Andrae Crouch Part 3

I got to hear Andrae Crouch at the Billy Graham crusade in Memphis in 1978 and also a full concert at Memphis State University in 1981. The concert in 1981 was in front of a crowd of around 800 in a small room and I was on the 3rd row. The Billy Graham crusade was in front of over 35,000 people at the Liberty Bowl Stadium.


My Tribute – Bellevue Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir

Published on Jan 25, 2015

“My Tribute”
Andrae Crouch
-Lexicon Music, Inc.

How can I say thanks
for the things You have done for me?
Things so undeserved,
yet You gave to prove Your love for me;
the voices of a million angels
could not express my gratitude.
All that I am and ever hope to be,
I owe it all to Thee.

To God be the glory,
to God be the glory,
to God be the glory
for the things He has done.

With His blood He has saved me,
with His power He has raised me;
to God be the glory
for the things He has done.

Just let me live my life,
let it pleasing, Lord to Thee,
and if I gain any praise,
let it go to Calvary.

The Sanctuary Choir of
Bellevue Baptist Church
Memphis, TN

Soloist: Dr. Lane

Dr. Thomas P. Lane, Minister of Music
Dr. Adrian Rogers, Pastor
Mrs. Jerry W. Grise, Organist
Mrs. Walter Lafferty, Pianist

From the album notes:
“Music has been an integral part of worship at Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee, for the past seventy-four years. During this time, many outstanding and dedicated musicians have led in her music ministry. For the past twenty-nine years Dr. Thomas P. “Tommy” Lane has served as her Minister of Music. The Sanctuary Choir, under his direction, has grown from 50 to more than 300 singers. This record includes a composite of the type of music that has been sung and is sung from Sunday to Sunday, by the choir. From the classical sacred to the simpliest sacred music, the Love of God is proclaimed through music.

The Choir is ably accompanied by Mrs. Jerry Grise, organist, and Mrs. Walter Lafferty, pianist. The organ, a 71 rank Mueller Pipe Organ, was designed by Mrs. Grise who has been church organist since she was a senior in high school. The piano is a 9 foot Lester concert grand. Mrs. Lafferty has been the church pianist for the past ten years. The record was recorded in the Bellevue Sanctuary.

Bellevue Baptist Church, under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Adrian Rogers, is the second largest Baptist Church in the Southern Baptist Convention. For more than 25 years the morning worship service has been telecast, and both the morning and evening worship services have been broadcast.”

Recorded by Rodney Peppenhorst
Mastered by Bruce Leek
USC Sound Enterprises

c. 1977


My Tribute (To God Be The Glory) – Andrae Crouch & All Star Choir – Tribute Album

Published on Nov 30, 2013

Andrae sings “My Tribute” with an All Star Choir which includes Bebe Winans, Larry Norman, Fred Hammond, Wayne Watson, Patti Austin, Twila Paris, Kim Boyce, Babbie Mason, Rebecca St. James, Steve Camp, Tramaine Hawkins, Bobby Jones, Vestal Goodman and others

Andrae Crouch interview – Singing at the Democratic Convention (funny)

Published on Sep 25, 2013

Mike Douglas talks to Andrae Crouch about singing the national anthem at the Democratic National Convention. Andrae appeared on the Mike Douglas Show taped in San Francisco in 1980.

Tell them – Andrae Crouch & The Disciples

Andrae Crouch & The Disciples – It Won’t Be Long


Ray Charles – Andrae Crouch – The Angels Keep Watching Over Me

Uploaded on Dec 1, 2010

Wonderful gospel.

From the show: A Man and His Soul. This show was celebrating Ray’s 40 years in showbusiness. It was taped in the Coconut Grove Night Club of The Ambassador Hotel in los Angeles in August 1983. A part of the show was broadcasted by the German TV on ZDF


Andrae Crouch-I Don’t Know Why in 2011

Uploaded on May 20, 2011

Andrae Crouch & the Disciples reunited for an afternoon in April, 2011. Joining the singers were two members of their backup band, Bill Maxwell on drums and Hadley Hockensmith on guitar. Legendary bass player Abraham Laboriel was also there and played on a couple of songs. When they sang,”I Don’t Know Why”, Andrae had Sue, a woman from his church join them and at the end of the song Hadley and Abraham added a couple of burning solos.


Whitmire On Worship

Published on Apr 10, 2015

Dr. Jim Whitmire stops by the Mid-South View Point radio show to discuss an upcoming Worship Conference April 27-29 2015 at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova TN. The conversation also includes Jim Whitmire’s experience of over fifty years of leading worship in churches and crusades in the United States and around the world. Over thirty of those years were spent serving alongside the late Dr. Adrian Rogers at Bellevue Baptist Church as the Minister of Music. Mid-South View Point airs Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 pm, hosted by Byron Tyler on Bott Radio Network 640 AM and 100.7 FM. Follow Byron Tyler on Twitter @byron640

Andrae Crouch: A Jesus Music Pioneer

Published on May 9, 2013

The late 60’s and early ’70’s were a time of tremendous upheaval in American culture as the hippie generation abandoned the values of their parents, turned to drugs and away from materialism, and went on a search for love and peace.

It was out of this tumultuous era that young, musical voices began to surface. These newly converted musicians began singing about the new hope they had found through Jesus Christ.

Andrae Crouch was one of these young voices. Go behind the scenes with him to look at this exciting era in this clip from, “First Love”.



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  • Sandra Crouch  On May 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

    This is Sandra Crouch, twin sister of Andrae Crouch. Reading your article brought back fond memories, thank you.

    • Everette Hatcher III  On May 15, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Sandra I loved hearing you perform with your brother too. I have updated the post today to includ my church’s rendition of MY TRIBUTE. I grew up at Bellevue Baptist in Memphis and our music directors Tommy Lane and later Jim Whitmire both loved doing Andrae’s songs. In fact, hearing this very song at Bellevue in 1975 was probably my first exposure to your brother’s music.

      Before I came to Bellevue in 1975 I was at Bartlett Baptist and we only sang traditional hymns. At Bellevue I was introduced to the music of Dallas Holm, Brown Bannister, Second Chapter of Acts, Don Francisco and Chuck Girard.

      My friend David Rogers used to find out when Christian bands were performing in the Memphis area and we would attend concerts in the Memphis area.

      Another performer that deeply affected me was Keith Green. I am curious if your brother ever got to meet Keith Green?

      Thanks again for taking time to visit my blog and I was one of your brother’s biggest fans.

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