Best Bluegrass and Christian Country Music

Bluegrass and Christian country music are not on typical Christian playlists, but some of the best songs come from these two genres. If you enjoy folksy or country music, these songs are for you!

What Is Bluegrass?

Bluegrass is a genre that has roots in the Appalachian mountains. It tends to be folksy and the most popular instruments used are banjos, fiddles, and the mandolin. It first popped up in the 1940's and continues to be popular to this day in certain areas of the country.

Hymns Put To Bluegrass Music

These well-known hymns set to bluegrass are beautiful and noteworthy.

  • 'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus - Bluegrass-Worship

  • Rock Of Ages - Bluegrass-Worship

  • Come Thou Fount - The Bluegrass Gospel Group

  • He Leadeth Me - Candi Pearson-Shelton

  • In The Sweet By And By - The Cluster Pluckers

  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus - The Cluster Pluckers

  • When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder - Chigger Hill Boys & Terri

  • Oh, How I Love Jesus - Chigger Hill Boys & Terri

  • Power In The Blood - Weary Hearts

  • Trust And Obey - Sierra Hull

  • I Know Whom I Have Believed - Steve Ivey

  • Are You Washed In The Blood? - Randy Travis

Modern Bluegrass Songs

For those of you who are more modern, the following songs are contemporary songs set to bluegrass.

  • I Saw the Light - Don Edwards

  • No Tears In Heaven - The Churchmen

  • The Heart Of Worship - Bluegrass-Worship

  • Beautiful One - Bluegrass-Worship

  • Down To The River To Pray - Alison Krauss

  • He's My Rock, My Sword, My Shield - Randy Travis

  • Walk With Me - Randy Travis

  • The Uncloudy Day - Ralph Stanley

What Is Christian Country?

The technical answer is that it's a sub-genre of country gospel. The informal answer is that it's a song with faith based lyrics and a country melody. Famous Christian country artists include Alan Jackson and Josh Turner, but other artists have produced country songs about God. If you love country music, but aren't comfortable with some of the lyrics, this might be the genre you're looking for!

Hymns Put To Country Music

Here are some hymns with a country melody!

  • I'll Fly Away - Keith Urban

  • Victory In Jesus - Trace Adkins

  • When We All Get To Heaven - Alan Jackson

  • Just As I Am - Alan Jackson

  • How Great Thou Art - Josh Turner (feat. Sonya Isaacs)

  • Great Is Your Faithfulness - Josh Turner

  • In The Garden - Brad Paisley

  • Because He Lives - Alabama

  • The Old Rugged Cross - Alabama

Modern Christian Country Music

Country singers don't just sing hymns; they also sing about their faith in their own words. Below are some great options.

  • Prodigal Son's Prayer - Dierks Bentley (feat. The Grascals)

  • I Serve A Savior - Josh Turner

  • The Way He Was Raised - Josh Turner

  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Josh Turner

  • Jesus Was A Country Boy - Clay Walker

  • I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You - Alan Jackson

  • Just Pray - Jason Meadows

  • Baptism - Randy Travis

  • When Mama Prayed - Randy Travis

  • When I Get Where I'm Going - Brad Paisley (feat. Dolly Parton)

  • That's What I Love About Sunday - Craig Morgan

  • God Must Really Love Me - Craig Morgan

  • Angel Among Us - Alabama

  • By Your Grace - Cody Johnson
I hope you find some new favorite bluegrass music and Christian country songs!

Do you enjoy either genres? Tell me below in the comments!
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Lizzy - July 1st, 2024 at 7:13am

Those sound really good! Thanks for the ideas! I love Steven Curtis Chapman as well with the Bluegrass/Country vibe. I love lots of other genres too! I can't really pick a favorite....

- July 2nd, 2024 at 9:33am

There are a lot of good ones out there! I have a hard time picking too.

Beth - July 8th, 2024 at 12:20pm

This is a great list with lots of options! I think I'll make a playlist with all of them! :)

- July 17th, 2024 at 12:01pm

I'm so glad you enjoyed them.