Gospel music legend Andrae Crouch passed Thursday, Jan. 8. He'd suffered a heart attack Saturday. While many know him for his work in the gospel industry, there's a lot that the masses don't know about this musical giant.

  • One of his songs, "I've Got Confidence," was sung by Elvis Presley.
  • Crouch was one of only a few gospel artists with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • He helped to arrange Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" song as well as music for The Color Purple and The Lion King.
  • Andrae Crouch was dyslexic.

Source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/andrae-crouch-legendary-gospel-figure-dies-at-72/ar-AA7WRab?ocid=ansentap11

I can remember how popular Andrae Crouch was in the 80's, although I was probably too young to really pay attention to what artists made what songs.  Until his passing, I didn't know that he recorded one of my all-time favorites:

If you want to see tears well in my eyes, look at me while I'm listening to this song. Thank you so much, Pastor Crouch! Rest in peace.