David Wallace Crowder (born November 29, 1971[4]), known by his mononymousstage nameCrowder, is an American Christianfolktronica musician. [6] 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.[7]

Background

He was born David Wallace Crowder, on November 29, 1971, in Texarkana, Texas, the son of an insurance agent Daniel Wallace Crowder and Marian Elizabeth Crowder (née, Mack),[5] where he was raised with a younger brother, Stephen Edward Crowder.[8] He went to college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

History

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.

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 BillboardChristian Songs chart, which released on November 25, 2013.[7] 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.[9] He will be part of the Winter Jam Tour 2016 in the central and eastern parts of the United States.

His second solo album, American Prodigal, is scheduled to be released September 23, 2016. Its first single, "Run Devil Run", was released on June 16, 2016[10]

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
USUS
Christ
Neon Steeple91

EPs

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
Christ
Neon Porch Extravaganza11

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US Christian SongsUS Christian ACUS Christian AC IndUS Christian AC/CHR
"I Am"20133[7]652Neon Steeple
"Come As You Are"20143[11]6114
"Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)"201516[12]255