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


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Best Christian Hard Rock Band: Stryper
Stryper - 25 years of music

Stryper - 25 years of music

With 44% of the vote, hard rock legends Stryper beat out all of their competition to be named the Best Christian Hard Rock Band, bringing to mind the old adage, "like a fine wine, some things just get better with age."

Brothers Michael and Robert Sweet, Oz Fox and Tim Gaines make up Stryper. Originally formed in 1982 in Orange County, California, Stryper helped put Christian Hard Rock/Metal on the map and, in all honesty, paved the way for the bands that they competed with in the Awards. A nine year hiatus (1992-2000) found the band members pursuing music apart, but the Yellow and Black came back and are going as strong as ever with a new album, The Covering, that just hit stores.

The Runners-Up:

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

Stryper Concert Dates:

Mar. 15 - San Antonio, TX
Mar. 16 - Dallas, TX
Mar. 18 - Nashville, TN
Mar. 19 - Detroit, MI
Mar. 20 - Chicago, IL
Mar. 22 - Baltimore, MD
Mar. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA
Mar. 24 - New York, NY
Mar. 26 - Foxborough, MA
Mar. 27 - Poughkeepsie, NY
Mar. 29 - Cleveland, OH
Mar. 30 - Farmingdale, NY
May 26 - Guadalajara, Mexico
May 27 - Mexico City, Mexico
May 28 - Monterrey, Mexico
June 10 - Solvesborg, Sweden
June 11 - Oslo, Norway
June 13 - Helsinki, Finland
June 16 - Madrid, Spain
June 17 - Bilbao, Spain
June 18 - Barcelona, Spain
June 20 - Prattein, Switzerland
June 23 - Den Haag, Netherlands
June 24 - Loreley, Germany
June 25 - Ferropolis, Germany
July 31 - Zion, IL

Stryper Starter Songs:

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