Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb delivered a night to remember Sunday at the Lions Centre.
The popular Christian artist is known for his heartfelt songs and powerful vocals. He did not disappoint, as fans clapped and sang along to “He Knows What He’s Doing,” “Sometimes I Cry,” “Through the Fire” and “I’d Rather Have Jesus.”
“Last night was just phenomenal,” Mr. Crabb told the Cayman Compass on Monday. “I was blown away … I can’t wait to get back and tell the family we have to do another concert here.”
It was Mr. Crabb’s first time performing in Cayman.
“I was just overwhelmed that people would know most of the tunes … it just makes me want to move here,” Mr. Crabb said over the phone.
Despite the last minute change of venue from Pedro Castle to the Lions Centre, concert organizer Dwayne Euter said the concert was great, with hundreds of people turning out.
The event also served to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood learning.
All proceeds will go to the Launch Pad Enrichment Centre preschool in Savannah.
“It was a treat to come and meet the people and be a part of the island. To be honest, it has been one of the highlights of my travels,” said Mr. Crabb, who added that he has been traveling for performances for 23 years. “It was a very special night.”
Local performer Georgia Isaacs opened the concert with “How Great Thou Art.” The Williams Children’s rendition of “Jerusalem” was a show stopper. Pastor Alson Ebanks and Courtney McCook also performed.
Mr. Crabb left the island Monday afternoon after touring Pedro St. James Castle.
Originally from Kentucky, Mr. Crabb is a well-known gospel singer who began his career with his siblings as part of the Crabb Family. Moving between genres, including gospel, country, pop and Southern gospel, he won a Grammy in 2010 for his first solo album. He has won 21 Dove Awards.
Mr. Crabb recently released his fifth solo album, “Whatever The Road,” which is considered to be his most personal album. “It was such a joy to be here,” he said. “I can’t wait to come back.”