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Jay DeMarcus Welcomes Jason Crabb to Red Street Records

Written by Staff on February 6, 2020 – 5:51 pm -

Two-Time GRAMMY Winner Joins Growing Roster of Artists
Two-Time GRAMMY Winner Joins Growing Roster of Artists
L-R: Don Koch, Mark Lusk, Jason Crabb and Jay DeMarcus

Nashville, Tenn. (Thursday, February 6, 2020) – Jay DeMarcus has announced the addition of two-time GRAMMY® winner Jason Crabb to Red Streets Records, the Christian music label he founded in 2018. Billboard exclusively shared the news earlier this week.

Crabb and DeMarcus share a long history of friendship and collaboration, first working together on 2013’s Love Is Stronger, then reuniting for the GRAMMY award-winning record, Unexpected, that was released in 2018. Through the years, the two have remained close friends and the pair could not be more excited about this moment.

Red Street Records Logo, presents Avalon tourSpeaking to Billboard, DeMarcus says: “I’ve always loved making music with Jason even if it was just sitting in the studio helping him capture his vision but this was just beyond anything I could have imagined. I’m so glad he’s here.”

“I feel like he’s more like my family, my brother, than anything and that’s the way it feels in the studio,” Crabb says. “There is no other place that I would rather be. What a huge honor.”

Jay DeMarcus Welcomes Jason Crabb to Red Street Records
Jay DeMarcus and Jason Crabb

The entire Red Street Records team is thrilled with the addition of Crabb. President/General Manager Mark Lusk states: “To have someone like Jason Crabb join our roster is a monumental moment for Red Street Records. Jason Crabb is one of the most talented artists I know and I smile every time I hear him sing because it’s amazing to me how good he is. His artistry is well-known but what I love most about him is his heart for people and ministry. He truly loves everyone, and he shows Christ to everyone he meets. I’m proud that he’s part of the Red Street family.”

In addition to recording, Crabb has signed a publishing agreement with Red Street Records. Don Koch, Executive Vice President / Creative / Publishing comments: “Jason is truly an anointed person and I can’t wait to hear the songs that come from his life experiences. He has a clear understanding of who he is and what God wants to say through him. It truly is an exciting time and we are ecstatic to have him at Red Street.”

Crabb will also serve as a mentor and advisor to younger acts being developed at the label. DeMarcus says: “Jason’s presence at our record label is not just about him being an artist, it’s also about the experience and knowledge that he brings to our younger artists that we have on our roster. There’s a larger aspect of what Jason is trying to do at this point in his career than just simply making records and going out and touring on those records. Our partnership goes much deeper than him just simply being an artist.”

New music from Crabb is expected in 2020.

For more information, visit www.redstreetrecords.net and www.jasoncrabb.com.


Managers Tina & Philip Morris (back) with Don Koch, Mark Lusk, Jason Crabb and Jay DeMarcus
ABOUT JASON CRABB:
In his career, Kentucky-born Jason Crabb has been honored with 2 GRAMMY awards along with 22 GMA Dove Awards – being named the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year along with Song of the Year – along with a host of industry honors and recognitions, with chart-topping hits that inspire the multitudes. Among his honors, he is the youngest member to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, and his hometown of Beaver Dam, KY recognized him by naming a street as Jason Crabb Drive.
Crabb’s electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals and magnetic personality have endeared him to millions across the world – through extensive personal appearances, media coverage, and social media including over 20 million views on YouTube.
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 Gloria Gaynor, Kari Jobe, Vince Gill, Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Wynonna, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Michael W. Smith, Jamie Grace, Sandi Patty, the Oak Ridge Boys and more. He has appeared on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and alongside Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.
Crabb has been featured and covered by many media outlets as well – including: People Magazine, Fox News, Country Living, The Huffington Post, Billboard, USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, and Country Weekly, among others, and was named one of Nashville’s Most Beautiful People by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine. Crabb is also frequently seen on television hosting on TBN, appearing on awards shows and television specials for a variety of networks.
Whatever the Road, Jason’s 2015 release, was nominated for a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Album.
Unexpected, released on April 20, 2018, was honored with a GRAMMY® at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® in February 2019. The project was produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and features Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts) and Kaya Jones, as well as a song written with disco icon, Gloria Gaynor.
ABOUT RED STREET RECORDS:
Jay DeMarcus – member of Rascal Flatts, GRAMMY® award-winning producer and bassist – launched Red Street Records on October 24, 2019 during a press conference held at the Hutton Hotel’s Analog. Along with DeMarcus, industry icon and award-winning songwriter/producer, Don Koch (General Manager), lead the Red Street Records team with a vision for the future. The desire of Red Street Records is to touch lives and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. To that end, we seek to partner with musicians who share this aim and who strive to achieve it through their innovative and visionary craft.

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AVALON ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR

Written by Staff on June 22, 2019 – 6:33 pm -

Avalon tourFOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS!

AVALON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM TITLE, NEW HEADLINING TOUR presented by COMPASSION LIVE

Reagan Strange from NBC’s The Voice to Join as Special Guest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 19, 2019) – For the first time in 10 years, we will hear new music and get a new tour from three-time GRAMMY® Nominated, American Music Award and Dove Award winning recording artists AVALON. The group will take to the road again this fall to support their debut Red Street Records release, CALLED. More information about the new music will be forthcoming soon. Avalon will headline “THE CALLED TOUR” along with special guest Reagan Strange, from NBC’s hit show, “The Voice.”

Red Street Records Logo, presents Avalon tourThe 10-city tour will feature some of Avalon’s most-loved hits including “Adonai,” “Can’t Live A Day,” “Testify to Love” along with new music from CALLED. The group started in 1995 and released 13 records to date, with six Dove Awards and an American Music Award among their industry and fan nods. This dynamic vocal foursome features Greg and Janna Long, Jody McBrayer and Dani Rocca. In the fall of 2018, Avalon announced that they signed as the flagship artist with Red Street Records, a new label launched by Rascal Flatts bass player, Jay DeMarcus.

“We’re so excited to be back after 10 years with brand new music from our upcoming release Called!” says Greg Long. “We are truly looking forward to worshiping Jesus with our longtime friends as well as new listeners as we play some of our biggest songs over the years. Expect a fun night for everyone!”

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

“It is an honor to have AVALON as a part of the Red Street Records family,” states Jay DeMarcus. “Their debut Red Street Records project, CALLED, is an amazing body of work that we are so incredibly excited to share with the world. This music will inspire, encourage and challenge you. I know you’re going to LOVE IT! And, to see AVALON in concert is a very special experience so, don’t miss this special evening at THE CALLED TOUR!”

Reagan Strange is from Season 15 of the Voice. She is touring with Avalon

Reagan Strange

They are excited to welcome Reagan Strange as their special guest. Strange is a 14-year old from Memphis, Tennessee. She is most recently known for being on team Adam Levine on season 15 of NBC’S “THE VOICE.” “I am so excited for the opportunity to be on tour with Avalon this fall,” says Strange. “A powerful name in Christian music, I am truly honored to share the stage with these four amazing voices.”

THE CALLED TOUR DATES:
9/20/19 – Tampa, FL –River Hills Church of God
9/21/19 – Boca Raton, FL – Spanish River Church
9/22/19 – Orlando, FL – FBC Orlando
10/17/19 – Siloam Springs, AR – The Assembly-Siloam Springs
10/18/19 – Owasso, OK – Owasso First Assembly
10/19/19 – Grapevine, TX – First Baptist Church Grapevine
10/24/19 – Muscle Shoals, AL – Highland Park Baptist Church
10/25/19 – Marietta, GA – Due West United Methodist Church
10/27/19 – Lancaster, SC – Second Baptist Lancaster

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

ABOUT AVALON:
Red Street Records artist, AVALON, has been inspiring lives around the globe for years. When you hear the name AVALON, you may think of one or more of their number one hits like: “Adonai,” “Can’t Live a Day” or “Testify to Love” – just to name a few. However, there is much more to this dynamic vocal foursome than meets the eye.

The collective desire of every member is to deliver a message of hope and ultimate love, freely offered from Jesus Christ, and to blatantly declare their devotion to Him through the words of every song they sing.

This three time Grammy Nominated, American Music Award and Dove Award winning Christian artist is composed of Greg and Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, and Dani Rocca.

ABOUT COMPASSION LIVE:
Compassion LIVE, established in 2014 by Compassion International, provides the highest quality events for families to join together and grow with others in faith. Compassion LIVE partners with impact-making leaders, artists and communicators to produce life-changing events that share the message of faith and impact the church for children around the world. For more information, visit www.compassionlive.com.

Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. For more about the ministry, visit compassion.com or follow them on Twitter @compassion.

ABOUT RED STREET RECORDS:
Jay DeMarcus – lauded member of Rascal Flatts, GRAMMY® award-winning producer and bassist – launched Red Street Records on October 24, 2019 during a press conference held at the Hutton Hotel’s Analog. Along with DeMarcus, industry icon and award-winning songwriter/producer, Don Koch (General Manager), lead the Red Street Records team with a vision for the future. The desire of Red Street Records is to touch lives and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. To that end, we seek to partner with musicians who share this aim and who strive to achieve it through their innovative and visionary craft.

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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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