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July 09, 2018

Up Close & Personal with David Crowder

With a unique style all his own, David Crowder’s songs are being sung in churches across the country reminiscent of old-time gospel music. His passion is to see people express themselves to God through music that tells a story on his latest album ‘American Prodigal.’ Join Nancy Turner along with artist David Crowder for an up close and personal conversation on the next This is the Day podcast.

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David Crowder
David Crowder

David Crowder

Singer/guitarist David Crowder first stepped into the music industry when he realized that over half of the students at Baylor University, a Christian school that he attended in Waco, Texas, were not going to church. He began to actively recruit students for worship services and started writing songs to draw more young people in. He eventually started releasing the songs, leading to his debut album, 2002's Can You Hear Us? The album was released under the name the David Crowder Band, as Crowder was joined by guitarists Jack Parker and Jason Solley, drummer Jeremy Bush, bassist Mike Dodson, and electric violinist Mike Hogan. Their sophomore effort, Illuminate, appeared in the fall of 2003 and was followed a year later by The Lime CD, which comprised two earlier live releases (The Green CD and The Yellow CD) that had been given out to fans who had either pre-ordered prior albums or attended various CD release parties.

Sunsets & Sushi appeared in early 2005 before the band's next studio album, the bluegrass-tinged A Collision, was issued that fall. A spinoff of the latter album, entitled B Collision, came out a year later and focused even more on the group's delvings into bluegrass. Remedy was released in 2007, followed by Church Music in 2009. A four-song EP, Summer Happiness, featuring acoustic versions of songs from Church Music, appeared in 2010. Arriving in 2012, Give Us Rest; Or, A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys) was the David Crowder Band's sixth and final studio album. It was followed in 2014 by Crowder's solo debut, Neon Steeple, which was released under the moniker Crowder. The album was a major success for Crowder, topping the Christian chart and reaching number nine on the Billboard Top 200 as well as earning a Grammy nomination for his song "Come as You Are." He followed up in September 2016 with American Prodigal.

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Nancy Turner

Nancy Turner is heard each day on  Moody Radio, on the Praise and Worship internet stream, and on This Is the Day, her podcast. She began her radio career while in high school and has continued broadcasting ever since. She has hosted various television programs including the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, Country Music Today and various PBS fundraisers. Nancy has a daughter and a dog, and loves to encourage her listeners every day.

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Judy Kron - Producer

A native of Illinois, Judy's career in broadcasting began as a satellite engineer and overnight announcer for Moody Radio in 1993 while pursuing her Master's in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School. She then worked for CNN in Atlanta as an associate producer before returning to Moody Radio as the executive producer of The Morning Ride. She now has more than 20 years of broadcasting experience and has served in many different roles, including producing, engineering and hosting. Judy is also the coordinator of the women's ministry at her church and enjoys baking, gardening, road trips and spending quality time with her husband and three children.

This Is the Day

Real people. Real stories. It's important to share stories about what God is doing in someone's life. It reminds us that we are not alone in our experiences and expands our view of God and the world in which we live. This Is The Day connects with authors to musicians — people just like you. Their lives have been transformed by God and they have a story to tell that could change your life. What's your story?