Crabb Fam­ily takes an en­core

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Af­ter Ger­ald and Kathy Crabb founded a South­ern gospel group in their ru­ral Ken­tucky church in 1996, the fam­ily name be­came syn­ony­mous with top-tier gospel mu­sic for over two decades.

The Crabb Fam­ily re­ceived Grammy Award nom­i­na­tions three con­sec­u­tive years, won Dove Awards for Song of the Year and Al­bum of the Year three con­sec­u­tive years and notched 16 No. 1 songs on na­tional ra­dio charts.

In Au­gust 2006, the Crabb chil­dren — old­est son Ja­son, twin brothers Adam and Aaron, and sis­ters Kelly and Terah — de­cid- ed to say farewell and move on to sep­a­rate min­istries. To thank their fans for sup­port­ing them over the pre­vi­ous decade, they launched a farewell tour. The Crabb fam­ily’s last day as a group was Aug. 1, 2007.

Af­ter that, Ja­son started his own solo ca­reer. Aaron formed a duo with wife Amanda, while Adam and Terah started a band called Crabb Re­vival.

Kelly joined her hus­band, Mike, as a mem­ber of The Bowl­ing Fam­ily. Aaron be­came a found­ing mem­ber of the quar­tet Can­ton Junc­tion in 2011. In 2014, Adam joined the Gaither Vo­cal Band.

But they just couldn’t stay apart for long.

The Crabb Fam­ily re­u­nited for a Cel­e­bra­tion Tour in Novem­ber 2011 through Fe­bru­ary 2012. Then they cel­e­brated 20 years of Chris­tian mu­sic min­istry with a re­union tour in 2015.

Now the fam­ily is tak­ing a third bow. The Crabb Fam­ily is back on the road again with its En­core Tour 2019, which stops at Re­demp­tion to the Na­tions Church in High­land Park on Fri­day night, Jan. 11.

And they still keep the show all about fam­ily. Join­ing the Crabbs will be Mike Bowl­ing with the Bowl­ing Sis­ters.

Three tiers of tick­ets are of­fered, each with a spec­i­fied en­try time. Doors open for gen­eral ad­mis­sion at 6 p. m. be­fore the 7 p.m. con­cert.

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