Katy Crawford is a singer-songwriter who has led worship both at her church in the United States and within many French-speaking countries. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, she grew up in church, ministering alongside her family. She strives to bring the songs the Lord has given her to people around the world.
Katy began vocal training with Andrea Wallace, of 288 Vocals and Septien Entertainment Group, at the age of 15. This discovery of her own voice, in combination with a broadened exploration of music, inspired her to expand her lifelong love of writing poetry into songwriting. This divinely inspired path led her into what she does today: leading worship at her church in Texas and in others around the U.S., as well as throughout Western Europe and in South America.
Her ministry within France and other French-speaking countries led her to the 2015 release of a French language worship EP, Pour Te louer. Having seen the deep need for God in today’s Europe, she felt the call to release the new songs God was giving her to a people in desperate need of His Spirit.
Gleaning inspiration from her love of many genres of music, including jazz, bluegrass, and pop, her first full-length album, Our Love Story, released in 2016, displays a personal journey with God, beginning with the realization of His goodness and love through times of difficulty and favor.
Katy’s music demonstrates the depth and passion of falling in love with the God who is love. The mission for her next English-language EP, Closer, released in 2017, is no less passionate and heart-felt than that of her previous work. Once again, this album expresses the earnest desire to be closer to God and to maintain complete focus on Him.
She, then began working with renowned Nashville producer, Billy Smiley, releasing two singles, Grace That Saves the World and By My Side. The first, was released for Christmas in 2019 and is a melodic and powerful song about accepting and partnering with God in His plan for this Earth, much in the way that Mary accepted the call to become the mother of Jesus. The second, released in March 2020, is an intimate prayer to the Lord from a place of brokenness, expressing the need to continue to find our identity in Him no matter what circumstance.
Katy’s latest project, Dwell, once again produced by Billy Smiley, will be released on June 12th, with pre-order beginning on May 15th. Dwell, is a collection of songs written during a time when she felt the Lord calling her to read through and write a new song from each of the Psalms every day. Her fresh and sincere take on these well-known scriptures allows the listener to feel a deeper connection with those ancient words, many of which focus on glorifying God in times of distress.