In 2008 Crowder signed a record deal and released his first full length album with indie label Tooth & Nail Records. In 2010 he signed a developmental deal with Sony Records and spent the next years touring the country with artists. Crowder signed his first publishing deal as a staff writer with Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville. He toured with Lee DeWyze from June 19 through July 1, 2011. In October 2013 Crowder signed a new publishing deal with Liz Rose Music/Warner Chappell.