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Gerald Crabb was born in Rosine, Kentucky, a small rural town which is also the birthplace of Bill Monroe, the founder of bluegrass music.
He has written over 350 songs and has had 22 national number one songs. From Jan. 1998-Dec. 2006, one or more of his songs held the number one spot on the national southern gospel chart for 37 months out of a 107 month period.
Gerald has won multiple songwriter of the year awards, including five Dove Awards and the prestigious BMI Christian songwriter and BMI publisher of the year awards. For nine consecutive years he was selected by the GMA to perform at the Songwriters’ Showcase with other writers such as Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Bart Mallard, Kirk Franklin, Mac Powell, Mark Hall, and many others.
This singer, songwriter, and preacher has had the opportunity to appear on the Gaither Videos, TBN, The 700 Club, the INSP, and CMT. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Colorado, and The Brooklyn Tabernacle.
Many of the songs that this songwriter has written have been recorded by popular groups and singers such as The Crabb Family, Randy Travis, Marie Osmond, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Donny McClurkin, Karen Peck, The Talley Trio, The Hoppers, and many others. Gerald counts it an honor when one of these well-known groups or singers choose one of his songs to record.
Gerald and his wife, Debi, make their home in Ripley, Mississippi. They schedule and conduct about 150 meetings a year which include concerts, camp meetings, and revivals.
Gerald is a Staff writer for Capital CMG