The Top Five Western Gospel Music Artists

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There are a lot of great gospel music artists out there, but these are the five that we think are the best of the best.

Who are they?

In the world of music, there are many different genres and artists. One genre that is rising in popularity is Western gospel music. Here are five popular Western gospel music artists.

1) Chris Tomlin: Chris Tomlin is a contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas. He is currently signed to sparrow records, a subsidiary of Capitol Christian Music Group. He has released thirteen solo studio albums and three live albums. His signature songs include “How Great Is Our God”, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”, and “Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”.

2) TobyMac: TobyMac is a Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, and record producer from Fairfax, Virginia. He has seven solo studio albums and four live albums. His signature songs include “ Eye on It”, “Feel It”, and “Lose My Soul”. He is currently signed to Forefront Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Christian Music Group.

3) Mandisa: Mandisa is a contemporary Christian music singer from Lafayette, Louisiana. She has released seven studio albums and three live albums. Her signature songs include “Overcomer”, “Stronger”, and “Good Morning”. She is currently signed to Sparrow Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Christian Music Group.

4) Cory Asbury: Cory Asbury is a worship leader and songwriter from Dalton, Georgia. He has released two solo studio albums and one live album. His signature songs include “Reckless Love” and “The Father’s House”. He is currently signed to Bethel Music, an independent record label based in Redding, California.

5) Zach Williams: Zach Williams is a contemporary Christian musician from Jonesboro , Arkansas . He has released three solo studio albums . His signature songs include ” Chain Breaker ” and ” Old Church Choir “. He is currently signed to Atlantic Records .

What are their stories?

1. Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin was born in Texas in 1970 and started performing gospel music when he was just a teenager. He was one of the first gospel artists to fuse aspects of hip hop and R&B into his sound, and he has released 13 studio albums over the course of his career. His most recent album, “Losing My Religion,” was released in 2015.

2. Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith was born in Kenova, West Virginia in 1957. He started playing piano at an early age and went on to study music at county schools and then at Oral Roberts University. After college, he became a touring musician for Nashville-based Contemporary Christian music act Amy Grant, before embarking on a solo career in 1983. He has released over 30 albums over the course of his career and has won three Grammy Awards.

3. Amy Grant
Amy Grant was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1960. She started playing music at a young age and released her first album when she was 16 years old. Since then, she has gone on to release over 30 albums and has won six Grammy Awards. She is currently the best-selling Contemporary Christian music artist of all time.

4 Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman was born in Paducah, Kentucky in 1962. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 and went on to study guitar and composition at Western Kentucky University. After college, he moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music, and he has released 15 studio albums over the course of his career. His 1993 album, “The Great Adventure,” is the best-selling Contemporary Christian album of all time.

5 casting crowns
Casting Crowns is a contemporary Christian rock band that formed in 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia. The band consists of seven members who all serve as worship leaders at their local churches when they’re not touring or recording new music. They have released seven studio albums since 2004, including their most recent album,”The Very Next Thing,” which came out in 2016

How did they get started in music?

All of the artists on this list got their start in music at a young age. Some, like Alan Jackson and George Strait, were born into musical families and were exposed to country music from a young age. Others, like Garth Brooks and Toby Keith, got their start in music through school bands and performing in local clubs. But all of them went on to become major stars in the world of country music.

What is their music like?

There are many different types of Christian music, but western gospel music is one of the most popular genres in the U.S. If you’re looking for some new music to add to your collection, here are five of the best western gospel music artists.

1. Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson is a country music legend, but he also has several gospel albums that are worth checking out. His music is a mix of traditional gospel and contemporary country, and he has a unique voice that is perfect for this style of music.

2. The Gaithers
The Gaithers are a family gospel group that has been making music for over 50 years. Their style is a mix of southern gospel, bluegrass, and country, and they are known for their harmonies and upbeat songs.

3. Josh Turner
Josh Turner is best known for his country hits, but he also has a few gospel albums under his belt. His music is traditional gospel with acountry twist, and he has a powerful voice that will resonate with fans of this genre.

4. MercyMe
MercyMe is a contemporary Christian band with several Grammy nominations to their name. Their music is pop-influenced with Christian lyrics, and they have several up-tempo songs that are perfect for any fan of this genre.

5. Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns is another contemporary Christian band that has won multiple Grammys and Oscars awards during their career. Their music is similar to MercyMe’s in that it has pop elements with Christian lyrics, but they also have some slower, more worshipful songs as well

What are their biggest hits?

Gospel music has long been a part of the American landscape. It is a genre of music that is based on religious lyrics and spiritual themes. Gospel music is often characterized by its soft, soulful sound and its ability to inspire hope and joy in its listeners.

There are many talented gospel music artists who have made a name for themselves in the western music world. Here are five of the top western gospel music artists and their biggest hits:

1. Amy Grant – “Baby, Baby”
2. Michael W. Smith – “Friends”
3. Steven Curtis Chapman – “Cinderella”
4. Jeremy Camp – ” Hero”
5. MercyMe – ” I Can Only Imagine”

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