David Crowder*Band is releasing a four song EP today exclusively on iTunes ® titled Summer Happiness. The EP features acoustic versions of Church Music favorites “Oh, Happiness,” “How He Loves,” “Alleluia, Sing” and “Shadows.”


The latest studio album from the band, Church Music, is currently on sale at iTunes ® for $7.99.

David Crowder*Band will also present the first ever “Crowder’s Fantastical Church Music Conference” this fall. The conference whose stellar line-up includes Louie Giglio, Rob Bell, Matt Redman, Francis Chan, Matt Maher, Jars of Clay, Leeland, Gungor, Derek Webb and more will take place on Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 in Crowder’s hometown of Waco, TX. To purchase tickets and see a personal invitation from David Crowder himself, visit http://www.davidcrowderband.com/fantastical/.

About David Crowder*Band:
Named among the “most thoughtful, progressive and exciting acts in contemporary Christian music” by the New York Times, the popular yet unconventional David Crowder*Band released their latest album Church Music in the fall which debuted at No. 1 on the Christian retail chart. Along with the group’s 7 GMA Dove Awards and 20 nominations, David Crowder*Band has toured with Michael W. Smith, Third Day and MercyMe 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 part of the Passion movement, participating in university students gatherings in the US and around the world. The group’s leader David Crowder is further an acclaimed author, having penned two books, including his acclaimed, highly personal, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, But Nobody Wants to Die: Or (The Eschatology of Bluegrass).

About sixstepsrecords:
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), Kristian Stanfill (Attention), Christy Nockels (Light Life Up) and Passion (Passion: Awakening). 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.

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