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|Birth name||Jason Douglas Crabb|
March 3, 1977 |
Beaver Dam, Kentucky, U.S.
|Genres||Christian, southern gospel, gospel|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, record producer|
|Associated acts||The Crabb Family|
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.
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. 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. The album won a 2010 Grammy award for Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album. 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.
Crabb is signed to Provident Label Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. His first studio album, Whatever the Road, with Reunion Records, is scheduled for a September 18, 2015, release date.
|Year||Album details||Chart peak|
|2010||Because It's Christmas
|2013||Love Is Stronger
|2015||Whatever the Road
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
- 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"
- 2011: The Song Lives On Live
Gaither Homecoming video solo performances
- 2004: Journey To The Sky; "Because I Love Him"
- 2004: We Will Stand; "Until I Found The Lord"
- 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"
|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
Crabb has received several awards and nominations, both as part of a group and as a solo artist.
GMA Dove Awards
|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||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||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||Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "Love Is Stronger"||Pending|
|Country Album of the Year for Surrender – Adam Crabb (for co-producing)||Pending|
|2010||Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album for Jason Crabb||Won|
- Lauded Solo Debut from Jason Crabb Lands at #2 on Billboard on CBN
- "Jason Crabb: Somebody Like Me". May 6, 2010.
- Jason Crabb on Billboard
- Jason Crabb Celebrates Grammy Win For Debut Solo Recording on Breathecast (February 1, 2010)
- Eric Day (February 5, 2013). "Jason Crabb Interview: Talks New Album, "Love Is Stronger"". Topix. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- The Crabb Family Online: Ashleigh Taylor Crabb born on The Crabb Family Website
- The Crabb Family Online: More of Emmaleigh Love Crabb on The Crabb Family Website
- "43rd Annual GMA Dove Award Winners".
- "44th Annual GMA Dove Awards".
- "45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees".
- Official website
- Jason Crabb at AllMusic
- Jason Crabb's blog
- Jason Crabb at Spring Hill Music
- "Jason Crabb Among 2010 'Artists To Watch'", breathecast.com