Though it has built a strong foundation in the Southern gospel community, the Crabb Family has been rapidly expanding its fan base through relentless touring, prime media exposure and great music.

Though it has built a strong foundation in the Southern gospel community, the Crabb Family has been rapidly expanding its fan base through relentless touring, prime media exposure and great music. "Driven" is the group's most ambitious album to date. While there's nothing to alienate diehard Southern gospel fans, there is sufficient musical inventiveness and lyrical depth to attract a broader audience. Brothers Aaron, Adam and Jason Crabb and sister Kelly Bowling trade lead vocal duties on the 13 tracks. Jason's smokey soulfulness adds extra emotional punch, particularly on the poignant "The Shepherd's Call." Bowling's sweet, graceful vocals take center stage on tender ballad "You Can't Imagine." Many of the songs were penned by family patriarch Gerald Crabb, one of the industry's top songwriters. The Crabbs reprise their hit "Through the Fire," with gospel great Donnie McClurkin trading lead vocals with Jason. It is a stunning close to one of the year's best albums thus far.—DEP