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.
However, his younger brother, Stephen Edward and David Crowder were raised together by their parents.
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.
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
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|iTunes Session||Released: November 13, 2012 Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords Formats: Digital download||172||9||50||9|
|Neon Steeple||Released: May 27, 2014 Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords Formats: CD, Digital download, vinyl||9||1||—||—|
|American Prodigal||Released: September 23, 2016 Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl, cassette||12||1||—||—|
|I Know a Ghost||Released: November 9, 2018 Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl, cassette||43||2||—||—|
Eps: List of EPs, with selected chart positions
|Title||EP details||Peak chart positions|
|Neon Porch Extravaganza||Released: October 30, 2015 Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords Formats: CD, digital download||11||39|
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|
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As a lead artist: List of singles, with selected chart positions
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|“I Am”||2013||3||2||6||3||Neon Steeple|
|“Come As You Are”||2014||3||1||6||5||RIAA: Gold|
|“Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)”||2015||11||14||15||11|
|“Run Devil Run”||2016||22||26||—||6||American Prodigal|
|“Back to the Garden”||45||—||—||—|
|“All My Hope”|
(featuring Tauren Wells)
|“Red Letters”||2018||9||8||11||5||I Know a Ghost|
|“Let It Rain (Is There Anybody)”|
|“I’m Leaning On You”|
(featuring Riley Clemmons)
As a featured artist
List of singles, with selected chart positions
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(Social Club Misfits featuring Crowder)
|2019||46||Mood // Doom|
(Tedashii featuring Crowder)
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Other charted songs
List of other charted songs, with chart positions
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|US Christ Digital|
|“This I Know“||2013||14||Neon Steeple|
Awards (GMA Dove Awards)
|2015||“Come As You Are“||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|“Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)”||Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year||Nominated|
|“Come As You Are”||Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year||Nominated|
|Neon Steeple||Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Neon Steeple||Recorded Music Packaging of the Year||Won|
|2017||“Run Devil Run”||Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year||Nominated|
|American Prodigal||Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year||Nominated|
|American Prodigal||Recorded Music Packaging of the Year||Nominated|
|Run Devil Run||Short Form Video of the Year||Won|
|2018||“All My Hope”||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|“All My Hope”||Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year||Nominated|
|2019||“Red Letters”||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|“Wildfire”||Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year||Won|
|I Know A Ghost||Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Red Letters||Short Form Video of the Year||Nominated|
David Crowder Dove Award Wins:
|2013||Special Event Album of the Year||Passion: Let The Future Begin|
|2012||Christmas Album of the Year||Oh for Joy|
|2011||Short Form Video of the Year||“SMS (Shine)”|
|2011||Special Event Album of the Year||Passion: Awakening|
|2010||Praise & Worship Album of the Year||Church Music|
|2009||Special Event Album of the Year||Passion: God of This City|
|2008||Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year||“Everything Glorious”|
|2008||Recorded Music Packaging of the Year||Remedy|
|2008||Special Event Album of the Year||Glory Revealed|
|2008||Praise & Worship Album of the Year||Remedy|
|2007||Special Event Album of the Year||Passion: Everything Glorious|
|2006||Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year||A Collision|
|2006||Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year||“Here is Our King”|
|2006||Special Event Album of the Year||Music Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe|
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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.