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The Crabb Family Releases First New Album In Eight Years

Written by Staff on February 27, 2020 – 3:48 pm -

The Crabb Family Releases First New Album In Eight YearsNASHVILLE, TN (FEBRUARY 27, 2020) — One of the most successful family groups in history, The Crabb Family, delivers their first album in over eight years, 20/20. Daywind Records is proud to release this highly-anticipated project from the iconic family, filled with ten songs full of faith, hope and encouragement, including the hit radio single, “I See Revival.”

The Crabb family name has become synonymous with top-tier Christian music for over 20 years. In August of 2007, the group transitioned into separate ministries until they reunited for the Crabb Family Celebration Tour in 2011. Since then, the family group has returned to the touring scene for the Reunion Tour in 2015, the Encore Tour in 2019, and now for the 2020 Vision Tour.

The Crabb Family 2020 Vision Tour kicked off in Alexandria, LA, with a sold-out crowd entertaining long-time fans as well as welcoming brand new Crabb Family fans to the fold. A sold-out run of Crabb Family shows continues as the group celebrates the release of 20/20.

The new album contains ten (10) songs from some of the best writers in music including Jason Cox, Adam Wheeler, Connie Herrington, Jimmy Yeary, Gerald Crabb, Sonya Isaacs, Tony Wood, Jeff Bumgardner, Kenna West, Marcia Henry, Rachel McCutcheon, Sue C. Smith, Caleb Collins, and Jason Crabb.

20/20 releases this Friday, February 28, in CD, vinyl and digital formats. Visit daywindrecords.com for more information about the latest Crabb Family release.

The Crabb Family Releases First New Album In Eight YearsDaywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists including Adam Crabb, Amber Nelon Thompson, Blackwood Brothers, Bowling Family, Brian Free & Assurance, Greater Vision, Hoppers, Jim & Melissa Brady, Jonathan Wilburn, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five, Michael Booth, Michael English, Nelons, Riley Harrison Clark, and Tribute Quartet. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors and the Orchard, and its music is available at all major physical outlets and digital and streaming platforms.

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Jay DeMarcus Welcomes Jason Crabb to Red Street Records

Written by Staff on February 6, 2020 – 5:51 pm -

Two-Time GRAMMY Winner Joins Growing Roster of Artists
Two-Time GRAMMY Winner Joins Growing Roster of Artists
L-R: Don Koch, Mark Lusk, Jason Crabb and Jay DeMarcus

Nashville, Tenn. (Thursday, February 6, 2020) – Jay DeMarcus has announced the addition of two-time GRAMMY® winner Jason Crabb to Red Streets Records, the Christian music label he founded in 2018. Billboard exclusively shared the news earlier this week.

Crabb and DeMarcus share a long history of friendship and collaboration, first working together on 2013’s Love Is Stronger, then reuniting for the GRAMMY award-winning record, Unexpected, that was released in 2018. Through the years, the two have remained close friends and the pair could not be more excited about this moment.

Red Street Records Logo, presents Avalon tourSpeaking to Billboard, DeMarcus says: “I’ve always loved making music with Jason even if it was just sitting in the studio helping him capture his vision but this was just beyond anything I could have imagined. I’m so glad he’s here.”

“I feel like he’s more like my family, my brother, than anything and that’s the way it feels in the studio,” Crabb says. “There is no other place that I would rather be. What a huge honor.”

Jay DeMarcus Welcomes Jason Crabb to Red Street Records
Jay DeMarcus and Jason Crabb

The entire Red Street Records team is thrilled with the addition of Crabb. President/General Manager Mark Lusk states: “To have someone like Jason Crabb join our roster is a monumental moment for Red Street Records. Jason Crabb is one of the most talented artists I know and I smile every time I hear him sing because it’s amazing to me how good he is. His artistry is well-known but what I love most about him is his heart for people and ministry. He truly loves everyone, and he shows Christ to everyone he meets. I’m proud that he’s part of the Red Street family.”

In addition to recording, Crabb has signed a publishing agreement with Red Street Records. Don Koch, Executive Vice President / Creative / Publishing comments: “Jason is truly an anointed person and I can’t wait to hear the songs that come from his life experiences. He has a clear understanding of who he is and what God wants to say through him. It truly is an exciting time and we are ecstatic to have him at Red Street.”

Crabb will also serve as a mentor and advisor to younger acts being developed at the label. DeMarcus says: “Jason’s presence at our record label is not just about him being an artist, it’s also about the experience and knowledge that he brings to our younger artists that we have on our roster. There’s a larger aspect of what Jason is trying to do at this point in his career than just simply making records and going out and touring on those records. Our partnership goes much deeper than him just simply being an artist.”

New music from Crabb is expected in 2020.

For more information, visit www.redstreetrecords.net and www.jasoncrabb.com.


Managers Tina & Philip Morris (back) with Don Koch, Mark Lusk, Jason Crabb and Jay DeMarcus
ABOUT JASON CRABB:
In his career, Kentucky-born Jason Crabb has been honored with 2 GRAMMY awards along with 22 GMA Dove Awards – being named the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year along with Song of the Year – along with a host of industry honors and recognitions, with chart-topping hits that inspire the multitudes. Among his honors, he is the youngest member to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, and his hometown of Beaver Dam, KY recognized him by naming a street as Jason Crabb Drive.
Crabb’s electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals and magnetic personality have endeared him to millions across the world – through extensive personal appearances, media coverage, and social media including over 20 million views on YouTube.
Since his first solo release in 2009, Jason Crabb has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious stages such as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, the Brooklyn Tabernacle and Billy Graham’s final crusade in NYC. He has also shared the stage with artists such as Gloria Gaynor, Kari Jobe, Vince Gill, Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Wynonna, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Michael W. Smith, Jamie Grace, Sandi Patty, the Oak Ridge Boys and more. He has appeared on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and alongside Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.
Crabb has been featured and covered by many media outlets as well – including: People Magazine, Fox News, Country Living, The Huffington Post, Billboard, USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, and Country Weekly, among others, and was named one of Nashville’s Most Beautiful People by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine. Crabb is also frequently seen on television hosting on TBN, appearing on awards shows and television specials for a variety of networks.
Whatever the Road, Jason’s 2015 release, was nominated for a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Album.
Unexpected, released on April 20, 2018, was honored with a GRAMMY® at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® in February 2019. The project was produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and features Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts) and Kaya Jones, as well as a song written with disco icon, Gloria Gaynor.
ABOUT RED STREET RECORDS:
Jay DeMarcus – member of Rascal Flatts, GRAMMY® award-winning producer and bassist – launched Red Street Records on October 24, 2019 during a press conference held at the Hutton Hotel’s Analog. Along with DeMarcus, industry icon and award-winning songwriter/producer, Don Koch (General Manager), lead the Red Street Records team with a vision for the future. The desire of Red Street Records is to touch lives and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. To that end, we seek to partner with musicians who share this aim and who strive to achieve it through their innovative and visionary craft.

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The 2020 Road to the Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on February 1, 2020 – 3:05 pm -

Diamond Awards presented by Coastal MediaThe 2020 Diamond Award Nominations open on Monday, February 3,  so come join us as we travel down the Road to the Diamond Awards. The Diamond Awards will be presented on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention held at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Oct. 25 – 30, 2020.

 

We take a look at four more award categories in the Southern Gospel section below:

 

Hyssongs win at the 2017 Diamond

Hyssongs at the Diamond Awards

TRADITIONAL TRIO OF THE YEAR: A traditional group,with three vocalists, featuring three-part harmony. Must be full-time Southern Gospel artists.

Some of the past winners are:

2011, 2012, 2013: The Booth Brothers

Karen Peck and New River at Diamond Awards. Courtesy Robert York

2014, 2016: Karen Peck and New River

2015, 2018: Jeff and Sheri Easter

JP Miller, Lou Hildreth, Sheri Easter and Jeff Easter at the Diamond Awards 2012

The 2017 and 2019 winners were: The Hyssongs

 

Vonda Armstrong, Ashley and Josh Franks at the 2019 Diamond Awards

TRADITIONAL DUET OF THE YEAR: A traditional group featuring two vocalists. Must be full-time Southern Gospel artists.

Some of the past winners are:

2011, 2013, 2014: Aaron and Amanda Crabb

2012, 2015: Wilburn and Wilburn

CT and Becky Townsend at Diamond Awards

2017: Broken Vessels.

2018: C.T. and Becky Townsend

The 2016 and 2019 winners were: Josh and Ashley Franks

 

with 2017 Diamond Award

Kelly Nelon Clark with 2017 Diamond Award

TRADITIONAL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: A full-time female Southern Gospel artist recording as a soloist or with a group. 

Some of the past winners are:

2011, 2012: Janet Paschal

2014, 2018: Karen Peck Gooch

2015: Hannah Webb

Sheri Easter at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

2017: Kelly Nelon Clark

The 2013, 2016, and 2019 winner was: Sheri Easter

 

TRADITIONAL MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: A full-time male Southern Gospel artist recording as a soloist or with a group.

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Jason Crabb has won this award every year since 2011. Congratulations Jason!

Gerald and Jason Crabb at Diamond Awards

Who will you nominate? Stay tuned to this site as we continue the countdown to the 2020 Diamond Award Nominations!

More about Creekside Gospel Music Convention:

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is held annually in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, presenting national and regional gospel music in a family-friendly environment. The last week in October is filled with Southern, Country, and Bluegrass gospel music at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Daytime showcases, evening concerts, and midnight prayer, all feature award-winning artists and speakers. The Diamond Awards are a nationally-recognized yearly award show hosted by SGNScoops Magazine and voted on by their readers and fans.  For more information please call Rob Patz at 360 – 933 – 0741.

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The Crabb Family Debuts New Music from Forthcoming Project 20/20 on TBN Thanksgiving Evening Special

Written by Staff on November 27, 2019 – 11:49 am -

 

Iconic Family Group Drops First Single in Eight Years, “I See Revival,” on Streaming Platforms Thanksgiving Morning!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 27, 2019) – The Crabb Family will be all over the media landscape this week showcasing new music from their upcoming Daywind Records release, 20/20. The iconic family group is set to appear on TBN for a rare concert special on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT.
The Crabb Family Debuts New Music from Forthcoming Project 20/20 on TBN Thanksgiving Evening Special
“I See Revival,” the family’s first single in eight years, drops on all music streaming platforms at 12:01 AM ET on Thanksgiving morning, with special placement on Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, and Amazon.
The song released to national radio early this week and has been picked up immediately for airplay. Streaming radio app, TheTreeRadio, is playing the new single every hour on the half hour this week in celebration of the first new music by this iconic family group in eight years.
The single and the album, 20 /20, produced by Jason Crabb and Scott Godsey, prove that there is nothing like the Crabb Family songs and sounds.  They are in a league of their own and have not lost a single step since retiring from full-time performing as a group. This new projects marks the return of The Crabb Family to their longtime label home, Daywind Records, with a refreshed and renewed vision to impact the future with great gospel music!
In early 2020, the Crabb Family will hit the road on a national tour to promote February 28, 2020, album release.  The 2020 Vision Tour will journey through Louisiana, Texas, California, Arizon, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Daywind president, Ed Leonard, was effusive in his praise for the new music, “I have never seen Jason and the family work as hard as they did on this record. With their amazing career filled with achievements from Dove Awards to Grammy® recognition to international appearances, that says it all.”
Pre-orders for The Crabb Family: 2020 will begin in early January 2020 and the project will be available wherever you listen to music including on CD and limited-edition vinyl.

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Trace Adkins Selects Jason Crabb As Special Guest for Christmas Residency at Gaylord Opryland

Written by Staff on November 21, 2019 – 6:33 am -

Trace Adkins Selects Jason Crabb As Special Guest for Performances during The Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends Residency at Gaylord OprylandTrace Adkins Selects Jason Crabb As Special Guest for Performances during The Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends Residency at Gaylord Opryland.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 21, 2019) — Country superstar Trace Adkins has selected popular Christian music vocalist, Jason Crabb, as one of his special guests during The Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends residency during Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas. Crabb will perform on select evenings as his schedule allows.
Throughout the evening, the 2-time GRAMMY winner will join Trace to entertain fans with Christmas standards, classics and favorite traditions as part of Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas.

Trace Adkins Selects Jason Crabb As Special Guest for Performances during The Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends Residency at Gaylord OprylandThe Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends will be held through November 24 at the Wildhorse Saloon and November 27 through Christmas Day in the Tennessee Ballroom of Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.

Tickets are on sale now at ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com.

Jason CrabbAbout Crabb joining the residency, Adkins says: “I could say many things about Jason Crabb, but I will keep it short. Jason Crabb is one of the best singers in the world. Nuff’ said.”

This is not the first time Adkins and Crabb have shared the stage. Previously, Crabb joined Adkins’ Christmas tour and performed at Trace’s Jammin’ To Beat the Blues charity event as well as first meeting on the popular NBC show, Celebrity Apprentice.

Crabb states: “I am so excited to be joining my friend Trace Adkins for another Christmas season and super excited to be a small part of Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas. We’re going to have a great time celebrating the birth of Jesus and I can’t wait! See ya’ there.”

“I am honored to be a part of this longstanding tradition at Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas during such a special time of the year,” said Trace Adkins. “The resort knows how to do Christmas, and I can’t wait to be part of the tradition again. I’m really proud of the show we have prepared for this year and hope people walk away from it feeling the spirit of the season.”

Adkins, a multiplatinum artist and Grand Ole Opry member, will bring his gift of song and unique baritone to fans for multiple shows throughout the holiday season, performing his hit songs and holiday favorites. Prior to Adkins’ performance, concert-goers will enjoy a multi-course feast prepared by the resort’s renowned chefs.

The dinner show is just one of many activities happening during A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland including ICE! which is back with a new theme, A CHRISTMAS STORY™; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Grand Ole Opry House; SoundWaves, the nation’s first truly upscale water resort, which maintains a perfect 84-degree temperature all year long; an ice skating rink, ice tubing and more.

The following dates are when Jason Crabb will appear during The Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends during A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland:
November 24, 2019
November 27, 2019
December 7, 2019
December 9, 2019
December 11, 2019
December 16, 2019
December 18, 2019
December 19, 2019

About Trace Adkins
Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars. With over one billion spins on Pandora (10 million per month), one million followers on Spotify and nearly 200 million plays on YouTube, the Louisiana native is back in the studio after releasing his 12th studio album, Something’s Going On, on BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records in 2017. A three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, Adkins has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, including the 2009 Single of the Year Award for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Vocal Event of the Year with Blake Shelton for “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. The Grand Ole Opry member is also an author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and The American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed for our service members across 12 USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, Adkins recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins has also acted in multiple films and television shows, playing a tough-as-nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey), a desperate father in “Deepwater Horizon” (starring Mark Wahlberg) and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). His most recent role was that of MercyMe’s real-life manager, Brickell, in the box office smash “I Can Only Imagine.” The film was the third biggest selling movie on its opening weekend in America. Adkins lends his talents hosting the INSP Network’s Ultimate Cowboy Showdown, launching October 14. For tour dates and more information, visit Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TraceAdkins.

About Jason Crabb
In his career, Kentucky-born Jason Crabb has been honored with 2 GRAMMY awards along with 22 GMA Dove Awards – being named the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year along with Song of the Year – along with a host of industry honors and recognitions, with chart-topping hits that inspire the multitudes. Among his honors, he is the youngest member to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, and his hometown of Beaver Dam, KY recognized him by naming a street as Jason Crabb Drive.

Crabb’s electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals and magnetic personality have endeared him to millions across the world – through extensive personal appearances, media coverage, and social media including over 20 million views on YouTube.

Crabb’s latest record, Unexpected, released on April 20, 2018, was honored with a GRAMMY® at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® in February 2019 and was named by USA Today as one of 2018’s best albums. The project was produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and features Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts) and Kaya Jones, as well as a song written with disco icon, Gloria Gaynor.

About A Country Christmas
A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort attracts more than 1 million visitors annually with its 3 million twinkling lights, acres of stunning decorations and exceptional entertainment. With each passing year, the shows and attractions dazzle guests include everything from a larger-than-life nativity display and Christmas dinner shows to ICE!—an astonishing display of colorful sculptures and slides hand carved from 2 million pounds of ice. The resort’s nine acres of indoor gardens and waterfalls are transformed into a fanciful world of towering Christmas trees, oversized wreaths and ornate details that provide breathtaking views from every direction. A Country Christmas has been hailed as one of the “Ten Great Places to Catch up with Santa” by USA Today; “The Most Christmassy Hotel in the Nation” by the Travel Channel’s “Extreme Christmas;” one of the top 10 places to spend Christmas in the world by Travel + Leisure; and a “Nashville treasure” by Southern Living.

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Two-Time Grammy Winner Jason Crabb to Perform at the Ark Encounter

Written by Staff on August 23, 2019 – 10:42 am -

Two-Time Grammy Winner Jason Crabb to Perform at the Ark Encounter

Huge New Answers Center at the Ark Welcomes Popular Gospel Singer

WILLIAMSTOWN, Kentucky (August 23, 2019) – The impressive new 2,500-seat Answers Center at the Ark Encounter Christian themed attraction will play host to Grammy award-winning Christian music vocalist Jason Crabb, Sept. 17 and 18, 2019, at 6 p.m. The high-tech center in Williamstown, Kentucky (south of Cincinnati), opened in April, and features excellent acoustics and a stunning 70-foot-long LED screen, which will enhance Crabb’s stage performance.

Crabb has been awarded two Grammys: in 2018 for his latest project, Unexpected, and in 2009 for his debut record. He has also been honored with 22 Dove Awards by the Gospel Music Association, including “Artist of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and “Song of the Year.” He will be performing with a band at the Answers Center.

Two-Time Grammy Winner Jason Crabb to Perform at the Ark EncounterFor Crabb, coming to the Ark is something of a homecoming. He is originally from Kentucky. Crabb has performed on many of the world’s most prestigious stages, such as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, and during Billy Graham’s final crusade in New York City. His videos on-line have received over 20 million views, and his powerhouse vocals have endeared him to fans around the world.

Crabb, who toured the full-size Ark recently, stated: “The Ark and Answers Center are amazing and state of the art. The Center has a great sound. I can’t wait to sing in this wonderful new venue.”

Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter said, “As a big fan of gospel music, I appreciate Jason’s music and message. He is known for an electrifying stage presence and powerful vocals as he sings praises to our God. What a great fit to have Jason, a Kentuckian and Bible-believer, perform at the Ark.”

Tickets for both performances are on sale now and range from $8.50 to $20.50, with a VIP pass offered that includes special seating and a meet and greet with Crabb and Ham. Seats are available at www.ArkEncounter.com/jasoncrabb.

Concert attendees can come early and tour the Ark and its beautiful grounds and newly expanded zoo, purchase a buffet dinner at Emzara’s Restaurant (which draws rave reviews from guests) , and then sit back and enjoy the 6 p.m. concert. Discount Ark Encounter admission is available for concert ticket holders: adults can purchase an Ark ticket for $39.95 (an $8 discount) when they present their concert ticket at the ticket window.

Two-Time Grammy Winner Jason Crabb to Perform at the Ark Encounter

The Answers Center is the latest addition to the Ark Encounter attraction

Parking passes for the concert can be purchased for $10 standard vehicle and $15 oversized at the Ark Encounter ticket office. Parking is free, however, with a valid Kentucky, Ohio or Indiana driver’s license.

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Bible-defending) ministry based in northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati. In 2016, AiG opened the Ark Encounter, with a massive Noah’s Ark as its centerpiece, sometimes drawing 8,000-9,000 guests a day. The Creation Museum, 45 minutes away, has welcomed over 4 million visitors and has also become a major family attraction in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.answersingenesis.org.

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Jason Crabb Partners with Icon Destinations for Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip to the Holy Land

Written by Staff on July 31, 2019 – 5:34 am -

Jason CrabbNASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 30, 2019) – Icon Destinations, is proud to announce a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Holy Land with 2-time GRAMMY Award Winner, Jason Crabb. 

Crabb states: “For a Christian, there is no trip as significant as a journey to the Holy Land. To walk where Jesus walked, see what Jesus saw…there’s NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT! If this is on your bucket list, then make sure you don’t miss this chance. I can’t wait to experience this with you!”

Tour Highlights include:

  • Tel Aviv – Orientation drive and Jaffa visit.
  • Caesarea and Megiddo – Ancient Roman archaeological site.
  • Tiberias – Jesus boat museum visit and boat cruise.
  • Nazareth – Basilica of the Annunciation.
  • Jordan Valley – River Jordan baptismal site.
  • Jerusalem – Old town walking tour.
  • Bethlehem – Church of the Nativity visit
  • Transfers by private, first-class, air-conditioned motor coach
  • Buffet breakfasts daily and six dinners
  • Stay in first-class hotels
  • Church service with Jason Crabb

Click here to view a video from Jason Crabb, inviting you to this experience.

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Biography Segment from www.jasoncrabb.com: In his career, Kentucky-born Jason Crabb has won a GRAMMY and 21 Dove Awards – being named the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year along with Song of the Year. Crabb’s electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals and magnetic personality have endeared him to millions across the world – through extensive personal appearances, media coverage, and social media including over 20 million views on YouTube.

For more information, and to book your trip, with Icon Destinations click here:  www.icondestinations.com/jason-crabb

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Icon Destinations Launches with Slate of Trips to Holy Land featuring Lauded and Loved Personalities

Written by Staff on June 21, 2019 – 6:25 pm -

Icon Destinations

Icon Destinations

Once In a Lifetime Trips feature Rebecca St. James, Avalon, Jason Crabb, Russ Taff, Selah, Jaci Velasquez and more!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 21, 2019) – Icon Destinations, a subsidiary of Da Silva International, was announced today by Rui Da Silva. Da Silva is president of the company, a multi-national and multi-faceted sports and entertainment/media company with main offices in Los Angeles, Santo Domingo and Edmonton.

Icon DestinationsDa Silva started Icon Destinations to give people the ultimate experience of going to The Holy Land with their favorite Christian artist/personality. Da Silva says: “Icon Destinations was created as an “ultimate bucket-list” destination company and I have found that most Christians list visiting the Holy Land at the top of their bucket list. So, what better way to do that than going there and also being able to watch their favorite Christian artist perform live? It’s an experience like none other! The other reason we started this was that for many Christians, visiting the Holy Land was a challenge financially. I feel we have succeeded in pricing the trips in a way that allow more Christians to be able to make these trips without having to lower the quality of any of the amenities. We are excited!”

Also announced today was the opening of the Nashville, TN office exclusively to handle Icon Destinations. Kevin Stevens, a veteran artist/tour manager, has been appointed as Vice President of Icon Group and will helm the Nashville team. Over the last 26 years, Kevin Stevens has become one of the most experienced and successful artist/tour managers in Christian music, handling the careers and tours of Michael English, Avalon, Kathy Troccoli, Natalie Grant, Sandi Patty, 4Him, and many more.

Icon DestinationsStevens comments: “I’m always looking for great new opportunities that I can be part of. Icon Destinations has allowed me to use my 20 plus years of relationships in the industry in a new and exciting way. I love what I do and this will only add to the already fulfilling moments I’ve had.”

Additional staff for the Nashville-based operations was also announced. Frank Shelton Jr. is joining the team as the Director of Speaking Engagements. Having worked for two decades on Capitol Hill in some of the highest levels of government, Frank brings a unique perspective along with a wealth of experience and wisdom to the team. Among his career highlights are: member of Congress in the House Leadership, bi-partisan figured on the floor of the United States Senate, aide to the Governor of Maryland, among other positions. He serves on the advisory board with professional athletes in the fight against human trafficking and has served as the International Evangelism Chairman for the 2012 Olympics outreach in London England and so much more! Frank says: “I am thrilled to serve with Icon Destinations assisting individuals to “walk in Jesus’ footsteps” in the Holy Land.”

Icon DestinationsAlso joining the Nashville-based team is Derek Simonis as Social Media Director and Rebecca Grice as Marketing Manager.

Initial trips announced include Rebecca St. James, Avalon, Jason Crabb, Russ Taff, Selah, Jaci Velasquez with more to be announced soon.

Icon Destinations – experience a trip you’ll never forget!

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Jason Crabb Garners 2nd GRAMMY Award

Written by Staff on February 19, 2019 – 5:35 pm -

Crabb and producer Jay DeMarcus React to Win for Unexpected

Photo: Courtesy of the Recording Academy™/photo by Randy Shropshire, Getty Images © 2019
Courtesy of the Recording Academy™/photo by Emma McIntyre, Getty Images © 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA  – Multi-Award winning artist Jason Crabb has added another accolade to his career. The beloved singer, songwriter, actor, musician, author and television host, garnered his 2nd GRAMMY Awardon Sunday, February 10, 2019, for the album, Unexpected.
Produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), the project was well received and garnered critical acclaim, even being named one of USA Today’s ‘Nashville’s Best Albums of 2018. The recording featured special guests Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts) and Kaya Jones along with a song co-written with disco icon, Gloria Gaynor, who Crabb met a few years ago on Twitter.
Crabb previously won a GRAMMY award in 2010 for his debut self-titled album. During his celebrated career, he has amassed 22 GMA Dove Awards along with a host of industry honors and recognitions.
Crabb says: “I’m just so thankful. I am thankful to the academy, to my staff and team, managers Philip & Tina Morris, my PR, the band, Jeff Roberts Agency, the pastors and promoters who invite us in, Jentezen Franklin and his family who has been so kind and to Jay DeMarcus who produced this record and to Ed, Dottie, and everyone at Daywind Records. Thank you to all the singers, musicians and songwriters for pouring your heart into this record. When I got up there and I looked out and saw everyone, and I saw my girls, I was just so happy and thankful that they were there with me to share this moment. I love my family. To everyone that was in this category, I love you and you’re all my friends. It was special to be nominated alongside my true friends. I love you all, I love Jesus and I am just so thankful!”
Jay DeMarcus comments: “As a producer, there is no higher honor in the recording arts than for a project you produced to win a GRAMMY award. As a friend, I am proud and excited for my buddy, Jason Crabb! Thank you to the academy, Jason’s team and everyone who supported this project. This sure feels great! Congratulations Jason!!!!
The 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awardswere held at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on Sunday, February 10, 2019. For more information on the GRAMMY Awards, visitwww.grammy.com.

For an in depth feature on Jason Crabb, written by Lorraine Walker, click here.

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Jason Crabb: Praying for a Revival of Love

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Jason Crabb: Praying for a Revival of Love

Jason Crabb: Praying for a Revival of Love

Jason Crabb and his wife, Shellye, were married 20 years ago. After two decades, they have grown a family, observed twenty Christmas Eves, developed a thriving career in Christian music, and celebrated many awards, including Grammy, Dove, and Diamond.

 

Jason, along with his brothers and sisters, still makes limited appearances as the Crabb Family, 22 years following their first appearance, and get together as a family as often as possible.

 

December 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

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This artist knows that the best things in life are the things that last. Things like faith, love and family. And gatherings during one of the most holiest times of the Christian calendar.

 

“We really like to get together with family,” says Jason about his Christmas traditions. “It’s just family time. The perfect Christmas for me, would be to go back home to Kentucky and spend it with my family. To go to one of those little bitty Christmas plays that the kids do, in one of those little country churches that I grew up in. Watch Mary drop the baby Jesus doll in the manger scene. Those things you just never forget. You know, the main thing for me is Jesus and family during that time.”

 

Jason Crabb: Praying for a Revival of LoveThe Crabb family has been blessed with the ability to share their love for Jesus musically, and now Jason has started flexing his songwriting muscles on his latest award-winning release, “Unexpected.” Not every song on this recording is one he has written, however.

 

“The best song always wins, doesn’t matter if you wrote it or whoever else,” Jason states. “But how can we get up and say ‘this is me,’ if we didn’t have any part of the creation? I didn’t think I had it in me to create it.

 

“So I’ve gotten wise,” Jason grins. “I’ve got people around me to help me, you know, get with writers, to get with people that are a great help to put all the pieces together of what I want to say, to glue it all together, make a great piece of artwork. Instead of one holding the brush, there’s three, and then the band comes along and there’s numerous people.

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