*Gospel recording artist Latice Crawford hit the runway during New York Fashion Week for famed fashion designer Byron Lars Beauty Marks at Metropolitan West. Lars personally selected Crawford for his new collection, “Exclusive Inclusion Spring 2017 Collection,” empowering body-positive redefinition of fashion’s future.
“I am honored that Byron chose me,” say Crawford. “I love fashion and beauty and his clothes are simply amazing.”
Lars has rendered fashion designs for First Lady Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Angela Bassett, Anika Noni Rose, Gabrielle Union, Katheryn Winnick, Cicely Tyson, Natalie Portman, and others.
Later this month, Crawford will release her new single, “Choose Me” from her EP, Diary of a Church Girl, which debuted at No. 15 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. “’Choose Me’ is a song about our human need and desire to be accepted,” Crawford continues. “Accepted by our families, accepted by our friends, accepted by our significant other, accepted at your place of business. That’s where I was when I wrote it.
I was trying to navigate through this journey called life; in an industry, religious denomination and social culture that said I should look this way, act that way, walk like this and talk like that. I didn’t feel like I fit the mold and I didn’t feel like I fit in.
One day I realized I would continue to let people down because I could never be what they expected me to be. More importantly, I would let myself down if I kept trying to be anything but who I was created to be. That’s when I decided to stop relying on people’s validation and go straight to the creator.
If he could choose the likes of Moses, David, Joseph—the list goes on—with all of their imperfections he could surely choose me. I realized that the only thing that was important to me was doing his work, helping his people and pleasing him. He doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies who he chooses to call.” Listen here.
Crawford joins recording artists Tasha Page Lockhart and D’Morea Johnson for the “Enter The Realm” tour. The series of concerts kick-off on Thursday, September 22nd at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC and will proceed to the Center Stage Theatre on Friday, September 23rd in Atlanta, GA; The Carolina Theatre on Saturday 24th in Durham, NC; and the Johnny Mercer Theatre on Sunday, September 25th in Savannah, GA. Additional tour dates will be added in the coming weeks, for more information please visit:http://entertherealmtour.com
Best known as the second runner-up of Season 2 of BET’s Sunday Best, Crawford presentsDiary of a Church Girl as the follow-up to her 2014 debut self-titled album, which entered on four Billboard charts and peaked at No. 12 on the Gospel Albums chart. Diary of a Church Girlis written by Latice Crawford and produced by Bruce Robinson (Alexis Speight, The Showers, Justin Bieber, and Brittany Spears).
For more information on Crawford, please visit: http://www.laticecrawfordonline.com.
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