Award-winning Jason Crabb brings music ministry to HCC
Grammy Award-winning Christian music artist Jason Crabb will be making a stop in Haywood County Sept. 21 when he performs at Haywood Community College.
With him he will be bringing his ministry-inspired music with a message of grace. Crabb is much more than a vocalist — he is also an author, an actor and an all-around entertainer.
Born and raised in the rural southern town of Beaver Dam, Kentucky, his voice and values were steeped in the tradition of faith and family. At the age of 14, Crabb took to the road with his family, endearing himself to audiences around the country and the globe with his searing vocals and transparent faith.
In the last few years, he has emerged as 'the face' of southern gospel music to long-time listeners as well as to the legion of new generation fans he's helped bring into the fold. He transitioned from his full-time role as lead vocalist for The Crabb Family to launching a solo career.
Today at 34, with Grammy and multiple Dove Awards to his credit, Crabb wears success as singer, songwriter, musician, producer and best selling author — all with the knowledge that God has called him to the mission of reaching people.
He's performed at Carnegie Hall, Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, was honored to sing for the Rev. Billy Graham's 'Farewell Crusade in New York City, and appeared regularly on the ever-popular Gaither Homecoming Series videos.
The gift he'll bring to audiences is the gift that he has taken seriously since beginning his journey in music. The son of one of the southern gospel genres most prolific writers, Gerald Crabb, Jason learned early the incomparable value of an authentic ministry heart set to music. His combination of preaching and singing brings a spiritual impact to his concerts that are both powerful and memorable long after the last notes have faded.
"People everywhere are hurting," he noted in a recent interview. "Their backs are against the wall. They've lost their jobs, their 401Ks and the big corporations in many cases are shutting down. We're all human and we all struggle. A song like 'Sometimes I Cry' has had an amazing connection with people during these hard times. They need to hear it—to be reminded that it's OK to be honest about where they are. Everyone walks through the fire of adversity, but whatever the experiences—joys or sorrows—our amazing God can use every bit of your life to produce the most unexpected results."
With the Grammy Award in hand for his debut self-titled album Crabb and the critically acclaimed success of his recently released inspirational book, “Trusting God To Get You Through” (Charisma House), forwarded by Bill Gaither, reaching readers with a powerful depth of ministry, Crabb is seemingly just now beginning to discover the full vision of all God has for his life.
Grace is much more than a phrase or concept to Crabb. His own pain, loss and heartache, partially emanating from issues with infertility and miscarriage that he and his wife have lived through, have molded his heart with compassion and sensitivity.
In his book, Crabb revealed just how human he really is, inviting readers to see first-hand the work of God in his life. “I’d love for somebody to think, ‘If that boy can make it and there’s hope for him, then I can go through these things and there’s hope for me as well,’” he shares.
Long-time friend and mentor Bill Gaither sums it up: “Jason Crabb is the real deal. I love his voice, I love his heart, and I love the unique way he connects people to the hope every human being needs to hear.”
The show will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Bealle Auditorium. For tickets, call 828-696-5001. Tickets cost $16 in advance or $18 at the door.