David Crowder Biography

Crowder (2014). EMI

David Crowder Born:

David Wallace Crowder was born on November 29, 1971 in Texarkana, Texas, the son of an insurance salesman and a social worker. He says that he grew up listening to Elvis, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton John, and Bill Gaither. 

David Crowder Quote: 

"My music is definitely still music for the church to sing in a corporate setting, that's for sure. That's how I'm put together, and what I get excited about doing—helping the church announce things to God." (from a 2013 interview with Christianity Today)

David Crowder Biography:

David Crowder was a student at Baylor University when his musical career began. With Baylor being a Christian college, David was surprised to find out that many of the students didn't attend church. His remedy? He started one with a friend named Chris Seay! University Baptist Church was born in 1995 to make church (and Jesus) something the 20-something students would not just come to and enjoy, but relate to. 

Signed to Sixsteps/Sparrow records in 2002, the band had a 10-year run, winning 14 Dove Awards, before retiring in 2012. While David knew that the David Crowder*Band was over, he knew that God still had musical plans for his future. The idea for Crowder and for Neon Steeple was birthed in the jump seat on the tour bus during their last tour as David Crowder*Band.

David Crowder Discography:

As Crowder

  • Neon Steeple - 2014 

As David Crowder*Band

  • Give Us Rest - 2012
  • Oh For Joy - 2011 (won a Dove for Christmas Album of the Year in 2012)
  • Church Music - 2009 (won a Dove for Praise & Worship Album of the Year in 2010)
  • Remedy - 2007 (won a Dove for Praise & Worship Album of the Year in 2008)
  • B Collision - 2006
  • Sunsets & Sushi - 2005 
  • A Collision - 2005 (won a Dove for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year in 2006) 
  • The Lime CD - 2004
  • Illuminate - 2003 
  • The Yellow CD - 2003
  • Can You Hear Us? - 2002 
  • The Green CD (EP) - 2002
  • All I Can Say - 1999 (independent)

David Crowder Starter Songs:

  • "My Beloved" 
  • "How Great" 
  • "Because He Lives" (Remix featuring Bill Gaither) 
  • "Here's My Heart" 
  • "The Heights"

David Crowder Music Videos:

  • "Carol of the Bells / Christmas Eve" (watch video)
  • "Everything Glorious" (watch video)
  • "Foreverandever Etc..." (watch video)
  • "How He Loves" (watch video)
  • "Let Me Feel You Shine" (watch video)
  • "No One Like You" (watch video)
  • "SMS [Shine]" (watch video)

David Crowder News & Notes:

  • Crowder is up for 3 K-LOVE Fan Awards in 2015
  • "Revolutionary Love" - David Crowder Band - Song of the Week (2005)
  • David Crowder*Band - One of The Artists Featured on Music Inspired By The Chronicles Of Narnia
  • Playlist: Christian Songs About God
  • Playlist: Christian Songs About God's Love
  • Playlist: Christian Worship Songs

David Crowder Dove Award Wins:

  • 2013 - Special Event Album of the Year - Passion: Let The Future Begin
  • 2012Christmas Album of the Year - Oh For Joy
  • 2011 - Short Form Video of the Year - "SMS (Shine)"
  • 2011 - Special Event Album of the Year - Passion: Awakening
  • 2010 - Praise & Worship Album of the Year - Church Music
  • 2009 - Special Event Album of the Year - Passion: God of This City
  • 2008 - Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Everything Glorious"
  • 2008 - Recorded Music Packaging of the Year - Remedy
  • 2008 - Special Event Album of the Year - Glory Revealed
  • 2008 - Praise & Worship Album of the Year - Remedy
  • 2007 - Special Event Album of the Year - Passion: Everything Glorious
  • 2006 - Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year - A Collision
  • 2006 - Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Here is Our King"
  • 2006 - Special Event Album of the Year - Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
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