This here is a comprehensive guide to which artists to listen to in each genre of music, these you could consider as the best in each genre. Please enjoy.


Alternative: for King & Country

Art Punk: Stellar Kart

Alternative Rock: Switchfoot

College Rock: FM Static

Cossover Thrash: Demon Hunter

Crust Punk: Manic Drive

Experimental Rock: Relient K

Folk Punk: Leeland

Goth: Red

Grunge: Thousand Foot Krutch

Hardcore Punk: Underoath

Hard Rock: POD

Indie Rock: Mewithoutyou

Lo-fi: Neutral Milk Hotel

New Wave: Slide

Progressive Rock: Navigator

Punk: Hawk Nelson

Shoegaze: Starflyer 59

Steampunk: Abney Park


Blues: Blind Willie Johnson

Acoustic Blues: John Ball

Chicago Blues: Glenn Kaiser

Classic Blues: Son House

Contemporary Blues: Skip James

Country Blues: Larry Norman

Delta Blues: Doug Burr

Electric Blues: John Davis

Ragtime Blues: Waterdeep


Classical: Strauss


Novelty: Ken Davis

Standup Comedy: Tim Hawkins

Vaudeville: Bob Stromberg


Country: Carrie Underwood

Alternative Country: David Eugene Edwards

Americana: Jars of Clay

Bluegrass: Canaan’s Crossing

Contemporary Bluegrass: Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad

Contemporary Country: Kim Hill

Country Gospel: Jamey Johnson

Country Pop: Paul Overstreet

Honky Tonk: Tim McGraw

Outlaw Country: Johnny Cash

Traditional Bluegrass: The Alpha Band

Traditional Country: Glen Campbell

Urban Cowboy: The Way


Dance: Capital Kings

Club Dance: Family Force 5

EDM: Owl City

Electro Pop: Hillsong Young & Free

Hip Hop/Rap:

Alternative Rap: Derek Minor

Bounce: Flame

Dirty South: Whosoever South

East Coast Rap: Andy Mineo

Gangsta Rap: Tedashii

Hardcore Rap: NF

Hip-Hop: KB

Old School Rap: Grits

Rap: Lecrae

Underground Rap: Canon

West Coast Rap: Trip Lee

Indie Pop:

Indie Pop: Casey Darnell


Jazz: Christian Jazz Artists Network


Latin: Ana Paula Valadão


Adult Contemporary: Aaron Keyes

Britpop: Fono

Bubblegum Pop: Britt Nicole

Dance Pop: Press Play

Pop: TobyMac

Soft Rock: 7eventh Time Down

Teen Pop: Jamie Grace


Contemporary R&B: Royal Tailor

Doo Wop: Take 6

Funk: Tonex

Gospel: Kirk Franklin

Soul: Mary Mary


Dancehall: St. Matthew

Dub: Ram1

Reggae: Israel Houghton

Roots Reggae: Sherwin Gardner

Ska: The O.C. Supertones


Afro Punk: BarlowGirl

Adult Alternative: Flyleaf


British Invasion: The Byrds

Hard Rock: Disciple

Metal: August Burns Red

Jam Bands: Children 18:3

Rock: Skillet

Rock & Roll: Anberlin

Southern Rock: Petra


Alternative Folk: Rend Collective

Contemporary Folk: Phil Whickam

Contemporary Singer/Songwriter: Brandon Heath

Indie Folk: Burlap to Cashmere

Folk-Rock: Kari Jobe

Love Song: Amy Grant

New Acoustic: Leeland

Traditional Folk: Michael W. Smith

Singer/Songwriter: Matthew West

Spoken Word:

Spoken Word: Propaganda


A cappella: Anthem Lights


Worship: Hillsong United



Audio Adrenaline

DC Talk

Francesca Battistelli

Natalie Grant


Danny Gokey


I hope this helped you find an entry point into Christian music, a genre that is much bigger and much better than many give it credit for.





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