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Crawford Crossing Garners GMA Dove Award Nomination


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At a press conference held by the Gospel Music Association Wednesday, February 16th in Atlanta GA at the historic Fox Theatre’s Grand Salon, Crawford Crossing received a GMA Dove Award nomination for Country Album Of The Year for their Willow Creek Records Nashville recording, “Turn Up The Music”, produced by Terry Thompson. Crawford Crossing is comprised of Tabitha Crawford Wheeler, Israel Crawford and Whitney Crawford of Kingsport, TN. Crawford Crossing is nominated alongside Jeff and Sheri Easter, Guy Penrod, Ricky Skaggs, Point of Grace, and Austins Bridge.

Producer and Willow Creek Records Nashville President Terry Thompson commented, “I am so pleased about this Dove nomination and so excited for Crawford Crossing. It is a real team effort to complete a project like Turn Up The Music. A lot of work went into this album. Much time was spent choosing the right songs, and the overall concept for this album. So, thanks to all the writers for writing our heartfelt thoughts, the musicians for putting their touches, Rhonda Thompson Promotions, and the whole WCR team. It continues to be a real pleasure working with such talented people as Crawford Crossing.”

“We are so blown away and excited about this nomination. We feel very blessed and honored to be in the same category with these great artists” states Tabitha.

The show will be taped live at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta GA on April 20 and will air on GMC Easter Sunday, April 24 at 7 & 9 p.m. EST.

Tabitha, Israel and Whitney combine classic country, acoustic and bluegrass music with Christian lyrics to create an unmatched family harmony fans love. Tabitha, the lead vocalist of Crawford Crossing, has established herself as one of the most recognizable voices in Christian music today. She is a much decorated vocalist, as well as a three time Gospel Music Dove Nominee and a 2009 Dove Award Show presenter.

Tabitha and her brother Israel have been singing together all of their lives. They formed their original group, in 1998 and put together an original sound. That group produced several top 40 songs, as well as two Dove Award nominations (Country Recorded Song and Country Album). Now, they are excited to once again come together and commence on this exciting endeavor and direction that mimics that same sound and ministry, along with the sound of today’s country music.

Israel is an accomplished songwriter and musician. He shares some of the lead vocals, plays acoustic guitar, as well as sings that great tight brother and sister harmony.

Whitney Crawford is the third member of Crawford Crossing. She is married to Israel and handles the high harmony vocals with the greatest of ease. With a one-of-a kind family vocal chemistry, an up-to-date modern sound and a unique songwriting partnership, Crawford Crossing offers a fresh combination that is sure to be a hit wherever they go.

“With a desire to sing, a passion for music, and a love of service for Christ, we want to minister to those who are hurting, and who are in need.”

For more information on Crawford Crossing, visit or on

For more information on the Dove Awards, tickets, and for a complete list of nominees, visit

Source- Willow Creek Records Nashville


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