Spend just a few moments around Jason and you’re going to hear about his beloved grandmother, Billie Richardson. When the song was brought to Jason by his father, Gerald Crabb, he immediately knew he wanted to record it but only God knew the way the song would impact Jason’s life and in turn, the lives of so many others.
During the recording process, Jason’s grandmother, Billie, passed away, bringing a deeply personal meaning to “Home.” Jason explains: “The song opens up with ‘she just drew her last breath’ and I’m telling you – some nights I can’t even get through that line! I miss her so much. My Mamaw was the one I called when I got discouraged or had a problem – she’d tell me ‘Jase, when you get to the end of your rope, just tie a knot in it and hang on…and know that God’s hanging onto the other end.’ This song talks about the process of losing a loved one to heaven – and the fact that it makes us, here on earth, want to go home. I’m telling you now, I can’t wait to go ‘home’ and see all my loved ones – and I know she’ll be waiting for me there. I know it’s something everyone can relate to because every single night, I hear stories from the audience. This song is truly hitting ‘home’ with so many.”
Recently sent to radio, the song is also striking a chord with radio programmers. Here are just a few comments about the song:
“Jason Crabb’s new release, “Home” continues in line with the legacy of his hits. This song is the hope for all who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ.”
– Marty Minto, WSTS, Fairmont, NC
“Another masterpiece from the voice of Jason and the pen of Gerald. “HOME” should remind us of a place of peace, safety and comfort. The song “HOME” does just that. Even as our heart breaks as loved ones pass, we find comfort knowing that they’ve felt their last pain, God himself has wiped that last tear and the soul is enjoying unending rest…they are HOME.”
– Mark Hampton, WCNW, Fairfield, OH
“What a picturesque song from Gerald Crabb! Jason paints each image so beautifully – that believers young and old can relate to the message of going ‘Home’. This could easily be one of his biggest songs.”
– Mike Farley, WAGO, Goldsboro, NC
“The song “Home” by Jason Crabb captures the joy at the end of the Christians journey…finally home, finally with family, finally forever…”Home” by Jason is a radio hit.”
– Tim Livingston, WGNZ, Dayton, OH
“There have been many songs written and sung about Heaven over the years. But none that has more potential to touch the heart than, “Home” by Jason Crabb.”
– Pam Hall, WEMM, Huntington, WV
The song, from Jason’s critically acclaimed project, Whatever The Road, is being serviced to radio by Jeff O’Neal with Heritage Communications and Rhonda Thompson with Rhonda Thompson Promotions.
About Jason Crabb:
In his career, Kentucky-born Jason Crabb has won a GRAMMY (in 2010 for Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album, Jason Crabb) and 21 Dove Awards, both as a solo artist as well as with the Crabb Family. In 2012, the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards crowned Crabb as both Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year.
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 Wynonna, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Sandi Patty, the Oak Ridge Boys and more. He has appeared on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” (NBC) and alongside Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.
Jason Crabb has been covered in such outlets as Associated Press, Huffington Post, Billboard, USA Today online, Fox News, Entertainment Tonight, Country Weekly, among others, and was named one of Nashville’s Most Beautiful People by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine. Jason Crabb is also a regular host on TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network.)