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Central City’s Big Labor Day Week is Here

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/28/13) – Gospelfest has always been a huge event, kicking off a week of Labor Day fun in downtown Central City.
 
But this year, the town of around 5500 knew it was in for a big night when, according to local businessman Ron Poole, "Some people were already here at 3 a.m. this morning to make sure they got a good seat."
 
Then, as the Spirit-filled night of Gospel sounds kicked off, 92-year-young Bob Lawton, Chairman Emeritus of First National Bank (FNB), the event's sponsor, suddenly jumped to his feet and danced to the high energy Christian music of Adam Crabb with FNB Interim President Lanie Gardner.
 
Officials estimated the crowd at well over a thousand gospel music lovers. With lawn chairs in hand, they jammed the downtown area for a night with Beaver Dam natives Jason Crabb and Adam Crabb, along with other favorites The Bowlings, The Martins, and The Dixie Melody Boys.
 
Carmel Sheppard Rich, Executive Director of Central City Tourism Commission, performed a stellar rendition of the National Anthem, followed by an opening prayer from Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee.
 
McGehee told reporters "It's wonderful to see the community come together, especially for an event that's free to the community. I think it's fantastic."
 
Put on the spot by SurfKY News, Sheriff McGehee, a former church minister, was asked who his favorite gospel entertainer is.
 
"There are so many I love, but I recently heard the new Jason Crabb CD and I was amazed at the message that is in the songs. I felt blessed to see there is so much of a message of truth in the lyrics of his songs."
 
Jason Crabb told reporters he has been singing Gospel music since he was 14-years-old.
 
"I have a new record called ‘Love is Stronger.’ Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts produced six tunes on it. Wayne Hayne, who is nominated for 16 Dove Awards this year, produced two of the songs. So, we're having fun." Jason said.
 
Keep up with this former member of the Crabb Family at www.jasoncrabb.com, jasoncrabbmusic on twitter and jasoncrabbmusic on Facebook.
 
Jason's brother, Adam Crabb also performed. He joked that his parents waited a long time before he began singing with the family.
 
"I was 16 when I first went on stage. I was going to school, and they really wanted me to concentrate on that first." Adam said, adding "My latest album is called "Surrender" and it's doing very well. God has blessed me." Adam said.
 
Although the Crabb Family began as a local favorite from Ohio County, Adam noted that they have also performed in Morocco, Israel, and Ireland.
 
"We had a 100,000 people show up in Morocco for the show. They didn't promote it as a Gospel show, but we went up on stage and sang about Jesus, and it was really neat."
 
For more information log on to www.adamcrabb.com, or Facebook at Adam Crabb, and Adam Crabb Music      
 
Mayor Barry Shaver summed up Gospelfest and the many events that will climax with the Everly Brothers Cruise In this Friday and Saturday. "It's just a wonderful crowd and a great start to a stress-free week for anyone who wants to have some good family fun in Central City. Wednesday night events include BIKE NIGHT at Stellian's with a live band. Cinema 4 will be showing ‘MERLE TRAVIS, Rare Performances’ Wednesday through Saturday at 12 pm, 4pm and 6pm.”
 
For a complete rundown of this week's activities log on to the Central City Tourism Commission Facebook page.   
 
Paul McRee
SurfKY News

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