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Gaither Vocal Band and Bradley Walker Celebrate 2018 GMA DOVE Award Wins

Written by Staff on October 19, 2018 – 4:12 pm -

Gaither Vocal Band and Bradley Walker Celebrate 2018 GMA DOVE Award Wins

Gaither Vocal Band. Photo by Craig Harris

Gospel Music Hall of Famers the Gaither Vocal Band and Rising Country Music Singer Bradley Walker Enjoy a Rewarding Evening at This Year’s DOVE Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—October 18th, 2018—GRAMMY®-winning recording artists and Gospel Music Hall of Fame members the Gaither Vocal Band were awarded Southern Gospel Artist of the Year honors last night at this year’s GMA DOVE Award ceremonies, held at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

“The great thing that we get to do is travel as a band of brothers,” stated group member Reggie Smith during his acceptance speech, “these guys are like family, and we get to travel with the oldest ‘teenager’ on the planet–Bill Gaither! We are grateful for this award and for what we get to do.”

Gaither Vocal Band and Bradley Walker Celebrate 2018 GMA DOVE Award Wins

Bradley Walker

The quintet, which headlines one of Christian music’s biggest tours annually, also received nods for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for “Hallelujah Band”; Southern Gospel Album of the Year for We Have This Moment (Gaither Music Group); Bluegrass/Country/Roots Song of the Year for “Chain Breaker”; Long Form Video of the Year for Country Roots and Gospel Favorites, featuring Gaither Vocal Band, The Gatlin Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys; and Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year for Country Roots and Gospel Favorites (Live).

Label-mate and rising country gospel singer Bradley Walker took home his first GMA DOVE Award for best Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year (Gaither Music Group) for Blessed, Hymns and Songs of Faith, produced by Ben Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune).

“Growing up singing these songs in church, you don’t think you are going to receive an award one day,” said a surprised and elated Walker. “It’s just hard to believe. I want to thank Bill Gaither for giving me the opportunity to record this album, and I want to dedicate this award to Joey Feek. Without her love and support and were it not for my getting to sing at her home-going, this would never have happened. I am, as the album title says, ‘blessed.’”

A well-loved performer for years among classic country and bluegrass music circles, Walker was also nominated for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year and for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Song of the Year for “I Will Someday” (featuring The Isaacs), written by Chris Stapleton, Garnet Bowman, Morgane Hayes and Ronnie Bowman.

Gaither Vocal Band and Bradley Walker Celebrate 2018 GMA DOVE Award Wins

Gaither Vocal Band. Photo by Craig Harris

“We were delighted to see a legendary group like the Gaither Vocal Band honored last evening while also seeing a rising newcomer win his first award,” stated Paul Sizelove, president of Gaither Music Group. “Our roster of artists encompasses a broad array of talent, including performers who are household names among their formats as well as newcomers like Bradley Walker. We are proud to represent these artists and pleased to see these performers achieve these recognitions at this year’s awards.”

The Gaither Music Group artists are seen regularly on over 15 TV networks that carry the “Gaither Gospel Hour” weekly including PBS, TBN, RFD-TV, CTN, DIRECTV, The Heartland Network, Dish TV, FamilyNet, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT, TLN and GaitherTV. The programming is seen in Canada on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS.

Gaither Music Group’s recordings are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music and are available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and Gaither.com.

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StowTown Celebrates Multiple Dove Award Nominations

Written by Staff on August 9, 2018 – 6:56 am -

StowTown Celebrates Multiple Dove Award Nominations

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StowTown Celebrates Multiple Dove Award Nominations

StowTown Celebrates Multiple Dove Award Nominations

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Nashville, TN (August 8, 2018) – StowTown Records is pleased to announce their 2018 Dove Award nominees.  Co-founder, producer and songwriter,Wayne Haun, leads the way with seven nominations. StowTown artist Trey Ivey receives his first nominations as a producer in two different categories. Additionally, StowTown is honored to be the home of two 2018 GMA Dove Award nominated artists: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and The Little Roy & Lizzy Show.

Haun, while ecstatic about his personal nominations, chose to focus on the accolades his artists received. “We are thrilled that the GMA uses this platform to promote gospel music and its message to the world.  It’s an honor for me to be a part of this industry.”  His nominations include Producer of the Year, as well as several songwriting and production nominations in various categories.

StowTown Celebrates Multiple Dove Award Nominations

TREY IVEY

First-time nominee, Trey Ivey, is nominated as a producer on the Ernie Haase & Signature Sound project Clear Skies, as well as The Little Roy and Lizzy Show project Going Home.

Clear Skies is proving to be a powerful project for Ernie Haase & Signature Sound receiving a nomination for Southern Gospel Album of the Year, as well as Southern Gospel Song of the Year for the title cut. “Clear Skies,”co-written by Haase, is the number one song for August on the Singing News Southern Gospel chart. “After all these years, I am beyond thrilled to hear about the Clear Skies song and album nominations,” shares Ernie Haase. “Both my team here at EHSS and the team at StowTown have worked hard and have seen God use this project in a fresh new way. We see Clear Skies today! Thank you, GMA!”

Rounding out the nominations for StowTown is The Little Roy and Lizzy Show with nods for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year for Going Home and Bluegrass/Country/Roots Song of the Year for “Dinner on the Ground,” a song that features their friends the Oak Ridge Boys. “Dinner on the Ground” is currently sitting in the number one spot on the Singing News Bluegrass chart for August. “Celebrating a number one song and Dove nominations with our heroes and friends the Oak Ridge Boys…it just doesn’t get any better!” exclaims Lizzy Long.

The 49th GMA Dove Awards show will take place on October 16, 2018, in Nashville, TN, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The show will be filmed and will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network on October 21.

StowTown Celebrates Multiple Dove Award Nominations

Ernie Haase

ABOUT STOWTOWN RECORDS:
StowTown Records was founded in 2011 by Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun and then expanded in 2014 with the addition of partners Landon Beene and Nate Goble. With each person bringing their individual expertise, StowTown has become a powerhouse independent Gospel Music label. As the creative home for many of today’s top artists, the StowTown family of artists includes Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, Charles Billingsley, The Browns, Cana’s Voice, The Collingsworth Family, The Erwins, TaRanda Greene, The Guardians, Trey Ivey, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Tim Lovelace, Jody McBrayer, Devin McGlamery, The Perrys, Rambo McGuire, Southern Raised, The Taylors and Triumphant. Distributed worldwide through Provident/Sony Distribution, StowTown Records has garnered industry attention with multiple GMA Dove Awards and chart-topping releases from their highly respected roster of artists.

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Crossroads Label Group Proudly Congratulates Artists On Ballot for the 2017 GMA Dove Awards®

Written by Staff on July 27, 2017 – 1:42 pm -

Crossroads Label Group

Crossroads Label Group

ARDEN, N.C. – (July 27, 2017) – The first ballot for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards was released to industry professionals this week and Crossroads Label Group had several artists and writers represented among the eligible entries.

Greg Bentley stated, “Each year it’s exciting to see the nominations for the annual GMA Dove Awards. This year is no exception, and we are thrilled to have so many of our artists and songwriters make the first ballot. It’s an honor and privilege to get to work with each and everyone of these and we are more than proud to represent each one.”

The 48th Annual Dove Awards will be presented October 17th, 2017 at Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville Tennessee and the nominees represent the biggest and bright names in all of Gospel music each year.

Crossroads Label Group proudly congratulates our first round ballot contenders for the 2017 GMA Dove Awards®.

Southern Gospel Artist:

Kingsmen

Lauren Talley

Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs

New Artist:

Jordan Family Band

Southern Gospel Song:

11th Hour / He Welcomes The Beggar

11th Hour / Can You Burn

Kingdom Heirs / Never Made A Promise

Kingsmen / They Don’t Know

Lauren Talley / I Hear A Song

Mark Bishop / That’s When It’s Time To Pray

Mark Bishop and Forget The Sea

Forget The Sea / I Will Sing

McKameys / That’s Why There’s A Cross

Talleys / There Is Coming A Day

Wisecarvers / Don’t You Think You Ought To Worship Me

Regina Walden (writer) / Never Will I Ever Again

Karen Gillespie (writer) / Gotta Get To Jesus

Bluegrass Song:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Best Friends

Kingsmen

Southern Gospel Album:

Kingdom Heirs / Something Good

Lauren Talley / The Gospel

Kingsmen / They Don’t Know

Mark Bishop / Seasons

McKameys / Something Worth Saving

Bluegrass Album:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer

Lawson & Williams / Chapter 3

Christmas Album:

Jeff Collins / Keys To Christmas

Kingdom Heirs / Glory To God In The Highest                               

More information the GMA Dove Awards can be found at www.doveawards.com.

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Michael English Garners Nominations for 44th GMA Dove Awards in Key Categories

Written by SGN Scoops on August 31, 2013 – 9:28 am -

(Nashville, Tenn.) – In a press conference earlier this week, the Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced nominations for Michaelthe 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, TN on the campus of Lipscomb University.

The vibrant industry reconnection of Curb Records’ Michael English garnered the talented vocalist three nominations in key award categories. Michael has been nominated for the following:
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: “Stubborn (Psalm 15)”
  • Southern Gospel Performance of the Year: “Stubborn (Psalm 15)”
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Some People Change 
Michael English is currently performing select solo dates in addition to his touring schedule with theGaither Vocal Band. Connect with Michael at MichaelEnglishMusic.com, Facebook.com/MichaelEnglishMusic and Twitter.com/MEnglish001
 
The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 7:30 PM CST.  The awards show will be televised on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM CST exclusively on the UP! Television Network. Tickets are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville, TN and at TicketsNashville.com.

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JASON CRABB EARNS MULTIPLE DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Written by SGN Scoops on August 23, 2013 – 1:37 pm -

Nashville, Tenn.) August 23, 2013 – JASON CRABB, esteemed vocalist, songwimageriter, musician, author, and actor, garnered several nominations for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards in a press conference from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN earlier this week. Love Is Stronger, the latest release from this 17-time Dove Award and Grammy winner, was honored for it’s genre-crossing format receiving nods in six categories.
With a trio of heavyweight producers – Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash andWayne Haun – Crabb’s latest release, Love Is Stronger (Gaither Music Group), transcended musical boundaries and resonated with music lovers and critics alike. The project – praised by The Associated Press, Entertainment Tonight, FOX News, and Billboard, among others – received nominations for Song of the Year, Inspirational Album of the Year, Country Song of the Year, Inspirational Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance of the Year,and Southern Gospel Song of the Year. Clearly, the industry has once again taken notice of the soulful voice and power-packed delivery of Jason Crabb.
“With a heart full of gratitude, I say thank you to the GMA and all the members for honoring this project,” said Crabb. “Being blessed to work with Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, and Wayne Haun to record these amazing songs penned by some of the most gifted writers was a special time for me. Truly, the entire process was a team effort – from the players, to the writers and everyone in between – this is a time of celebration for all of us!”
In addition to the nominations, Crabb appeared during the press conference announcing nominations for several categories.
Crabb is currently on the road with his Love Is Stronger tour and is set to make a major tour announcement in the next few days. Additonally, the gifted communicator has just released the first of ten books in a children series called One God, One You, introducing the character Jase® Crabb – A Crabb On A Mission. The book is currently available atwww.JaseCrabb.com.
The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 7:30 PM CST.  The awards show will be televised on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM CST exclusively on the UP! Television Network. Tickets are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville, TN and at TicketsNashville.com.
Full List of Nominations for Jason Crabb:
  • SONG OF THE YEAR:

    “What The Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, writers Ronnie  Freeman, Tony Wood, (publisher) Universal Music  Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP) // Lehajoes Music  (ASCAP) // Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP) // Songs From Exit 71 (ASCAP)

  • SOUTHERN GOSPEL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:

    “What The Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, Gaither Music Group, producer Wayne Haun

  • INSPIRATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR:

    “Satisfied”, Jason Crabb , writers Tony Wood, Ronnie Freeman

  • SOUTHERN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR:

    “What the Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, writers Ronnie Freeman, Tony Wood

  • COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR:

    “God’s Up to Something”, Jason Crabb, writers Terry Allen Dennis, Garret W. Parris

  • INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

    Love Is Stronger, Jason Crabb, producers Jay DeMarcus,  Ed Cash, Wayne Haun

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Jason Crabb’s Love Is Stronger Makes Impressive Debut– Tops the Southern Gospel Chart, Lands in Christian Music’s Top 10 Chart and in Billboard’s Top 200

Written by SGN Scoops on March 22, 2013 – 4:14 pm -

GAITHER MUSIC GROUP, NASHVILLE, Tenn.–March 22ndLove Is Stronger, the sophomore, studio release from GRAMMY® Award winner and GMA jasonalbumDOVE Awards Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Crabb, hit the streets this week coming in at the #1 spot on the southern gospel chart and debuting at #7 on the contemporary Christian music chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  The all-new release from Gaither Music Group appeared at #94 on the overall Billboard Top 200 chart.
In addition, The Best of the Crabb Family DVD took over the #1 position on the Christian DVD chart and appeared at #11 on on the Billboard Top Music DVD Chart.
“This has been an exciting project for us,” stated Barry Jennings, president of Gaither Music Group.  “Jason is an extremely talented artist and having him work alongside Jay, Ed and Wayne for the first time has been a rewarding process. Together they have created a project that honors Jason’s musical roots while broadening his appeal to the modern-day church. We are excited by the initial response to the project and believe this will be a career album for him.”
Love Is Stronger, produced by three of the industry’s award-winning and lauded producers – Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion, Earl Scruggs), is currently positioned prominently in stores nationwide and among online retailers leading into the Easter season.  It has been featured prominently on tv networks including CTS, Family Net, FFE, GAC, Grace, Vision, RFD, TNN, TBN, Airtime, CTN, Gaither TV, The Walk TV (formerly Legacy), Miracle, TCT and TLN.  Crabb is also the featured artist for Google Play on Android this month.
This much anticipated recording from the 17-time GMA DOVE Award winner has received glowing reviews and attention from The Associated Press, Entertainment Tonight, FOX News, AOL’s “The Boot,” Music News New York, Huffington Post, Roughstock, CCM Magazine, New Release Tuesday, Nashville Country Club, Christian Music Review, Absolutely Gospel and Breathecast, among others.
“Crabb delivers a cohesive album that showcases the vocal diversity he’s known for….”
                                                                                                Billboard Magazine
Love Is Stronger finds this southern gospel boy grown up — but not away from his musical roots. A who’s who of songwriters put the well-written words in his mouth, but Crabb’s own sincerity shines through on every note. Vocally and creatively, he continues to come into his own.”
                                                                                                -Rhapsody 
 
“[Love Is Stronger] is proof positive that Jason really can sing anything (maybe even the phone book!) and blow you away…his booming, warm, big voice speaks for itself.  And on…Love Is Stronger, he pushes said voice beyond anywhere he’s been before….”  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                               HOMECOMING Magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Love Is Stronger, exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com.
About Jason Crabb
Grammy® Award winner and 17-time GMA DOVE Award winner Jason Crabb has become known as one of the most respected and diverse vocalists in Christian music.  His soulful, heartfelt vocals have made him a critics’ pick and a fan favorite on stages ranging from “The Grand Ole Opry” and the Brooklyn Tabernacle to the Gaither Homecoming arena platforms.  In 2012, Crabb was honored to be awarded with not only the Artist of the Year Award at the GMA DOVE Awards but also the Male Vocalist of the Year Award in addition to the Soloist of the Year Award at the NQC Music Awards. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 150 dates annually, ongoing tv appearances and an all-new recording, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others.

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GMA DOVE AWARDS RETURN TO NASHVILLE, TN

Written by SGN Scoops on March 22, 2013 – 3:01 pm -

NASHVILLE, TN (March 22, 2013) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) recently announced the return of the legendary GMA Dove DoveAwards to Music City for its 44th year of honors. For the first time in GMA Dove Awards history, Gospel music’s biggest night will take place in the fall. This year’s show is on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 8 p.m. EDT, at Allen Arena on the campus of Nashville’s historic Lipscomb University and will be nationally televised on GMC TV.

The bold move from spring to fall was an intentional shift by the Gospel Music Association to make this year’s esteemed event an unforgettable celebration of the message and artistry that defines the Gospel/Christian genre leading into the industry’s most significant retail sales season. “The GMA Dove Awards has a tradition of bringing our music community together to celebrate God’s goodness as a family and raising awareness for Christian and Gospel music,” says GMA Executive Director Jackie Patillo. The memorable evening will celebrate the impact Gospel music is making in the lives of countless listeners around the world through story and song. “This year we will not only pay tribute to the music and its makers, but we will shine a light on those who have experienced the music as a lifeline,” says Patillo.

In addition to once-in-a-lifetime performances, the show will also highlight the efforts of the industry’s artists who are using their platforms to champion causes greater than themselves. Food for the Hungry, which provides emergency relief and long-term development programs to help the world’s most vulnerable people, will be this year’s GMA Dove Awards ministry partner. The organization will help celebrate the efforts of the industry to communicate its message of hope and service.

GMC TV will telecast the ceremony to its more than 60 million households nationwide. “As America’s leader for uplifting entertainment, we are proud to be the exclusive home of the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards as they celebrate two of our most successful genres of programming – music and movies,” said Charles Humbard, president and CEO, GMC TV.

The city of Nashville is thrilled to see the prestigious awards show return to Music City, the hub of Gospel/Christian music. “The Christian and Gospel music industry plays an important role in the energy of our city’s music scene, and, as Music City, we are proud to welcome the Dove Awards back to Nashville,” Mayor Karl Dean says.

The GMA also revealed that it will add a feature film category in response to the rise in prominence and impact of inspirational films within the entertainment community. GMA has invited The Dove Foundation, known for its Dove Seal of approval for filmed entertainment, to participate in the development of the category and to ensure the creditability of this award.

“I am delighted that such a highly-respected organization as the GMA is recognizing Christian films,” says Dick Rolfe, Dove Foundation co-founder and CEO. “GMA has been a big part of my life ever since my years in Christian radio and television.”

Final nominees are scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, August 22, 2013. Hosts and performers, along with ancillary Dove-related events, will be unveiled in the coming months. Only GMA members are eligible to vote in the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards. To vote and further support this community, membership by March 30, 2013, is required. Visit www.gospelmusic.org to learn more about the GMA’s mission, along with details on member benefits and application information.

Tickets for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will go on-sale to the public June 7, 2013. To view eligibility period and entry details, visit www.doveawardsvoting.com. For all other GMA Dove Awards information, visit www.doveawards.com.


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Jason Crabb, Christian Music’s Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year, to Release All-NEW, Sophomore Studio Recording

Written by SGN Scoops on February 19, 2013 – 12:40 pm -

GRAMMY® Winner Joins Hands with Three All-star Producers
for Love Is Stronger Release, Available Now for Pre-sale
 

jasonalbumNASHVILLE, Tenn.— Jason Crabb, Christian music’s reigning Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year, is set to release his all-new, sophomore studio release, Love Is Stronger (Gaither Music Group), on March 12th. The follow-up to his GRAMMY®-winning, self-titled debut, this 11-song collection finds Crabb working with an all-star cast of producers including Jay DeMarcus (producer and member of country super group Rascal Flatts), Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion, Earl Scruggs), each of whom produced Crabb for the first time.

“This is a dream come true!” exclaims a wide-eyed, smiling Jason Crabb. “I mean–to get to go into the studio with these three producers and to have them make you better at what you do is unbelievable to me. All throughout the recording process I would find myself thinking, ‘Really? Is this happening? Am I getting to do this?’ This is a record I’ve been waiting to do my whole life, and I’ve never been more excited about a group of songs.”

That group of songs was written by some of the music industry’s most respected writers including Ronnie Freeman, Tony Wood, Sarah Hart, Marc Byrd, Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Connie Harrington, Mia Fieldes, Seth Mosley, Michael A. Mobley, Geron Davis and Barry Weeks among others. The recording found Crabb taking a bit of a different role inside the studio.

“I wanted to be hands off this time,” he recalls. “I’m usually involved directly or indirectly in the process, but this time I wanted to let people whom I respect guide me. The label and I discussed the song choices, of course, as well as what I wanted to say; but overall, I said, ‘I’m going to let you take the reins.’ I told all three of the producers, ‘I want to walk out of here feeling like I’ve run not just a half-marathon, but the whole thing. I wanted to be put to the test–to go to the mat, so to speak. And they pushed me! Whether it was ‘backing off’ on some things or ‘giving more’ on others, they pushed me.”

The result from this 17-time GMA DOVE Award winner is a body of work that finds Jason at the top of his game and making new friends along the way. “Working with Jason was just an absolute true joy,” describes Cash. “He’s one of my favorite people I’ve ever met. He’s such a genuine guy and so real and sincere; and that’s rare to find, particularly for someone who’s had such great success. I was absolutely blown away by how Jason was so vocally flexible…not only was he technically able to stretch vocally, but I feel like the sincerity in his voice was absolutely maintained, and I think that’s just a testament to his character. Whatever he’s singing—whatever is coming out of his mouth–it’s believable because he’s believable.”

Jay DeMarcus agrees, “As a producer, I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some of the best singers ever; I would certainly put Jason on that list! It is such a joy to work with someone that is so talented and driven. We’ve had a blast working together, and I think he has stretched himself creatively to the point to where he even surprised himself. I cannot wait for people to hear this record!”

One of the songs that DeMarcus produced was “There’s Not a Crown,” a song previously recorded by Michael English and later by The Martins with English producing them. This new rendition brings the story full circle as it features guest appearances by English and Joyce Martin Sanders, of the Martins, who join Jason for an all-new version of this song.

Crabb’s voice has been heard on Christian AC radio in recent months surrounding “Let Mercy Hold You,” a song produced by Cash and written by Fieldes, Mosley and Alexa Willis, that has turned heads at this format. “What the Blood Is For,” produced by Haun, is a power ballad that includes a 40-piece orchestra and features an unmistakable vocal from Crabb indicative of the sound that has made him a household favorite. “What I’ve always loved about Jason’s vocal performance is the passion you hear and feel from the first note of each song,” describes Haun. “You have no doubt that he really believes what he’s singing. You can’t miss that powerful interpretation with this song.”

The title cut is a favorite of Crabb because of his own family’s journey over the past two years when his wife, Shellye, suffered some health issues that led her to several specialists to seek advice before she was able to get back on her feet. Jason recalls what day-to-day life looked like for their family as he describes this song, “This was a hard road for us. There were days she couldn’t get out of bed, and I watched her struggle as she was having trouble being the wonderful mother that she is. It was difficult and heartbreaking. But then I watched her fight back. I watched what happens when love is stronger. I watched God move and her persevere. When I heard the lyric to ‘Love Is Stronger,’ I knew immediately this song was for us. It was like the writer knew our story.”

And that story continues to unfold as Crabb’s career continues to reach new heights. In 2012 he toured over 150 dates; released Together Again (Gaither Music Group) with The Crabb Family; appeared regularly internationally on tv; performed on Marie Osmond’s Hallmark Channel Show, “Marie”; prepared to make his film debut in the movie “Inspiration Pop”; contributed the theme song to the film “Finding Faith”; co-hosted the GMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and appeared several times on FOX News Network. Crabb was able to participate in Nashville’s annual Bella Bash supporting The Angel Wings Foundation, Nashville’s annual The Bridge to Christmas event as well as a Christmas benefit concert alongside Sandi Patty in New York that benefited the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Love Is Stronger, exclusively distributed by EMI CMG Distribution, is currently available for pre-sale at www.JasonCrabb.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and at www.gaither.com. At LifeWay Christian Stores, consumers can purchase an advance “single CD sampler” and return to the store on March 12th to obtain the full release. The release will be positioned prominently in stores nationwide in the months ahead and will be featured on CTS, Family Net, FFE, GAC, Grace, Vision, RFD, TNN, TBN, Airtime, CTN, Gaither TV, The Walk TV (formerly Legacy), Miracle, TCT and TLN.

Connect with Jason Crabb: www.jasoncrabb.com, www.facebook.com/jasoncrabbmusic and www.twitter.com/jasoncrabbmusic.

About Jason Crabb:
Grammy® Award winner and 17-time GMA DOVE Award winner Jason Crabb has become known as one of the most respected and diverse vocalists in Christian music. His soulful, heartfelt vocals have made him a critics’ pick and a fan favorite on stages ranging from “The Grand Ole Opry” and the Brooklyn Tabernacle to the Gaither Homecoming arena platforms. In 2012, Crabb was honored to be awarded with not only the Artist of the Year Award at the GMA DOVE Awards but also the Male Vocalist of the Year Award in addition to the Soloist of the Year Award at the NQC Music Awards. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 150 dates annually, ongoing tv appearances and an all-new recording, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others.

Track Listing for Love Is Stronger:
1. Give
2. What The Blood Is For
3. Let Mercy Hold You
4. Living Life Upside Down
5. Love Is Stronger
6. Morning
7. There’s Not A Crown
8. God’s Up To Something
9. Love Wins
10. Near
11. Satisfied


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JASON CRABB KICKS OFF 2013 WITH NEW SINGLE “WHAT THE BLOOD IS FOR” AND PREPARES FOR NEW RELEASE, LOVE IS STRONGER, TO HIT STREETS MARCH 12

Written by SGN Scoops on January 16, 2013 – 11:57 am -

jasonNashville, TN – Grammy® Award winner and reigning GMA Dove Awards’ Male Vocalist and Artist of the Year JASON CRABB, is set to release his brand new single, “What the Blood Is For,” to radio on January 21st. The song, written by Ronnie Freeman and Tony Wood, serves as the first single to southern gospel radio from the forthcoming project LOVE IS STRONGER, releasing on March 12th.
 “This song applies to everyone,” describes Jason as he talks about the new single. “No matter how hard we try, we will never be ‘good enough’ to save ourselves. We all fall…we all make mistakes and that’s what the blood is for – our sin. Thank God that He sent His Son to the cross so that we could have eternal life!”
Crabb is preparing to release Love Is Stronger produced by award-winning producers Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash and Wayne Haun. “I’m so excited to release new music and I’m really proud of this project. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!” The release is currently available for “Pre-Buy” at all LifeWay Christian Stores.
Connect with Jason:
Twitter: @JasonCrabbMusic

About Jason Crabb: 
Grammy® Award winner and 17-time GMA DOVE Award winner Jason Crabb has become known as one of the most respected and diverse vocalists in Christian music.  His soulful, heartfelt vocals have made him a critics’ pick and a fan favorite on stages ranging from “The Grand Ole Opry” and the Brooklyn Tabernacle to the Gaither Homecoming arena platforms.  In 2012, Crabb was honored to be awarded with not only the Male Artist of the Year award at the GMA DOVE Awards but also the Artist of the Year Award in addition to the Soloist of the Year Award at the NQC Music Awards. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 170 dates annually, ongoing tv appearances and an all-new recording, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others.


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KEITH & KRISTYN GETTY JOINED BY ALISON KRAUSS AND RICKY SKAGGS ON HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED HYMNS FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

Written by SGN Scoops on September 27, 2012 – 8:09 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Hymns for the Christian Life, the highly-anticipated fourth U.S. release from preeminent Irish modern hymn writers and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty, will bow October 9. Produced by Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, Switchfoot) and Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe), the 12-song project explores such themes as work, family, money, community and social action, showcasing Irish melodies as well as American bluegrass and country music influences.

This original collection is highlighted by a special 10th anniversary recording of “In Christ Alone,” featuring 27-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Alison Krauss. Penned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, the world-renowned modern hymn has been recorded by numerous artists over the past decade—including Owl City, Natalie Grant and Newsboys—and is a classic sung in churches around the globe.

In addition, bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs joins the couple on “Simple Living (A Rich Young Man).” Written by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend, the song is based on the Bible story of the rich young ruler. Clannad’s Moya Brennan, one of Ireland’s most beloved recording artists, also contributes to Hymns for the Christian Life, singing a traditional Gaelic lullaby as part of “A Mother’s Prayer.” Keith & Kristyn Getty, along with Fionan de Barra (Broadway’s Riverdance), penned the piece for their young daughter, Eliza Joy.

“The concept for these songs began two years ago when we took a break from touring and settled in Nashville,” says Keith Getty. “Amid conversations with friends and coworkers around our dinner table and on our porch, we found ourselves discussing the challenges of the Christian life. We pondered ideas such as, ‘What does it mean to succeed in your job but not make it your god? How do I handle doubt? In what way should I pray for my children? What is our responsibility for the care of others inside and outside our community?’ We believe the Gospel story touches every part of life, so these new songs are a reflection of those conversations and us turning to the Gospel for guidance.”

“We hope Hymns for the Christian Life also reflects our continuing goal to write modern hymns for the Church,” adds Kristyn Getty. “What excites us most about the work we do is seeing a song used by a congregation and hoping it becomes part of the soundtrack that follows a believer through life.“

Keith & Kristyn Getty are among the preeminent modern hymn composers of this generation. Writers of an acclaimed repertoire of 21st century hymns revered both for their theologically astute lyrics and universally beloved melodies, the couple’s popular U.S. recordings include In Christ Alone, Awaken The Dawn and Joy – An Irish Christmas. They have shared their music at Franklin Graham crusades, the GMA Dove Awards, The Third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization, as well as feature performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the legendary Grand Ole Opry, among many other noted platforms. Keith & Kristyn Getty, along with their band—an ensemble of some of the top names in Irish and American folk music—are in the midst of their Hymns for the Christian Life Tour, which is hitting multiple U.S. cities this fall.

Hymns for the Christian Life, a Getty Music release, will be distributed by EMI CMG Distribution. EMI CMG Distribution is the exclusive North American distributor of Getty Music products to all Christian and general market channels as well as the exclusive worldwide distributor to all digital channels.

For further information, visit www.gettymusic.com or www.turningpointpr.com.


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