Christian Review Magazine Issue 3 - March 2015 - Page 6

Andraé Crouch Remembered 1942 - 2015 Andraé Edward Crouch was an award-winning gospel musician, recording artist, songwriter,arranger, and producer. Born July 1, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, he was a key figure in the Christian Music movement of the 1960s and 1970s. 6 > CHRISTIAN REVIEW MAGAZINE His religious songs have been performed by Elvis Presley, Paul Simon, and church choirs and other musical groups around the world. During his career he won eight GRAMMY® awards, six GMA Dove awards and received an Oscar nomination. Crouch was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998. His recordings ranged from reverent hymns, to the traditional gospel music pioneered by Thomas A. Dorsey, to contemporary light rock and pop-oriented songs backed by jazz musicians, to African/worldmusic influences.