Top 10 Best Modern Christian Music Artists

The Top Ten
1 Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

There is no competition. No one else on this chart has hit the billboards like Skillet, placing number one in hard rock and number two overall in the secular Billboard 200!

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.

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 liked "God" music, but this band got me into it.

2 TobyMac Toby McKeehan, better known by his stage name TobyMac, is a Christian hip hop recording artist, music producer, hip-hop and pop artist, songwriter and author.

TobyMac is a musical genius who ascribes all of his successes to God and His Holy Spirit. When on stage, he is the director, MC, rapper, vocalist, dancer, and minister.

His blend of funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, rock, dance, and pop music is as masterful as it gets. He keeps contemporary Christian music cool to young and younger.

Extremely versatile as an artist, Toby's heart for God shines through in his songs. Unlike some artists, there's no getting around the fact that he serves God.

Not only that, but he produces really good music and is constantly looking to grow with new styles and not remain stagnant.

3 Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Camp is incredible! His songs are the perfect mix of Christian, rock, and pop. I especially love "The Way," "There Will Be a Day," and "Overcome." Jeremy Camp is the best singer.

Love his voice and songs. He also has an amazing testimony. Definitely one of my favorite artists.

Beautiful voice and doesn't shy away from singing to Jesus. He also has an awesome testimony.

4 Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin's music is full of worship and praise to Jesus. Chris himself has remained extremely humble despite his worldwide recognition. He is truly a wonderful example of Proverbs 29:23: "A man's pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor." (NKJV)

He is definitely my favorite Christian artist, not just because of his great music but because he is an extremely genuine and humble person who strives to spread the love of Jesus to others.

I don't think I have heard a song by Chris Tomlin that I haven't liked. I love listening to his music and the words to his songs. His songs all sound different. He's just one talented artist.

God gave him a gift, and he is using it. I had my sister (who doesn't listen to Christian music) listen to one of his songs, and now she is hooked.

5 Red Red is an American Christian alternative metal/alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band was formed in 2002 by brothers Anthony Armstrong (guitarist) and Randy Armstrong (bassist), along with lead vocalist Michael Barnes.

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.

6 Colton Dixon Michael Colton Dixon is an American Christian singer-songwriter and musician from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He placed seventh on the eleventh season of American Idol.

I've never been much of a Christian music lover, but the first time I heard Colton Dixon's More of You, Less of Me and Fool's Gold, I was instantly hooked. His albums have quite a secular sound, and his songs are very spiritual and thought-provoking.

I own both of his albums, A Messenger and Anchor, and listen to them all the time! If you've never listened to his music, do it - you won't regret it!

My daughter, Leah, is fifteen and loves his music. She is hoping for a Pittsburgh concert at some point. It is awesome to see your teen desire to listen to music with lyrics that edify and speak of life. Colton and his wife are positive role models that a generation can look up to. Thank you.

7 Phil Wickham

I think Phil Wickham should be at the top. He is awesome! He really is a man of his word too. He doesn't just sing Christian music and then stay put.

He has one of the best voices. Man, he can sing!

8 Newsboys

So close between this and MercyMe, but the tipping point goes to Newsboys' vast number of hits. God's Not Dead, Live With Abandon, He Reigns, and my personal favorite, Your Love Never Fails, just to name a few.

In Christ Alone is an amazing song. They are really, really great. I love the Newsboys. Their songs are astoundingly moving. They easily deserve to be in the top three.

Newsboys are such a great band. They live and breathe God's love, and it definitely is shown through their music.

9 Casting Crowns Casting Crowns is a contemporary Christian and Christian rock band started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall, who serves as the band's lead vocalist, as part of a youth group at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida.

They are the best! They sing from their hearts! I love how they reach out to everyone. God bless you all, Casting Crowns!

I am consistently amazed at the quality of Casting Crowns' lyrics. They are so glorifying to God!

I hate their music! So slow and depressing. Every time it comes on the radio my family and I go "Ewww! " and turn it off.

10 Flyleaf Flyleaf is an American rock band formed in Bell County, Texas, in 2002. The band has charted on mainstream rock, Christian pop and Christian metal genres.
The Contenders
11 Icon For Hire Icon for Hire is an American rock band from Decatur, Illinois. Formed in 2007, the band's current lineup consists of singer Ariel Bloomer and lead guitarist Shawn Jump. They released two EPs independently before signing to Tooth & Nail Records, through which they released their first two albums: Scripted... read more
12 Natalie Grant

Inspirational, versatile singer that stirs the soul and, as a singer, has been my introduction to Christian music. Now I'm hooked.

She has one of the most amazing and versatile voices I've ever heard.

13 Demon Hunter Demon Hunter is an American Christian metal band from Seattle, Washington, started in 2000 by brothers Don Clark and Ryan Clark. Although the brothers created the band together, only Ryan remains, since Don left the band to take care of his family.

Demon Hunter is the best Christian metal band out there. Highly suggested for a metalhead. They sound very much like Five Finger Death Punch and others.

14 Britt Nicole Brittany Nicole Waddell, better known by her stage name Britt Nicole, is an American vocalist, songwriter and recording artist.

This girl has been my favorite for a long time!

She is amazing! Perfect role model, beautiful voice, encouraging songs, passionate about Jesus... I mean, what is there not to like about her!?

Love you, Britt!

When She Cries relates to me. I don't have it on Amazon Music because I'm depressed, and that song makes me feel worse. But Work of Art, Gold, Headphones, and Be the Change make me feel better! I also like Can You Hold Me.

I love Britt Nicole! She has inspired me so much and many others going through hard times. I love her and want to meet her!

15 Jesus Culture

I only listen to praise and worship music, so I enjoy Jesus Culture. Great worship music that I totally blast in my car. One of my favorite artists to listen to.

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!

16 Kutless Kutless is a Christian rock band from Portland, Oregon formed in 1999. Since their formation, they have released multiple studio albums and one live album, Live from Portland.

Kutless is by far the best Christian band! Their music is incredible!

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18 Lecrae Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is also the co-founder of reach records.

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 at the top of this list.

Lecrae has excelled in not only bringing his music into the mainstream but also bringing many other artists with him, i.e., Andy Mineo, Britt Nicole, Trip Lee, and Capital Kings. All worked with Lecrae and had their fan bases expanded tremendously because of it.

Also, three of his last four albums hit #1 on iTunes, and the one that didn't hit #2 but was released for free download at the same time and still sold enough to reach #2.

19 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian alternative rock band that was formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. In addition, they have released two live albums and three remix albums.
20 MercyMe

These men have such a glorious way of sharing God's word with all who hear their profound music! I truly admire how dedicated all of these men are in walking in Christ's footsteps.

I've been a fan of MercyMe for more than a decade (longer than any other band), and they never stop making fascinating, thought-provoking Christian classics!

They wrote and performed the #1 song of the decade, Word of God Speak. They perform powerful, great, amazing songs.

21 Matthew West

Matthew West changes people's lives all over the world, and I am one of those people. He is my favorite singer, and I vote for him to be in the top ten.

I love Matthew West!

This man's music started me following the Lord. I was scanning the radio stations one day and heard his song. Next thing you know, that was at least 13 years ago.

Matthew deserves to be at the top! His lyrics changed my life, and I'm not the only one.

22 For 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 mysteries 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 nowhere. So, no matter what I say, no matter what I believe, no matter what I do, I'm bankrupt without love."

23 NF Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.

NF is a musical philosopher. Everyone can understand and relate to his lyrics. To me, every word he says is a punchline.

His music helped build my self-esteem.

He is definitely beyond spiritually gifted. He. Is. Amazing. We need more music like his, real and raw stuff we all go through in life.

NF is the most inspirational singer/rapper, not just in Christian music, but in all music! Go check him out!

24 Jamie Grace

I am a Jamie Grace fan, and I would love to see her in concert. God is her lover, and I wish that God was everyone's lover. I love "Fighter," "With You," "Just a Friend," "Holding On (Isa. 41:10)," "God Girl," "You Lead," "Show Jesus," "Happy Song (based on Psalms 30:5)," "Party Like a Princess," "Come to Me (based on Matthew 11:28)," "One Song at a Time," "1945," "Not Alone (reminds me of Romans 8:18)," "Every Bit of Lovely," and, of course, I could not forget "Beautiful Day."

"Beautiful Day" is an awesome song because it reminds us that God has given us all beautiful days. I also like "Hold Me" featuring TobyMac and "Into Jesus." "Hey you, I'm into Jesus" - Jamie Grace. I love Jamie Grace so much. The Lord has blessed her with a lot of talent, and I am glad that she used her talent to glorify God.

25 Anthem Lights

The group's style is incredible - they're able to harmonize effortlessly, and their covers of secular pop artists are just plain awesome! They all possess some of the best male vocals I have ever heard, especially the newcomer Spencer Kane.

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

I just can't shut up about their songs! They're so good!

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