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iTunes ® COUNTDOWN, 32 CITY TOUR AND STRONG RADIO SUPPORT HERALD DAVID CROWDER*BAND’S RELEASE OF CHURCH MUSIC

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iTunes ® COUNTDOWN, 32 CITY TOUR AND STRONG RADIO SUPPORT HERALD DAVID CROWDER*BAND’S RELEASE OF CHURCH MUSIC

GMA Dove Award Winners Prep for September 22 Release of 17 Track Recording


Nashville, Tenn. September 9, 2009…  The David Crowder*Band countdown to Church Music has begun with weekly singles being released on iTunes ®.

Fans are getting an early dose of Church Music with iTunes ® releasing a new single from the record every Tuesday in September until the album streets allowing listeners to complete their own album. As of today, three singles have been released including "How He Loves," "Alleluia, Sing" and "We Are Loved" with a fourth song releasing next Tuesday, September 15, leading up to the full album release on September 22. "How He Loves" has been downloaded nearly 50,000 times since it was released on iTunes ® on June 30.

These singles are part of the "David Crowder*Band Countdown to Church Music" which topped the iTunes ® Video Podcast charts last week.  To visit, the podcast link go to: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=329417555.

David Crowder*Band with opening acts Danyew and Seabird will take the Church Music tour to 32 cities and churches nationwide starting on October 1. The tour will begin on the heels of an outstanding pre-sale with thousands of tickets sold in advance, giving fans who purchased them first access to the front seats at every date this fall.

In addition to releasing Church Music, band front man David Crowder and violinist Mike Hogan will launch their book Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, But Nobody Wants To Die with Zondervan on November 9.

Church Music will mark the David Crowder*Band’s fifth album. To add to the uniqueness of the record, the 17 songs on the album play continuously from beginning to end with one song blending into the next. The result: 73 full minutes of music – 17 tracks, which ably stand alone, while at the same time seamlessly join together.

About David Crowder*Band:
Church Music is the follow-up to David Crowder*Band’s 2007 release of Remedy. Along with the group’s 6 GMA Dove Awards and 17 nominations, David Crowder*Band has toured with Michael W. Smith, Third Day and Mercy Me including a headlining tour with Mute Math.  The first Christian artist to be named MSN.com’s Artist of the Year in 2006 as well as foster a partnership with M-Audio/Propellerhead’s Reason software, Crowder is also the namesake behind premiere guitar maker Tom Anderson Guitarworks’s Roadster Acoustic. They have received media coverage from such major news outlets as CNN, Fox and the New York Times. Despite the success, David Crowder*Band makes it a point to get back to University Baptist Church on most Sundays, a church they helped found near the campus of Baylor University in Waco, TX.  The band is also featured at the enormously popular Passion gatherings.  

About sixstepsrecords:
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords (www.sixstepsrecords.com) is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (Hello Love), David Crowder* Band (Church Music), Charlie Hall (The Bright Sadness), Matt Redman (We Shall Not Be Shaken), and Passion (Passion: God of This City). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.

About EMI CMG Label Group:
Brentwood, Tennessee-based EMI CMG Label Group is comprised of Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, and Credential Recordings, in addition to providing A&R and marketing support for sixstepsrecords via a joint venture and licensing partnership. Balancing freedom, discipline, creativity, profitability and ministry, EMI CMG Label Group strives for excellence in artist development.  The Label Group is a division of EMI Christian Music Group.  For further information, please visit www.emicmg.com.


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Church Music Tour
*all dates subject to change, please check www.myspace.com/davidcrowderband for the most updated info.

1-Oct San Antonio, TX 7:30 PM Summit Christian Center
2-Oct Abilene, TX 8:00 PM Beltway Park Baptist Church
3-Oct Houston, TX 7:00 PM Grace Community Church
8-Oct Las Vegas, NV 7:30 PM Canyon Ridge Christian Church
9-Oct Phoenix, AZ 7:30 PM Phoenix First Assembly
11-Oct Sacramento, CA 7:00 PM Capital Christian Center
12-Oct Modesto, CA 7:00 PM Calvary Temple Church
13-Oct Redding, CA 7:00 PM Redding Convention Center
15-Oct Eugene, OR 7:00 PM First Baptist Church - Eugene
16-Oct Portland, OR 7:00 PM Rolling Hills Community Church
17-Oct Seattle, WA 7:00 PM Christian Faith Center
18-Oct Abbotsford, BC 7:00 PM Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly
19-Oct Spokane, WA 7:00 PM INB Performing Arts Center
20-Oct Boise, ID 7:00 PM Eagle Christian Church
22-Oct Minneapolis, MN 6:00 PM Hosanna! Lutheran Church
23-Oct Chicago, IL 7:00 PM Harvest Bible Chapel
24-Oct Grand Rapids, MI 7:00 PM Sunrise Community Center
25-Oct Detroit, MI 7:00 PM Woodside Bible
29-Oct Dallas, TX 6:00 PM Watermark Community Church
30-Oct Tulsa, OK 8:00 PM Cain's Ballroom
5-NovIndianapolis, IN 7:30 PM East 91st Street Christian Church
6-NovLexington, KY 8:00 PM Southland Christian Church
7-NovCincinnati, OH 7:30 PM Landmark Baptist Church
8-NovLancaster, PA 7:30 PM Calvary Church - Lancaster
12-NovBurlington, NJ 7:00 PM Fountain of Life Center
13-NovNew York City, NY 7:30 PM Terminal 5
15-NovMorgantown, WV 7:00 PM Chestnut Ridge Church
17-NovWashington, DC 7:00 PM Lisner Auditorium/George Washington University
18-NovCharlotte, NC 7:00 PM Forest Hill Church
19-NovColumbia, SC 7:00 PM Shandon Baptist Church
20-NovTampa, FL 7:30 PM Countryside Christian Center
21-NovAtlanta, GA 6:00 PM Mount Paran Church of God