GRAMMY ACCLAIMED CROWDER DEBUTS "NEON STEEPLE EXTRAVAGANZA" by The Media Collective on 2016-01-19 10:27:06
Nashville, Tenn. (January 15, 2016) – After a surprise digital EP release last fall, Crowder has debuted Neon Steeple Extravaganza, an expanded edition of his widely acclaimed Neon Steeple (2014) available in retail stores today. Included in the physical release are songs from his first solo debut as well as six new live songs from Neon Porch Extravaganza (2015).
Bearing the name of Crowder's faithful touring sidekick, KennyRodgersTheArticFox.com transports listeners via video to the lively Atlanta gathering where Crowder recorded the live tracks amongst a petting zoo, mechanical bull and drones. Raving over the live versions of his Neon Steeple Tunes, critics have ranged the performances from "fun" and "progressive" to "raw" and "emotional." To purchase Neon Steeple Extravaganza on Amazon, click here.
Shortly after receiving a GRAMMY® Nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, Crowder joined Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, Brett Younker and Jimi Cravity for the latest Passion album, Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising. The release earned No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Chart, No. 3 on Billboard's Digital Albums Chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. Crowder is currently taking his renowned live stage show across the country as part of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular.
Neon Steeple Extravaganza
1. Neon Intro
2. My Beloved
3. I Am
4. Come Alive
5. Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)
6. Come As You Are
7. Hands Of Love
8. Jesus Is Calling
9. My Sweet Lord (feat. Emmylou Harris)
10. This I Know
11. Ain't No Grave
12. You Are
13. Here's My Heart
14. Steeple Outro
1. My Beloved Live
2. I Am Live
3. Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains) [feat. Tedashii] Live
4. Hold On, We're Going Home Live
5. Come As You Are Live
6. Hands Of Love Live
Crowder has been embraced for his lyrically powerful and musically elaborate and unpredictable songs that have found themselves being sung everywhere from churches to clubs all across the country. As a solo artist, Crowder has received two GRAMMY® Nominations, K-LOVE Fan Award Nods and five GMA Dove Awards Nominations. Crowder’s first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the Year and boasted a No. 1 radio hit. Featuring a duet with music legend Emmy Lou Harris, Crowder made his debut appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 2014. As an active member of the Passion movement founded by Louie Giglio, Crowder participates in the impactful university student gatherings in the U.S. and around the world. A published author, Crowder has also penned two books including his acclaimed release, "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die."
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship), Crowder (Neon Steeple), Matt Redman (Unbroken Praise), Christy Nockels (Let It Be Jesus), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move) and Passion (Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising). The label partners with Sparrow Records/Capitol Christian Music Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations. For more information on sixstepsrecords, visit: sixstepsrecords.com.
Release Date: October 27, 2017 Reviewer: Jon Ownbey Rating: 4 stars
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