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My Ten Favorite Female Christian Artists

Updated on April 20, 2016
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Cari Jean is a freelance writer and author. Her inspiring memoir, "Having Faith" is available on Amazon. She resides in North Dakota.

Just the other day I was thinking that there seemed to be way more male Christian artists than there are female Christian artists. Then I came across an article on Christianitytoday.com that stated the ratio of male to female Christian artists is 2:1, possibly even 3:1.

The same article said that 48 out of 50 top Christian songs in the last ten years were all sung by men. What is up with that? The article has a few theories on why that is and instead of mentioning them in this hub you can go to the article, "Christian Radio: It's a Man's World" and read it for yourself.

For now, I would like to focus on ten female Christian artists I have enjoyed through the years since I first began listening to Christian music over ten years ago.

Megan Garrett of Casting Crowns live in concert, Bismarck, North Dakota. Photo credit: Cari Bousfield
Megan Garrett of Casting Crowns live in concert, Bismarck, North Dakota. Photo credit: Cari Bousfield
Casting Crowns lead singer, Mark Hall with Melodee Devevo on strings. Photo Credit: Cari Bousfield
Casting Crowns lead singer, Mark Hall with Melodee Devevo on strings. Photo Credit: Cari Bousfield

Melodee DeVevo and Megan Garrett of Casting Crowns

I put these two gals together because they are both with the band, Casting Crowns. They both sing background vocals but there are also some Casting Crowns songs in which they sing lead vocals. They both have amazing and beautiful voices.

Megan Garrett plays keyboards and has been with the band since 2001. She was born in 1980 and is from Atlanta, Georgia. She is a youth pastor's wife who has a blog geared towards helping teen girls.

Songs she sings lead vocal for Casting Crowns include: Praise You with the Dance, I Know You're There and Mercy.

Melodee DeVevo plays strings and has been with the band since its formation in 1999. She was born in 1976 and her hometown is Daytona Beach, Florida. She is married to fellow band mate, Juan DeVevo who plays guitar. She sings lead vocal on the song, Blessed Redeemer.

Rebecca St. James

I love Rebecca St. James for many reasons, not just her music. She is a staunch supporter of life and also for purity - encouraging women to wait until marriage before having sex and for young girls and women to dress modestly. She is also a published and an actress. By the way, her music is great too!

Rebecca was born in 1977 in the Land Down Under, Sydney Australia. When she was 13 her family moved to the United States. In 1996, her second album God received great reviews and in 1997 it received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album. Her Next album, Pray, did win the Grammy for Best Rock Gospel Album.

Some more of her popular songs include: Wait for Me, Yes, I Believe in God, Pray, Song of Love and she has also covered the popular Christian songs, Hold Me Jesus and Breathe.

Rebecca married Jacob Fink, a bassist from Colorado who served as a missionary to South Africa in 2011. On February 18, 2014, they welcomed their daughter, Gemma Elena Fink into the world.

Natlie Grant performs on tour in 2014.
Natlie Grant performs on tour in 2014. | Source

Natalie Grant

Here's another female christian artist who really sings a great worship song but who also totally rocks! And besides being a singer/songwriter, Natalie is also a mom to twin girls plus she just had her third little girl in December, 2010 - a true miracle considering she was told she could not bear children.

Natalie, who is an author as well, was born in Seattle, Washington in 1971. Her book, The Real Me, discusses her battle with bulimia.

One of her true passions is to end human trafficking around the world. She and her husband have traveled to India, where much of this takes place. In 2005, she created The Home Foundation which helps to raise money for girls and women who are exploited for sex.

She has been the Gospel Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year from 2006-2009. Some of her more popular songs include, Held, The Real Me, I Will Not Be Moved, In Better Hands, Your Great Name, Alive and Hurricane.

Natalie Grant made headlines when she left the Grammy Awards early. During the Awards show, a mass gay marriage ceremony was held along with a performance by Katy Perry that Glenn Beck called 'demonic glorification." Grant posted this on Facebook about her early departure, "We left the Grammy's early. I've many thoughts about the show tonight, most of which are probably better left inside my head. But I'll say this: I've never been more honored to sing about Jesus and for Jesus. And I've never been more sure of the path I've chosen."

Jenny Simmons of Addison Road

Jenny Simmons refers to herself as an author, artist and storyteller. Her blog, Cupcakes, Sprinkles and Other Happy Things, attracts 10,000 readers a month from all over the world. Jenny is a wife and mom to her daughter, Anniston Cate. She is also the lead singer for the band, Addison Road which was formed by her and then-boyfriend, Ryan Simmons in Waco, Texas.

At one time, the band was ready to call it quits but around that time Jenny had said, "We are all members of faith and believed God had given us this gift for a reason."

Shortly after the band said a prayer asking God for a sign regarding their future, they began being pursued by record labels. But instead of getting a big head over becoming popular Jenny has kept in mind that they are to help those who are less fortunate. They have recently done so by airing a one-hour simulcast to help those who were victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Their first major album, Addison Road, was released in 2007 and contains the hit single, Hope Now as well as All That Matters and Sticking with You. Their second album, Stories was released in 2010 and unfortunately they have not released anything since.

Yolanda Adams performs at a National Memorial Day Concert in Washington D.C.
Yolanda Adams performs at a National Memorial Day Concert in Washington D.C. | Source

Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams, a former elementary school teacher, is one of the hottest names in gospel music, a radio show host, an actress and an author. I discovered this amazing Christian artist while living in Durham, North Carolina where urban gospel music reigns.

Yolanda was born in 1961 and was raised in Houston, Texas, along with her five younger siblings. Like many gospel artists, Yolanda's musical talents were first show-cased in the church. Yolanda has produced a total of ten albums and her next album, along with her women's clothing line is being highly anticipated.

She has won several music awards along with seven NCAAP Image Awards. Yolanda has performed at the White House twice. In 2001, she performed the song, "Never Give Up" for "The Salute to Gospel Music" during George W. Bush's administration.

In 2010 she performed for the event, "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement." The event was hosted by President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama and was held in conjunction with Black History Month.

Some of her most popular songs include, Yeah, In the Midst of it All, Fragile Heart, Victory, Continual Praise and The Battle is the Lord's.

Yolanda feels that since she has had success and has been blessed, she has a social responsibility to help those in need. She has been a spokesperson for the FILA Corporations, Operation Rebound program which helps inner city school children. Yolanda has been married and divorced twice and has a daughter, Taylor Ayanna.

Nichole Nordeman

Nichole Nordeman was born in 1972 and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she played the piano in church.

Nichole wrote and recorded the song, "Beautiful for Me" for the Veggie Tales movie, Sweetpea Beauty - A Girl After God's Own Heart which came out the summer of 2010. The movie is about girls discovering their inner beauty along with their identity in Christ, two things Nichole is passionate about. So passionate, that she agreed to go make-up-less for a recent cover of CCM Magazine's issue on true beauty.

Nichole says, "God's the one who sees us beautiful and we an either choose to agree and say, "Thank you, I feel cherished and loved and I choose to believe that," or "I disagree and work like crazy to improve on His work."

Some of Nichole's popular songs include: To Know You, Legacy, Holy, This Mystery and Brave.

She and her husband, Errol Ingram have two children, Charlie Thomas and Paige Bennett. The family resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

BarlowGirl

BarlowGirl is a female Christian rock band made up of three sisters, Becca (born 1979), Lauren (born 1985) and Alyssa (born 1982) from Elgin, Illinois. Their first album came out in 2004, the same year they became the best-selling new Christian artist. BarlowGirl has currently just released their first compilation album, Our Journey So Far.

Some of BarlowGirl's popular songs include: Never Alone, I Need You to Love Me, Beautiful Ending, Here's My Life and Million Voices.

Besides their music, in which they are very bold and transparent about their faith and their love for Jesus, they have also been involved in other projects. One of which is the Big Shiny Planet, a Bible Study for students that is sold through Family Christian Stores.

They have also been youth ambassadors for the National Day of Prayer and are involved in Mercy Ministries which helps young women find freedom from physical and sexual abuse, eating disorders, self harm, addictions and depression.

All three of them are very strongly pro-life as well which is evident in their song, "Tears Fall." Other topics for their music include trusting God, purity, and their stance on not dating. In 2012, the girls announced their retirement from the music scene. Even so, I still thoroughly enjoy their music and hope they succeed in whatever God has planned for each of the young ladies.

Amy Grant and Vince Gill with James Taylor perform at Tanglewood in Boston.
Amy Grant and Vince Gill with James Taylor perform at Tanglewood in Boston. | Source

Amy Grant

Amy Grant, who has also been known as "The Queen of Christian Pop" was born in 1960 in Augusta, Georgia and grew up in Nashville. She is the best-selling Christian music artist EVER! That means she beats out all of those male Christian artists!

She has won several awards and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the entertainment industry. Some of Amy's most popular songs include, Thy Word, Lead Me On, Baby Baby, Every Heartbeat, Takes a Little Time, Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song), and Better Than A Hallelujah.

Amy was offered her first recording contract just weeks before her 16th birthday and performed her first ticketed concert while a freshman at Furman University. Her breakthrough album, Age to Age came out in 1982 with the her first major hit,El Shaddai.

In the mid-80s, Amy surprised her fans with a more mainstream sound as she tried to broaden her audience. And then in 1991, when Heart in Motion (her best-selling album) came out, her music was frowned upon by many in Christian circles. Amy was criticized for being too "worldly and sexy."

At the end of her decade of pop music, Amy filed for divorce from her husband, Gary Chapman to whom she had been married to since 1982. Together they had three children, Matthew, Gloria and Sarah. Less than a year later on March 20. 2000, she married country super star, Vince Gill.. They have one daughter together, Corinna Grant Gill.

In 2002, Amy returned to her Christian music roots with the release of her album, Legacy...Hymns and Faith. In 2007, she had her first book, Mosaic...Pieces of My Life So Far published. 2007 also marked her 30th year in music and her induction into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.

Kathryn Sarah Scott

I came across the voice of Kathryn Scott when I was looking for a version of the song "Breathe" by a female artist. The only other artist I had heart that song by was Lindell Cooley. Since then of course the song (written and originally sung by Marie Barnett) has been covered by many other artists including Michael W. Smith and Rebecca St. James. I found the song on the album, Hungry, I'm Falling on Me Knees (released by Vineyard Music Group), which is here I discovered Kathryn Scott.

Some of Kathryn's songs include: Hungry (Falling on My Knees), Child of God, You are a Holy God, At the Foot of the Cross, We Still Believe and I Will Stay.

Kathryn was born in 1974 and is originally from Northern Ireland. She moved to England and received a degree in theology at Elim Bible College.

She eventually moved back to Ireland where she and her husband planted Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, where they currently pastor. They have two daughters, Sopie and Emily.

Darlene Zschech

Darlene Zschech is known around the world for being a worship leader, singer and songwriter. She has also penned a few books including her most current called, "The Great Generational Transition." She was born in 1965 in Brisbane Australia.

Darlene started out in music by singing jingles for companies such as McDonald's, KFC and Coca-Cola. Now people mainly know her for her world-famous song, Shout to the Lord which is sung by millions of people who attend church each week.

Other popular songs sung by Darlene Zschech include: All Things Are Possible, I Live to Know You, Worthy is the Lamb, Mighty to Save, My Redeemer Lives, Kiss of Heaven, The Potter's Hand and The Power of Your Love.

She was the worship pastor at Hillsong Church from 1996-2007. After stepping down from this role, she continues to travel and make music with the Hillsong worship team around the world,

She and her husband, Mark are currently serving as senior pastors at Church Unlimited in Charmhaven, Australia. They have three daughters, Chloe, Zoe and Amy and one grand-daughter, Ava Pearl

Besides music, Darlene is also passionate about Hope Rwanda, something that developed after a trip to Central Africa in 2004. Also as a part of her life commitment to bring relief to human suffering, she and her husband are deeply involved in Compassion International which serves the world's poorest of the poor children.

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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      You named some of my favourites, too: Nicole Nordeman, Rebecca St. James, and Barlow Girl. I didn't know Kathryn Scott, Darlene Zschech, or Yolanda Adams, and might check them out. Very interesting hub ... thank you! Bookmarked and rated up and awesome!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      prairieprincess - thanks so much for your comment and for rating up! Doing this hub made me realize there are some new cds out there I need to buy!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Cari, These are excellent artists. I love Casting Crowns and Rebecca St. James, and I know most of them. Great hub on Christian singers.

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      Dian'swords4u 6 years ago from North Carolina

      I dearly love chirstian music and these are some of my favorites as well. I gave you a vote up for this hub. Great listening. Thanks so much.

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Some of the most beautiful Christian Music I've listened to is sung by women. I guess that is why the lead part of most hymns is written for the soprano voice.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Pamela - thanks for your comment. It's great being able to listen to such uplifting and powerful music!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Dian'swords4u - Thanks for voting this up, I really appreciate it!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Thanks, Dave for your comment. I agree that women produce some of the most beautiful Christain music. God has truly blessed them with a gift.

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      christy jacob 6 years ago from Kerala, India

      this is really a great hub on christian music. These are real talented singers and they used it for the Glory of God..

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Aawwh... this is lovely and thanks for including the Videos. I love them all, particularly Darlene Zschech. She has not just the voice of an Angel, but she is so anointed in singing. (Well, they all are - but she is exceptional.... if you see what I mean. lol)

      Best Wishes. :)

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      kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      GREAT HUB! :) Yolanda Adams and Amy Grant are also 2 of my favourite Christian artists. I Really enjoyed this Hub. Thanks for sharing! :D

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      A great and wonderful selection.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      christy jacob - thanks so much for your comment. That is one thin I really like about all of these artists is they do give God the glory for their gifts.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Elena - Darlene really is exceptional, esp. when it comes to singing worship songs - there is really none like her. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      kaltopsyd - isn't Yolanda Adams truly amazing? Incredible voice. And it is impressive how long Amy Grant has been around and that her best music may be ahead of her! Thanks so much for your comment.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Hello, hello - thanks so much for stopping by. It's really nice to see you!

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      mirrored heart 6 years ago from Highland Lakes, NJ

      I am new to Hub Pages. I enjoyed your hub and agree that these ladies reflect God's grace & beauty and deserve some attention. You've done a great job of introducing readers to their lives and their music.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      mirroed heart - thank you so much for your comment. Christian music has been such a blessing to me in my life which is one reason I like to write about it.

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      TINA V 6 years ago

      They are all great Christian singers. I like Natalie Grant the most. I enjoyed listening to your videos. Thumbs up!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      TINA V - thanks so much for your comment. Glad you enjoyed the videos!

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      Roni K 6 years ago

      I have found some GREAT artists here!! Thank you so much! Yolanda Adams is and always has been amazing!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Roni K - You are welcome! LOVE Yolanda!

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Other than Amy Grant I don't think I have heard of any of these others and this type Christian music is wonderful for young people, which I am sure many older Christians would be against. There was a male group called "Love Song" many years ago and it was the most beautiful music I had ever heard, Christian or otherwise and they were Christian but they broke up in no time and I can't find them anywhere, of what they did do. I think their biggest hit was Love Song, too.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Excellent hub indeed, great accounts of some of the world's best female Gospel artists. Amy Grant is my all time favorite Gospel singer. Thank you for including her. Thank you for sharing this great wealth of information on these great music artists. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Pollyannalana - Yeah, it seems some older Christians like the more traditional stuff - these artists are a bit more modern. I have never heard of the group Love Song but if I ever come across anything about them, I will be sure to let you know! Thanks so much for your comment.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Cristina - The list would not have been complete without Amy Grant! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Cari Jean, Wonderful top ten selection of marvelous great Christian artists! The Word in Song is powerful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      DeBorrah - Thanks! You have such a beautiful way with words, even your comments are beautifully written! It is wonderful when you hear the word and can listen to it wherever you go!

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      Jarrett 6 years ago

      Have you ladies ever listened to Kari Jobe

      or Bethany Dillon?

      You most likely would really enjoy them.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Jarrett - thanks for stopping by - I have heard of both of them and I do like Bethany Dillon. I hear Kari Jobe's name on KLOVE but haven't really really listened to her. I'll have to pay more attention next time I hear her!

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      trusouldj 6 years ago from Indiana

      This is cool. But don't forget Crystal Lewis.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      trusouldj - Thanks for your comment. I like Crystal Lewis too - Do you know if she has anything out that is current?

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      ketou 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great hub. Great information on the christian female artists.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      ketou - thanks so much for your comment. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      AlyzaLewis 6 years ago from The Land of Narnia

      Lots of my favorite artists (Rebecca St. James, Natalie Grant, BarlowGirl, Nicole Nordeman), and I will definitely be checking out the ones I hadn't heard much about before. Thanks for this hub!

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      Joshua 6 years ago

      You have listed a couple of my faves too. I love Rebecca St. James, and Natalie Grant.

      I actually have a question for anyone who is willing to help me out. I am looking for a song that is sung by a female christian artist. I don't know her name, or the name of the song, but I do remember some of the lyrics. Part of the Chorus says "...and You're with me, with me through it all..", and at the beginning, you hear a "doedoedoe doe doe doe..etc"(Pronounced "Dough") . I've been searching for it ever since 2004 (loooooooong time)

      I was wondering if anyone here would be able to help me out? I would really appreciate all the help you can give me.

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      Jay Max 6 years ago from Sri lanka

      MMmmm is lady gaga Christian ??

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      AlyzaLewis - thanks so much for your comment - hope you found some new artists to listen to!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Joshua - thanks for your comment. As far as your question, I tried to google the lyrics but didn't come up with anything. Good luck on your search!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Jay Max - MMMmmm not sure why you're asking but I'm not sure. I don't really listen to any of her music, which means it's not played on Christian radio!

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      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks ,Nice hub

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      htodd - thanks so much for your comment! Be blessed!

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      Richard Stephen 6 years ago

      Nice hub. There is a lot of great music from these artists. Hopefully, your hub will bring more attention to them and more people will be blessed by their efforts.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Richard Stephen - thanks so much for your comment! Some of them are way under-rated and I hope this hub does bring them more recognition!

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

      What a beautiful hub! right on! :-) This hub is wonderful. I really love Amy Grant. I have all my life. I didn't know she had a new song out.. "Better Than A Hallelujah!" I will have to pick myself up a copy. God Bless you! This has really touched my heart. Thank you!

      Take care..-

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Jo_Goldsmith11 - glad this hub was such a blessing to you! I know you will enjoy the song "Better than a Hallelujah" - the lyrics are absolutely amazing. One of my favorites of all time.

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      ANKURzPrincess 6 years ago

      OMG,I'm like RSJ's biggest fan!!!! She's inspired me and my darling to wait for each other,She's the bestest and always will be!!!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      ANKURzPrincess - Love your comment - thanks so much for sharing!

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      vjwillisjr 5 years ago from Schulenburg, TX

      I love Natalie Grant's Perfect People. It points out that we should accept each other the way we are, as Christ does, not the way we could be if we change first. He meets me "Just As I Am". Wouldn't it be grand if Christians could learn to do the same?

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      vjwillisjr - thanks so much for your excellent comment! It would be so wonderful if we could just accept and love one another as we were. I actually talk about this a little bit in my hub, Christians aren't perfect people which features Natalie Grant's song.

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      Valerie Washington 5 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      I love Martha Munnizzi - "Glorious", Yolanda Adams, The Winans, Donnie McClurkin - "We Fall Down", all of Kirk Franklin, but especially his song "The Reason Why We Sing". I am bookmarking your hub so I can come back and listen.

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      stayingalivemoma - Thanks so much for your wonderful comment and for bookmarking this hub. I used to listen to the artists you mentioned when I lived in North Carolina but unfortunately that type of music is not played much up here in North Dakota - Have you seen the movie The Gospel? Love that soundtrack!

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      Ash1115 5 years ago

      You might wanna check out Kari Jove too. She's an awesome Christian singer. Great vocals!

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Ash1115 - thanks for mentioning her - I have heard her on the radio and agree she has a great voice. Sometime I want to write another article on current Christian female artists that are popular right now. She would definitely be on the list!

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      ambassadornchains 5 years ago

      Wow!! I haven't heard of a couple of these artists. Such amazing, beautiful, God-given talent! Praise the Lord! =)

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      ambassadornchains - thanks so much for your comment. They all have definitely been blessed with a true gift!

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      vicky 5 years ago

      Great article...love Yolanda love that gospel feel

      Anyone that truly sing praises to God with a humble heart is touching hearts and life. That is awesome..

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4uQfRFb0AY

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      vicky - thanks so much for your comment. It is beautiful when music is totally about God and dedicated to Him.

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      Charlisimo 5 years ago

      Michael W. Smith did not write "El Shaddai." He actually is a musician not a lyricist. The song was written by Michael Card and John Thompson. Interesting fact is that Amy Grant is responsible for 50% of Christian music sales. She is the genre.

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Charlisimo - thanks for the correction and for the interesting fact about Amy Grant. I just saw her in concert with Michael W. Smith - both of them were fantastic but it was such a thrill to see Amy Grant live.

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      Clarissa 5 years ago

      Anyway, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading this. And BarlowGirl is one of my favorite bands, too! I really like "Mirror".

      P.S. To Joshua: the song you were talking about is "With Me" by Ginny Owins, from the "Something More" CD. Ginny is a Christian singer/songwriter who is blind, like me! But of course, I'll never be that great of a songwriter. lol

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      Clarissa 5 years ago

      I was trying to say before the "anyway," I think there just aren't enough female CCM artists. But my favorite is Natalie Grant because she's a great singer and I think she has a beautiful heart for God, which has so evidently been filled with His grace. I admire this gal for being so candid about her struggle with an eating disorder. There was so much I tried to say in my last comment, but it didn't fit, I guess.

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      Clarissa 5 years ago

      Oh...and I spelled Ginny Owens wrong.

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Clarissa - thank you so much for your comments! Not sure why you had trouble posting one. But, yeah there are way more guy Christian artists - not sure why that is. Look for my upcoming hub where I'll be highlighting some of the more current female Christian artists. BTW - I really like Natalie Grant too!

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      Nrgeek 5 years ago

      Another great NZ artist is Brooke Frazer

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Nrgeek - thanks - I will check her out. I am hoping to write another hub on Female Christian artists and may include her.

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      JP 5 years ago

      Kim Boyce was another I remember listening to.

      While i did enjoy Amy Grants music, she divorced her husband and admitted to being in love with another man long before that, and therefore is an adulteress marriage. Dont have much respect there. Also do not believe in woman pastors leading men like Darlene either. But other than that, the rest was decent (other than the comment about Amy Grant selling more albums than men.. ugh, who cares?). Sandi Patti was another good one, but she too divorced due to infidelity unfortunately which also harmed her career.

      Ah well.

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      JP - thanks so much for your comment. While these female christian singers aren't perfect I still enjoy their music. And even tho some of them (like Amy Grant) have made past mistakes I still think they are using their gifts for God's glory and use their names and popularity to raise money and awareness for a variety of causes.

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      shirley fortune 5 years ago

      im very glad that there is more artist that serving GOD do9nt stop and dont give up,,,,GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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      Samantha Gold 5 years ago

      Thank you for pulling all of these great female Christian artists into one place! My family and I just enjoyed watching these videos and hearing the powerful messages that these women bring.

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      shirley fortune - thank you so much for your comment. It is wonderful how many artists are using the gifts God gave them for His glory!

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Samantha Gold - thank you so much for your comment. I'm so glad you enjoyed the videos - the lyrics brought forth by these artists are truly powerful and glorifying to God.

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      pip 5 years ago

      Britt Nicole?

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      pip - thanks for the suggestion - stay tuned for my upcoming hub called "More Female Christian Artists!"

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      Samantha Gold 5 years ago

      Vote Awesome! Good article and a great way to encourage the female Christian music artists out there.

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Samantha Gold - thank you so much for your comment! It seems that female Christian artists are becoming more and more popular some of which I will be featuring in my next hub!

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      real good music 5 years ago

      Jenny Simmons is amazing my fav those are some really good artist by the way

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      real good music - thanks so much for your comment! I really like those ladies who can rock it but then turn around a sing an amazing worship song. I'm working hard on my next hub which features more Female Christian artists.

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      BarlowGirl Fan 5 years ago

      Love the artists you mentioned... some others are Mandisa, Laura Story, Britt Nicole, Francesca Battistelli, SuperChick, Audrey Assad, & Jamie Grace. :-)

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      BarlowGirl Fan - thanks for your comment! I did mention some of those other female Christian artists in my hub called more amazing Christian female artists.

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      tobi 5 years ago

      i think cece winans, kim burell are also inspiring female gospel artist

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Tobi - thanks for your comment. I agree Cece Winans is also a fantastic Christian artist. I am not too familiar with Kim Burrell so I will have to do some checking into her. Thanks!

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      charisma 4 years ago

      I heard some of these artists but have you heard Britt Nicole

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      Cari Jean 4 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      charisma - Yes, I actually featured Britt Nicole in my other Hub, more female christian music artists. I really like her current hit, All this time.

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      Lisa Lane 4 years ago

      Kathy Troccli is another blessed voice for God's heart. Thank though.

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      saundra 4 years ago

      what about mandisa??

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      Cari Jean 4 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Saundra - I wrote about Mandisa in my other hub that features more female Christian music artists - https://spinditty.com/artists-bands/More-Amazing-C...

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      cbarbar 4 years ago

      Thanks for writing this hub! I especially like Darlene Zschech and Amy Grant--I have been listening to them for a long time. I also like Rachael Lampa and Jaci Velasquez too. I will check out the other artists you named.

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      David Snyman 4 years ago

      Truly amazing read as well as very inspirational. I believe that without down playing the male role in Christian Music, that the female role truly needs to be highlighted. The view of men playing the high role in the Church should not be passed down on to the areas of worship. Worship is free and open to all and should be rated this way.

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      Lawina 4 years ago

      Its cool!!

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      wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago from upstate, NY

      I'm also a huge fan of Darlene Zschech and Hillsong. Nichole Nordeman's song "You are my all in all" is my current favorite. I feel that Barlow Girl is

      among the best. Nice read!

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      Eileen Gamboa 3 years ago from West Palm Beach

      My daughter, who was a total fan of Britney Spears and the like, now keeps our car radio on the Christian station. What a blessing. She's 24 and has Down Syndrome and loves rock music.

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      Cari Jean 3 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      EGamboa - this is wonderful to hear that she now listens to only Christian music! My ten-year-old daughter loves it too!

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      Artois52 3 years ago from England

      It is so encouraging to find someone who is unafraid to write about all things Christian. I mentioned my faith in one hub and people unfollowed me! You are an inspiration.

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      trusouldj 3 years ago from Indiana

      nice list.

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      catherine Tehila.J 3 years ago

      wonderful list, most of the singers are my favorite ...........thanks it was awesome knowing about great chrtistian singers, do u know kim walker.

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      Cari Jean 3 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      catherine - yes I have just gotten to know Kim Walker's music within the last year. Our church does a lot of Jesus Culture music. Absolutely love her!

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      Deborah 3 years ago from Central

      My thing is not if there are more male to female, but if those that proclaim the gospel in song or even in the word, live a life of purity and holiness. There are artiste who just come in for the money. Regurgitated music seems to be the order of the day for a lot of them. Beats that come from secular artists. They take out the words and just add in new lyrics. In the book of Leviticus, God condemns it. Better to obey than to sacrifice.

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      Hayley Fowler 3 years ago from Cushing, Oklahoma

      You should listen to Aubree Huffman. She is AMAZING and has an EP on iTunes that has 5 songs. Heaven to Earth is a great song and I know you will enjoy it. These are some great artists too. Let me know what you think of her!

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      Cari Jean 2 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      @Deborah - sorry about this delayed response to your comment. I do agree it is better to obey than to sacrifice. I can't imagine the pressure that some of these Christian music artists face on a day to day basis. I truly hope and pray they stay true to the Lord in their journeys and He will bless them for it. I hope that others who normally don't listen to Christian music might listen to the words because something like the beat catches their attention. I believe God created ALL music - even different beats, it's the lyrics that can really mess things up.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Cari, this is an awesome list of female Christian singers. I am glad that you have been able to personally see some of your favorites in concert. I lived in Fargo for many year and use to get to see many Christian concerts. Now, I live far out in the country and do not get to see anyone perform live. So, this is a treat for me and I think I will hang out on your hub for awhile and listen to more music videos. - God bless!

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      Cari Jean 2 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Hi colorfulone! I'm so glad you enjoyed this hub and that it could be a blessing to you! I lived in Fargo while going to college but at the time I liked a different kind of music. I saw many rock and country music acts at the Fargodome. Now all I listen to is Christian music and I am thankful that some artists have made their way to Bismarck!

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      Katelyn 22 months ago

      Hey, I've been looking everywhere for a song. The lyrics are "Give it to the Savior 'cause He understands and knows your needs" and in the same song it goes, "Give it to the Savior He can turn your darkness into light." Please, this song was played when I was a child and faced abuse and I would give anything to find it again. I've been searching for years. Please, if any of you know the name of the song or the artist that will be wonderful. God bless. My email is kcornish12@abccampus.ca.

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      Cari Jean 19 months ago from Bismarck, ND

      Katelyn, I didn't really listen to music when I was a child so those lyrics don't sound familiar to me. I hope you find out what song those lyrics are from! Blessings to you!

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