Jason Crabb

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Jason Crabb
Birth name Jason Douglas Crabb
Born (1977-03-03) March 3, 1977 (age 40)
Beaver Dam, Kentucky, U.S.
Genres Christian, southern gospel, gospel
Occupation(s) Singer, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts The Crabb Family
Website www.jasoncrabbmusic.com

Jason Douglas 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, Crabb appeared on Marie Osmond's 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]

Crabb is signed to Provident Label Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.[6] His first studio album, Whatever the Road, with Reunion Records, is scheduled for a September 18, 2015, release date.

Personal life[edit]

Jason and his wife, Shellye, have two daughters, Ashleigh Taylor and Emmaleigh Love.[7][8]

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
2015 Whatever the Road 165 3
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Compilations
  • 2015: Through the Fire: The Best of Jason Crabb
Appearances on other albums
  • 2000: Testament, Talley Trio; "Searchin'"
  • 2003: Roads That I've Traveled, Gerald Crabb; "Through the Fire"
  • 2004: Hymns from My Heart, Delores Winans; "Oh, I Want to See Him"
  • 2005: I'm Amazed...Live, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; "I'm Amazed"
  • 2005: Torch: A Live Celebration of Southern Gospel's Next Generation, various artists; "Midnight Cry"
  • 2006: Bless the Broken Road: The Duets Album, Selah; "Ain't No Grave"
  • 2006: Look at Me Now, Wess Morgan; "He Stepped In"
  • 2006: Remembering The Greats, various artists; "The Lighthouse"
  • 2009: Glory Revealed II, Dixie Melody Boys; "God Will Hear Your Prayer"
  • 2010: Better Day, Gaither Vocal Band; "Somebody Like Me", "Daystar (Shine Down On Me)"
  • 2011: The Call Is Still The Same, Gaither Vocal Band; "Somebody Like Me", "Daystar (Shine Down On Me)"
  • 2012: Working On a Building, various artists; "On The Other Side", "All Hail The Power"
  • 2013: Like Father, Like Son, James and Jeff Easter; "I've Got No Rocks to Throw" with father Gerald Crabb
  • 2014: Ready to Fly, Jamie Grace; "Fighter"
  • 2014: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas [Soundtrack]; "Let Us Adore"
  • 2015: Forever Changed, T. Graham Brown; "Soul Talk", "People Get Ready"
  • 2015: Help 2.0, Erica Campbell; "I'm a Fan"

Video[edit]

  • 2011: The Song Lives On Live
Gaither Homecoming video solo performances
  • 2001: What A Time!; "Please Forgive Me" (Crabb Family)
  • 2001: Journey To The Sky; "Because I Love Him"
  • 2002: New Orleans Homecoming; "Through the Fire" (Crabb Family)
  • 2004: We Will Stand; "Until I Found the Lord"
  • 2007: How Great Thou Art; "I'd Rather Have Jesus" (Crabb Family)
  • 2008: Country Bluegrass Homecoming Vol. 1; "I Sure Miss You"
  • 2008: Rock of Ages; "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power"
  • 2010: Count Your Blessings; "Ellsworth", "Please Forgive Me"
  • 2011: Tent Revival Homecoming; "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
  • 2011: Old Rugged Cross; "Sometimes I Cry"

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006– Praise the Lord Frequent host TBN's flagship program
2007 Christian Artist Talent Search Himself/host INSP series
2012 Marie Himself Episode: "Kellie Martin"
2014 John Hagee Today Himself/host 1 episode
2015 Uncommon Pastor Tom Roberts
2015 Welcome to Inspiration Jason Crabb

Awards and nominations[edit]

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[9] 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[10] 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[11] Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "Love Is Stronger" Nominated
Country Album of the Year for SurrenderAdam Crabb (for co-producing) Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

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

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