The Crabb Family
|The Crabb Family|
|Origin||Beaver Dam, Kentucky, United States|
|Genres||Christian, southern gospel|
|Years active||1996–2007, 2011–present|
|Associated acts||Jason Crabb, Crabb Revival, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, The Bowling Family, Bill Gaither|
|Past members||Seth Morrison|
The group was formed in Beaver Dam, a town in rural Kentucky. The family patriarch, Gerald Crabb, and wife Kathy Crabb, were the founders of the group. Kathy managed the group until their retirement in 2007. 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.
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.
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. Kelly Bowling has also joined her husband, Mike, in a musical career as a member of The Bowling Family (formerly The Mike Bowling Group). In 2011, in addition to performing with his wife, Aaron Crabb became a founding member of the quartet Canton Junction, in which he sings lead. In 2014, Adam Crabb was joined the Gaither Vocal Band.
The Crabb Family reunited for a sold out tour in early 2015, as they celebrated 20 years in Christian music.
Kelly Bowling appeared as Nurse Kathy in the 2014 film Virtuous.
|Year||Album||Peak chart position||Record label||Record producer(s)|
|1996||Still Holdin' On||Zion Records|
|1996||Alive & Kickin|
|1997||Yesterday, Today, & Forever||MorningStar Records|
|1998||Prayer in Motion|
|1998||Live in Nashville|
|1999||Crabb Grass||Family Music Group|
|2000||Pray||New Day||Woody Wright|
|2000||Live from Kentucky||Crosscutt Records|
|2001||Living out the Dream||Family Music Group||Mike Bowling|
|2003||The Walk||31||Daywind||Aaron, Adam, & Jason Crabb|
|2004||Crabb Fest Live! 2003||Gerald & Kathy Crabb|
|2004||Driven||13||Aaron, Adam, Jason, Kelly, Jerry Yoder|
|2005||Crabb Fest Live 2004||Kathy Crabb, Norman Holland, Eddie Leonard|
|2005||Live at Brooklyn Tabernacle||Aaron, Adam, Jason, & Kelly|
|2005||The Locket||Eagle Records||Aaron, Adam, Jason, Mike Bowling, Ben Isaacs|
|2006||Blur the Lines||7||Daywind||Aaron, Adam, Jason, Kelly, Bubba Smith|
|2007||Letting Go||36||Aaron, Adam, Jason, Tre Corley|
|2012||Together Again||Gaither Music Group||Jason Crabb|
- 1998: The Best of the Crabb Family
- 2001: A Crabb Collection (Daywind)
- 2005: Super Southern Gospel (Daywind)
- 2005: The Hits... Live (Daywind)
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."
|1996||Still Holdin' On||"Where We'll Never Die"|
|"Something Going on the Graveyard"|
|"I'm Still Holdin' On"|
|1997||Yesterday, Today & Forever||"I'm Running On"|
|"Please Forgive Me"|
|1998||Prayer in Motion||"Trail of Tears"|
|"Two Little Feet"|
|"The Lamb, the Lion, and the King"|
|1999||Crabb Grass||"I Sure Miss You"|
|2000||Pray||"Through the Fire"|
|"When It's My Time"|
|"Jesus in a Song"|
|2001||Living out the Dream||"That's No Mountain"|
|"The Reason That I'm Standing"|
|"Please Come Down to Me"|
|2003||The Walk||"The Walk"|
|"Jesus Will Do What You Can't"|
|"Greater Is He"|
|2004||Driven||"He Came Looking for Me"|
|"The Shepherd's Call"|
|2006||Blur the Lines||"Nothing but the Blood"|
|"I'd Rather Have Jesus"|
|2007||Letting 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.
|2003||Southern Gospel Album of the Year||A Crabb Collection||Won|
|Southern Gospel Song of the Year||"Don't You Wanna Go?"||Won|
|2004||Southern Gospel Album of the Year||The Walk||Won|
|Southern Gospel Song of the Year||"The Cross"||Won|
|2005||Group of the Year||—||Nominated|
|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|
|2006||Inspirational 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|
|2007||Artist of the Year||—||Nominated|
|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|
|2008||Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year||"You Saved Me"||Nominated|
|2012||Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year||"If There Ever Was A Time"||Nominated|
|2004||Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album||The Walk|
|2005||Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album||Driven|
|2006||Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album||Live at Brooklyn Tabernacle|
- 2003: #1 Hits Live (Eagle Vision)
- 2004: Crabb Fest Live 2003 (Word)
- 2005: Live at Brooklyn Tabernacle (Daywind)
- 2005: Remembering The Greats (Daywind)
- 2009: The Best of the Crabb Family (Spring House)
- 2009: Grand Finale: The Ultimate Concert Experience (Provident Music)
Gaither Homecoming Video Performances
- 2001: What a Time "Please Forgive Me"
- 2002: New Orleans Homecoming "Through The Fire"
- 2002: God Bless America "The Lion, The Lamb, And The King"
- 2003: Red Rocks Homecoming "The Reason That I'm Standing"
- 2003: Dottie Rambo with the Homecoming Friends "Tears Will Never Stain The Streets Of That City"
- 2003: Build A Bridge "Greater Is He In Me"
- 2007: How Great Thou Art "I'd Rather Have Jesus"
- The Crabb Family Biography Archived September 1, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- Kathy Crabb Hannah interview: Stronger on Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk
- Crabb Family Says Farewell Archived July 20, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- Terah Crabb Penhollow: Putting Family First on CrabbRevival.net
- Evans, Scott. "Crabb Family To Reunite For Project And Tour". Retrieved 5 January 2012.
- "Cast of Virtuous". virtuousfilm.com. Retrieved 25 September 2014.