Jason Crabb

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Jason Crabb
Born (1977-03-03) March 3, 1977 (age 37)
Beaver Dam, Kentucky, U.S.
Genres Christian, southern gospel, gospel
Occupations Singer, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts The Crabb Family
Website www.jasoncrabb.com/index.php

Jason Crabb (born March 3, 1977) is a Christian music singer and musician. He has been the lead vocalist for the group The Crabb Family.[1]

Crabb was voted "Favorite Male Vocalist" at the first annual Harmony Honors Awards and "Favorite Young Artist" at the 2000 Singing News Fan Awards. In 2004, he was voted 2004 Gospel Music Male Vocalist of the Year. He has been nominated for many other awards during his career. He has worked extensively with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir as a soloist.

Career[edit]

The Crabb Family retired as a group in 2007 to go their separate ways.

As a solo artist, he was signed to Spring Hill Music Group. His self-titled debut solo album was released on June 30, 2009.[2] It reached No. 62 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Billboard Christian albums chart, and No. 1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Southern Gospel albums chart.[1][3] The album won a 2010 Grammy award for "Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album".[4] It won a 2010 Grammy Award. The album was also nominated for a Dove Award for Country Album of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards. On September 28, 2010, Spring Hill Music Group released Jason's second solo project, a Christmas album titled Because It's Christmas. In 2011, the family group reunited to record a new album, along with a concert tour from the end of 2011 through the beginning of 2012.

In October 2012, Marie Osmond welcomed Crabb to her new Hallmark Channel show, Marie! In November, he was featured on Fox News Channel with anchor Kelly Wright for a special segment called "Beyond The Dream". During the Christmas 2012 season, Jason teamed up with Sandi Patty for A Christmas Celebration Tour. One of the concerts was held in New York to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.

Crabb's next project, Love is Stronger, was released on March 12, 2013. It was produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), Ed Cash and Wayne Haun. The album features a special guest appearance by Kari Jobe.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Jason and his wife, Shellye, have two daughters, Ashleigh Taylor and Emmaleigh Love.[6][7]

Discography[edit]

Year Album details Chart peak[3]
US Christian Holiday
2009 Jason Crabb 62 2
2010 Because It's Christmas
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Label: Spring Hill Music Group
  • Format: CD
39 6
2013 Love Is Stronger
  • Release Date: March 12, 2013[5]
  • Label: Gaither Music Group
  • Format: CD
94 34
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Awards and nominations[edit]

Jason Crabb has received several awards and nominations, both as part of a group and as a solo artist.

GMA Dove Awards[edit]

Year Category Result
2005 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2006 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2010 Song of the Year for "Somebody Like Me" Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Country Recorded Song of the Year for "Somebody Like Me" Won
Country Album of the Year for Jason Crabb Nominated
2011 Song of the Year for "Sometimes I Cry" Won
Artist of the Year Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for "Joseph" Won
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "Go Tell It on the Mountain" Won
2012[8] Song of the Year for "Who Am I" Nominated
Artist of the Year Won
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "I'd Rather Have Jesus" Nominated
Country Recorded Song of the Year for "Why Me" Nominated
Southern Gospel Album of the Year for "The Song Lives On" Nominated
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "I Saw the Light" Nominated
Long Form Music Video of the Year for "The Song Lives On" Nominated
2013[9] Song of the Year for "What the Blood Is For" Nominated
Country Song of the Year for "God's Up to Something" Nominated
Inspirational Album of the Year for Love Is Stronger Won
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for "Satisfied" Won
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "What the Blood Is For" Won
2014[10] Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "Love Is Stronger" Pending
Country Album of the Year for SurrenderAdam Crabb (for co-producing) Pending

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Category Result
2010 Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album for Jason Crabb Won

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