Thursday, October 24, 2013


Crabb Nabs Four Honors, Bringing Career total to 21 Dove Awards

Show Stopping Performance features Special Guest Jay DeMarcus

DeMarcus Wins First Dove Award

Jason Crabb with his Love Is Strong producers Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, and Wayne Haun in the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Press Room. This is the first GMA Dove Award for Jay DeMarcus.
Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Gospel Music Association

(NASHVILLE, TN) – GRAMMY® award winner and 2012 Artist of the Year, Jason Crabb, added four more GMA Dove Awards to his collection during the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Lipscomb University. With the addition of these awards, Crabb's career total of GMA Dove awards now stands at 21.

Crabb's latest release, critically acclaimed Love Is Stronger, was recognized as Inspirational Album of the Year. Produced by Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash and Wayne Haun, the album yielded three additional awards, including Inspirational Song of the Year ("Satisfied"), Southern Gospel Song of the Year ("What The Blood Is For") and Southern Gospel Performance of the Year ("What The Blood Is For").

The evening was filled with memorable moments. From the red carpet where Jason, his wife Shellye along with Jay Demarcus and wife Allison dazzled photographers and talked with reporters to the stage where Crabb, along with DeMarcus, delivered a show-stopping performance of his latest single "Love Is Stronger" to his presentation of the "Artist of the Year" award to TobyMac, this night was one to remember!

Jay DeMarcus and Jason Crabb show some love to their wives, Allison and Shellye, on the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Red Carpet. Photo by Terry Wyatt / Getty Images for Gospel Music Association

"Every time I step onto the stage or someone hears a recording, I want the listener to be encouraged," said Crabb. "We choose the songs and pray that someone is blessed. Tonight, it was a special treat that my producers Jay, Ed and Wayne were here with me and that the efforts of the amazingly talented songwriters, musicians - everyone involved - was honored. And, wow, what a great moment to have my buddy Jay DeMarcus along with the Cathedral of Praise choir on stage with me for the night. He is the giver of all good gifts and I am thankful, honored and humbled."

Jason Crabb performs "Love Is Stronger" with special guest Jay DeMarcus during the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Photo courtesy Nelon PR

The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be televised exclusively on the UP! Television Network on Monday, October 21 at 8:00 PM ET.

Jason Crabb is currently on the final leg of the Worship Around The World Tour with Michael W. Smith and will soon release details of his upcoming Christmas tour.

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