. It's easy to mistake them for a secular band, and when you find out they're Christian, it blows your mind, and you see a new perspective on everything
[Newest]Skillet used to bee a regular rock singer the band has found their faith

4Newsboys
In Christ Alone... Amazing song. They are really really great. I love the newsboys. Their songs are astoundingly moving. They easily deserve top three
He Reigns was an inspiration to me and its this band I must thank for helping me get my life straight
They are awesome love there music
[Newest]I went to a concert and was just absolutely amazed at how good they are being the first time I've heard them

5Britt Nicole
I love Britt Nicole! She has inspired me so much and many others going through hard times. I love her and what to meet her!
She has an amazing voice.
She has great music style
[Newest]She is amazing, and has such fantastic music that's inspiring, modern, and popular.

6Casting Crowns
Because his songs makes me Alive and he is a good singer.
May God bless them!
Praise you in this storm heart touching song
A fantastic band. One can clearly see the passion they have in their faith through their music

7Jeremy Camp
He is a great singer and has a beautiful voice!
"The Way" is awesome song, Chris Tomlin and Jeremy Camp far ahead of competition.
"Would you take the place of this man? Would you take the nails from his hands? "

8Lecrae
Lecrae's songs can easily equal, or even beat songs by secular music's top artists. Because I am a die hard rap fan, there is no question in my mind that Lecrae is not only the best Christian artist, but the best artist there is today. With his powerful lyrics and strong, energetic beats, Lecrae should definitely be the top on this list.
He's obviously the best rapper, he was rated this by many different websites. He has good songs like background, joyful noise and Don't waste your life. He has good beats and his raps are solid, even my non-christian friends like him.
Amazing TELL THE WORLD!
[Newest]Amazing Christian, lyricist, and rapper I have ever heard, he should be #1

9MercyMe
Songs like "I Can Only Imagine" and "Word of God Speak, " indeed -- speak for themselves.
Yes I have some of their CD's/Wonderful Artists!

10Jesus Culture
Some of the most visceral Christian around
They have really beautiful songs like "You won't relent" - it's simply amazing; "Light of Your face", "Holy" and so many more.
They have great worship music that so many people can enjoy!
[Newest]These guys are so worshipful!

The Contenders

11Third Day
Awesome in concert. Total pros in every way.

12Matthew West
This man's music started me following the lord. Scanning the radio stations one day and herd next thing you know. That's been at least 13 years ago.
Matthew west changes peoples lives all over the world and I am one of those people, he is my favorite singer and I vote him for top ten.
I love Matthew west!
I just love all his songs he...

13Red
Wow! Just Wow! I can't believe Red is at number 8. They Should be in the top 3. Before you vote for Skillet or Tobymac go listen to these songs by Red, Breathe Into Me, Ordinary World, Mystery Of You, Never Be the Same, Not Alone, Feed The Machine, and Faceless.
RED should be NUMBER ONE. Way better then Switchfoot, Newsboys, Casting crown and Skillet. Christ Tomlin can compete. But RED is NUMBER ONE. Even non Christian band... NUMBER ONE -:O Praise GOD and GOD bless.

14Tenth Avenue North
Tenth avenue north has something to offer.. Their songs are deep.. The lyrics are wonderfully woven into one song.. Behind the songs are also very powerful and empowering to every christian.. Their new released album shows the struggle of every christian but at the end it's always about Jesus still, making the band more shining to me is that they reflect and make Christ the star of every song... Praise God..

I think Starfield is another great band.. They have piercing emotional lyrics which makes you feel much more wonderful in Christ.. Like a reminder.. I think both bands have the same concept..
There is no way that Ten Avenue North could be 17th! They have the most inspirational songs and lyrics! They should DEFINITELY be in the top 3!
They have the most inspirational songs, and have a good beat!
[Newest]The song worn pretty much got me through my parents divorce

15Kutless
Kutless is by far the best Christian band! There music is incredible!

16Jamie Grace
I just listened to one of her song and it is awesome! I love it once I heard it! It really cool! You guys really gotta try to listen to her songs
Awesome artist from holding on and you lead, I made my friends listen to her without knowing its Christian music haha. Love her
She has such a gift, and it's just marvelous the way God uses Jamie. GOD BLESS USA!

17Flyleaf

18Lightswitch

19Colton Dixon
He rocked American Idol, and he chose the Christian path of music which is inspiring! His music is radio type music but with godly lyrics!
Never Gone is awesome.

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20Hillsong United
Not "Christian music." This is the best church worship music for teens and adults alike. They definitely have the best variety of songs, and should be number one by far. If they are ever performing near you, buy tickets no matter what.
Cannot be compared to any other Christian band out there - so many anointed songs, nobody else compares. My brothers and sisters in Christ, this is music from the throne-room of God!
I like them too much. The way they compose music, that sound so amazing it makes me cry.
[Newest]These guys do okay music although what they support is NOT cool.

21Switchfoot
MUST be FIRST definitely! Tremendous music! Can't be compared to any other band, it's perfect! My favourite songs are Awakening, Dark Horses, Afterlife, Your love is a song.
Switchfoot is one of the very few Christian bands that aren't corny and I really really love their music.

22Matt Redman
He should be in the top twenty at least

23Natalie Grant
She writes some of the most inspirational songs
Has an amazing voice!

24Andy Mineo

25FM Static

26Phil Wickham

27Demon Hunter

28Michael W. Smith
His debut album in 1983 contained the #1 song of that DECADE "Friends" which received more dedications, selections as class songs and evoked more tears than any song ever! "Place in this World"... HE just keeps getting better, and is a humble servant of God!
In my opinion the greatest singer.
Songs like "You Won't Let Go" and "Take me Home" will blow you away.
His songs are awesome.. He have to in Top 10... I don't know why not

29Sanctus Real

30Icon For Hire

31David Crowder Band
I Love this guy his stuff is so good. Great content and lyrics.

32Sonicflood

33Brandon Heath
He needs to be recognized. Jesus in disguise, Leaving Eden, Your Love, etc...
Give Me Your Eyes. Enough said.

34Shonlock

35Kari Jobe
Wow, I seriously can't believe Kari Jobe is ranked so low in this list! Her voice is just amazing and her songs always touch my heart. A true Christian artist!
Kari jobe should be first her music is so inspiring and always brings me to my knees before the one tru king. Her music makes me cry. every time,

36Abandon

37Ashes Remain

38Thousand Foot Krutch
"be somebody" enough said

39Group 1 Crew
Words expressed from the hearts of the broken souls, words from the streets, words from the Lord, Jesus Christ. Beautiful composition, soulful lyrics, depth rap. The only best urban group.
They have some great songs!

40Family Force 5
They have the ability to draw quite the crowd. Because they tour in the secular industry as well as the christian industry, they build a nice bridge in bringing non-believers to their concerts.

41Anthem Lights
I love EVERY song on their album. (that doesn't happen often)
I just Can't Shut Up about their songs! They're so good!

OhioStateBuckeyes

Great group with epic talent, but more importantly they have solid words!
I can see them moving up the list.

42Fireflight
Fireflight is so great! For the ones who like rock, they are perfect! Their songs express how do you feel as a sinner, but now redeemed.

43NeedToBreathe
Slumber, Signature Of Divine, Lay Em' Down, Keep Your Eyes Open, Drive All Night, Washed by the water, The outsiders and Something Beautiful, All BIG Hits On the Radio, Wow Hits, and Dove Awards.

44Steven Curtis Chapman
He was my childhood music, I love his voice, so amazing

45Underoath

46Samestate
I Love Hurricane, Shadows, King, Upside Down... Well actually I love all their songs. Vote for them!

47Capital Kings
Capital Kings is the Best Christian Band ever..
With their Debut album.. They have reached out to the fans...
My top 5 Songs are:
1) Born To love
2) You'll never be alone
3) Living for the outer side
4) All The Way
5) I feel so alive
This should definitely go up...
They are amazing'
You should listen to their debut album.
Simply E.P.I.C...!
Great music; love the message; from the heart

48Aaron Shust
Meaningful lyrics, melodious songs!

49Israel Houghton
His music is awesome. But the lyrics are even greater. Take the time to listen to the lyrics and let the words connect to your soul. You will truly be bless.

50Mat Kearney
Mat Kearney Rocks! Just listen to his songs, Down, Ships In the Night and Chasing The Light. Vote For Him!

51For King and Country
Proof of your love gave me my favorite scripture quote.
1st Corinthians 13 1-3
"If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy, but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God's word with power, revealing all of his misteries and making everything as plain as day, and if I have the faith to say to a mountain 'jump' and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. If I give all I own to the poor or even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but don't love, I've gotten no where. So, no matter what I say, no matter what I believe, no matter what I do, I'm bankrupt without love."
Awesome band! They have really inspired me

52Building 429
No doubt. it is best band than many of the bands and artists above. just listen to you carried me, listen to the sound, made for you and many more.
They are great in concert and have found their sound. Can't wait for the next Cd.
Are yall crazy this is needing to be number 4

53Dara Maclean

54Stryper
the best Christian metal band ever!

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55Jars of Clay
'they will know we are Christians by our love' is an amazing songs. The best Christian song ever.
No CCM band tops the Jars in my book.

56Bebo Norman

57Falling Up

58Mark Schultz

59Danny Gokey
You serious right now. Danny Gokey is the best, he totaly deserves to be top 5

60Matt Maher
Matt Maher is the best! I love his album "Alive Again"

61Francesca Battistelli
She has some wonderful stuff.
She has a really good voice!
She's just wonderful free to be me is my song when satan tells me I'm nothing. It reminds me that God lovesme-U no matter what.

62Point of Grace
I grew up listening to them I love them all

63August Burns Red

64Downhere
Comee on and go listen to HOW MANY KINGS and then reconsider your choices.. One of the best :/

65Jason Castro

66The City Harmonic

67Mandisa
She should totally be number one. Check out her songs Good Morning and Overcomer on Youtube.
Her songs are super clever!

68Owl City
A very humble singer I guess.. too expressive to his musics especially when it comes to singing of praise to God! He should be at the top 20 I suggest..
He sings awesome songs

69Pettidee

70John Mark McMillan
Creative artist with pure poetry alluding to the relationship between God and us.
-How He loves (The Medicine)
-Love You swore (Economy)
-Future/Past (Borderland)
-Death in His grave (The Medicine)
-Economy (Economy)
-Heart Runs (Borderland)

71Big Daddy Weave
Overwhelmed - Beautiful song

72Sent By Ravens

73Rachael Lampa
Awesome as a singer, her lyrics speaks for itself.
Should be way higher!

74Impending Doom

75Nichole Nordeman
Her songs are all so inspirational. They let you think about God, and how great he is. She helps you to remember that we are never alone, and the purpose of our lives.

76Laura Story
Blessings and ICJBM is amazing

77Brett Younker

78Seventh Day Slumber

79Rebecca St. James

80Misty Edwards

81Rend Collective Experiment
The best, number 1 band
Listen to "Build Your Kingdom Here"
Have such great Christian music that is homemade

82Nicole C. Mullen
Her music is the best, and it's do inspiring
Listen to "Reedemer" or "I Need You" or "365 Days" or any other song or "Away In a Manger".
She can tie with Rend Collective Experiment for 1st or second
She is so about JESUS! !

83Chris August
He should be the number 1 he got the talent in singing and producing best music

84Phillips, Craig & Dean
Versatile worship music with 18 top 10 Contemporary Christian songs,

85Everfound

86BarlowGirl

87Superchick

88Jeremy Rosado

897eventh Time Down

90Jason Gray

91Addison Road

92Krystal Meyers

93Sara Groves

94Ike Ndolo

95Paul J. Kim

96David Kauffman

971 Girl Nation

98Audio Adrenaline
Audio Adrenaline is a great band I love there new album kings and queens

99Josh Garrels
Beautiful music and lyrics. His close walk with the Lord is obvious in every song.

100Beckah Shae

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