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2011 Readers' Choice Awards

Christian Music / Gospel

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When About.com asked you who your favorite Christian Artists and Bands were, you answered in a big way, supporting your favorites in all 12 categories.

The five finalists from each category were those who garnered the most votes in the nomination process. Voting opened on Friday, February 11th at 12:01 am ET and ran until 11:59 pm ET on March 8th.

The winners were announced on March 15th.  Congrats to all of the bands and artists who were chosen by the fans and thank you to all of the readers who voted for their favorites.

The 2011 Readers' Choice Winners

2011 Readers Choice Winner
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Thousands of votes came in, supporting the artists and bands in each category.

Best Vocalists - Male & Female

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The finalists in the Best Male Vocalist Category are:

  • Bebo Norman
  • Brandon Heath
  • Chris Tomlin
  • Jeremy Camp
  • John Schlitt

Meet the Male Vocalist Finalists

The finalists in the Best Female Vocalist Category are:

  • Amy Grant
  • Britt Nicole
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf)
  • Natalie Grant

Meet the Female Vocalist Finalists

Best Gospel Rap / Hip Hop Artist

2011 Readers' Choice Awards
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The finalists in the Best Gospel Rap / Hip Hop Category are:

Meet the Gospel Rap/Hip Hop Artists

Best Christian Rockers

2011 Readers' Choice Awards
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The finalists in the Best Christian Rock Band Category are:

Meet the Christian Rock Bands

The finalists in the Best Christian Hard Rock Band Category are:

  • Disciple
  • Flyleaf
  • RED
  • Skillet
  • Stryper

Meet the Christian Hard Rock Bands

The finalists in the Best Christian Extreme Metal Band Category are:

  • Demon Hunter
  • For Today
  • Haste The Day
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Underoath

Meet the Christian Extreme Metal Bands

Best Christian Pop/Contemporary Band

2011 Readers' Choice Awards
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The finalists in the Best Christian Pop/Contemporary Band Category are:

  • Casting Crowns
  • Jars of Clay
  • Kimber Rising
  • MercyMe
  • Tenth Avenue North

Meet the Christian Pop/Contemporary Bands

Best Inspirational Artist

2011 Readers' Choice Awards
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The finalists in the Best Inspirational Artist Category are:

  • Chris Tomlin
  • David Crowder Band
  • Lincoln Brewster
  • Michael Card
  • Steven Curtis Chapman

Meet the Inspirational Artists

Best Southern Gospel Group

2011 Readers' Choice Awards
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The finalists in the Best Southern Gospel Group Category are:

  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  • Gaither Vocal Band
  • Sunday Edition
  • The Hoppers
  • The Isaacs

Meet the Southern Gospel Groups

Best Urban Gospel Artist

2011 Readers' Choice Awards
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The finalists in the Best Urban Gospel Artist Category are:

  • forever Jones
  • Fred Hammond
  • Israel Houghton
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Mary Mary

Meet the Urban Gospel Artists

Best Christian Indie Band

2011 Readers' Choice Awards
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The finalists in the Best Christian Indie Band Category are:

  • Alakrity
  • An Epic, No Less
  • Devin Williams
  • Embers in Ashes
  • Ilia

Meet the Christian Indie Bands

Best Christian Band to See in Concert

2011 Readers' Choice Awards
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The finalists in the Best Christian Band to See in Concert Category are:

  • Classic Petra
  • Demon Hunter
  • For Today
  • newsboys
  • Skillet

Meet the Bands

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