GRAMMY-winning gospel artist Jason Crabb recently participated in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview in Nashville. Crabb discussed how fatherhood has changed him, recording with the Crabb Family, the message he wants to communicate to his fans, and his new album, Love Is Stronger, among other topics.
"Having grace and mercy on someone is such a form of love. And to me, that is the message of Christ. That is who I am. That is what I'm about," said Crabb. "I think that's why this new record is probably more a part of me than anything I've ever done, because it says [with] the title, Love Is Stronger. That's my message."
Crabb's musical journey began in Kentucky as part of the family-based gospel collective the Crabb Family. The Crabb Family released a series of albums, including 2003's The Walk, 2004's Driven and 2005's Live At Brooklyn Tabernacle, all of which garnered GRAMMY nominations for Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album. The Crabb Family went on hiatus in 2006, but reunited in 2011 for a tour. In February 2012 the group released Together Again, which peaked at No. 6 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart.
Jason Crabb's self-titled solo debut was released in 2009. Jason Crabb peaked at No. 2 on the Christian Albums chart and earned Crabb a GRAMMY for Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album. Crabb followed with 2010's Because It's Christmas and 2011's The Song Lives On. Released March 12, Love Is Stronger features 11 tracks co-produced by GRAMMY winner Ed Cash, Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, Wayne Haun, and Seth Mosley, including the title-track, "Love Wins" and "Let Mercy Hold You." Crabb is scheduled to begin a U.S. tour on March 15 in Garner, N.C., with dates scheduled through January 2014.