Crowder (musician)

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Crowder
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Crowder performing
Background information
Birth name David Wallace Crowder[1]
Also known as Crowder
Born (1971-11-29) November 29, 1971 (age 43)[2]
Genres CCM, Christian alternative, modern worship, folk, Americana,[3] electropop,[4] folktronica,[4] bluegrass[5]
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 1996–2012 (with band)
2012–present (solo)
Labels sixsteps, Sparrow
Associated acts David Crowder Band
Website www.crowdermusic.com

David Wallace Crowder (born November 29, 1971[2]), known by his mononymous stage name Crowder, is an American 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 forthcoming album entitled "I Am" on November 25, 2013, which rose to the No. 3 position on the Christian Songs chart.[6]

Background[edit]

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.

History[edit]

On February 27, 2013, Crowder kicked off his nationwide It'll Cure What Ails Ya concert tour, playing mainly old David Crowder Band songs using bluegrass instrumentation.

Neon Steeple[edit]

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.[6] 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]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
Christ
Neon Steeple 9 1

Singles[edit]

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[6] 6[8] 5[8] 2[8] Neon Steeple
"Come As You Are" 2014 3[9] 6[8] 1[8] 14[8]
"Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" 2015 19[10] - - -

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout. "David Crowder profile". John DiBiase. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Zandi, Ian (November 22, 2013). "Crowder Announces Neon Steeple". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ Barbee, Ryan (May 25, 2014). "Crowder, "Neon Steeple" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Billboard (December 5, 2013). "Christian Songs: December 14, 2013". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Video Exclusive: Christian Artist Crowder Confirms That He's Still Very Much Alive (and Making Music)". Billboard. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f Billboard.biz search for Crowder
  9. ^ "Hot Christian Songs chart, week of March 14, 2015". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Hot Christian Songs chart, week of August 1, 2015". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 

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