Every once in a while, on a Tuesday, I will highlight a singer or songwriter that has made an impact in the world of music and my life. There are so many talented musicians and singers out there, but I will only choose one or two to highlight on Tuesdays.
I may not cover your favorite genre every week and none of the artists I chose are perfect people. If I had chosen perfection, that would have limited my choices down to one, and although that one perfect person gave His life for me, there are no records of Him singing!
Hopefully, you will find a few pearls to treasure on TuNesdays. Enjoy!
What better way to start TuNesdays than with Andrae Crouch? Andrae Crouch was a gospel musician, recording artist, songwriter, arranger, and producer. He received many awards throughout his career including seven Grammys, 4 GMA Dove Awards, ASCAP, Billboard, and NAACP awards. In 2004, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one of only four with the honor.
Andrae Crouch is often referred to as “the father of modern Gospel music”. He was born on July 1, 1942, and died on January 8, 2015. Tomorrow he would have been 78 years old.
If you don’t know any of his songs, then it’s time you heard one today! Here are a few of my favorites for this TuNesday:
The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power
Through it All
In this video, Andrae Crouch gives his testimony of how he received the gift of music at a Billy Graham Crusade in New Mexico, 1975
Let the Church Say Amen
This song is from his last album, The Journey.
My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)
**My personal favorite Andrae Crouch song**
DID YOU KNOW…
- Andrae Crouch had a twin sister named Sandra Crouch? She is also a gospel artist. Happy Birthday to her!
- When Madonna was looking for a choir to sing in “Like a Prayer” and Michael Jackson was looking for a choir for “Man in the Mirror”, they both used Andrae Crouch as their producer?
- Many artists have covered his songs, including Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Paul Simon, and Little Richard?