Top 10 ___: Top Ten Christian Bands With A New Lead Singer And…A New Genre?

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Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens, which is posting roughly every Sunday/Monday, Australian time. Last time, we delved into my top 11 artists who I think should record a comeback album. This time, we will explore 10 bands who have changed their sound somewhat, or ‘drastically’ over the years, through a lead singer change.

Personally, I think a lead singer change should not be scrutinised that much, but given time by the public so that they can find their feet, and I thought that in the light of Audio Adrenaline’s instalment of Adam Agee as new lead singer, that this post was appropriate, so that you can all hear that no matter what a band sounds like, that their mission and vision stays their same if the current members believe in the same thing as the founding members!

So without any further ado, I will dive in, and list my choices, and a song each from the band with different lead singers (in video format below or an external link), and you can hopefully appreciate all of the incarnations of the bands!

Hawk Nelson

Current Lead singer- Jon Steingard

Previous Lead Singer- Jason Dunn


Current Lead singer- Michael Tait

Previous Lead singer- Peter Furler

Previous Lead singer- John James (Shine)

Audio Adrenaline

Current Lead singer- Adam Agee

Previous Lead singers- Kevin Max, Jason Walker

Previous Lead singers- Mark Stuart, Tyler Burkham


Current Lead singer- David Crowder

Previous Lead singer- David Crowder (as David Crowder*Band)

Group 1 Crew

Current Lead singer- Manwell Reyes

Previous Lead singers- Manwell Reyes, Blanca Callahan, Pablo Vilatoro


Current Lead singer- Kristen May

Previous Lead singer- Lacey Sturm


Current Lead singers- John Cooper, Jen Ledger

Previous Lead singer- John Cooper

Press Play

Current Lead singers- Jonathan Thulin, Dave Hanley, Nicole Croteau

Previous Lead singers- Dave Hanley, Sada K, Paige Adkins


Current Lead singers- Matt Butler, Russ Lee, Billy Goodwin

Previous Lead singers- Nate Sallie, Charles Billingsley, Michael O’Brien


Current Lead singers- Jana Long, Greg Long, Jeremi Richardson, Amy Richardson

Previous Lead singers- Jody McBrayer, Melissa Greene, Michael Passons, Cherie Adams, Nikki Hassman-Anders (Testify To Love)

So there you have it, my top 10 bands that have had new lead singers some point in their career, whom I think are just as popular now than they were prior to the singer change! So, what are your choices? Let me know so that we can compare and have a healthy discussion!

Til next time!

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