William David McDowell (born August 31, 1976) is an American gospel musician. He started his music career, in 2009, with the release of, As We Worship, by Entertainment One Music. This album would chart on three Billboard charts Gospel Albums, Independent Albums and Heatseekers Albums. His second album, Arise, was released in 2011 with Entertainment One. The album charted three Billboard charts again, this time The Billboard 200, Gospel Albums and Independent Albums. His third album, Withholding Nothing, was released in 2013, with Entertainment One. This album would chart on three charts The Billboard 200, Gospel Albums, and Independent Albums. He was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album, for his third album.


Early life


McDowell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 31, 1976, as William David McDowell. His father is Lewis and mother Pauline (née, Leggette), who were both born in North Carolina.

Music career


His music career got started in 2009, with the release of As We Worship on February 3, 2009 by Entertainment One Music. This album would be his Billboard breakthrough release because it charted on the Gospel Albums at No. 3, on the Independent Albums at No. 21, and on the Heatseekers Albums at No. 32. William Ruhlmann rated the album three stars on behalf of AllMusic, while Cross Rhythms' Doug Hollad rated it a perfect ten. The second album, Arise, was released on November 8, 2011 by Entertainment One. It would chart on The Billboard 200 at No. 61, on the Gospel Albums at No. 1, and on the Independent Albums at No. 13. Steve Leggett from AllMusic rated the album three and a half stars. His third album, Withholding Nothing, was released on November 5, 2013 by Entertainment One. This would chart on The Billboard 200 at No. 28, on the Gospel Albums at No. 1, and on the Independent Albums at No. 4. Steve Leggett at AllMusic rated the album three stars, while New Release Tuesday's Dwayne Lacy rated the album four out of five stars. The album was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. He is nominated at the 30th Stellar Awards, for the Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year, and his album, Withholding Nothing, is nominated for the Traditional CD of the Year. His fourth album, Sounds of Revival, was released on January 22, 2016, from Entertainment One Music.

Personal life


McDowell moved to Orlando, Florida in his twenties to attend Full Sail University, where he got his degree in Entertainment Business. He was mentored by Ron Kenoly, when he was his Music Director. After college, his mentorship continued under the tutelage of Sam Hinn, while he was in the capacity of Worship Pastor at The Gathering Place Church. In May 2010, McDowell married LaTae McDowell, and together they reside outside of Orlando, Florida, with their children.

Withholding Nothing - I Surrender All To You Withholding Nothing - I Surrender All To You - William McDowell

Nothing Like Your Presence Nothing Like Your Presence - William McDowell - Travis Greene - Nathaniel Bassey

Here Comes The Glory Here Comes The Glory - David & Nicole Binion - William McDowell

I am Yours Forever I am Yours Forever - William McDowell

Stay || Only You Can Satisfy Stay || Only You Can Satisfy - William McDowell

Even Now Even Now - William McDowell - Tasha Cobbs Leonard

You Are God Alone You Are God Alone - William McDowell

Wrap Me In Your Arms Wrap Me In Your Arms - William McDowell

I Surrender All - We Say Yes I Surrender All - We Say Yes - William McDowell

Spirit Break Out Spirit Break Out - William McDowell

Falling On My Knees I Bow Down Falling On My Knees I Bow Down - William McDowell

Way Maker Way Maker - Darlene Zhchech - William McDowell

I give myself Away I give myself Away - William McDowell

Sovereign God Sovereign God - William McDowell

Whisper His Name Whisper His Name - William McDowell

Touch The Hem Touch The Hem - William McDowell

You Are Here You Are Here - William McDowell

I Don't Wanna Leave I Don't Wanna Leave - William McDowell

I'm Yours I'm Yours - William McDowell

Bringing Back The Ark Bringing Back The Ark - David & Nicole Binion - William McDowell

How Great / It is Happening How Great / It is Happening - David & Nicole Binion - William McDowell

Stay Stay - William McDowell

Hymn of Praise Hymn of Praise - William McDowell

Don't Mind Waiting Don't Mind Waiting - William McDowell

In In - William McDowell

The Reason The Reason - David & Nicole Binion - William McDowell

The Cry The Cry - William McDowell

All I Want is You All I Want is You - William McDowell

Send The Rain Send The Rain - William McDowell

The Promise The Promise - William McDowell

I Give Myself Away - Yes I Give Myself Away - Yes - William McDowell

Spirit Break Out Spirit Break Out - William McDowell - Trinity Anderson

Loss For Words Loss For Words - William McDowell

In Your Presence In Your Presence - William McDowell

Only You Can Satisfy Only You Can Satisfy - William McDowell - Chris Lawson

He Is He Is - William McDowell

We Just Want You We Just Want You - William McDowell

Bringing Back the Ark Bringing Back the Ark - William McDowell

The Presence Of The Lord The Presence Of The Lord - William McDowell

Here Comes The Glory / Here Comes Heaven Here Comes The Glory / Here Comes Heaven - William McDowell - Trinity Anderson

Send Me Send Me - William McDowell

Jesus Is Here Jesus Is Here - William McDowell

Life Life - William McDowell

I Want To Know You I Want To Know You - William McDowell

Show Me Your Face Show Me Your Face - William McDowell

The Cry The Cry - William McDowell

When You Walk Into The Room When You Walk Into The Room - William McDowell - Trinity Anderson

Rain Only Matters / Expecting A Harvest Rain Only Matters / Expecting A Harvest - William McDowell

Heaven's Open Heaven's Open - William McDowell

Waiting Waiting - William McDowell

Prelude To Worship Prelude To Worship - William McDowell

Expecting Expecting - William McDowell

My Desire My Desire - William McDowell

Deep Places Deep Places - William McDowell - Trinity Anderson

Spoken Spoken - William McDowell

The Name of The Lord The Name of The Lord - William McDowell

How Great - It Is Happening How Great - It Is Happening - William McDowell

Expectation Expectation - William McDowell

Come Unto Me Come Unto Me - William McDowell

When You Walk Into The Room When You Walk Into The Room - William McDowell

Closer - Wrap Me In Your Arms Closer - Wrap Me In Your Arms - William McDowell

Way Maker Way Maker - William McDowell

Wait Wait - William McDowell

Nothing’s Impossible Nothing’s Impossible - William McDowell

I Won't Go Back I Won't Go Back - William McDowell

Still Moving Still Moving - William McDowell

It Is So It Is So - William McDowell

Touch the Hem Touch the Hem - William McDowell - Trinity Anderson

Place Of Worship Place Of Worship - William McDowell

Arise Arise - William McDowell

The Reason The Reason - William McDowell

Reveal Reveal - William McDowell

Give Him Praises Give Him Praises - William McDowell

I Won't Go Back Reprise I Won't Go Back Reprise - William McDowell

I Belong To You I Belong To You - William McDowell

Finished Work Finished Work - William McDowell

The Sound Of Heaven The Sound Of Heaven - William McDowell

Overcomer Overcomer - William McDowell

Arise Intro Arise Intro - William McDowell

Song Of Intercession Intro Song Of Intercession Intro - William McDowell

Through Christ Through Christ - William McDowell

Come To Jesus Come To Jesus - William McDowell

Standing Standing - William McDowell

To The Chief Musician To The Chief Musician - William McDowell

I Have A Promise I Have A Promise - William McDowell

Song of Intercession Song of Intercession - William McDowell

It Is So It Is So - William McDowell - Travis Greene

Wherever I Go Wherever I Go - William McDowell

Give Us Your Heart Give Us Your Heart - William McDowell

How Great How Great - William McDowell

Come Like a Rushing Wind Come Like a Rushing Wind - William McDowell

When I Call Your Name When I Call Your Name - William McDowell

Can't Live Without You Can't Live Without You - William McDowell

Downpour Downpour - William McDowell

Are You Ready Are You Ready - William McDowell

There Is Something About That Name There Is Something About That Name - William McDowell

Falling On My Knees Falling On My Knees - William McDowell

The Promise (Spontaneous Reprise) The Promise (Spontaneous Reprise) - William McDowell

You Are The One You Are The One - William McDowell

I Surrender All I Surrender All - William McDowell

Here I Am To Worship Here I Am To Worship - William McDowell

Psalm 27 (One Thing) Psalm 27 (One Thing) - William McDowell

Wait (Waiting Reprise) Wait (Waiting Reprise) - William McDowell

Warp Me In Your Arms Warp Me In Your Arms - William McDowell

We Will Prevail We Will Prevail - William McDowell

As We Worship As We Worship - William McDowell

Withholding Nothing Medley Withholding Nothing Medley - William McDowell

There Is A Sound There Is A Sound - William McDowell

My Heart Sings My Heart Sings - William McDowell

Go Forth Go Forth - William McDowell

Sweet Mystery Sweet Mystery - William McDowell

Never Going Back (I Won't Go Back Reprise) Never Going Back (I Won't Go Back Reprise) - William McDowell

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Albums & Songs

  • The Promise
  • The Promise
  • The Promise
  • Prelude to Encounter/ Give Him Praises
  • Nothing’s Impossible
  • Finished Work (feat. Daniel Johnson)
  • Suddenly Exhortation (Spoken Word)
  • Even Now (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard)
  • Deep Places (feat. Trinity Anderson)
  • The Cry
  • How Great (feat. Yolanda Adams)
  • Still Moving
  • Here Comes the Glory/Here Comes Heaven (feat. David & Nicole Binion)
  • Touch the Hem (feat. Trinity Anderson)
  • Stay
  • Loss for Words (feat. Trinity Anderson & Queenija Morris)
  • Nothing Like Your Presence (feat. Travis Greene & Nathaniel Bassey)
  • Only You Can Satisfy (feat. Chris Lawson)
  • I Don't Wanna Leave (Extended Version)
  • Prelude to Encounter
  • Give Him Praises
  • Nothing’s Impossible
  • Finished Work (feat. Daniel Johnson)
  • Suddenly Exhortation (Spoken Word)
  • Even Now (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard)
  • Deep Places (feat. Trinity Anderson)
  • The Cry
  • How Great (feat. Yolanda Adams)
  • Still Moving
  • Here Comes the Glory / Here Comes Heaven (feat. David & Nicole Binion)
  • Touch the Hem (feat. Trinity Anderson)
  • Stay
  • Loss for Words (feat. Trinity Anderson & Queenija Morris)
  • Nothing Like Your Presence (feat. Travis Greene & Nathaniel Bassey)
  • Only You Can Satisfy (feat. Chris Lawson)
  • I Don't Wanna Leave (Extended Version)
  • I Don't Wanna Leave (Single Version)
  • Prelude to Encounter
  • Give Him Praises
  • Nothing's Impossible
  • Finished Work (feat. Daniel Johnson)
  • Suddenly Exhortation (Spoken Word)
  • Even Now (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard)
  • Deep Places (feat. Trinity Anderson)
  • The Cry
  • How Great (feat. Yolanda Adams)
  • Still Moving
  • Here Comes the Glory / Here Comes Heaven (feat. David & Nicole Binion)
  • Touch the Hem (feat. Trinity Anderson)
  • Stay
  • Loss for Words (feat. Trinity Anderson & Queenija Morris)
  • Nothing Like Your Presence (feat. Travis Greene & Nathaniel Bassey)
  • Only You Can Satisfy (feat. Chris Lawson)
  • I Don't Wanna Leave (Extended Version)
  • I Don't Wanna Leave
  • Prelude to Worship
  • In Your Presence (feat. Israel Houghton)
  • In Your Presence (Reprise)
  • Whisper His Name
  • The Name of the Lord
  • I'm Yours (feat. Jonathan Stockstill & Brian Courtney Wilson)
  • Falling on My Knees
  • You Are Here
  • Sweet Mystery (feat. Nicole Binion & Jonathan McReynolds)
  • You Are the One (feat. Charles & Taylor)
  • Come to Jesus (feat. Tina Campbell)
  • It Is So (feat. Travis Greene)
  • It Is So (Reprise)
  • It Is So (feat. Travis Greene)
  • In Your Presence (feat. Israel Houghton)
  • To the Chief Musician (The Sound, Pt. III)
  • Life (feat. Taylor Poole)
  • We Just Want You
  • It Is So (feat. Travis Greene)
  • It Is So (Reprise)
  • Reveal (feat. José Garrafa)
  • Spirit Break Out (feat. Trinity Anderson)
  • Come Like a Rushing Wind
  • Don't Mind Waiting
  • Jesus Is Here
  • Hymn of Praise (feat. Julia McMillan & Daniel Johnson)
  • When You Walk Into the Room (feat. Taylor Poole & Trinity Anderson)
  • Send the Rain
  • Heaven's Open (feat. Daniel Johnson)
  • Rain Only Matters / Expecting a Harvest
  • Send the Rain
  • Heaven's Open (feat. Daniel Johnson)
  • Send the Rain
  • Releasing a Sound
  • Bring Me a Minstrel
  • Expecting
  • Are You Ready (feat. Pablo Villatoro & Aaron Lindsey)
  • Through Christ
  • We Will Prevail
  • Sovereign God (feat. Danny Gokey)
  • When I Call Your Name
  • There Is Something About That Name
  • My Heart Sings
  • Can't Live Without You (feat. Nicole Binion)
  • Withholding Nothing Medley
  • There Is a Sound
  • Withholding Nothing
  • Arise Intro
  • Arise
  • Spoken
  • Overcomer
  • The Sound, Pt. 2
  • Standing
  • I Have a Promise (Standing Reprise) [Live]
  • You Are God Alone
  • I Belong to You
  • I Surrender All / We Say Yes
  • Minstrel's Selah (Interlude) [Live]
  • Song of Intercession Intro
  • Song of Intercession
  • My Desire
  • Waiting
  • Wait
  • The Presence of the Lord
  • All I Want Is You
  • In
  • Place of Worship
  • I Give Myself Away / Yes
  • I Won't Go Back
  • I Won't Go Back (Reprise) [Live]
  • The Sea In Me
  • Take No Credit
  • The Color
  • Come On
  • My Side
  • Just a Minute
  • Color Me Black
  • Your Meaning
  • What Happened?
  • He Danced
  • Who Are Those People?
  • Interlude
  • I See It Coming
  • It Ain't Easy
  • Blurry
  • My Wife
  • 24 Hours
  • Way Out
  • She Believed
  • Black Butterfly
  • Brought Here
  • Loving You Is Easy
  • I'm Me
  • The Speech
  • Gentle Night
  • Expectation
  • As We Worship
  • The Sound
  • Give Him Praises
  • He Is
  • Downpour
  • Come Unto Me
  • Closer/Wrap Me In Your Arms
  • Wrap Me In Your Arms (Reprise)
  • Show Me Your Face (Intro)
  • Show Me Your Face
  • I Want to Know You
  • Paslm 27 (One Thing)
  • Give Us Your Heart (Intro)
  • Give Us Your Heart
  • I Give Myself Away
  • Here I Am to Worship
  • Send Me
  • The Sound of Heaven
  • Go Forth
  • Wherever I Go