Crabb, whose new CD release includes guest vocals by country music legend Vince Gill, said his spiritual message is about reaching for what you want in life, a motto that’s taken him from performing on the road at age 14 in The Crabb Family band to the stages of Carnegie Hall and the Grand Old Opry.
“You don’t have dreams to just sit there and think about them,” Crabb said. “God gave you dreams for you to get up and go after.”
The church is at 1083 Allgood Road in Marietta and Crabb’s performance will begin at 10:30 a.m.
“We’re going to have a great time at Marietta Church of God on Sunday morning,” Crabb said. “The Atlanta area is a special place to me and I have some great friends here that I can’t wait to see. There’s a special excitement in the air here.”
In addition to his Grammy win, the small-town Kentucky native has won 17 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.
Crabb said his voice and values are steeped in the tradition of faith and family.
The Nashville resident’s latest music release, “Love Is Stronger,” was produced by Rascal Flatt’s bass guitarist Jay DeMarcus as wells as Ed Cash and Wayne Haun and received acclaim from Entertainment Tonight and The Associated Press, among others. The release is available at Wal-Mart, Amazon, iTunes and www.jasoncrabb.com.
Crabb, who lives just outside Nashville with his wife Shellye, and daughters Emma and Ashleigh, first went solo in 2009 and saw his self-titled solo album race to the top of the charts. In 2012, he walked away with not only Male Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards and so far has been awarded 20 Dove Awards throughout his career and a Grammy in 2010.
Crabb also recently released his first children’s book, “One God, One You,” featuring a crab named Jase who’s on a mission to teach kids about Biblical principles through colorful illustrations and easy-to-read stories.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to write a children’s book,” Crabb said. “This has been a dream of mine — to impact the lives of our most precious gift, our children. As a father, I know how important it is for those little eyes to read good, positive material.”
The book will be available for purchase at Sunday’s event or at Crabb’s website.
“This book lets the reader know they are something special, and that God created them with a purpose. I hope this will touch the hearts of children, parents, grandparents and anyone with a child in their life,” he said. “All children need to know they are special.”
Crabb also wrote “Trusting God to Get You Through.” It is the first of 10 books based on the Ten Commandments.