When Your God
is Being Attacked:
Christian Bands and Artists
to Listen to Now
By Kyzia Maramara
All these talk about God and stupidity getting you down? Needing something to buoy up your spirits? Look no further! We’ve listed 8 Christian bands and artists with moving music in different genres that just might appeal to you. Who knew Christian rap, Christian EDM, and Christian rock is possible?
1. Hillsong Music
Hillsong has no doubt taken the world by storm. Their emotional, hair-raising, and goosebumps-inducing songs are loved by many churches and it’s evident by the number of sold-out concerts they hold every year. This year, their UNITED x Young & Free Asia tour will take them to the Philippines for two nights on June 15 and 16 with the first night sold out.
Listen to: Wonder, So Will I, Oceans, Real Love, This is Living
2. Shai Linne
Who says Christian songs can’t be rapped? Christian rap might raise many eyebrows but it’s just as good as your go-to contemporary rock and mellow Christian artists, maybe even better. Shai Linne has been a Christian hip-hop artist since 2002 and is famous for his track Fal$e Teacher$ in which he referenced 12 people whom he branded as false teachers (Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Paula White, and many more). With the guts of this artist alone, he’s worth the listen! And if he hurts you with the truth in his lyrics, then that’s how you know he’s effective.
Listen to: Fal$e Teacher$, Atonement Q&A, I’m Hot, Election
3. Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin is a Christian music artist, worship leader, and a songwriter from Texas. He started releasing songs in 2001 and has since then been a part of conferences, music festivals, and toured around the world. His soothing voice gave life to many songs that are sung during praise and worships until today.
Listen to: How Great is Our God, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), God of this City, At the Cross
4. Jesus Culture
Jesus Culture is a music label for Jesus Culture Ministry that started a movement in 1999 led by youth pastor Banning Liebscher and with the desire to see generations impacted by encounters with the presence of God. Since 2006, they have released a number of albums on their label including albums from solo artists and worship leaders Chris Quilala, and Kim Walker-Smith.
Listen to: Your Love Never Fails, Rooftops, I Want to Know You, My Soul Longs for You