March 23, 2022

Gospel Music FanFair Welcomes Gerald Crabb

Gospel Music FanFair welcomes Gerald Crabb, Monday Night, May 9, 2022, at The Center for Rural Development, Somerset KY. 

Gerald Crabb was born in the small rural town of Rosine, Kentucky. As a young boy, Gerald was passionate about music. At age five he sang for the first time in public at a church in Louisville.  By age eleven, Gerald was playing the guitar and was preaching by age sixteen. Over the years, God has blessed Gerald with a thriving ministry and a compelling career in music as a singer, songwriter, publisher, and producer.

In 1994, Gerald founded the international known group, the Crabb Family, and led them to a whirlwind of success. During the Crabb Family’s tenure, they claimed many number one songs, numerous awards and opportunities to sing on platforms across the nation and abroad.

Gerald Crabb has appeared in various churches, stages and platforms as well as on Gaither Videos, TBN, The 700 Club, the INSP, CMT and GAC.  He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Colorado, and The Brooklyn Tabernacle.

During Gerald’s songwriting career, he has written over 475 songs with 26 of those claiming the number one spot nationally.  From January 1998-December 2006, one or more of his songs held the number one position on the national southern gospel chart for 37 months out of a 107-month period.

Crabb has been awarded numerous songwriting awards throughout his career. In 2011 he was awarded Songwriter of the Year at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards and also won Song of the Year for “Sometimes I Cry,” recorded by Jason Crabb. Gerald has received five other Dove Awards and has won several prestigious BMI Music Awards. In 2002 Crabb won BMI Awards for both Songwriter of the Year and Publisher of the Year.

For nine consecutive years, Gerald was selected by the Gospel Music Association to perform at the Songwriters’ Showcase with writers such as Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Bart Mallard, Kirk Franklin, Mac Powell, Mark Hall and many others.

Crabb is known for penning numerous popular songs performed by The Crabb Family including, “Please Forgive Me,” “He Came Looking For Me,” “Don’t You Wanna Go,” “Please Come Down To Me,” and many more. The classic hit, “Through The Fire” is perhaps Crabb’s most significant song to date. “Through The Fire” was featured on the 51st Annual Grammy Award winning Album, GLORY TRAIN by Randy Travis in the Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel album category. It was also featured on the 52nd Annual Grammy Award winning Album, JASON CRABB by Jason Crabb in the same category.

“Through The Fire” has proven to be so effective, Bill Gaither once advised the Crabb Family Family to never go through a concert without singing it. In 2012 Gerald released a book of personal and powerful testimonies of how God has used the song to change lives.

Four of Gerald’s songs have appeared on Grammy winning albums by Randy Travis and Jason Crabb. In addition to the Crabb Family, many other popular artists have recorded Gerald’s music including Randy Travis, The Oak Ridge Boys, Marie Osmond, Shenandoah, Mike Purkey, Mike English, Larry Sparks, Jason Crabb, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Donny McClurkin, Brad Davis, Karen Peck, The Talley Trio, The Booth Brothers, The Hoppers, Wilburn & Wilburn, The Collingsworth Family and many others. Gerald is currently a staff writer at Daywind Publishing.

In 2017 Gerald was awarded a Plaque from Daywind Publishing to commemorate him for 26 #1 songs on the national Southern Gospel Singing News Charts.

Gerald’s motivation to see souls saved and lives changed keeps him busy performing, writing, preaching and producing. He ministers at numerous concerts, events, camp meetings and revivals throughout the year and occasionally mentors upcoming artists by offering songwriting and music business workshops. Although Gerald’s ministry takes him across the nation, he still prefers to live in a small town. Gerald and his wife, Debi, make their home in Ripley, Mississippi. 

18th Annual Gospel Music FanFair,  May 9 - 14, 2022 Center For Rural Development,  2292 U.S. Hwy 27,  Somerset, Kentucky 42501

Six days and nights of live Gospel music, fellowship, and family fun! 

Morning Worship, Artist Showcases, Meet & Greets, Matinees and Evening Concerts.

For more information visit www.gospelmusicfanfair.com   or call 205-662-4826