The Crabb Family

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The Crabb Family
OriginBeaver Dam, Kentucky, United States
GenresChristian, southern gospel
Years active1996–2007, 2011–
Associated actsJason Crabb, Crabb Revival, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, The Bowling Family, Bill Gaither
Websitewww.thecrabbfamily.com
 
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The Crabb Family
OriginBeaver Dam, Kentucky, United States
GenresChristian, southern gospel
Years active1996–2007, 2011–
Associated actsJason Crabb, Crabb Revival, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, The Bowling Family, Bill Gaither
Websitewww.thecrabbfamily.com

The Crabb Family is a Southern Gospel group originally from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They have had sixteen No. 1 songs on the national radio charts.[1]

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Group history

The Crabb Family was originally composed of Gerald and Kathy Crabb, oldest son Jason, twins Adam and Aaron, and daughters Kelly and Terah.

The group was formed in Beaver Dam, a town in rural Kentucky. The family patriarch, Gerald Crabb, was the founder of the group and lead songwriter. Throughout their career, the group has released numerous albums and received several awards.

Although their roots are primarily Southern Gospel, the Crabb Family’s recording, Blur The Lines features a variety of styles of music. The Crabb Family also reached a vast concert audience. Their schedule lead them from the Grand Ole Opry to a Contemporary Christian Festival in South Dakota and everything in between the two venues.

Farewell

In August 2006, the Crabb Family, Jason, Adam, Aaron, Terah and Kelly decided to follow individual paths. The siblings felt it was time to move to a new season in their lives. Each member plans to pursue their separate ministries. The Crabb Family has finished their tour to thank their fans for their unwavering support over the past ten years. Their last tour date as a group was August 1, 2007.[2]

After that, Jason Crabb has started his own solo career. His brother Aaron started a duo with his wife Amanda called simply Aaron & Amanda Crabb, while Adam and Terah started a band called Crabb Revival. In 2009, Terah decided to leave the band to become a full-time mother.[3] Kelly Bowling has also joined her family in a musical career.

The Crabb Family reunited for a Celebration Tour in November 2011 through February 2012, as well as a new album, Together Again, released Februaury 7, 2012.[4]

Discography

Albums

YearAlbumPeak chart positionRecord labelRecord producer(s)
1996Still Holdin' OnZion Records
1996Alive & Kickin
1997Yesterday, Today, & ForeverMorningStar Records
1998Prayer in Motion
1998Live in Nashville
1999Crabb GrassFamily Music Group
2000PrayNew DayWoody Wright
2000Live from KentuckyCrosscutt Records
2001Living out the DreamFamily Music GroupMike Bowling
2003The Walk31DaywindAaron, Adam, & Jason Crabb
2004Crabb Fest Live! 2003Gerald & Kathy Crabb
2004Driven13Aaron, Adam, Jason, Kelly, Jerry Yoder
2005Crabb Fest Live 2004Kathy Crabb, Norman Holland, Eddie Leonard
2005Live at Brooklyn TabernacleAaron, Adam, Jason, & Kelly
2005The LocketEagle RecordsAaron, Adam, Jason, Mike Bowling, Ben Isaacs
2006Blur the Lines7DaywindAaron, Adam, Jason, Kelly, Bubba Smith
2007Letting Go36Aaron, Adam, Jason, Tre Corley
2012Together AgainGaither Music GroupJason Crabb

Compilations

Radio Singles

The Crabb Family holds the record of having the most No.1 songs on the Singing News Top 80 Radio Airplay Charts. They had fifteen: "Please Forgive Me", "Trail of Tears", "The Lamb, the Lion, and the King", "I Sure Miss You", "Through the Fire", "That's No Mountain", "The Reason That I'm Standing", "Don't You Wanna Go?", "Please Come Down to Me", "The Walk", "The Cross", "Jesus Will Do What You Can't", "He Came Looking for Me", "Good Day", and "The Shepherd's Call." The group has also ranked No. 1 on the Singing News yearly Top 40 Charts of the most played songs. Songs that hit that position are: "Please Forgive Me", "Through the Fire", and "The Reason That I'm Standing."

YearAlbumSong
1996Still Holdin' On"Where We'll Never Die"
"Something Going on the Graveyard"
"I'm Still Holdin' On"
1997Yesterday, Today & Forever"I'm Running On"
"Please Forgive Me"
1998Prayer in Motion"Trail of Tears"
"Two Little Feet"
"The Lamb, the Lion, and the King"
1999Crabb Grass"I Sure Miss You"
2000Pray"Through the Fire"
"When It's My Time"
"Jesus in a Song"
2001Living out the Dream"That's No Mountain"
"The Reason That I'm Standing"
"Please Come Down to Me"
2003The Walk"The Walk"
"The Cross"
"Jesus Will Do What You Can't"
"Greater Is He"
2004Driven"He Came Looking for Me"
"Good Day"
"The Shepherd's Call"
2006Blur the Lines"Nothing but the Blood"
"I'd Rather Have Jesus"
2007Letting Go"Child of the King"
"Give It All to Him"

Awards and honors

The band has been presented the "Favorite Band of the Year" award by the Singing News readers in 1999, 2001, and 2003. The group has also won numerous SGN Music Awards (presented by SoGospelNews.com) including Song of the Year, Mixed Group of the Year and Album of the Year over the years.

Jason Crabb was the recipient of the "Favorite Young Artist" award at the 2000 Singing News Fan Awards and "Male Vocalist of the Year" at the 2004 Harmony Honors and SGN Music Awards. Meanwhile, sister Kelly Bowling garnered a "Female Vocalist of the Year" in the 2005 SGN Music Awards. Justin Ellis, the group's pianist, was awarded Musician of the Year in the 2007 SGN Music Awards.[1]

Besides eleven GMA Dove Awards, the group received two NARAS Grammy Award nominations.

GMA Dove Awards
YearAwardResult
2005Group of the YearNominated
Song of the Year ("Through the Fire")Nominated
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year ("You Can't Imagine")Nominated
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year ("He Came Looking for Me")Won
Southern Gospel Album of the Year (Driven)Won
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year ("Through the Fire")Won
Country Recorded Song of the Year ("Forever")Won
2006Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year ("Holy Ground")Nominated
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year ("Greater Is He")Nominated
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year ("Through the Fire")Won
Southern Gospel Album of the Year (Live at Brooklyn Tabernacle)Won
Long Form Music Video of the Year (Live at Brooklyn Tabernacle)Nominated
2007Artist of the YearNominated
Inspirational Album of the Year (Blur the Lines)Nominated
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year ("Nothing But the Blood")Nominated
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year ("Can't Nobody do Me Like Jesus")Won
2008Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year ("You Saved Me")Nominated

Video

Gaither Homecoming Video Performances

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