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“Love is Stronger” Video Featuring Ashley DeRamus To Air On UPtv

Written by Staff on May 16, 2014 – 8:13 am -

ashleyHOOVER, Ala. (May 15, 2014)The Jason Crabb video and story behind “Love Is Stronger” in association with The Ashley DeRamus Foundation will be aired on the national TV network UPTV (www.uptv.com) formerly GMC that reaches nearly 70 million homes.

Don’t miss it on our Memorial Day Special on Monday, 5/26 from 8am-9am ET on the new CCM show “UP IN THE MORNING” and is carried by DIRECTV channel 338, DISH Network channel 188, Verizon FIOS channel 224 or enter your zip code on the viewerlink for a cable provider in your area. http://up.viewerlink.tv/ “Love is Stronger” featuring Ashley DeRamus from the Ashley DeRamus Foundation is set to air on UPtv during the months of May to November.

“Love is Stronger” is the title track from Jason Crabb’s latest release. The video highlights local special needs and military families in a storyline starring Ashley DeRamus, a young woman living with Down syndrome and Jack Morgan, military veteran. It was shot in Birmingham, Ala. in August of 2013 at Caldwell Park. Revolution Pictures of Nashville, Tenn. produced the video with director Roman White.

The Ashley DeRamus Foundation was founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality life-style of children and adults with Down syndrome. Throughout the work of Ashley and the foundation, the goal is to increase awareness and enlighten others about the rewards and positive contributions that are made in the area of special needs and Down syndrome.

Launching on May 26, Memorial Day, UPtv will begin airing the “Love is Stronger” video. The video will air between the months of May to November, on significant dates like the Fourth of July, Labor Day and Columbus Day. Other dates it will air are Monday 6/16Wednesday 7/23Thursday 8/7Wednesday, 8/20Thursday 9/18Wednesday 10/1, and Thursday 10/30. The video will conclude airing on November 11, Veteran’s Day.

Alongside the video, viewers will be able to make donations to help Down syndrome and special needs children. To donate to Down syndrome and special needs children or to get involved, call toll free at 1-844-ASHLEY-1, or 1-844-274-5391.

 The promo link: Jason Crabb “Love Is Stronger” Ashley DeRamus Foundation
UPTV is now carried on CABLEVISION in the largest TV market #1 NEW YORK!! This now adds 2.5 million additional households in NY, NJ, CT, PA area on channel 175. UPTV is already carried on Comcast, Time Warner, MDU Communications and Charter cable in the NY TV market along with DIRECTV 338,364, DISH NETWORK 188 & VERIZON FIOS 224. Nationally, UPTV is in nearly 70 million households.
The Jason Crabb video and story behind “Love Is Stronger” in association with The Ashley DeRamus Foundation will be aired on the national TV network UPTV (www.uptv.com) formerly GMC that reaches nearly 70 million homes. Don’t miss it on our Memorial Day Special on Monday, 5/26 from 8a-9a ET on the new CCM show “UP IN THE MORNING” and is carried by DIRECTV channel 338, DISH Network channel 188, Verizon FIOS channel 224 or enter your zip code on the viewerlink for a cable provider in your area.

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About Ashley Deramus Foundation
The Ashley Deramus Foundation was founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality life-style of children and adults with Downs Syndrome. Through the work of Ashley and the foundation, our goal is to increase the awareness and enlighten others about the rewards and positive contributions we make. You can contact Ashley through Gary Kannegiesser at 440-670-2897 or adream.gk@gmail.com


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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! NANCY, INTERNATIONAL COMIC STRIP, FEATURES JASON CRABB AGAIN

Written by SGN Scoops on May 5, 2014 – 12:49 pm -

imageNashville, TN – The iconic daily comic strip, Nancy, once again highlights GRAMMY and DOVE winner, Jason Crabb this week. This is Crabb’s second time “in the funny papers.” In December of 2013, the comic strip featured Phil Fumble – who is dating Nancy’s aunt Fritzi – wearing a t-shirt with the singers name – Jason Crabb – on the front. Now, once again, Guy Gilchrist – illustrator of the famed comic strip – has featured Jason Crabb into a very important story arc. This time, Phil wears a t-shirt with the message “LOVE IS STRONGER – JASON CRABB” emblazoned on the front. Phil wears this t-shirt during the strip for the entire week – each time you see Phil, he will be wearing his “LOVE IS STRONGER – JASON CRABB” t-shirt. It’s the first time Gilchrist has featured an artist for an entire week in the history of Nancy.

The story arc featured is a background on Phil Fumble. Aunt Fritzi and Phil were high school sweethearts and he reentered Fritzi’s life last year. We find out that Phil had a troubled childhood as he lived with an abusive stepparent causing him to cope with many trials in his youth. Through mentoring by his uncle, who is in ministry, Phil’s life is changed through the love of this relative. As the story evolves, we see that Phil Fumble is wearing a shirt that says “LOVE IS STRONGER – JASON CRABB,” a very appropriate shirt.

Other artists featured during this story are Aerosmith and the Beatles.

The strip is featured in newspapers on newsstands or by going to gocomics.com/nancy ornancyandsluggo.com

Gilchrist, who resides in the Nashville area, has embedded his love for music within the strip, honoring artists such as Elvis, The Beatles, Charlie Daniels, Rascal Flatts, Patti Page, George Jones, Don McLean, and many more. A collection of these music-related strips were donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. They are currently on display as part of the larger, ongoing exhibit, “Nancy Loves Nashville,” at the Nashville International Airport, which will run through 2015. For more information on NANCY, visit www.nancyandsluggo.com.

Jason Crabb is one of the most highly respected, versatile and talented artists to ever grace a stage. 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 arena platforms. Crabb is the reigning GMA Dove Awards’ Male Vocalist of the Year and currently holds twenty-one Dove Awards includingArtist of the Year. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 150 dates annually, and ongoing high-profile TV appearances, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others. Love Is Stronger, his latest release, arrived onto the musical landscape with critical acclaim. Produced by musical heavyweights – Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin,) Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion) – the 11-track project features Jason at his very best and garnered attention from Entertainment Tonight, The Associated Press, FOX News, AOL Music, The Boot, CCM Magazine, New Release Tuesday and more. Jason lives with his wife Shellye, and daughters Emma and Ashleigh just outside of Nashville, TN.

Connect with JASON CRABB
www.facebook.com/JasonCrabbMusic
www.twitter.com/JasonCrabb
www.JasonCrabb.com


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USATODAY.COM HOSTS ONLINE PREMIERE FOR JASON CRABB’S ‘LOVE IS STRONGER’ VIDEO TODAY

Written by SGN Scoops on September 30, 2013 – 5:24 pm -

Directed by Roman White, Grammy Award Winner Highlights Special Needs and Military Families in Emotion Filled Video

Vocalist Preparing Fall Tour With Michael W. Smith

Click Here To View The Video: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/09/30/jason-crabb-video-premiere/2893715/

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(NASHVILLE, TN) – USA TODAY is hosting an exclusive video premiere of the emotional video to Jason Crabb’s ‘Love Is Stronger,’ the title track from his latest release. The video highlights special needs and military families in a storyline starring Ashley DeRamus, a young woman living with Down syndrome and Jack Morgan, a military veteran. The video can be found by clicking here: www.USATODAY.com

Filmed in Birmingham, AL at five different locations, the video has struck a poignant chord with viewers across the country. “When Roman White brought the story line to me, I knew this video was going to be an emotional one,” said Jason Crabb. “We partnered with the Ashley DeRamus Foundation to depict individuals living with Down Syndrome as normal, everyday people who go through things, such as their Dad going to war. I am so thankful that Ashley and Jack agreed to do this video. I know it will bless many people with the message that yes, life is tough, but LOVE is always stronger!”

Ashley DeRamus and Jason Crabb met over ten years ago at a concert and developed a strong friendship. When the idea came for this music video, Jason knew he wanted to partner with Ashley and her foundation to bring awareness to Down Syndrome.

Ashley comments: “I’ve always said: Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do, show them what you can do. That is why I am so happy to have this opportunity to partner with Jason and Roman and include my down syndrome and special needs friends. It has been a dream of mine to act, and now I can cross that off my bucket list thanks to Jason!”

Ashley’s latest accomplishment as an actress comes on the heels of a very busy calendar. She was recently asked to speak at the United Nations and was just named as one of the “Top 6 Entrepreneurs with Down Syndrome Changing The World” by Disney’s Babble.com. Clearly, Ashley is a very determined and ambitious young woman.

When the script called for the part of a wounded military member, Jason asked his Facebook friends to find someone for him. Jack Morgan, a military veteran, was submitted by a friend and the rest, as they say, is history.

To learn more about Ashley DeRamus and her foundation for Down Syndrome awareness, visit www.AshleyDeRamusFoundation.org

Jason is preparing to join legendary CCM artist Michael W. Smith for a select number of appearances during the final leg of Smith’s ‘All Around The World’ tour in October.

To keep up with Jason and all that is going on, stay tuned online to www.JasonCrabb.com, Facebook.com/JasonCrabbMusic, and Twitter.com/JasonCrabbMusic.

ABOUT JASON CRABB
Jason Crabb is one of the most highly respected, versatile and talented artists to ever grace a stage. 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 arena platforms. Crabb is the reigning GMA Dove Awards’ Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year and currently holds seventeen Dove Awards. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 150 dates annually, and ongoing high-profile TV appearances, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others. Love Is Stronger, his latest release, arrived onto the musical landscape with critical acclaim. Produced by musical heavyweights – Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin,) Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion) – the 11-track project features Jason at his very best and garnered attention from Entertainment Tonight, The Associated Press, FOX News, AOL Music, The Boot, CCM Magazine, New Release Tuesday and more. Jason lives with his wife Shellye, and daughters Emma and Ashleigh just outside of Nashville, TN.


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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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JASON CRABB HITS A HOME RUN WITH LOVE IS STRONGER!

Written by SGN Scoops on March 20, 2013 – 5:56 am -

jasonalbumMarch 19, 2013 – (NASHVILLE, TN) The reviews are in and critics are raving about Love Is Stronger, the latest release from Grammy award-winning vocalist, Jason Crabb. The second studio release from 17-time Dove Award-winning vocalist has garnered attention from both Christian and mainstream press including CCM Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Associated Press, and Fox News, among others.

Additionally, the release was highlighted by iTunes – the largest distributor of digital music – as a “New & Noteworthy Release” on the main iTunes page as well as Christian & Gospel page. iTunes selects these spots for releases they deem to be be significant additions to the musical landscape. AOL Music also turned their spotlight onto the project by hosting an AOL Music Listening Party where listeners could stream the entire CD for free during release week.

Produced by a trio of musical heavyweights – Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin), Wayne Haun (Jessica Simpson, Celine Dion) – the project has received amazing support among reviewers and music fans alike. “I’ve been blown away with how warmly this new music has been embraced,” said Crabb. “I am so proud of this project and my prayer is that the music would touch the listener and give them encouragement.”

Crabb kicked off his release in high-gear as Free Chapel hosted a live CD release celebration featuring Jason, his band and a live orchestra. The event, streamed to over 40,000 people in more than 35 countries, featured special guests Pastor Jentezen Franklin, Andy Andrews and producers Jay DeMarcus and Wayne Haun. From there, Jason was interview by Fox News’ Lauren Green via satellite from Rome, Italy where. Jason continued his high-octane release week taking the stage of the Grand Ole Opry where he debuted two new tracks from the project and he wrapped up the weekend with an appearance at Billy Graham’s “The Cove.” Crabb-Opry-2619

Here’s just a sample of what people are saying about Love Is Stronger:

“Grammy-winning Christian singer Jason Crabb impressively drives home the theme of how genuine love can be even if there’s heartache and grief. His soaring voice, lyrics of enduring faith and solid production on the 11-track set continue to prove why he is the Gospel Music Association’s reigning male vocalist and artist of the year.”
Associated Press

“Love is Stronger is a breakthrough album that will thrust Jason Crabb into a bright spotlight…Jason uses tremendous vocal control as he slides effortlessly from soft, tender notes to full-on power belting… Kari Jobe joins her voice with Jason’s on “Love Wins.” The song defies categorization and should reach and bolster many…. This (album) has huge potential to expand Crabb’s audience…Packed from start to finish with strong songs, versatile vocal performances, and an abundance of energy and emotion, this album is not limited to a single musical category…A gem of a record”
– New Release Tuesday

“Few artists on today’s musical landscape possess Jason Crabb’s ability to move effortlessly from one musical style to another, erasing boundaries between country, pop and gospel with the smooth, rich voice that has made him a Grammy winner and the Gospel Music Association’s reigning Male Vocalist and Artist of the Year”
– AOL’s The Boot

“No corn fluff to be found here…rich interpretations of positive lyric themes are set against solid arrangements…Crabb’s soulful tone weaves through this record… An eleven-track gem.”
– Music News New York

“Jason Crabb’s new album (Love Is Stronger) is impressive.”
– Huffington Post 

“One of the most anticipated releases of 2013…He is definitely one of the most talented vocalists out there.  Love Is Stronger is definitely one of the best albums of 2013.”
– Christian Music Review

“…One of the most talented artists this industry we call CCM has ever seen…Spine-tingling artistry…Each moment of the new album is emotive and beyond the confines of any one genre…”
– CCM Magazine

“One of the most gifted vocalists to rise in popularity the past decade…A collection of strong tunes…Brilliant vocal showcases.”
– Roughstock

“Crabb has never been more himself: he shows a greater command over his vocals and he has never sounded more passionate…This CD really brings out the new man in Crabb – one who is confident when he rocks and yet provides the heart pabulum when he croons.”
– Breathecast

“…Truly magical…Powerful, Jason’s delivery is heartfelt and flawless…”
– Absolutely Gospel

“…Truly fulfilling…One of the strongest gospel albums of this year.”
– Nashville Country Club

From the reviews, it is evident that Love Is Stronger, and the overriding messages of love and encouragement contained in the lyrics, have resonated strongly. The 11-track CD was released on March 12, 2013 and contains lyrics that echo Crabb’s own real-life.

Along with the release of the new project, Jason reached a social media milestone during release week crossing over 100,000 “likes” on Facebook. “I love my Facebook family! I love the way everyone prays for and interacts with each other,” Crabb comments. “It’s amazing what one comment can lead to. Many times I’ve posted a scripture or encouraging thought and someone replies back to tell me that it was exactly what they needed at that time.”

Love Is Stronger is available wherever music is sold and online digitally at iTunes, Amazon, and Rhapsody among others.

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

Photo: From L-R: Paul Franklin, Mel Tillis, Jason Crabb, Pete Fisher (Opry General Manager) and Buck White (The Whites) all smiles as Jason gets ready to take the Grand Ole Opry stage. Photo courtesy Nelon PR

 


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March 2013 Editon Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 9, 2013 – 10:49 am -

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March 2013 SGNScoops Magazine Is Here

Wow! We sure have the scoop for you this month! The March Edition is jammed packed with exciting news. We’re thrilled to present Jason Crabb as this month’s cover story. Not only does Jason share details about his new CD, “Love Is Stronger,” but he shares his heart regarding ministry and family. Also in this issue, the spotlight is on Karen Peck and her latest solo record, plus we’re highlighting several ministries this month: Charlton Jordan, The Diplomats, Paul’s Journey, John Lanier, The Cargils, Promise, Jayc Harold and Shannon Shelby. As always, SGNScoops keeps the roads hot! This month Angela shares Omega in Concert and Rhonda shares Gospel Boot Camp with Gerald and Adam Crabb as well as the Southern Gospel Music Guild’s 2013 Harmony Honors. Sandi Duncan Clark covers music reviews featuring Red Roots, Tammy Jones Robinette, David Staton and Tommy Brandt. Enjoy a word of encouragement from John Mathis Jr, memories from Lou Hildreth, a fitness challenge from Laurette Willis and chronicles of a Singing English Teacher with Jeff Hawes of Karen Peck & New River. We have a couple of very exciting announcements regarding the Creekside Gospel Music Convention too, so watch the Publisher’s Point with Rob Patz, and don’t miss the Creekside update (hint hint….Ed O’ Neal… The Singing Cookes). All of this is neatly tucked in one place- a beautifully designed online magazine. The best part? It is absolutely FREE! Tell your friends, family and friends- and don’t forget to vote for your favorite artists! Round One Diamond Awards Voting is open NOW! Thank you SGNSCoops staff for an MARVELOUS MARCH issue. Our prayer is for God to be glorified in all we say and do.

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