David Crowder Biography, History and Facts

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 attending to Elvis, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John, and Bill Gaither.

David Crowder is known by his stage name Crowder since 2012, is an American Contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & author.

He was the lead vocalist in the now obsolete David Crowder Band before he started his solo career in 2012 on sixstepsrecords and Sparrow Records labels.

He released his 1st solo album Neon Steeple on May 27, 2014. Crowder released his first solo single off the album, “I am“, on November 25, 2013, which rose to the No. 3 position on the Christian Songs chart.

American Prodigal, Crowder’s 2nd solo album, was out on September 23, 2016, and his third, I Know a Ghost, on November 9, 2018.

David Crowder Biography and Background

David Crowder was born in Texarkana, Texas, on November 29, 1971, where his father was Daniel Wallace Crowder and mother was Marian Elizabeth Crowder.

David Crowder Biography and Background
David Crowder Biography and Background

However, his younger brother, Stephen Edward and David Crowder were raised together by their parents.

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He went to college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

With Baylor being a Christian college, David was amazed to find out that many of the pupils didn’t join the church. His cure?

He started one with a friend named Chris Seay! University Baptist Church was born in 1995 to make church (and Jesus) rather the 20th something students would not just come to and relish, but share to.

He was the lead vocalist of the David Crowder Band that started in 1996 and split in 2012 when Crowder started his solo career on sixstepsrecords which was a name of Sparrow Records.

During the band’s time together they released 16 singles through 6 studio albums, 2 live albums, 4 EPs and a compilation album.

Neon Steeple, the first solo album of Crowder was released on May 27th, 2014. Later, on 25th November 2015, the lead single, “I Am”, was released which charted Number 3 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart.

“Come as You Are” attained a Grammy selection in 2015 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.

The album was first scheduled for issue on 18th February 2014, but was pressed back due to “inevitable conditions”. Crowder began his countrywide Neon Steeple trip on September 30, 2014.

His another solo album, American Prodigal, was out on 23rd September 2016. The first single, “Run Devil Run”, was out on June 18, 2016. “Forgiven” was out as the second single on March 17, 2017.

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On September 19, 2018, Crowder broadcasted a 3rd solo album and released the first two singles, “Red Letters” and “Wildfire”. The album, I Know a Ghost, was out on November 9, 2018.

Crowder Quote:

From a 2013 interview with Christianity Today;

“My music is 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.”

David Wallace Crowder Discography

Studio albums: List of studio albums, with selected chart positions

David Crowder Discography
David Crowder Discography
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions



iTunes SessionReleased: November 13, 2012 Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords Formats: Digital download1729509
Neon SteepleReleased: May 27, 2014 Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords Formats: CD, Digital download, vinyl91
American ProdigalReleased: September 23, 2016 Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl, cassette121
I Know a GhostReleased: November 9, 2018 Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl, cassette432
David Crowder Discography

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Eps: List of EPs, with selected chart positions

TitleEP detailsPeak chart positions
Neon Porch ExtravaganzaReleased: October 30, 2015 Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords Formats: CD, digital download1139
List of EPs, with selected chart positions

David Wallace Crowder Music Videos:

David Crowder Music Videos
David Wallace Crowder Music Videos
“Carol of the Bells / Christmas Eve”watch video
“Everything Glorious”watch video
“Forever and ever 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 Music Videos

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As a lead artist: List of singles, with selected chart positions

TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
Christ Air.
Christ AC
US Christ
“I Am”20133263Neon Steeple
“Come As You Are”20143165RIAA: Gold
“Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)”201511141511
“Run Devil Run”201622266American Prodigal
“My Victory”1271210
“Back to the Garden”45
“All My Hope”
(featuring Tauren Wells)
3121Non-album single
“Red Letters”201898115I Know a Ghost
“Let It Rain (Is There Anybody)”
(featuring Mandisa)
“I’m Leaning On You”
(featuring Riley Clemmons)


As a featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
(Social Club Misfits featuring Crowder)
201946Mood // Doom
(Tedashii featuring Crowder)
Never Fold
As a featured artist

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Other charted songs

List of other charted songs, with chart positions

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US Christ Digital
This I Know201314Neon Steeple
My Beloved201425
Other charted songs

Awards (GMA Dove Awards)

Awards (GMA Dove Awards)
Awards (GMA Dove Awards)
2015Come As You AreSong of the YearNominated
“Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)”Rock/Contemporary Song of the YearNominated
“Come As You Are”Pop/Contemporary Song of the YearNominated
Neon SteeplePop/Contemporary Album of the YearNominated
Neon SteepleRecorded Music Packaging of the YearWon
2017“Run Devil Run”Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the YearNominated
American ProdigalRock/Contemporary Album of the YearNominated
American ProdigalRecorded Music Packaging of the YearNominated
Run Devil RunShort Form Video of the YearWon
2018“All My Hope”Song of the YearNominated
“All My Hope”Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the YearNominated
2019“Red Letters”Song of the YearNominated
“Wildfire”Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the YearWon
I Know A GhostPop/Contemporary Album of the YearNominated
Red LettersShort Form Video of the YearNominated
Awards (GMA Dove Awards)

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David Crowder Dove Award Wins:

2013Special Event Album of the YearPassion: Let The Future Begin
2012Christmas Album of the YearOh for Joy
2011Short Form Video of the Year“SMS (Shine)”
2011Special Event Album of the YearPassion: Awakening
2010Praise & Worship Album of the YearChurch Music
2009Special Event Album of the YearPassion: God of This City
2008Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year“Everything Glorious”
2008Recorded Music Packaging of the YearRemedy
2008Special Event Album of the YearGlory Revealed
2008Praise & Worship Album of the YearRemedy
2007Special Event Album of the YearPassion: Everything Glorious
2006Rock/Contemporary Album of the YearA Collision
2006Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year“Here is Our King”
2006Special Event Album of the YearMusic Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
David Crowder Dove Award Wins

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People Also Ask (FAQs)

Why did the David Wallace Crowder Band disband?

Their final album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts. They disbanded in 2012, with David Wallace Crowder pursuing a solo career under the name Crowder and the rest of the band, except for Mike Hogan, forming The Digital Age.

What is David Wallace Crowder’s net worth?

Crowder is an American contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, musician, and author who has a net worth of $6 million. David Crowder was born in Texarkana, Texas in November 1971. He was the lead singer in the David Crowder Band before going solo.

What church does Crowder go to?

Finding this very surprising he and Chris Seay started University Baptist Church (Waco, Texas) in 1995, while he was still a student. Crowder became pastor of worship at the church and led worship and continued to do so throughout the year.