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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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MARIE OSMOND WELCOMES GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING VOCALIST, JASON CRABB, TO HER NEW DAYTIME SHOW, “MARIE,” OCTOBER 18, 2012

Written by SGN Scoops on October 18, 2012 – 5:48 am -

** TUNE-IN ALERT **
THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012

MARIE OSMOND WELCOMES GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING VOCALIST, JASON CRABB, TO HER NEW DAYTIME SHOW, “MARIE,” OCTOBER 18, 2012

JASON CRABB - MARIEPianist Blaine Johnson, Jason Crabb and Marie Osmond share a laugh on the set of her new show “Marie.” The show airs October 18, 2012 on the Hallmark Channel. Photo © 2012 Crown Media Holdings, Inc./Photographer: Jeremy Lee

(Nashville, TN – October 15, 2012) – Entertainment icon, Marie Osmond, will welcome Grammy® award winner, Jason Crabb, to her new daytime show, “Marie,” on the Hallmark Channel October 18, 2012. Jason will perform and share a few moments with the iconic personality.

Marie Osmond commented: “I have to tell you, the day Jason came on my show, boy … he sang and serenaded us and he just melted the hearts of everyone on my show. I love Jason, we all had so much fun! He is a wonderful person!”

“What an honor to be asked to perform on the new “Marie” show!” Crabb said. “We had a great time and I was thrilled to get to share music with so many! Marie was a gracious host and I thank her and the entire team at Hallmark for the opportunity to appear on her show.”

JASON CRABB ON MARIE
Grammy® Award Winner, Jason Crabb, performs on the set of the new show “Marie,” hosted by entertainment icon, Marie Osmond. The show airs October 18, 2012 on the Hallmark Channel. Photo © 2012 Crown Media Holdings, Inc./Photographer: Jeremy Lee

Crabb is currently in the studio working on a new project slated for release in 2013 with producers Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash and Wayne Haun. He will embark on a holiday tour, “A Christmas Celebration,” with Sandi Patty beginning on November 23, 2012 and ending on Dec. 21, 2012.

For more information on Jason Crabb, visit the following sites:
www.JasonCrabb.com
www.Facebook.com/JasonCrabbMusic
www.Twitter.com/JasonCrabbMusic
www.YouTube.com/JasonCrabbMusic

About Jason Crabb: Vocalist, musician, author, and host, Jason Crabb, was born to bless the world through his talents. In 2009, Crabb’s solo career took off, gaining him one Dove award after another leading him to winning over 20 Dove Awards, a Grammy Award and most recently Soloist of the Year award from NQC Music Awards. This past year, Crabb was honored to be awarded with not only the Male Vocalist of the Year award at the GMA Dove Awards but also the Artist of the Year award.


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JASON CRABB KICKS OFF SUMMER TOUR WITH STANDING OVATION AT BMI CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS IN NASHVILLE, TN!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 21, 2012 – 2:43 pm -

Nashville, TN – Jason Crabb – Grammy® award winner, 2012 GMA Dove Awards Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year – kicked off an extensive summer tour with an appearance at last night’s BMI Christian Music Awards in Nashville, TN. Jason performed the award-winning song “Sometimes I Cry,” written by his father, Gerald Crabb, to a standing ovation from the industry crowd that included musicians TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Brandon Heath and industry leaders Eddie DeGarmo, Bill Hearn, Terry Hemmings, Rod Riley and Barry Jennings. The tour, which features Jason and his band – Blaine Johnson (Keyboards,) Lorie Sikes (Bass Guitar,) and Michael Rowsey (Drums) – will visit over 30 cities wrapping up on September 23, 2012.

Crabb is currently preparing a new project with award-winning producers Ed Cash, Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and Wayne Haun. With his down-home personality and soulful, heartfelt voice, Jason Crabb has become one of Christian music’s most popular artists. With a string of awards, industry acknowledgements, number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 200 dates annually, ongoing tv appearances, a book on the shelves and acclaimed recordings, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others. You don’t want to miss this tour!

Jason Crabb, Chris Tomlin, Brandon Heath, Jason Roy and TobyMac pause for a photo at the 2012 BMI Christian Music Awards in Nashville, TN
photo: John Russell for BMI

Connect with Jason Crabb:
www.JasonCrabb.com
www.Facebook.com/JasonCrabbMusic
www.Twitter.com/JasonCrabbMusic
www.YouTube.com/JasonCrabbMusic

JASON CRABB SUMMER TOUR SCHEDULE
**Dates subject to change**

June 21, 2012 Wilkesboro Raceway Park Wilkesboro, NC
June 22, 2012 RS Central High School Auditorium Rutherfordton, NC
June 24, 2012 North Glencoe Baptist Church Gadsden, AL
June 29, 2012 Chambersburg Senior High School Chambersburg, PA
June 30, 2012 State Theater Uniontown, PA
July 1, 2012 International Community Church Frederick, MD
July 7, 2012 El-Bethel Community Life Center Lugoff, SC
July 8 – 11, 2012 Kingdom Place Campmeeting Lumberton, NC
July 13, 2012 Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts Franklin, NC
July 14, 2012 Bill Monroe Music Park Bean Blossom, IN
July 20, 2012 Victory Worship Center Lancaster, SC
July 21, 2012 North Summerville Baptist Church Summerville, GA
July 27, 2012 Jackson County Fair Cottageville, WV
August 9, 2012 Griffin Center Amphitheater Falmouth, KY
August 10, 2012 Falcon Campmeeting Falcon, NC
August 11, 2012 First Flight High School Kill Devil Hills, NC
August 12, 2012 Clinton Family Worship Center Clinton, NC
August 17, 2012 Roberts Park Ampitheatre Connersville, IN
August 18, 2012 ASU Convocation Center State University, AR
August 19, 2012 Muldrow 1st Assembly of God Muldrow, OK
August 20, 2012 Muldrow 1st Assembly of God Muldrow, OK
August 21, 2012 Muldrow 1st Assembly of God Muldrow, OK
August 24, 2012 Middlesboro Arts Center Middlesboro, KY
August 25, 2012 Athens Junior High School Auditorium Athens, TN
August 28, 2012 Downtown Central City Central City, KY
August 29, 2012 Silver Dollar City Branson, MO
August 30, 2012 Concord Baptist Church Jefferson City, MO
September 2, 2012 Gatlinburg Convention Center Gatlinburg, TN
September 6, 2012 Grace Fellowship Ministries Winnsboro, TX
September 7, 2012 Victory Christian Center Lubbock, TX
September 9, 2012 Parkway Life Church Lumberton, TX
September 14 – 16, 2012 Ridgway Christian Center Ridgway, CO
September 20, 2012 Christian Life Fellowship Moore, OK
September 21, 2012 Fresh Beginnings Church Finley, OK
September 23, 2012 Ray of Hope Church Comanche, OK

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Highly Anticipated Release From Marshall Hall, Brighter One, Available Now

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 18, 2011 – 12:21 pm -

Hendersonville, TN (October 18, 2011) – The wait is over for fans anticipating the newest music from former Gaither Vocal Band member, Marshall Hall. Daywind Records is excited to announce the release of the GRAMMY Award winning artist’s debut project, entitled Brighter One. The recording, which is now available at retail, combines Country, Southern Gospel and Inspirational influences to produce a top quality project that is being reviewed as one of the best releases this year.

Brighter One, produced by Marshall Hall, Michael English and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, features both brand new songs, such as “Brighter One” and “When You Love,” as well as favorites like “I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About To Happen” and “Voice Of A Savior.” The first Southern Gospel radio single, “There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace,” co-written by Hall, released to radio last month and received outstanding reviews at the National Quartet Convention.

“This project has been a long-time in coming, and I am thrilled to finally let folks hear it,” shares Marshall Hall. “It really has a lot of my heart in it – I am sold out to what the songs speak to, and believe that we all need to hear these messages. Now we’ll see what God’s planning to do with it.”

Brighter One is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets. Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1-800-635-9581.

Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors. Daywind is home to such great artists as the Booth Brothers, Sisters, and Brian Free & Assurance, among others.

For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com. For more information on Marshall Hall visit marshallhallmusic.com.


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