NASHVILLE, Tenn. - OCTOBER 28, 2011 - GRAMMY® Award-winning Jason Crabb released an all-new LIVE CD and DVD in stores and online everywhere on October 18th. The Song Lives On (Gaither Music Group) CD landed the #1 position on the southern Gospel sales chart according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD came in at #10 on the contemporary Christian music chart and at #118 on BILLBOARD Magazine’s Top 200 chart. The Song Lives On DVD took the top position on the Christian music DVD chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan; and it took the #2 slot on the BILLBOARD overall Music DVD chart, just behind country and pop music sensation Taylor Swift.
“I am thrilled,” stated Crabb, upon hearing the news while in the studio working on a soon-to-be-announced special project. “These songs helped to make me who I am today. I’ve been singing them as far back as I can remember, and I’ve wanted to record them for years, so I personally couldn’t be more excited about the release. Then to see that people want to hear it--that they want to go out and buy it for themselves—that is an honor and encouragement to me.”
Filmed at Nashville’s historic Loveless Café Barn, this all-new collection finds this 14-time GMA DOVE Award-winning, nationally acclaimed communicator, along with his stage band, putting his own twist to some of the most popular Gospel classics and church favorites of the past few decades.
The Song Lives On DVD and CD will be a featured special on Sirius/XM Radio’s enLighten Channel 18 and Dish TV Channel 6018. The program will air on Friday, October 28th, at 7 PM ET; Saturday, October 29th, at 7:45 PM; and on Sunday, October 30th, at 9:45 PM.
It is currently being featured on multiple tv networks as part of a direct campaign, including Airtime 1, Grace, CTN, CTS, FamilyNet, GAC, GMC, GMTN, Legacy, INSP, Miracle, RFD, TBN, TCT, TLN and Vision. Crabb was featured this past week at the GET MOTIVATED Conference in Nashville, TN, on the FOX Network (also in Nashville) and on multiple radio stations throughout the country.
The recording features hits such as “Sweet Beulah Land,” “God on the Mountain,” “Midnight Cry,” “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” “When He Was on the Cross (I Was on His Mind),” “Unclouded Day,” “I Saw the Light,” “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” “Until Then” and “On the Battlefield” as well as the classic “Who Am I.” Featuring guest appearances by Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, of the renowned Isaacs, “Who Am I” has just been serviced to Gospel radio stations across the country.
The evening was also highlighted with special performances by The Gaither Vocal Band, including a new rendition of “Please Forgive Me,” a Crabb Family hit penned by Crabb’s father, songwriter of the year Gerald Crabb. Friend and mentor Bill Gaither and the Oak Ridge Boys' William Lee Golden stepped onto the stage spontaneously to join Crabb singing his version of the Kris Kristofferson hit “Why Me.” Also captured on the release is a new version of Crabb’s GMA DOVE Award-winning Song of the Year for 2011, “Sometimes I Cry,” which Crabb recently re-recorded at the Billy Graham Library in NC, as well as a guest appearance by The Crabb Family, who joined their brother for the family tradition “Through the Fire.”
Both releases are distributed exclusively by EMI CMG Distribution. For a PREVIEW of the DVD, please visit http://youtu.be/NhmHabgfw_E.
In addition to his heavy touring schedule, Jason can be seen at various HOMECOMING arena concerts and video recordings. For further information, visit www.gaither.com or www.jasoncrabb.com. Connect with Jason online at www.fb.com/JasonCrabbMusic and Twitter @JasonDCrabb.