Pastor Beverly Crawford has so much to be grateful for! Not only did she just celebrate her 60th birthday, but she also marked her big day by releasing a new single with a reimagined version of Todd Galberth’s hit, “Lord You Are Good.” If that were not enough, Beverly and husband Todd are currently planning her first live recording since 2014’s Thank You for All You’ve Done… their eighth full length album, slated for a 2024 release.
We had the opportunity to talk about all three big celebrations below.
When Pastor Beverly Crawford was singing in her father’s tent revivals as a child with her siblings, The Camps Sisters, she never imagined that she was in training for a life that would be spent traveling the world proclaiming the Gospel. Crawford, a Gainesville native brought what the Chicago Tribune described as “raw fire…hot-stepping, in-the-spirit shouting” to national television for eight years on Bobby Jones Gospel as part of his New Life ensemble, which delivered Gospel music into millions of homes weekly on Black Entertainment Television (BET). Dr. Jones, discovered her when she and her sisters first performed on his show, gave her the opportunity to learn from Gospel music’s pioneers like the late Albertina Walker and Pastor Shirley Caesar. The multiple Grammy and Dove nominee and Stellar Awards winner has recorded with Kirk Franklin, Earnest Pugh, the Mississippi Mass Choir, Shirley Murdock, Ricky Dillard and many others. Beverly and husband Todd are committed to keeping gospel’s traditional sound relevant for and important to the next generation. (Alex R. Hill II/Humble Hill PR)
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