David Crowder*Band’s fifth album Church Music is being welcomed by acclaim from fans and media alike as it releases today, September 22.
As of its release, David Crowder*Band’s Church Music is resting the No. 3 spot on the overall iTunes ® album chart.
The Dove Award-winning six-piece outfit even landed a spot in USA Today’s Fall Music Preview. Below is just a sample of other media that are singing the praises of Church Music.
“This is far and away the best worship record of the year, perhaps the best overall record of the year and a career highlight. Fans of DCB will love Church Music and differential fans will fall in love anew. Now if only the rest of the genre would take a lesson from the David Crowder Band…..” – JESUSFREAKHIDEOUT.COM
“If there was ever an artist who could bridge the worlds of CCM and the music that delights both critics and discerning music fans without compromising his strong beliefs, David Crowder is it. And if there as an album to make that push into the mainstream, Church Music would be the one.” – CHRISTIANMUSICTODAY.COM (CHRISTIANITY TODAY)
“A modern psalmist of sorts, the smart frontman once again poetically challenges worship music’s acoustic roots by infusing current cultural influences… Steeped in doctrines of redeeming grace, Church Music is simply an extension of David Crowder*Band’s already anomalous hymnal.” – CCM
“This is the best album of the year, and even 2010 will have a hard time dethroning the resplendent Crowder and Co.” – SOUL-AUDIO
“This is my favorite overall album by David Crowder*Band and my top album of 2009. For me, this is truly a 5 star album!” – NEWRELEASETUESDAY.COM and CHRISTIANMUSICREVIEW.ORG
“Church Music will not only become the David Crowder Band’s fifth album, but it will mark a change in the way Church Music in the future may be created.” – STEREOTRUTH.NET
“Church Music is one of Crowder’s best projects. Excellently written and recorded, it is well worth listening to.” – BEYONDTHETURNTABLE
Fans convened for a sold out show in the band’s hometown of Waco, TX yesterday evening, September 21, to mark the release of Church Music. Radio winners from all across the country were treated with a BBQ with David Crowder*Band at Crowder’s barn in Waco. Winners gathered from Spirit 105.3 KCMS in Seattle, K-LOVE, Star 99.1 WAWZ Middlesex-Somerset-Union, NJ and The JOY FM/Tampa, FL. KLOVE and THE JOY FM also broadcasted live this morning from Crowder’s barn in Waco, TX.
Up next for the David Crowder*Band is another sold out show at Los Angeles’ famed Roxy Theater on Thursday, September 24.
Aptly titled, the band hopes their self-produced recording will prompt listeners to recognize the continual evolvement of music within the Church as well as transport them into an awareness that we exist within the very presence of God, therefore allowing Church Music to happen anywhere. To add to the uniqueness of the album, the 17 songs on the album play continuously from beginning to end with one song blending into the next.
David Crowder*Band will join forces opening acts Danyew and Seabird to take the Church Music Tour to 32 cities and churches nationwide starting in October.
About David Crowder*Band:
Church Music is the follow-up to David Crowder*Band’s 2007 release of Remedy. Along with the group’s 6 GMA Dove Awards and 17 nominations, David Crowder*Band has toured with Michael W. Smith, Third Day and Mercy Me including a headlining tour with Mute Math. The first Christian artist to be named MSN.com’s Artist of the Year in 2006 as well as foster a partnership with M-Audio/Propellerhead’s Reason software, Crowder is also the namesake behind premiere guitar maker Tom Anderson Guitarworks’s Roadster Acoustic. They have received media coverage from such major news outlets as CNN, Fox and the New York Times. Despite the success, David Crowder*Band makes it a point to get back to University Baptist Church on most Sundays, a church they helped found near the campus of Baylor University in Waco, TX. The band is also featured at the enormously popular Passion gatherings.
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords (www.sixstepsrecords.com) is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (Hello Love), David Crowder*Band (Church Music), Charlie Hall (The Bright Sadness), Matt Redman (We Shall Not Be Shaken), and Passion (Passion: God of This City). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.
About EMI CMG Label Group:
Brentwood, Tennessee-based EMI CMG Label Group is comprised of Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, and Credential Recordings, in addition to providing A&R and marketing support for sixstepsrecords via a joint venture and licensing partnership. Balancing freedom, discipline, creativity, profitability and ministry, EMI CMG Label Group strives for excellence in artist development. The Label Group is a division of EMI Christian Music Group. For further information, please visit www.emicmg.com.
Church Music Tour
*all dates subject to change, please check www.myspace.com/davidcrowderband for the most updated info.
1-Oct San Antonio, TX 7:30 PM Summit Christian Center
2-Oct Abilene, TX 8:00 PM Beltway Park Baptist Church
3-Oct Houston, TX 7:00 PM Grace Community Church
8-Oct Las Vegas, NV 7:30 PM Canyon Ridge Christian Church
9-Oct Phoenix, AZ 7:30 PM Phoenix First Assembly
11-Oct Sacramento, CA 7:00 PM Capital Christian Center
12-Oct Modesto, CA 7:00 PM Calvary Temple Church
13-Oct Redding, CA 7:00 PM Redding Convention Center
15-Oct Eugene, OR 7:00 PM First Baptist Church – Eugene
16-Oct Portland, OR 7:00 PM Rolling Hills Community Church
17-Oct Seattle, WA 7:00 PM Christian Faith Center
18-Oct Abbotsford, BC 7:00 PM Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly
19-Oct Spokane, WA 7:00 PM INB Performing Arts Center
20-Oct Boise, ID 7:00 PM Eagle Christian Church
22-Oct Minneapolis, MN 6:00 PM Hosanna! Lutheran Church
23-Oct Chicago, IL 7:00 PM Harvest Bible Chapel
24-Oct Grand Rapids, MI 7:00 PM Sunrise Community Center
25-Oct Detroit, MI 7:00 PM Woodside Bible
29-Oct Dallas, TX 6:00 PM Watermark Community Church
30-Oct Tulsa, OK 8:00 PM Cain’s Ballroom
5-NovIndianapolis, IN 7:30 PM East 91st Street Christian Church
6-NovLexington, KY 8:00 PM Southland Christian Church
7-NovCincinnati, OH 7:30 PM Landmark Baptist Church
8-NovLancaster, PA 7:30 PM Calvary Church – Lancaster
12-NovBurlington, NJ 7:00 PM Fountain of Life Center
13-NovNew York City, NY 7:30 PM Terminal 5
15-NovMorgantown, WV 7:00 PM Chestnut Ridge Church
17-NovWashington, DC 7:00 PM Lisner Auditorium/George Washington University
18-NovCharlotte, NC 7:00 PM Forest Hill Church
19-NovColumbia, SC 7:00 PM Shandon Baptist Church
20-NovTampa, FL 7:30 PM Countryside Christian Center
21-NovAtlanta, GA 6:00 PM Mount Paran Church of God