Music News: GRAMMY® WINNER JASON CRABB STEPS INTO NEW SEASON WITH ‘JUST AS I AM’
GRAMMY® WINNER JASON CRABB STEPS INTO
NEW SEASON WITH JUST AS I AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Two-time GRAMMY® Award winner and 22-time Dove Award honoree Jason Crabb celebrates the beginning of a new chapter in his storied career with the release today of Just As I Am. The five-song EP, Crabb’s official debut on the Red Street Records label, was produced by GRAMMY® winner Jay DeMarcus, founding member of country supergroup Rascal Flatts.
Featuring contributions from such acclaimed songwriters as Tony Wood, Josh Bronlewee, and Andrew Bergthold, along with Crabb and DeMarcus, Just As I Am is a powerful declaration of faith in the One who is constant and sure, even in the midst of uncertainty and hardship. The project is highlighted by the title cut and debut single, which is currently in the Top 30 on Billboard’s AC Monitored chart. In addition, Just As I Am includes the honest confession of “Heart Wide Open”; the infectious song of surrender, “Send Me (The One)”; “Friend In The Fire,” a prayer of refinement; and the striking “Before,” a piano-driven declaration of worship in the midst of pain.
“Whenever I begin to work on a new project, I ask God for His direction and wisdom,” says Crabb. “I remembered something my Grandmother Richardson instilled in me: no matter what happens, you can trust God. He’s got it under control. She used to tell me, ‘When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on to God.’ So holding onto God, the project of making Just As I Am began.”
“This record was born from adversity,” Crabb continues. “Just about the time we went into the studio, the pandemic hit and the world stopped. I caught the virus; friends and family became sick; and we knew people who died. It was a very discouraging time. Isaiah 61:3 says God will ‘…give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness … that He may be glorified.’ That’s the wondrous thing about Christ—He takes what was meant for harm and turns it into good.”
“It was important to me and Jay that these songs share hope, encouragement and inspiration; that they point people to Jesus,” Crabb concludes. “From beginning to end, through every step of the recording journey, we worked to create something that I really believe will bless and uplift the listener, be an encouragement to the Body of Christ and glorify God.”
ABOUT JASON CRABB
One of Gospel and Christian music’s most iconic voices, Kentucky-born Jason Crabb has been honored with two GRAMMY® Awards and 22 GMA Dove Awards, the latter including nods for Artist, Male Vocalist and Song of the Year. He is the youngest member inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, and his hometown of Beaver Dam, Kentucky, has paid tribute with a street in his name. Since his first solo release in 2009, he has performed on many of the world’s most prestigious stages, such as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, the Brooklyn Tabernacle and Billy Graham’s final crusade. Crabb’s electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals and magnetic personality have endeared him to millions across the world through extensive personal appearances, media coverage and social media, including over 20 million views on YouTube.
ABOUT RED STREET RECORDS
Jay DeMarcus—member of Rascal Flatts, GRAMMY® award-winning producer and bassist—launched Red Street Records in 2019. Along with DeMarcus, veteran industry executive Mark Lusk (president/general manager) and award-winning songwriter/producer Don Koch lead the Red Street Records team with a vision for the future. The desire of Red Street Records is to touch lives and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. To that end, they seek to partner with musicians who share this aim and who strive to achieve it through their innovative and visionary craft.