In this episode of the Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt Podcast I interview Clay Crosse about his his album reDEDICATION.
About the Album:
The new project “reDedication” by Clay Crosse is his first studio release of new songs in over a decade. Producing the project was longtime friend and co writer, Regie Hamm. This dynamic new offering contains some of the most heartfelt and passionate work Clay has ever delivered.
One of the highlights of the CD is a soulful duet with Christian music legend, Russ Taff. “The opportunity to sing with Russ is one that I don’t take lightly. I sort of grew up with his voice, from The Imperials years to his solo days. He has such a unique gift and I was floored to have him on the song “Workin’ On A Building.”
Clay wrote on more of this project than any of his previous work. “Hey, it’s been some time since my last new material, right? I’ve done some living and God has blessed and I have some good things to say. And I was thankful to have some great writers come alongside me for this new music. The overall theme I was aiming for was that of coming home. Returning. Realizing God’s blessings and taking Him up on His richest gifts.”
About the Artist:
Clay Crosse grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He became a Christian at the age of 13. He married his high school sweetheart, Renee. Initially, Clay worked as a courier for FedEx for six years. Clay released his first album, “My Place Is With You”, in 1994. “I Surrender All” was the most successful single from the album.
Clay became known for singles such as “I Surrender All” and “He Walked A Mile In My Shoes” and “Saving The World”. He won the Dove Award for “Best New Artist of the Year” at the 25th GMA Dove Awards in 1995. Clay’s music has a pop soulful style. Nine songs from his first four projects became No. 1 singles. During this period, his “He Walked A Mile” won the 1997 CCM Adult Contemporary Song of the Year. He also collaborated with Bob Carlisle and BeBe Winans on “I Will Follow Christ”, which won a Dove Award for “Inspirational Song of the Year”.
After the release of “Christmas with Clay Crosse”, Clay served as worship pastor for The Love of Christ (TLC) Community Church in Memphis under head pastor, the late Dana Key (of the Christian Rock group DeGarmo and Key). He now serves as worship pastor at Faith Baptist Church, Arlington TN. Clay continues to sing and lead worship at events nationwide.
Clay and his wife Renee have been married since 1990 and have four children, two of which were adopted from China. Along with his singing appearances, Clay and Renee run their ministry, HolyHomes, leading marriage events nationwide as well as serving as spokespeople for Holt International Adoption.
Here are some of the places to connect with Clay on the web:
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