I have been digging through indiecommunity.com looking for good bands in my area. I was shocked at how many there are in Alabama. (Most of them are far away from my hole of town, but that is a different story). But a couple of these actually sound good. Check out these guys and see what you think.
http://www.saidsower.com/ (alternative worship)
http://www.myspace.com/fabrik (pop rock) I like these guys just because I like girl singers in rock bands
http://www.myspace.com/jenwoodhouse (acoustic rock) I think she has a bit of a Jennifer Knapp sound