Beautifully Bold and Unapologetically Impassioned describes Chicago Singer/Songwriter/Woman of
Worship - Tina Jenkins Crawley - a spirited powerhouse of a vocalist who is a part of The Blacksmith
Project family of artists. Her newest single, “Thank You Lord”, off her debut album, “The Longest
Journey”, continues to rise in the top 100 of the Billboard Gospel Music Charts.
Her debut album, “The Longest Journey”, was definitely one of her longest journeys as she
began hitting the ground running in 2000. In 2012, “The Longest Journey” remained No. 1 on the UK
Soul Chart for four consecutive weeks. This album offers up Inspirational Jazz/Soul and Sunday morning
music with the lyrical likings of powerful Inspirational Soul Artists such as Jill Scott, Ledisi, Esperanza
Spalding and CeCe Winans. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many gifted artists, both
sacred and secular, including Mavis Staples, Paul Rodgers of Bad Company, Anthony David and
internationally acclaimed violinist, Roddy Chong. She has lent her voice to music videos (with artists R.
Kelly and Celine Dion), commercials and a myriad of special features. Recently, Tina with her LKO band
mates opened for Joan Rivers & shared the stage with Lionel Richie. They were also featured on The
Style Network singing at Nascar Racer Kyle Bush’s wedding. Tina just shot the music video for one of
the tracks "Suddenly" and it was the feature song for the independent film, Jump In.
Tina began singing at a very young age in her hometown of Springfield, IL. and later would
realize that singing and songwriting were actually what she was called to do. Tina says, “I
realized that God’s purpose in me was greater than my voice.” Since responding to that calling,
she has been blessed with the ability to reach the hearts & souls of people around the globe
performing internationally in several different languages (English, German and Spanish). In
addition to the U.S., her songs are now played worldwide on Radio and Internet Stations, Pandora, XM/
Sirius and the like.
Tina is a faithful member of the Chicago Church of Christ and is a Guest Worship Leader at various
churches throughout the United States. In 2000, she won the Gospel Music Association’s Music in the
Rockies award for Songwriting. For several years, she has also had the pleasure of the role as Vocal
Director for both the Global Leadership Summit and International Global Leadership Summit for
Willow Creek Association. Most recently, she was thrilled to be included as a featured vocalist for the
2012 World Discipleship Summit of the International Churches of Christ where she devoted her gift
to help lead worship for nearly 18,000 people. Most recently Tina had the opportunity to perform at a
Women’s Conference in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Her album has already been called the freshest take on Inspirational Music in years. Several satellite
music services, including XM/SIRIUS, have her music in rotation and she has been featured in several
publications. The debut album “The Longest Journey” is currently available on iTunes, CD Baby,
Amazon.com and on her Pandora station. Tina is currently performing with the famed Larry King
Orchestra (www.larrykingorchestra.com) and is back in the studio working on her next project.