JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
Jason Crabb, "Love Is Stronger" (Gaither Music Group)
Grammy-winning Christian singer Jason Crabb impressively drives home the theme of how genuine love can be even if there's heartache and grief on his sophomore album, "Love Is Stronger."
His soaring voice, lyrics of enduring faith and solid production on the 11-track set continue to prove why he is the Gospel Music Association's reigning male vocalist and artist of the year. On "Let Mercy Hold You," he encourages people not to allow their minor mistakes discourage them and offers hope for those who might be lacking faith on "God's Up to Something," singing that the struggle will not last long if the proper belief system is intact.
Other easy listening ballads include the thought-provoking "Living Life Upside Down," the piano-driven "Satisfied" and "There's Not a Crown (Without a Cross)," featuring Joyce Martin Sanders and Michael English.
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