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Andrae Crouch

Andrae Crouch was one of a set of twins born to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Crouch in Los Angeles, California. Andrae’s father was in the cleaning business and pastored a church, and it was there that Andrae began to sing and formed his first singing group. Educated in California, he studied at Valley Junior College for a career in teaching. It was during this time that he was called to the ministry and formed the “Disciples”. He worked with “Teen Challenge” and the “Addict Choir”, while attending Life Bible College. In 1969, Ralph Carmichael urged him to record his compositions. Later many groups and artists began to sing and record his songs. Among the most popular of his hundred of compositions are: “It Won’t Be Long”, “Keep On Singing”, “I Find No Fault In Him” and “Through It All”. Andrae was awarded by the Gospel Music Association the “Dove Award” for Soul Gospel Record of the Year 1977 and 1978 also Contemporary Black Gospel Album (1985) which he co-produced and performed.

Induction Year

1998

 

Education

  • Valley Junior College
  • Life Bible College in Los Angeles CA

 

Significant Songs

  • “Through It All”
  • “Soon and Very Soon”
  • “I’ve Got Confidence”

 

Artists who have recorded his songs 

  • Bob Dylan
  • Elton John
  • Barbara Mandrell
  • Paul Simon
  • Elvis Presley
  • Little Richard

Video
Andrae Crouch and the Disciples singing “Jesus Is The Answer”

 

Andrae Crouch singing “Through It All”