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Jason Crabb takes Artist of the Year at Dove Awards

Jason Crabb won two Doves on Thursday - Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Photo credit: Raymond Hagans

Jason Crabb won two Doves on Thursday - Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Photo credit: Raymond Hagans

Artist of the Year winner Jason Crabb said since he comes from a small town in Kentucky, “I never thought I’d be singing on this stage, but I’m living out my dream and encouraging everyone else to do the same.”

A humble Crabb, who lives in Hendersonville, Tenn., with his family, said he picked out his own outfit for the show – a spiffy beige jacket with elbow patches and dark jeans – and excitedly broke the news that Ed Cash is one of the producers working on his next album, which he’s working on now.

Crabb, nominated for a leading eight awards heading into the show, won two Doves at Thursday’s ceremony – a Male Vocalist of the Year trophy accompanies the coveted Artist of the Year prize.

During the show, Crabb participated in a tribute to Russ Taff, turning out a potent version of Taff’s “Ain’t No Grave.” Backstage, Crabb said a Taff song was one of the first he ever bought as a fledgling singer and expressed gratitude at the level of inspiration Taff had on his career.

The 43rd Annual Dove Awards will air on GMC at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

3 comments Add your comment

David Patson

April 20th, 2012
5:08 am

Bill Jones

April 20th, 2012
1:00 pm

Congratulations to Jason Crabb. Being awarded for the great live performance is the best to happen in the life of the stage performer.

Bernice Sullivan

April 22nd, 2012
8:10 am

Congratulations!! This award if very much deserved!! I just went to his concert and It was so obvious God was in our presence!!