NASHVILLE, Tenn.â€”Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriters and worship leaders Aaron & Amanda Crabb take the national spotlight for multiple appearances this week, as their highly-anticipated fourth recording,Â MercyÂ (Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution), bows tomorrow to critical acclaim.
Aaron & Amanda Crabb are slated to appear tomorrow on Daystar Television Networkâ€™s flagship program, â€œMarcus & Joni,” where they will perform several selections fromÂ Mercy. Reaching over 100 million households in the United States and over 680 million households worldwide, Daystar is the fastest growing faith-based television network in the world. In addition, the couple will be featured on an upcoming broadcast of â€œLife Today with James and Betty Robison,â€ which airs throughout the United States and Canada and reaches millions of homes in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
HighlightingÂ Mercyâ€”amongÂ new recordings from such artists as Amy Grant, Alan Jackson and Hawk Nelsonâ€”in the â€œReasons to Sing This Springâ€ feature,WatchGMCtv.comÂ says, â€œTake The Crabb Familyâ€™s unmistakable Aaron Crabb with his wife Amandaâ€™s angelic additions and the results are just as appealing to southern gospel audiences as they are the mainstream country sceneâ€¦â€
In addition,Â CCMMagazine.comâ€™s April issue gives the album a four-star review: â€œMercyÂ incorporates the finest elements of country and gospel, invests straightforward messages of Christian hope and features two of the sweetest voices gracing gospelâ€™s recent memory.â€
This Sunday San Antonioâ€™s Cornerstone Church will live-stream the officialÂ Mercyalbum release party on the ministryâ€™sÂ GETV.orgÂ at 6:30 pm CT. The event, which will feature surprise special guests, will be highlighted by Aaron & Amanda Crabb’s performance and the duo responding to questions from fans.
Co-produced by Aaron Crabb and Ben Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs),MercyÂ features 11 songs revealing a decidedly country direction for the duo, including the projectâ€™s debut mainstream country radio single â€œIâ€™m Learning,â€ and the multi-format Christian radio single â€œTake Him To The Place.â€
Aaron Crabb gained prominence as a member of the groundbreaking Crabb Family, one of the most popular acts in Southern Gospel music with more than 10 Dove Awards and three GRAMMYÂ® nominations to their credit. Since the group disbanded in 2007, Aaron & Amanda Crabb have released three acclaimed projects as a duoâ€”2008â€™s Dove-nominatedÂ After the Rain, 2009â€™s CD/DVDÂ Live at Oaktree,Â and 2010â€™sÂ Love With No End. The couple serve as worship leaders at San Antonioâ€™s Cornerstone Church.
Difference Media is a division of Cornerstone Church, founded and pastored by John Hagee. The label features some of the leading names in Southern Gospel music, including Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees.Â A non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, Cornerstone Church is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hageeâ€™s radio and television teachings throughout America and to 245 countries around the globe.Â The ministry also operates GETV, a 24/7 online television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming, as well as music videos and performances by Difference Media artists (www.getv.org).
Difference Media recently signed an exclusive distribution deal with Capitol Christian Distribution (formerly EMI CMG Distribution).Â MercyÂ is the labelâ€™s inaugural release under the new agreement.