Crowder's New Album 'Neon Steeple' Hits Top 10 on Billboard 200
David Crowder's solo debut album as Crowder titled, Neon Steeple, released on May 27th and last week hit the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 charts. Among the new tracks is the record's lead single"I Am" as well as a duet with music icon Emmylou Harris on "My Sweet Lord." Check out the story behind "I Am" here.
"Neon Steeple is a collection of songs and sounds looking forward to the past and counting the present as sacred," remarks Crowder. "It is a longing for belonging, a search for home. It is a collection of choruses that believe that this is not all there is. It is the sound of the Appalachians and Ibiza. Folk music and EDM. The music of the People. Folktronica. Digital and Analog. The Ones and Zeros and the Handshake. The Banjo and the 808. Neon Steeple is both a critique and a hope."
Neon Steeple comes over two years since David Crowder*Band's final project, Give Us Rest (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys]). His current single "I Am" peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Top Songs chart upon its release. The song has enjoyed a steady climb up the charts, currently sitting at No. 5 on the National Christian Audience chart, reaching over 6.6 million people weekly.
Crowder was in attendance at the 2014 K-Love Fan Awards in Nashville last week held at the Grand Ole Opry. He was nominated for "Worship Song of the Year," an award that eventually went to Hillsong United for "Oceans."
In support of Neon Steeple, Crowder will headline a fall tour which kicks off in Springfield, MO on September 30. The tour will include special guests All Sons & Daughters, Capital Kings and Ellie Holcomb on select dates.
Neon Steeple Fall 2014 Tour
09.30 - Springfield, MO | Remington's
10.01 - Chicago, IL | House of Blues
10.02 - Minneapolis, MN | University of Northwestern - St. Paul
10.04 - Cleveland, OH | Grace Church
10.05 - Indianapolis, IN | Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
10.06 - Charlotte, NC | Forest Hill Church
10.09 - Long Island, NY | The Space at Westbury*
10.10 - Lancaster, PA | Lancaster Bible College*
10.11 - Marriottsville (Baltimore), MD | Chapelgate Presbyterian Church*
10.12 - Winchester, VA (DC) | Winchester Church of God*
10.15 - Aiken (Augusta), SC | Millbrook Church
10.16 - Tallahassee, FL | City Church
10.17 - Orlando, FL | Northland Church
10.18 - Ft. Myers, FL | McGregor Baptist Church
10.19 - Jacksonville, FL | Christ's Church
10.21 - Panama City, FL | Marina Civic Center
10.23 - San Antonio, TX | Floores Country Store
10.24 - Baton Rouge, LA | Greenwell Springs Church
10.25 - Houston, TX | Warehouse Live*
10.26 - Tulsa, OK | First Baptist Church Broken Arrow*
10.28 - Denver, CO | Paramount Theatre
10.30 - Phoenix, AZ | Sun Valley Community Church
11.01 - San Diego, CA | Skyline Church
11.02 - Irvine, CA | Mariners Church
11.04 - San Francisco, CA | Regency Ballroom
11.06 - Sacramento, CA | Bayside Church
11.07 - Portland, OR | Rolling Hills Community Church
11.08 - Seattle, WA | Showbox Sodo
11.09 - Bellingham, WA | Christ The King Community Church
11.13 - Dallas, TX | Crossroads Church
11.14 - Jackson, MS | Morrison Heights Baptist Church
11.15 - Atlanta, GA | The Tabernacle
*Ellie Holcomb appearing in place of All Sons & Daughters