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The David Crowder Band Releases New Christmas Album 'Oh For Joy'

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    David Crowder Band's releases their first Christmas album, Oh For Joy.
By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
October 4, 2011|10:55 am

The David Crowder*Band has released its first Christmas album Oct. 4, Oh For Joy consisting of eight classic Christmas tracks for the festive season.

Stepping briefly away from their staple sound of pop-rock worship for at least a season, this album will feature tunes like "Joy to the World," "The First Noel," "Oh Holy Night," "Silent Night," and a few more in re-imagined and unique arrangings.

The album will also feature all of DC*B's signature stylings with a little more. Mixing elements of pop, rock, acoustic, bluegrass, and even a few live cuts patterned into more intimate feeling parts like "Silent Night."

This album drops before the band releases their final album aptly titled Give Us Rest.

The David Crowder*Band's last album, Church Music realed in 2009, was Grammy nominated when it debuted at no. 1 selling 35,000 units in Christian retail and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 on its street release week.

Their music video "SMS (Shine)" was covered on broadcast news outlets "NBC's Today Show" and "Fox & Friends," as well as USA Today, Billboard, and Paste Magazine Online.

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The video also won an award at the GMA Dove Awards for "Short Form Video of the Year."

The band has been highly successful throughout their career, winning nine GMA Dove Awards and receiving 22 total nominations. They were also the first Christian artist to be named MSN.com artist of the year.

The band formed in 1995 when David Crowder and a friend, Chris Seay, formed University Baptist Church at their college, Baylor University.

They announced their retirement in June this year.

Crowder started and led the church's worship team, and as the church grew, so did the band and they released their first album in 1998 called Pour Over Me.

 

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