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Jason Crabb, Jay DeMarcus React to GRAMMY® Nomination

Written by Staff on December 15, 2018 – 3:47 pm -

Jason Crabb, Jay DeMarcus React to GRAMMY® NominationNashville, TN  – The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY® Awards were announced last Friday, December 7, 2018, during a live broadcast on CBS This Morning.
Jason Crabb – critically acclaimed and highly lauded singer/songwriter/musician/author – was honored to receive a nomination for Best Roots Gospel Albumfor his latest release, Unexpected.
The project was produced by Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and features Gary LeVox (Flatts’ lead singer).
Upon news of the nomination, Crabb commented: “2018 has been such a great year, it has literally blown my mind. God has been amazingly generous with His blessings. I have the best family in the world and I love them with all my heart.

USA Today Names Jason Crabb's Unexpected One of Nashville's Best Albums of 2018

“I am so grateful to all the members of the Recording Academy for nominating this project, Unexpected. Overwhelmed only begins to describe the way I feel right now. I love this record and I am very passionate about it and the message that it conveys. Thank you Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox, the musicians, songwriters and everyone else who played a role in it! To top it all off, I am nominated beside some of my best friends. I am a blessed man!”

Jay DeMarcus comments, “This is wonderful news!!! There is no one more deserving of this than Jason. I am thrilled and honored to be a small part of it, and proud to call him my friend.”
This nomination comes alongside the honor of USA Today naming the project as one of Nashville’s Best Albums of 2018.
The 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awardsreturns to Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on Sunday, February 10, 2019, and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT.
For more information on the GRAMMY Awards, visitwww.grammy.com.
For more information on Jason Crabb, visitwww.jasoncrabb.com.
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Jay DeMarcus Announces Launch of Red Street Records

Written by Staff on October 26, 2018 – 6:37 pm -

Jay DeMarcus

Jay DeMarcus

Jay DeMarcus announces the formation of Red Street RecordsNASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 18, 2018) – In a press conference held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at ANALOG at the HUTTON HOTEL in Nashville, TN, JAY DEMARCUS announced the launch of a new Christian music label, RED STREET RECORDS.

Red Street Records CEO/Owner, Jay DeMarcus, speaks during a press conference held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

Red Street Records CEO/Owner, Jay DeMarcus, speaks during a press conference held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

DeMarcus also announced the appointment of industry veteran DON KOCH as general manager during the event as well as announcing the inaugural signings to the new label: female vocalist LAUREN JAMES and iconic vocal group, AVALON. Both artists performed during the event, giving the invitation-only VIP audience full of industry and media a sneak-peak at the first offerings set to arrive from RED STREET RECORDS.

L-R: Avalon's Greg & Janna Long, Don Koch (General Manager Red Street Records), Jay DeMarcus (CEO/Owner, Red Street Records, Avalon's Dani Rocca and Jody McBrayer, and Lauren James pose after a press conference held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

L-R: Avalon’s Greg & Janna Long, Don Koch (General Manager Red Street Records), Jay DeMarcus (CEO/Owner, Red Street Records, Avalon’s Dani Rocca and Jody McBrayer, and Lauren James pose after a press conference held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

DeMarcus shared his thoughts exclusively withBillboard, who broke the news yesterday, saying: “I always feel like I’m going back home every time I do work over there [in Christian music] because that’s where I started. I grew up in the church and loved contemporary Christian music. I go back to the early days of when it first started with the likes of Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. Those people that really pioneered are heroes of mine. It’s great to always ‘come back home’ and feel like I’ve never skipped any time. They’ve always welcomed me back with open arms. We just played the Doves the other night with Jason Crabb and they always feel like family to me. I want to be a part of bringing more visibility to the Christian music genre and give it some platforms that it may not have had before. I feel like as blessed as we’ve been with Rascal Flatts, I might be able through some of my own connections and avenues to give them some visibility in arenas they’ve never had before. That’s what I hope to be able to do.”

Lauren James performs during a press conference to announce Red Street Records, held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

Lauren James performs during a press conference to announce Red Street Records, held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

This is a natural evolution for DeMarcus – he’s kept his hands in the Christian music world for years, producing Reba’s award-winning Christian music project, Sing It Now, along with artists Jason Crabb and the Martins, among others.

Avalon performs during a press conference to announce Red Street Records, held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

Avalon performs during a press conference to announce Red Street Records, held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

More information about new releases will be forthcoming from Red Street Records.

Jay DeMarcus of Red Street Records

Jay DeMarcus of Red Street Records

For more information on Red Street Records, visitwww.redstreetrecords.net.

 

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Jason Crabb and Rascal Flatts Unite to Bring Epic Performance to GMA Dove Awards

Written by Staff on October 22, 2018 – 7:30 am -

Jason Crabb and Rascal Flatts Unite to Bring Epic Performance to GMA Dove Awards

Jason Crabb. Photo by Craig Harris

Crabb Garners 22nd GMA Dove Award


Jason Crabb & Rascal Flatts on the GMA Dove Awards Red Carpet, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Photo: Jamie Gillam / GMA Dove Awards
GRAMMY® award winner JASON CRABB was joined by some very special guests during his performance at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards this past Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – multi-award winning superstar vocal group, RASCAL FLATTS.
Flatts’ member JAY DEMARCUS produced Crabb’s latest release, Unexpected, and the group joined Crabb to perform “You Chose To Be My Friend” featuring a duet with Flatts’ member, Gary LeVox.
Earlier in the evening, Crabb garnered his 22nd GMA Dove award for the song, “Washed By The Water,” from his latest release,Unexpected.

L-R: Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, Jason Crabb, and Ashleigh Taylor (daughter of Jason Crabb)
Photo by Rick Diamond
Other performers for the evening include Tori Kelly, Kirk Franklin, Jekalyn, Carr, Lauren Daigle, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, Big Daddy Weave, Cory Asbury, Tauren Wells and Koryn Hawthorne 
The 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be broadcast on TBN on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 9 PM ET / 8 PM CT.
For more information on the GMA Dove Awards, visit www.GospelMusic.org.
For more information on Jason Crabb, visit www.JasonCrabb.com.

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Jason Crabb Joins Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Amy Grant, Dolly Parton and More on New Collection: Top 25 Country Songs of Faith

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 17, 2014 – 12:49 pm -

Top 25 Country Songs Of Faith

Top 25 Country Songs Of Faith

Grammy Winner’s Inspiring Anthem “Love Is Stronger” Featured on Two-Disc Set

NASHVILLE, TN – Grammy winner Jason Crabb’s powerful song, “Love Is Stronger,” is featured as one of the top twenty-five most inspiring songs of faith on the new collection from Maranatha! Music’s Top 25 series, Top 25 Country Songs of Faith. The brand has sold nearly 1.8 million copies since inception with ‘Songs of Faith’ the first country set in the series.
The twenty-one time GMA Dove Award winner joins a stellar line-up of artists featuring Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Amy Grant, Dolly Parton, Wynonna Judd, Kenny Chesney, Chris Young, Johnny Cash and more.
From the moment Crabb heard “Love Is Stronger,” he knew the song would

Jason Crabb

Jason Crabb

touch hearts. “Jay DeMarcus, my producer, brought this song to me,” Crabb shares. “I immediately knew I had to record it this song – I knew it would touch people because it touched me. My wife Shellye was going through some very hard times when this song came into our lives – it helped me and I knew it would help others.

The song later came to life through a video directed by award-winner Roman White. Debuting nationally on USAToday.com, the video stars Ashley DeRamus, a young lady living with Downs Syndrome, bringing awareness to those living with the disease.
“This song shares a universal message of hope and encouragement,” comments Crabb. “We’re all going through something and this song reminds us that love – of Jesus, of our families – it’s stronger than anything and will pull us through. I am honored that I was chosen to sing this song.”
The album, available in stores and online, boasts all original artist recordings from some of the brightest, biggest, and best artists who are performing songs of faith notable for their uplifting lyrics.
Top 25 Country Songs of Faith is a double-disc collection including Grammy-winning artists from contemporary chart-topping acts to legendary hit-makers. Fans will recognize favorite No. 1 tracks, heartfelt duets, and a mixture of ballads and up-tempo songs.
There’s no slowing down for this talented communicator. Jason Crabb is currently on the road with the “Music & Madness” tour with Mark Lowry & The Martins and also the “Learning To Laugh Again” tour with Chonda Pierce. He is featured on the soundtrack CD to Kirk Cameron‘s feature film Saving Christmas and is writing for a brand new project – his debut release on Provident Label Group’s Reunion Records.
Top 25 Country Songs of Faith – Disc 1
1.     Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
2.     Touchdown Jesus – Tim McGraw
3.     Jesus, Take The Wheel – Carrie Underwood
4.     Long Black Train – Josh Turner
5.     What The World Needs – Wynonna Judd
6.     Hello World – Lady Antebellum
7.     I Need Thee Every Hour –  Amy Grant duet w/Vince GIll
8.     Baptism – Kenny Chesney duet w/Randy Travis
9.     That Old King James – Scotty McCreery
10.  Heaven Sent Me You – John Michael Montgomery
11.  Three Wooden Crosses – Randy Travis
12.  When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley feat. Dolly Parton
Top 25 Country Songs of Faith – Disc 2
1.     That’s Why I Pray – Big & Rich
2.     The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young
3.     Love Is Stronger – Jason Crabb
4.     Holes in the Floor Of Heaven – Steve Wariner
5.     Ten Thousand Angels Cried – LeAnn Rimes
6.     This is God – Phil Vassar
7.     That’s What I Love About Sunday – Craig Morgan
8.     When It’s My Time – Rodney Atkins
9.     What Would Jesus Undo – Michael Boggs
10.  Angel Band – Vestal Goodman & George Jones
11.   Daddy Sang Bass – Johnny Cash
12.  I’ll Fly Away – The Charlie Daniels Bad
13.  The Duck Dynasty Song – Amanda Ryan

 

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL COMIC STRIP, NANCY, SPOTLIGHTS GRAMMY AWARD WINNER JASON CRABB IN UPCOMING EDITION ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013

Written by SGN Scoops on December 2, 2013 – 3:06 pm -

nancyNashville, TN – GRAMMY and DOVE award winner Jason Crabb is headed to the “funny papers.” Famed illustrator and writer of the NANCY daily comic strip, Guy Gilchrist, has chosen to highlight the lauded vocalist in an upcoming story arc. The strip is syndicated internationally in 80 countries, and viewed by 57 million readers around the world. On rare occasions Gilchrist will slip his favorite music icons within the frames of his work (most often with their names emblazoned on characters’ tee-shirts or in storefront signage). Such will be the case in the Tuesday, December 3edition of NANCY when Jason Crabb will be highlighted.
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.
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GUY PENROD JOINS ALL-STAR LINE-UP FOR WAITING FOR WISHES CELEBRITY WAITERS DINNER

Written by SGN Scoops on May 17, 2012 – 3:20 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Gaither Music Group/Servant Records artist Guy Penrod joined an all-star roster from the worlds of sports, music and film for Kevin Carter’s 11th Annual Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiters Dinner, held recently at Nashville’s The Palm Restaurant.  Penrod and the celebrity wait staff served tables, signed autographs, received donations and interacted with guests at the sold-out event, which benefited The Kevin Carter Foundation and The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee.

Hosted by former Tennessee Titans’ player and 14-year NFL veteran Kevin Carter and Jay DeMarcus of multi-platinum-selling country group Rascal Flatts, Waiting for Wishes featured celebrity waiters including Tennessee Titans’ quarterback Matt Hasselbeck; NFL greats Eddie George, Craig Hentrich, Derrick Mason, Brad Hopkins and Eric Winston; Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts; Kix Brooks of legendary country duo Brooks & Dunn; Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton; John Rich of multi-platinum-selling country duo Big & Rich; Jamie Johnson of the award-winning bluegrass ensemble The Grascals; and Hollywood actor, writer, producer and director Johnathon Schaech, among others.

Kevin and Shima Carter created The Kevin Carter Foundation to enrich the lives of children, focusing on youth and character development.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  More than 1,000 wishes have been granted in Middle Tennessee since the chapter was founded in 2000.

Penrod’s latest recording, Hymns, debuted at #1 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Southern Gospel retail chart and #5 on the Current Contemporary Christian chart following its release in March.  His 2010 Dove Award-nominated release, Breathe Deep, continues to be a benchmark for country recordings within the Christian marketplace, featuring successful mainstream country and southern gospel radio singles.  A 2011 Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Penrod made his Grand Ole Opry debut last year.  Prior to his solo career, Penrod spent 14 years with the GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band.

Hymns is distributed by EMI CMG Distribution and is available at retail and digital outlets worldwide, as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores®.

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

Right photo:  Guy Penrod (r) is pictured with Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, co-host of Kevin Carter’s 11th Annual Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiters Dinner. 


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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS HONOR GORDON MOTE WITH 2011 ACM AWARD

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 19, 2011 – 1:09 pm -

(Nashville, Tennessee) – The musical genius of Gordon Mote was honored with the 2011 Academy of Country Music’s Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year Award at the recent annual ACM Honors ceremony held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Gordon, a seven-time nominee, was also honored with the coveted award in 2009.

Long recognized by the industry as one of Nashville’s most talented studio musicians who seemingly knows no limits in effortlessly crossing musical styles and genres, Mote’s talents can be heard on the recordings of some of the nation’s premier performers, including Bill & Gloria Gaither and the Homecoming Friends, Billy Ray Cyrus, Blake Shelton, Scotty McCreery, Elvis Presley, The Hoppers, Brad Paisley, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, George Jones, The Isaacs, Josh Turner, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Jason Crabb, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts and Alison Krauss, just to name a few.

Since releasing his debut Southern Gospel recording in 2004, the talented singer and musician has enjoyed much success, including numerous Top 40 hits in multiple music genres and numerous Fan Award nominations. Mote’s video release, “The Best of Gordon Mote,” made its debut at Number 7 on the Billboard Music Video Chart in 2008. Mote’s travels on tour are global – include stops in the US, Canada and Europe. He is a featured artist on the stage sharing his vocal and keyboard performances with music legend Bill Gaither and his Grammy Award winning Gaither Vocal Band and the Homecoming Friends.

The 5th Annual ACM HONORS represents an evening of musical tribute performances and special presentations celebrating the special honorees and non-televised category winners from the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year.

Fresh from his success at the ACM’s presentation, Gordon had just enough time to place his latest trophy on the mantle before being called to more awards duties – this time to emceeing the Singing News Fan Awards / SGMA Hall of Fame Induction at Dollywood with Co-Host Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision. Gordon delighted the Pigeon Forge crowd with his quick wit and humor-providing a show stopping moment when he settled down behind the keyboard for an impromptu piano duet with Gerald Wolfe.


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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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Sonya Isaacs and husband Jimmy Yeary Expecting Child in 2011

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 6, 2011 – 12:17 pm -

Sonya and Jimmy

NASHVILLE, TN (January 6, 2010) – The Isaacs’ award winning female vocalist and mandolin player Sonya Isaacs and her husband, songwriter Jimmy Yeary, are anticipating the birth of their baby in July 2011.

“Baby I don’t see how I could love you anymore than I do today…” is the lyric written for Sonya in Jimmy’s number one Rascal Flatt’s hit “Why Wait.” The excitement of their announcement just added more love and inspiration for more hit songs.

Sonya says, “One of my greatest desires in life has been to be a mommy. I’ve loved being an aunt, and being so close to my nieces and nephews has given me a taste of what it’s like to love and raise a child. We are so excited and can’t even begin to express our thankfulness to the Lord for this great big little blessing! Thanks for your continued prayers as we continue on this amazing journey.”

Jimmy adds, “It’s hard to put into words how excited I am at the thought of having a child with the love of my life. It just doesn’t get any better.”

Sonya and Jimmy were married December 20, 2009 in Nashville, Tenn.

ABOUT THE ISAACS:
Sonya Isaacs Yeary is a member of The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 30 years ago. Lily Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos and Concert Series and travel throughout the year performing internationally.

ABOUT JIMMY YEARY:
Jimmy Yeary is originally from Hillsboro, OH. From the early ages of 8, Jimmy began singing in churches with his family. Moving to Nashville, TN in 1994, Jimmy began writing for some of country music’s top artists. His songs have been recorded by Brooks & Dunn, Craig Morgan, Joe Diffie, John Michael Montgomery and more. His latest cut, “Why Wait,” co-written with Neil Thrasher and Tom Shapiro is Rascal Flatts 12th No. 1 hit single.


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