Genre-defying artist and multi-instrumentalist Crowder earned the Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for “Wildfire” during the GMA’s 50th Anniversary Dove Awards last night. Crowder was nominated in four categories including Album of the Year. “Wildfire” was named in Rolling Stone’s Best Songs of the Week, and is off Crowder’s critically-acclaimed album I Know A Ghost, which has garnered rave reviews as an evolution and sonic progression for the artist who is known to seamlessly blend genres. Featured by Billboard, FOX News, Rolling Stone and Music Connection, the album has captured the attention of fans and listeners with a combination of bluegrass, electronic-synth, rock, gospel and hip-hop songs including “Red Letters,” “Wildfire,” and Crowder’s current single “Let It Rain (Is There Anybody)” ft. Mandisa.
“Let It Rain (Is There Anybody)” ft. Mandisa hit Top 10 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart, and amassed early momentum, charting weeks ahead of radio add date. Marking the largest add date of Crowder’s solo career, the song also marked his seventh Top 10.
Crowder’s ability to stretch musical boundaries and his skills as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter have garnered impressive reviews from press and critics alike, lauding;
“...a master of mood and instrumentation…” - The Guardian
“...changing the way people think about Christian music.” - WABE (NPR)
“...a curious intersection between Pink Floyd and Big Star. It absolutely works.” - Relevant Magazine ‘Selects’
"...worships not only at the foot of the cross, but also at the intersection of funk, dance and R&B. - Rolling Stone Country
“...rare breed of performer that can defy genres with commercial success and acceptance from fans of each musical niche.” - Bluegrass Today
“...a diverse catalog of music...with a modern blend of bluegrass, country, electronic-synth, gospel and Southern hip-hop.” - The Christian Post
Crowder recently made his debut at Radio City Music Hall in New York as part of MercyMe’s IMAGINE NATION Tour. He will continue the nationwide tour with MercyMe this fall with upcoming stops in Columbia, SC (10/18), Raleigh, NC (10/20) and Nashville, TN (10/27). For the full list of tour dates, tickets and more information, visit www.crowdermusic.com.
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