Cindy Ratcliff’s music career was launched at the early age of 6 when she began touring with her parents and older siblings as the youngest member of “The Cruse Family”. Not long after, she became the youngest licensed ASCAP songwriter, at the age of nine and went on to sign w/ CBS Records at age 19.
Known to many as America’s Worship Leader, Cindy has served as the Director of music and Senior worship leader for Ps. Joel Osteen & Lakewood church for more than a decade. Through this platform, Cindy shares the unconditional Love and Hope of Jesus through music with viewers everywhere. Reaching out to millions across America and around the world, the TV program is the No. 1 Nielsen rated - inspirational program in America.
Cindy’s recorded several Live albums with the Lakewood team, as well as, a collaborative Christmas CD with The Houston Symphony. Building on the success of her critically acclaimed solo album “Twenty Three”, she released her sophomore project, “Heaven Raining Down” in the spring of 2014 through her label, RPM Music, co-owned with husband and executive producer Marcus Ratcliff. Working in collaboration with Capitol Records and L.A. based Dream Music Group, “Heaven Raining Down” climbed to #2 on the Billboard Music Charts, the radio single “God Alone” topped at #12 at radio and the album is gaining popularity around the world.
Cindy’s enjoyed performing in such iconic venue’s as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, Yankee Stadium, O2 and Wembley Arena’s. In addition to her US events, she’s also enjoyed recent tours to such nations as the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, The Philippines and South Africa.
Cindy lives in Houston, Texas with her husband Marcus Ratcliff. Cindy and Marcus have three children, Windsor, Merrick, and Emory, whom they consider to be their greatest treasure.