What Really Happened to CrowderWhat Really Happened to Crowder

Crowder is an American music singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter who is bestowed with persuasive singing abilities by God. His original name is David Wallace Crowder, and since 2013, he has been known by his stage name Crowder. He started his professional career singing as a vocalist in the David Crowder Band. 

After working over a decade in association with this well-known band, he disbanded and started his career as a solo artist on Six Steps Records and Sparrow Records labels in 2012. 

As a solo artist, Crowder released his first solo album with the name of ‘Neon Steeple”.

The most discussed themes in his work were Religion, God’s existence, and hope for the best.

Let’s Move ahead to study deeply about his early life and achievements, and incidents that really happened to him. 

Early life and Achievements 

David Crowder is a famous American songwriter, singer, and author. He was born on November 29, 1971, in Texarkana, Texas. Texarkana is a famous and geographically important city in the United States. 

Crowder belongs to the Christian family, that’s why he showed much affection for his religion in his songs. He grew up with a younger brother, Stephen Edward.

His father was Daniel Wallace Crowder, who was an insurance agent. Crowder also wanted to become an insurance agent, but during his graduation from Baylor University, he altered his mind and decided to become a singer and songwriter. 

The main reason Crowder landed in the music industry was the behavior of students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He noticed that over half of the students in university were not going to Church to worship God. This disappointed him, and he decided to recruit students for worship services and started to write songs to attract more young people to him. 

After the completion of his graduation, he became a founder of University Baptist Church and Pastor of worship. In his words, he learned a lot in Church, and his journey of becoming a singer was made possible when he started writing songs for a year. 

We can divide the achievements of David Crowder into two eras; His songs in the era of David Crowder Band started in 1996 and ended in 2012. The second era began in 2012 when he became a solo artist. Let’s discuss in detail the milestones he achieved during these two eras. 

David Crowder Band 

David Crowder Band was a Christian Rock and modern worship Band that grew out of University Baptist Church, and Crowder joined it as a student at Baylor University. According to the given information on the official website of this band, On the Billboard Christian, Their final album debuted at No 1.

They disbanded in 2012 when David Crowder began his solo artist career. Crowder was the frontman of this band and acted as a vocalist.

  • David Crowder was nominated for 18 Dove Awards, and out of 18, it won 8. Dove Award is presented by Gospel Music Association( GMA) to accept the achievements of music bands in the Christian Music Industry. 
  • In 2006, The song “Here is Our King” by this band won the Contemporary Song of the Year award. 
  • A Collision or (3+4=7) was the album released by this brand. This album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album. This album also won the Dove award for being Rock album of the year in 2006. 
  • In 2008, the song “Everything Glorious” was released and won the Dove award for Contemporary Recorded Song of the year. 
  • The album “Remedy” also won the Dove Award for being the Praise & Worship Album of the year. 
  • In 2010, the band’s album with the name of Church Music also won the Dove Award for being the Praise & Worship album of the year. 
  • In 2012, The band’s album Oh For Joy won the Dove Award for being the Christmas album of the year. 

Achievements of Crowder as a Solo Artist 

Crowder started his solo career in 2012 on Six Steps Records and Sparrow Records labels. He earned a lot of fame and great success as a solo artist. On November 25, 2013, He released the first solo single off the album “I Am”. It got 3rd position on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. 

His songs were nominated for 16 GMA Dove Awards, but he won 3 out of 16.

  • Crowder’s first solo album Neon Steeple was released on May 27, 2014. And it won the Dove award for being The Recorded Music Packaging of the year. 
  • In 2017, his song “Run Devil Run” won the Dove award for being the Short Form Video of the year. 
  • In 2019, his song “Wildfire” won the Dove award for Contemporary Recorded song of the year. 
  • His song “Come As You Are” got a Grammy nomination for Best Christian Music Performance. 


Amazingly, Crowder didn’t face any controversy in his whole singing career. He has devoted his services to the worship of God and following Christianity. He has a firm belief in the Bible and God. His mission has been to share Gospel since his days at Baylor University. 

Most of his works contain Church Music. All the songs he has released yet give the lesson of love, peace, hope, strength, and obedience to God. In his Interview with Christianity Today, Crowder quoted, “My music is definitely still music for the Church to sign in a corporate setting, that is for sure. That is how I am put together, and what I get excited about doing is helping the Church announce things to God”. 


Crowder is Grammy-nominated and multiple Dove Award winner Musician. He has won a total of 8 Dove Awards. He has also won a Grammy nomination for His song “Come As You Are” for Best Christian Music Performance.

The greatest achievement of his songs, when you truly listen to them, they bring Christ’s grace in front of you. Crowder has earned popularity all over the world, where people like Church music. 

David Crowder is still working and uploading his songs on his YouTube channel with the name of Crowder. Recently, he has sung “God loves Us” and “O Holy Night .”

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