Tuesday, August 13, 2013

  Singer/Songwriter, Worship Leader and Author Squeezes In Fan Time While Promoting new CD, reDedication, and new book, Dashboard Jesus 
Clay Crosse and Brian Bosworth
Clay Crosse, right,  meets with Brian "The Boz" Bosworth, left, former linebacker with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and actor starring in the Christian filmsRevelation Road and Revelation Road 2, which will be out soon.  (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 12, 2013) -Singer/songwriter, worship leader and author Clay Crosse made time to indulge his love of sports at the recent International Christian Retail Show when he met and chatted with a number of celebrities from the sports world. Crosse, who was at ICRS 2013 in St. Louis to promote his new CD,reDedication, and his latest book,Dashboard Jesus: Distinctive Reminders for Distracted Men, talked with the Orlando Magic's co-founder Pat Williams, former NFL linebacker Brian "The Boz" Bosworth, and former pro wrestler Larry Pfohl, known as "Lex Luger."
"My wife, Renee, and I really enjoyed our time at ICRS in St Louis. I was thankful to be promoting my new CD, reDedication
as well as my new book for men,
Dashboard JesusAn added bonus was bumping into some big names in the world of professional sports," Crosse said. "These guys were there promoting various projects they are involved in. Pat Williams is a huge name in the NBA with his history of general managing several teams over the years, including the Philadelphia 76ers and the Orlando Magic. I most admire him for his influential voice in the area of adoption. Pat has 18 children, 14 of which he adopted. I also got to meet former football great Brian Bosworth and professional wrestling legend Lex Luger. I've always been a big sports fan, so this was a real treat!"
Crosse, who has topped the charts with nine career No. 1 singles to-date, currently has two singles from reDedication, Crosse's first CD of new music since 2000, playing at 
Clay  Crosse and Lex Luger
Former pro wrestler "Lex Luger," left, talked with Clay Crosse, right, during ICRS 2013. Luger was promoting his new book, Wrestling With the Devil. Crosse was at the convention promoting his new CD, reDedication, and most recent book, Dashboard Jesus: Distinctive Reminders for Distracted Men. (Clay Crosse photo)
 Christian radio. "Working On A Building," featuring Christian music legend Russ Taff and American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle, was recently released to AC and Gospel radio formats, and "When I Lift My Hands" has been released to Soft AC and Inspirational radio formats.

ICRS, featuring approximately 300 exhibits, brings together more than 2,000 attendees and exhibitors from the United States and more than 50 countries. The most recent show was held June 23-26 at the America's Center in in St. Louis.

For more information about Crosse, 
reDedication and Dashboard Jesus: Distinctive Reminders for Distracted Men, visit 
For more information on "Working On A Building" and "When I Lift My Hands," visit
asidesradiopromotion.com, or contact Jeff McLaughlin at 615-530-3654 or via email at jeff@asidesradiopromotion.com.

Clay Crosse and Pat Williams of Orlando Magic
Clay Crosse, right, spends time chatting with Pat Williams, left, co-founder of the NBA's Orlando Magic at ICRS 2013. 
(McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)        

About Clay Crosse:
Clay Crosse was a FedEx courier for six years before making his recording career debut on Reunion Records in 1994, the same year he took home a Dove Award for Best New Artist. His first record, My Place Is With You, yielded his signature song "I Surrender All." A new CD is titled reDedicationCrosse's discography includes six studio albums, three compilation albums and one live worship album, but the multi-talented performer doesn't stop there. 

He is also a gifted author. Crosse's most recent book, Dashboard Jesus: Distinctive Reminders for Distracted Men, a humorous and compassionate guide for men of all ages, released in March 2013.

Crosse and his wife, Renee, who were high school sweethearts, live in Bentonville, Ark., where Clay Crosse serves as worship pastor at First Baptist Church. They have four children: Shelby, 20; Savannah, 16; Garrett, 14; and Sophie, 8.

In 2001, Clay and Renee Crosse founded Holy Homes Ministries, encouraging Christian homes to come back to a close relationship with Christ and encouraging non-Christian homes to come to know Christ. They travel the country leading marriage enrichment events along with Clay Crosse's singing schedule. They are also spokespeople for Holt International Adoption and have adopted twice from China (Sophie in 2005 and Garrett in 2007).

For more information about Crosse and reDedication, visit claycrosse.com, like him on Facebook (facebook.com/ClayCrosseMinistries) or follow him on Twitter (@claycrosse).

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