October 18, 2022

Jason Crabb Captures the Fun and Reflective Festive Moments on His New Christmas Album

 

GRAMMY and Dove award winning, Contemporary-Christian music artist, Jason Crabb returns with a brand-new Christmas album, Miracle in a Manger on Oct. 28. The set is produced by late friend and mentor, Tim Akers, Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, & Kevin Rooney. The project encompasses special memories and lots of laughs arriving at just the right moment for Christmas music. 

"I was so honored to work with Tim Akers again, and this was his last project," Crabb says. "He was a friend and we'd collaborated before, but this time was special. Tim was producing and arranging the strings for the record when his leukemia came back. He even sat in the hospital in his last days and worked on the music. Nashville lost an amazing talent in Tim, and I really want this record to honor his life. We love you, Tim." 

"When I signed to Red Street and Jay asked me what I wanted to do, I told him a Christmas project was one of my dream records," Crabb shares. "I've been doing music for a while now, and you hope and pray for something that helps define your legacy. I think this Christmas project is that record for me. These are the songs I hope my grandkids will grab hold of and be proud of what Grandpa did." 

Crabb's new rendition of the Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene-penned Christmas classic, "Mary, Did You Know?" is a highlight. With its horn-studded R&B groove, the nostalgic title-cut, "Being Home For Christmas," was written by Crabb, Don Koch, Caleb Ward and Jordan Ward and celebrates the importance of family above the trappings of the season. And "Who Could've Dreamed?" is an Inspirational pop ballad penned by Koch, Akers and Tony Wood spotlighting the true meaning of Christmas as Crabb proclaims, "Who could have looked into that holy stable and seen the shadow of the cross?"


Here's the tracklist:


1. Go Tell It On the Mountain

2. Who Could've Dreamed

3. Most Wonderful Time of the Year

4. Mary, Did You Know

5. Joy To the World

6. Miracle In A Manger

7. Being Home for Christmas

8. Tennessee Christmas (ft. Iveth Luna)

9. Let It Snow

10. O Holy Night