NASHVILLE, Tenn.—October 20, 2011— The Song Lives On, the anticipated
new CD and DVD from Jason Crabb, released to retailers and online stores everywhere this week. The release, recorded live at the historic Loveless Café Barn in Nashville, TN, features renditions of Gospel classics and church favorites from Crabb and his band. The release also features performances by the Gaither Vocal Band, The Crabb Family, The Isaacs and Oak Ridge Boy William Lee Golden.Crabb started street week off on Monday with a bang, performing for a sold-out crowd of over 16,000 attendees at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown, Nashville, TN, at the popular GET MOTIVATED Seminar. Jason shared the stage with personalities including General Colin Powell, Steve Forbes, Bill Cosby, Rudy Giuliani and Mary Buffett. The GET MOTIVATED Seminar is a blockbuster, one-day seminar that offers strategies to sharpen business skills, ignite motivation, accelerate effectiveness and increase incomes. Known for a uniquely commercial vocal style that blurs the lines between musical genres, Crabb, along with the legendary Bill Gaither, collaborated to select songs for The Song Lives On–songs that Crabb grew up singing in his hometown church and tunes that remain his favorites today.“I remember sitting in church with Grandma, listening to the members of the congregation ‘shout out’ the next song they wanted to sing,” Crabb recalls with a smile. “’#333!’ one member would yell. ‘242!’ another person would call out. People would spontaneously get up and share a song with the congregation. I wanted to recapture these kinds of songs and preserve them for today and for the future.”Some of those “specials and songs” include hits such as “Who Am I” (the first radio single), “Beulah Land,” “God on the Mountain,” “Midnight Cry,” “I Saw the Light,” “Until Then” and “Why Me,” among others. The release includes a new version of Crabb’s GMA DOVE Award-winning Song of the Year for 2011 “Sometimes I Cry.”
Jason caught up with some of his longtime friends in the Gospel radio market this week during a series of on-air interviews promoting the new release, and he will be featured on several Nashville-based tv outlets as well. In addition to recording a new edition of his show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Jason will be traveling over the next few weeks to cities in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas and North Carolina in promotion of the new release. The Song Lives On DVD and CD, produced by Gaither Music Group, is available in stores, at online accounts, at gaither.com and at jasoncrabb.com . The projects are being featured on multiple tv networks as part of a direct campaign this fall and are strategically positioned across retail and online accounts. Both releases are distributed exclusively by EMI CMG Distribution. For a SNEAK PREVIEW of the DVD, please visit http://youtu.be/NhmHabgfw_E .
Jason Crabb is 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. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 200 dates annually, ongoing tv appearances, a book on the shelves and a new recording, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others. The GET MOTIVATED SEMINAR offers to give attendees the latest and greatest information in the arenas of time management, leadership, goal achievement, sales training, negotiation, finances, investing, relationships, health, spiritual success, business strategies, motivation, communication skills and more. For further information, visit www.getmotivated.com .