Tuesday, June 7, 2016

BOTB Results: "Come As You Are"


That's right, friends! David Crowder ran away with this battle and that is notable! Sarah Reeves' version of "Come As You Are" was beautiful and moving but in the end, I side with the majority. 

David Crowder started his career in music in an non-typical way while a student at Baylor University. Realizing that more than half of the students at this Christian university didn't attend church, Crowder and Chris Seay started the University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. As a pastor there, he also led worship (plus music) and was soon approached about sharing his musical gifts with a wider audience. An album, Pour Over Me, followed in 1999 and the rest is musical history, as they say. After nine albums, the original David Crowder*Band disbanded and he went on to record as just Crowder.

One reason I like the David Crowder story is that he started a church while a student at Baylor. He pastored, he sang. He saw something lacking and didn't just "think" about doing something; he actually DID something. Regardless of your particular beliefs, I think we can all agree that we need more young people like that. It's inspirational.

So, let the humble victor sing us out with another song - the first one that brought him to my attention. Hope you like it!


Now, don't forget my friends and fellow Battle-mongers of the musical modes, and I'll see you back here on the 15th:

18 comments:

  1. I like him even more after reading your post today.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. Thanks, sweet Gayle and thehamish!

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  2. Interesting outcome, its all good. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Blogaratti! You changed your picture! :-)

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  3. Crowder is really talented. Love this song you posted of his. Hope your week goes well, Cherdo!

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    1. Thanks, Dixie! This is the month where I crammed in every stinking thing you can think of, ha ha. So far, I'm surviving and Gonzo is doing well. I can't complain. {{Hugs}}

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  4. I enjoyed the battle even if it is a blowout.

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  5. I'm ashamed to admit I'd never heard of him. So glad I know now. I'm with you- I like action takers over complainers.

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    1. No shame at all, there's just too much great music out there.

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  6. That sure is a decisive victory! David Crowder has a good voice and, going by your story, a great strength of character as well.

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    1. I've always been impressed by his story and love his music.

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  7. We missed this battle because we suck but it's probably best that we didn't participate, because we would have just added to the slaughter. Great song here, too.

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    1. Thanks, guys! I'm happy to see you here whenever you can drop by. {{Hugs}}

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  8. I had a similar landslide. I kind of hate when that happens, especially when we think we've put together a competitive battle.

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    1. I wasn't so sure this would be a landslide, actually! Pleasantly surprised.

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  9. Sarah was good, but Crowder had the edge--a very big edge. The Battle was a good one and turned out the way it should have.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo