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

Enjoy 10 Interpretations of the New Christmas Classic

"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.

From 2004's Family Christmas, this a capella version from Acappella is simple and gorgeous. The group was formed in 1982 by original lead singer Keith Lancaster. They are a member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame and have toured every continent. They continue to record and tour with new voices as well as past members joining in.

Brian's Christmas single released in 2011 and is good enough to make you wish he had released a full album of Christmas songs. He came to fame as a member of the Backstreet Boys and released a solo Christian album, "Welcome Home," in 2006.

From the 2009 compilation, You're Here, Erin's version of the popular carol offers strings and a very ethereal sound. If you enjoy her version of this song, you may love her album, "Christmas Time Is Here," from 2004. For that album, she wisely assembled a superb team of players- pianist Ben Shive, drummer Jim Brock, and upright bassist Byron House, who has mastered the art of soft swing - and together they have created a fresh Christmas music experience that we can all celebrate.

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.

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.

Coming to us from the 2004 release, ​"The Spirit of Christmas," the Kingdom Heirs offer up pure and rich Southern Gospel joy. It's also included on their 1999 album, "A Christmas Celebration." The award-winning quartet is based at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Laid back but still rockin', we first heard Kutless sing this carol on X Christmas in 2008. The Christian hard rock band is from Portland, Oregon. If you want more of a contemporary rock edge to your carols, give them a listen.

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. He sings it with great emotion and power, making it a classic that listeners want to keep in their Christmas music collection.

The brothers Katina deliver a very smooth, R&B'ish sound on their version and draw you into the moment. It's found on their album, "Family Christmas" from 2004. These five brothers from American Samoa got their start there singing at churches and fairs before moving to the mainland and finding musical success.

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. The song is found on their "Love Peace Joy at Christmas" album.