Crowder (musician)

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Background information
Birth name David Wallace Crowder[1]
Also known as Crowder
Born (1971-11-29) November 29, 1971 (age 45)[2]
Texarkana, Texas, U.S.[3]
Genres Contemporary Christian music, modern worship, folktronica
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 1996–present
Labels sixsteps, Sparrow
Associated acts David Crowder Band

David Wallace Crowder (born November 29, 1971[2]), known by his mononymous stage name Crowder since 2012, is an American Christian folktronica musician. [4] He was the lead singer in the now defunct David Crowder Band. As of 2012, Crowder is making a solo career for himself on sixstepsrecords and Sparrow Records labels, and released his first solo album Neon Steeple on May 27, 2014. Crowder released his first solo single off the album entitled "I Am" on November 25, 2013, which rose to the No. 3 position on the Christian Songs chart.[5]


He was born David Wallace Crowder, on November 29, 1971, in Texarkana, Texas, the son of an insurance agent Daniel Wallace Crowder and Marian Elizabeth Crowder (née, Mack),[3] where he was raised with a younger brother, Stephen Edward Crowder.[6] He went to college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.


Crowder was the lead vocalist in the David Crowder Band that disbanded in 2012. In 2012, Crowder started making a solo career for himself on the dual label sixstepsrecords and Sparrow Records.

Crowder released his debut solo studio album on May 27, 2014 entitled Neon Steeple; the lead single off of the album was "I Am" that charted at No, 3 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, which released on November 25, 2013.[5] The album was originally slated for release February 18, 2014, but was pushed back due to "unavoidable circumstances." Crowder began his nationwide Neon Steeple tour September 30, 2014.

The song "Come As You Are" achieved a Grammy nomination in 2015 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.[7]

His second solo album, American Prodigal, was released September 23, 2016. Its first single, "Run Devil Run", was released on June 16, 2016.[8] The second single was "My Victory".[citation needed] The third single was "Forgiven".[citation needed]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Neon Steeple 9 1
American Prodigal
  • Released: September 23, 2016
  • Label: sixsteps/Sparrow
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl
12 1


List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Neon Porch Extravaganza
  • Released: October 30, 2015
  • Label: sixsteps/Sparrow
  • Formats: CD, digital download


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Christian Songs US Christian AC US Christian AC Ind US Christian AC/CHR
"I Am" 2013 3[5] 6[9] 5[9] 2[9] Neon Steeple
"Come As You Are" 2014 3[10] 6[9] 1[9] 14[9]
"Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" 2015 16[11] 25[9] 5[9]


David Crowder has authored two books:

  • David Crowder, Praise Habit: Finding God in Sunsets and Sushi, NavPress, 2005.
  • David Crowder with Mike Hogan, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die or (The Eschatology of Bluegrass), Relevant Books, 2006.


  1. ^ Van Pelt, Doug (November 1, 2007). "Left of Center: David Crowder Band". CCM Magazine. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Christian Music Review (October 27, 2007). "Artist Profile (David Crowder*Band)". Christian Music Review. Archived from the original on October 22, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Texas Birth Index (2002). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ Zandi, Ian (November 22, 2013). "Crowder Announces Neon Steeple". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Billboard (December 5, 2013). "Christian Songs: December 14, 2013". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ Texas Birth Index (2002). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Video Exclusive: Christian Artist Crowder Confirms That He's Still Very Much Alive (and Making Music)". Billboard. 
  8. ^ "GRAMMY® Acclaimed Crowder To Release "American Prodigal" Sept. 23". Patheos. June 16, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h search for Crowder
  10. ^ "Hot Christian Songs chart, week of March 14, 2015". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Hot Christian Songs chart, week of August 22, 2015". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 

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