Known as the "father of modern day gospel," Andrae Crouch, has been churning out hit songs for over three decades — so many, that he's been nominated for an Oscar, won multiple Grammys and was inducted into the GMA Hall of Fame. Now the legendary singer is coming out with his 18th album called "The Journey" and hosting a choir competition. Crouch spoke with ESSENCE.com about his stellar career, new album, and his nationwide choir competition. Here's what you had to say: Ruth commented via Facebook: "I love his music!" Jay wrote via Facebook: So many of his songs have helped me through rough times and given me great joy."