Los Angeles, CA –Many are familiar with the legend that is Andraé Crouch. The airwaves have been filled with his latest hit, “Let The Church Say Amen”, featuring Pastor Marvin Winans. The unforgettable song, from the artist’s GRAMMY Award nominated release, The Journey, was named Billboard’s Top Gospel Song of Year for 2012 and spent over 60 weeks on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart. Blessed with a fifty-year career and known for other songs like “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power”, “My Tribute (To God Be The Glory)”, “Soon And Very Soon”, “We Are Not Ashamed” and “I’ll Be Thinking Of You”, Crouch’s catalog of classics will be on display as The WORD Network talks to the icon himself and features footage from his “Live In Los Angeles” Concert DVD on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8PM EST.
Known as the Father of Modern Gospel, Crouch’s fans are certain to enjoy the DVD, experiencing songs that many grew up on. With an exceptional group of musicians and singers, the full concert DVD contains over two hours of some of the best songs to hit the genre of Gospel music. In addition to viewing his riveting performances, fans will also be able to witness the reunion of some of the original singers such as Tata Vega, Carol Dennis, Alfie Silas-Durio, and Linda McCrary.
The “Live In Los Angeles” Concert DVD is part of The Andraé Crouch My Life, My Music, My Journey Collection which also includes his new CD, the GRAMMY and Stellar Award nominated The Journey, and a Bonus DVD of the making of The Journey. The Andraé Crouch My Life, My Music, My Journey Collection is not available in stores, but can be purchased by logging on to www.acthejourney.com or by calling 1.800.890.1605.
Hot on the heels of his smash “Let The Church Say Amen”, Crouch has just dropped a new single from The Journey. “God Is On Our Side”, the mixture of classic gospel and a traditional hymn, is a reminder to all that no matter the troubles that come, we always have someone in our corner. Filled with inspiration and accented by unique chord changes, “God Is On Our Side”, is destined to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor.
Throughout his multi-decade career, Crouch’s songs have been performed by Elvis Presley and Paul Simon and have been heard in movies and on television including The Color Purple (“Maybe God’s Trying To Tell You Something”) and the theme from the sitcom “Amen”. He’s netted numerous awards including nine GRAMMY Awards, six GMA Dove Awards and an Oscar nomination.
With a recording career that began in the 60s, Andraé Crouch was a key figure in the Christian movement of that era. A versatile musician and composer, Crouch’s expertise spanned multiple genres including contemporary light rock, pop, jazz, African/world music, and of course, Gospel. His first musical group was the COGICs (Church of God In Christ Singers) and later he formed The Disciples, in 1965. The ensemble catapulted Crouch to notoriety and they toured in over 70 countries. Later he composed or arranged songs for artists such as Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Quincy Jones and countless others. His film contributions include The Lion King, Free Willy and Once Upon A Forest. With GRAMMYs, Doves, Stellars, NAACP Image Awards and many others to his credit, he’s also a recipient of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Gospel Music Lifetime Achievement Award and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Recently, he was honored with the ASCAP Gospel Icon Award and the “Keeper of the Flame” Award for Social Justice Through Music at the African American Church Inaugural Ball held in Washington, D.C., in celebration of the re-election of President Barack Obama. Currently, Crouch serves as Senior Pastor of New Christ Memorial Church of God In Christ in San Fernando, CA. In 2010, he signed with Riverphlo Entertainment and released The Journey in the fall of 2011. More information can be found at www.riverphlo.com.