Crabb, who has written 14 No. 1 songs for his family, was the founder of the Crabb Family and travels today as a soloist and evangelist ministering all across the nation.
His top songs by the group include: "The Cross," "The Walk," "Please Forgive Me," "He Came Looking For Me," "Please Come Down To Me," "Jesus Will Do What You Can't," "The Shepherd's Call," "The Reason That I'm Standing," "Through The Fire," "That's No Mountain," "Trail Of Tears," "Don't You Wanna Go?," "I Sure Miss You" and "The Lamb, The Lion, The King."
Crabb has been nominated for the ninth consecutive year in the GMA Southern Gospel Songwriters Showcase. The showcase will take place on April 2 in Nashville and will celebrate the writers of the top gospel songs over the past year. The showcase will feature the writers singing their songs and sharing the stories behind the song.
Crabb has written over 220 songs. He is also an eight-time recipient of the GMA Southern Gospel Songwriters Showcase Award.
For booking information, contact Judy Brannin and The Brannin Agency at (864) 206-0093 or visit their Web site at www.brannin agency.com.
Speaking of the Crabb Family, the group recently completed its new project called "Blur The Lines."
Jason, Adam, Aaron, Kelly (Bowling) and Terah (Penhollow) selected songs for the project based on their favorite all-time hits from southern, praise and worship, gospel, contemporary and classic hymns.
The first single, "Nothing But The Blood," has been released to radio stations.
For more information on the Crabb Family, visit www.thecrabbfamily.com or www.clearcoolmusic.com.
Several groups have released new radio singles the past three weeks, and I'd advise you to call Kyle at WFSR and make a request for some of these new songs.
"I Will Trust You Lord," by the McKameys, is one of my favorites, along with "Who Am I," by the Perrys; "My Past Has Passed," by the Kingsmen; and "Too Many Times," by Mike Bowling.
"Shoutin' On The Hills," by the Down East Boys has to be an old favorite by many. I haven't heard the Hoppers' new single, "I've Come Too Far," which debuted at No. 23 for March in the Singing News Magazine.
The Toney Brothers have announced the addition of David Robinson, of Morris, Ala., as their new tenor.
Robinson, formerly of the Dixie Echoes, has been traveling with the Toney Brothers since Jan. 10.
"We have never been more excited than we are now with the current lineup in the group," said Terry Toney. "Over the last 30 days, his attitude and abilities have proven to be a perfect fit. We're looking forward to getting in the studio to record with this group."
Troy and Katy Peach, of the trio First Love, announce the birth of twin boys Feb. 16.
Clayton Andrew was 6 pounds and measured 19-inches long, while Shelton Matthew weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces and measured 19 1/4-inches long.
Several concerts have been scheduled in the region.
-- The Singing Cookes have two concerts planned in the area next month. The group will appear at the River Of Life Worship Center in Manchester on March 2 at 7 p.m. For more information, call (606) 599-1199. The Cookes will perform at Middlesboro High School on March 11 at 7 p.m.
-- The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg will be hosting a concert on March 25 with Michael Combs and the Barrett Family. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (888) 622-2787.
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