Our dear friend, Andrae Crouch, passed away on January 8, 2015, at the age of 72. His life and music made a tremendous impact on the world and we were privileged to know him and work with him on many occasions.
“As fellow writers, Gloria and I hold no one in higher esteem than Andraé Crouch. Of the few, rare originals in our field, Andraé is certainly at the top of the list. I am often asked what my favorite gospel song is, and Andraé’s song ‘Through It All’ is almost always the first song that comes to mind. Those three simple words so powerfully describe the journey of those who follow Christ. We have lost one of our very best.” – Bill Gaither
“Bill and I were so sorry to lose the physical presence of Andrae Cruch from this earth and from the circle of gospel singers and songwriters, because he has been a real presence, a gentle powerful presence. But we will never lose the voice of his words and music. No, these inspired songs will bring a life-line to rescue our hearts as long as people hurt, celebrate in gratitude, or need courage to go on. Long before drones, songs have been dropping packages of hope right on the target of our need. Andrae’s God-given genius was a convergence of so many streams; he personified fusion, bringing together musical and worship styles; he gave us a language we all thought was our own.” – Gloria Gaither
The following video features some wonderful conversations and footage that offer a glimpse into Andrae’s heart.