Today’s spotlight is another ‘throwback’ to when we shone the light on David Crowder.
This guy is so versatile in his style, he can play almost any style and seem comfortable. I have to say though I love his bluegrassy stuff a whole lot though.
Back in the 90’s, a group of students at Baylor University in Texas discovered something odd. Being a Christian university, most of the students weren’t even going to church. David Crowder and Chris Seay decided to do something about that and they started University Baptist Church in Waco in 1995, while he was still a student. Crowder became Pastor of worship at the church and led worship throughout the year. The church’s congregation grew,and so did the band.
David noticed there was a lack of praise songs that really connected those attending the church so he began writing songs specifically to reach hearts for the worship times at the church and eventually the church released an independent CD, Pour Over Me, followed by All I Can Say in 1999.
After 11 years together praising the Lord and wowing audiences, the David Crowder Band released their final album Give Us Rest featuring “Let Me Feel You Shine,”and “Because He Lives.”
After the band broke up, David went in his own direction moving to Atlanta, Georgia to see how he’d get along just being Crowder.
Crowder’s thoughts on his unexpected path are shared in this video interview (which is different from the one we posted on the first spotlight of him) …
Crowder’s old-school country and bluegrass influences in a lot of his music is awesome, but he also has a diversity in his sound which reflects the fact that it’s his old church and the congregation back at University Baptist that he has in mind whenever he’s writing.
I have so many favorites that I’ll really restrain myself from posting them all and let you folks find your favorites to post 🙂
Here are my top ones… I think… that changes often and has changed since we first shone the spotlight on him…
And of course,
Have a wonderful Sunday all, and don’t forget to find & share your favorites! 🙂