Andraé Crouch is an award-winning gospel musician, recording artist, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Called the “the father of the modern gospel,” he was a key figure in the Christian Music movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and expanded gospel music to include elements of R&B and modern popular styles. He has won eight Grammys and six GMA Dove awards, as well as ASCAP, Billboard and NAACP Image Awards. Crouch was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998. Forming his musical foundation in his parents’ church, Crouch’s first musical group was the COGICS (Church of God in Christ Singers) – who first recorded, “The Blood Will Never Lose It’s Power” – followed by the Disciples in 1965. The group appeared on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and toured 68 countries. Crouch has produced and arranged for Michael Jackson, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, and Elton John, and films such as Once Upon A Forest, The Color Purple, and The Lion King. Crouch’s songs were the impetus for 1996’s Grammy award-winning album, Tribute: The Songs of Andraé Crouch – featuring artists performing his classic songs including the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Take 6 and Michael W. Smith. In 2004, Crouch received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was also the recipient of the NARAS’ Inaugural Salute to Gospel Music Lifetime Achievement Award. He now serves as Senior Pastor at the New Christ Memorial Church of God in Christ in San Fernando, founded by his parents.