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Best Christian / Gospel Artists & Bands - 2011 Readers' Choice Winners

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Best Male Christian Vocalist: John Schlitt
John Schlitt

John Schlitt

John Schlitt
With a solid 40% of the vote, industry veteran John Schlitt reached the top, beating out the younger men in Christian Music.

For over 30 years, John Schlitt has been in music and for the past 25, he's been a fixture in the Christian music scene. After starting off as the lead singer for the popular '70s mainstream rock band Head East, he officially joined Petra as the lead singer in 1986. Four Grammy and ten Dove Awards, sixteen Petra albums, one II Guys from Petra album, and three solo albums later, he's still more focused on the Savior who gave him a second chance than he is impressed with the millions of sales and the fame.

Since Petra's retirement in 2005, John has continued to tour all over the world as a solo artist, expanding his long list of accomplishments with television appearances, co-hosting on radio and speaking engagements. He still lives for Jesus and proclaims his faith at every chance he gets.

The Runners-Up:

(Note: Because poll results are rounded, the voting percentage may not total 100 percent.)

John Schlitt 2011 Concert Dates:

March 19-20, 2011 - Grundy, VA
March 24, 2011 - Sioux Falls, SD
July 7, 2011 - Nashville, TN
July 10, 2011 - Arnolds Park, IA
August 6, 2011 - Hastings, NE
December 14, 2011 - Fort Hunter Liggett, CA

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