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Top Versions of "Mary, Did You Know?" by Christian Artists


"Mary, Did You Know?" has become a Christmas staple since it was first recorded in 1991. Written by Mark Lowry in 1984 after his pastor asked him to write a song for the church's Christmas program, the popular carol has since been recorded by artists from multiple genres.

1. Acappella

Acappella - Family Christmas
The Acappella Company

From 2004's Family Christmas, this a capella version is simple and gorgeous.

2. Brian Littrell

Brian Littrell - Mary Did You Know
BriLeigh Records

Brian's Christmas single released in 2011 and is good enough to make you wish he had released a full album.

3. Erin O'Donnell

You're Here - various
Word Records

From the 2009 compilation, You're Here, Erin's version of the popular carol offers strings and a very ethereal sound.

4. Go Fish

Go Fish - Christmas With A Capital C
GFK Records

Since "Christmas With A Capital "C"" was so hugely popular, Go Fish's version of "Mary, Did You Know?" didn't get as much publicity. With a soft piano in the background, this song hits all of the right notes.

5. Jason Crabb

Jason Crabb - Because It's Christmas
Spring Hill Music Group

Because It's Christmas, Jason's 2010 Christmas release, has less of a southern gospel feel and more of a classic Christmas one. It's as though he was thinking of the Christmases of his youth when he recorded and yet he still sounds modern.

6. Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs - The Spirit of Christmas
Sonlite Records

Coming to us from the 2004 release, The Spirit of Christmas, the Kingdom Heirs offer up pure and rich Southern Gospel joy.

7. Kutless

Kutless - This Is Christmas
BEC Recordings

Laid back but still rockin', we first heard Kutless sing this carol on X Christmas in 2008.

8. Michael English

Michael English - Greatest Hits: In Christ Alone
Curb Records

Michael was the first artist to record "Mary, Did You Know?" back in 1991. He also included the song on his Greatest Hits: In Christ Alone album.

9. The Katinas

The Katinas - Family Christmas
Gotee Records

The brothers Katina deliver a very smooth, R&B'ish sound on their version and draw you into the moment.

10. Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Trin-I-Tee 5:7 - Love, Peace, Joy At Christmas
Music World Gospel

Trin-I-Tee 5:7's first Christmas album included "Mary, Did You Know?" and Chanelle Hayes, Angel Taylor and Adrian Anderson go full-out R&B with soaring vocals.

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