More than 15 years ago, the David Crowder Band got its start leading worship for Baylor students at University Baptist Church in Waco. This week, with 10 albums, seven Dove Awards and even a Grammy nomination to their name, the group released its final work.
Give Us Rest (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys]), a 34-song double album, shot immediately to No. 1 on iTunes — not just for Christian music, but among all albums. (It’s at No. 2 on iTunes as I write this, and No. 3 among all music on Amazon.)
The band’s members — one of many groups comprised of Baylor alums — haven’t said much about what’s next for the group (other than the jokes in this video “rockumentary.”) In this in-depth Christianity Today interview, Crowder says he stepped down from leading worship at UBC last spring when it became apparent the band was near its end and has felt drawn to Atlanta, where he has long worked with the Passion movement.
He also says he will continue making music for the church. As fans (and fellow Baylor alums), we look forward to seeing where each of the members go from here. Thanks, DCB, for the 16 years of great music you’ve already given us!
Sic ’em, David Crowder Band!
Previously on BaylorProud:
* Christmas music from the Baylor family (Dec. 2011)
* Multiple Bears honored as 2011 Grammy nominees announced (Dec. 2010)
* Crowder’s Fantastical Church Music Conference brings big names to Baylor (Sept. 2010)
* New David Crowder song rallies Baylor fans to ‘Rise Up’ (Sept. 2010)
* Baylor alums top list of best-selling Christian albums on iTunes (Oct. 2009)