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Tribute – The Songs of Andraé Crouch (1996)

Updated: Mar 31


Tribute – The Songs of Andraé Crouch is a compilation project album that was released on September 24, 1996 by Warner Alliance/Warner Bros. Records. Norman Miller and Neal Joseph were the executive producers of this project with each song produced by various producers.


Tribute features the top CCM and gospel artists singing their interpretation of gospel legend Andraé Crouch's songs including CeCe Winans, Michael W. Smith, First Call, Twila Paris, Bryan Duncan and many others. A music video was made for "My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)" featuring Crouch and an All-Star Choir featuring some of the participating artists plus additional lead vocals by BeBe Winans, Susan Ashton and others in the Christian music industry.


Tribute peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. In 1997, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album at the 39th Grammy Awards, given to the participating artists and executive producers Miller and Joseph and won the Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year with CeCe Winans winning Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for her rendition of "Take Me Back" at the 28th GMA Dove Awards. "Take Me Back" gave CeCe her first and only number song on the Christian AC chart.

Tribute... is out of print and it is not available digitally. A YouTube link to listen to the album is posted below this article.


Track listing

All songs were written by Andraé Crouch, except where noted.


1. Take Me Back (CeCe Winans) -4:30

2. Jesus Is the Answer (Michael W. Smith) (Andraé Crouch, Sandra Crouch) -4:45

3. I Don't Know Why Jesus Loved Me (Twila Paris) -4:15

4. It's Gonna Rain (Bryan Duncan) -4:17

5. Through It All (Wayne Watson) -3:40

6. It Won't Be Long (The Winans) -5:05

7. The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power (Clay Crosse) -3:52

8. This is Another Day (Take 6) -3:25

9. Soon and Very Soon (Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir) -4:31

10. Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus (First Call) -4:32

11. My Tribute (To God Be the Glory) (Andraé Crouch & All-Star Choir) -5:11


Production credits


Cedric and Victor Caldwell -producers (tracks 1 and 6)

Michael Omartian -producer (tracks 3 and 5)

Michael W. Smith -producer (track 2)

Dan Posthuma -producer (track 4)

Reggie Hamm and Scott Sheriff -producers (track 7)

Mark Kibble -producer (track 8)

Neal Joseph -producer (track 9)

Cheryl Rogers -producer (track 10)

David Pack -producer (track 11)


Accolades

Grammy Award -Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album (awarded to the

participating artists, Neal Joseph and Norman Miller)

Dove Award -Special Event Album of the Year (awarded to the participating

artists, Neal Joseph and Norman Miller) Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year ("Take Me Back"

by CeCe Winans)


Radio singles

1996 "Take Me Back" by CeCe Winans -#1 Christian AC

1997 "Jesus Is the Answer" by Michael W. Smith -#9 Christian CHR, #4

Christian AC


Listen to the album Tribute – The Songs of Andraé Crouch here:

Watch the music video of "My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)" here:


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