Andraé Crouch, singer, producer, arranger
Singer ~ Producer ~ Arranger
birth name: Andraé Edward Crouch

Andraé Crouch

July 1, 1942, Pacolma, CA ~ January 8, 2015, Los Angeles, CA

Bridged the worlds of church and mainstream music for more than 50 years. ~ USA Today: Andraé Crouch Obituary ~ January 8, 2015 © USA Today

Andrae earned an Academy Award nomination for arranging music for The Color Purple. He also arranged music for Disney’s The Lion King. Because of his success, Andrae was one of the few gospel singers to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ~ Hollywood Life: Andraé Crouch Obituary ~ January 9, 2015 © Hollywood Life

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Crouch, an award-winning singer and composer, also worked as a producer and arranger for such artists as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John and Diana Ross. Although he had studied elementary education in college and worked as a counselor for recovering drug abusers, he was driven to a musical career. Crouch formed a group called the Disciples in the mid-1960s and released his first album, Take the Message Everywhere, in 1971. In 1972 he launched his solo career with Just Andrae while continuing to tour with the Disciples, including sold-out concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1975 and 1979. Crouch and the Disciples won the first of several Grammy Awards in 1978. ~ Los Angeles Times: Andraé Crouch Obituary ~ January 8, 2015 © Los Angeles Times

Andraé Crouch ~ Inducted in the 1998 Gospel Hall Of Fame.

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