During his teenage years, Jason Crabb and his siblings began singing at church services on Sunday mornings and offered their songs of praise to the Lord. It didn’t take long before word quickly spread about this talented family, and they began receiving invitations to perform at local churches.
They had no idea how the Lord was working and that they were embarking on a musical journey that would lead them to performing in sold-out venues across the country and receiving Grammy nominations, Dove Awards and 16 No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.
In spite of their rapid success, the Crabb Family stayed true to their humble beginnings and desired to reach people from all walks of life with the message of the gospel. For 15 years, their unique blend of bluegrass, country and southern gospel music brought more than “entertainment” to audiences — it brought a powerful message.
In 2007, Crabb and his siblings felt it was time to enter a new season in their lives and desired to pursue separate ministries.
Although Crabb was hesitant at first about performing without his siblings, his debut solo album has been extremely well received. This year, he won a Grammy Award for Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album.
In addition, his song “Somebody Like Me” received a Dove Award for Country Recorded Song of the Year, and he also took home another Dove for his participation in the multi-artist Special Event Album of the Year, Glory Revealed II: The Word of God in Worship.
As a solo performer, Crabb has been given many unique opportunities to present the gospel and share Christ’s love with audiences.
After attending the Grammy Awards in February, Crabb and his wife stayed in California for a few days and thought it would be fun to attend a taping of the game show, The Price is Right. Crabb was surprised when a contestant recognized him in the audience.
Later that day, Crabb struck up a conversation with a man who needed to be encouraged and reminded of God’s love.
“As we were talking, the man shared that he had been in prison and was now in rehab,” Crabb said. “I asked how things were going now, and he shared that he was having a hard time trying to get over some difficult circumstances. I started encouraging that man and telling him that if he placed his faith in Christ, then God could help him through these trials.
“When I was talking to the man, I felt like God was reminding me that while I may have thought I was there for the Grammy Awards, this was actually why I was really meant to be there — to share Christ’s love with this man. Before I left, I told the man: ‘Get ready, because God’s got great things in store for you.’”
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