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Steel Pickin For Jesus album. The popular and celebrated instrumental album recorded in Nashville with some of the hottest session pickers.

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Steel One Way album

Gene’s latest instrumental album along with the hottest pickers, is taking off and also becoming very popular among his fans.

Gene Crain was born and raised in Skiatook, Ok.  After being influenced by the great Leon McAuliffe, Gene started playing the steel guitar at the ripe old age of 9 years old.  He was mentored by his good friend Mr. Kenneth Schell who gave him lessons and much encouragement through the years.

Gene & Gayla Earlene produced and recorded his first instrumental album entitled, "Steel Pickin For Jesus" and has had overwhelming response from both fans and radio people. Two releases from that album have found a spot on the Christian Country Charts in the USA and in Europe.

 

His version of Blood Bought Church went to #4 on the European Country Gospel Chart. It was also the theme song for the Nationally broadcasted CCMA Award Show, live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN for three consecutive years. Gene’s latest instrumental album, “Steel One Way” is taking off and also becoming very popular in the industry.

  • Gene's Awards

  • 2011

  • AgapeFest, producer of the year award, nominee

  • 2009

  • AgapeFest "Setting a Standard of excellence in Music" award

  • 2008

  • AgapeFest Musician's "Jubal Award"

  • ICGMA Instrumentalist of the Year

  • 2006

  • CGC Instrumentalist, Silver Award Winner

  • ICGMA Band of the year

  • CCMA Instrumentalist of the Year, nominee

  • 2005

  • Instrumentalist of the Year, King Country Radio
    CGC Instrumentalist of the Year

  • 2004

  • CGC Instrumentalist of the Year

  • 2003

  • ICGMA Instrumentalist of the Year
    CGC Instrumentalist of the Year Achievement Award
    CCMA Instrumentalist of the Year nominee

  • ESA "Zeus" Humanitarian Award from the town of Inola, Ok

  • 2002

  • CCMA Instrumentalist of the Year nominee
    ICGMA Instrumentalist of the Year
    TIMA Instrumentalist of the Year

  • 2001

  • CCMA Instrumentalist of the year

  • ICGMA Instrumentalist of the year

  • 2000

  • CCMA Instrumentalist of the Year

  • TIMA Instrumentalist of the Year nomineeCGMG Instrumentalist of the Year

  • ICGMA Instrumentalist of the Year

  • ICGMA Top 80 Radio Achievement Award

  • ICGMA Studio Musician of the year nominee

  • 1999

  • CCMA Instrumentalist of the year nominee
    Instrumentalist of the year, Christian Country with Lin Butler Video and Radio Show Awards
    CGMG Instrumentalist of the year nominee

  • Instrumentalist and Producer of the year nominee

  • 1998

  • CGMG Instrumentalist of the year
    CGMA Silver Heart, Instrumentalist of the year

  • 1997

  • CGMA Instrumentalist of the year nominee
    CGMA Silver Heart, Instrumentalist of the year

  • 1994

  • GPGSN Male Entertainer of the year nominee
    GPGSN Band of the Year nominee