Casting Crowns is a Grammy award and Dove Award winning Christian band that employs a soft rock music style.
The band was created in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a Youth Group.
He also serves as a lead vocalist.
Later they moved to McDonough, Georgia and more members joined creating the band now known as Casting Crowns.
Some members of the band currently work as ministers for Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia.
Discovered by, among others, contemporary Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman, the band received a recording contract and vaulted to popularity in 2003 with their self-titled debut album Casting Crowns.
The album quickly made them one of the fastest selling debut artists in Christian music history. Lifesong followed in 2005, debuting at #9 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Both albums have been certified Platinum.
The band's third album The Altar and the Door debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and #1 on the Hot Christian Albums chart upon its release in August 2007. Ten weeks after it came out it was certified Gold.
The Band has enjoyed tremendous success in the United States. They have released eight singles to date, seven of which have become consecutive number one hits on various Christian music charts. "Voice of Truth" spent a record-breaking fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 beginning in 2003.
"Lifesong" spent nine weeks in the top spot, with "Praise You in This Storm" remaining at #1 for seven weeks. The group broke their own record in 2007 when the single "East to West" from The Altar and the Door hit sixteen consecutive weeks at #1. The song ended up enjoying the top spot for a total of nineteen weeks, now their most successful single to date.
The band's frontman Mark Hall calls the band's work a ministry akin to what the world would call "preaching to the choir." In keeping with The Great Commission, Hall describes their music as a "ministry of discipleship."
The members of the group are currently ministers at Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, GA where the band plays during the Contemporary Worship service on Sunday mornings.
From the Grammy and Dove Award-winning band comes a musical and meaningful celebration of Christ's birth! Features "Joy to the World"; "O Come, All Ye Faithful"; "Silent Night"; "While You Were Sleeping"; "God Is with Us"; "Christmas Offering"; "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"; "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"; "Sweet Little Jesus Boy"; and "Away in a Manger."
The debut release from Atlanta's own Casting Crowns is a powerful collection of contemporary rock and worship with strong vocal harmonies and positive, uplifting lyrics. This stellar album earned the band several Dove awards in 2005, including lofty honors for Songwriter, Group, and Song of the Year, in addition to others. Features the smash hits "Who Am I?", "If We Are the Body", "What If His People Prayed", and more.
Inspired by the story of Jesus' encounter with the woman at the well, Casting Crowns encourages you to let the "living water" of Christ overflow to those around you. Includes "Courageous," "City on a Hill," "Already There," "The Well," "Spirit Wind," "Just Another Birthday," "Wedding Day," "Angel," "My Own Worst Enemy," "So Far to Find You," and more.
Amid multi-platinum career album sales, numerous awards and consistent chart-topping radio success in an unprecedented six-year span, Casting Crowns lead singer and songwriter Mark Hall has never strayed from the group's main purpose: "Present discipleship through music." The band's message remains rooted in the youth ministry Hall has led on a weekly basis since 1999. The result with each new song collection is a fresh, relevant perspective on our journey with Christ. "Our main purpose, above all else, is to know Him more," shares Hall.
It's this unwavering pursuit that has inspired Casting Crowns' latest release, Until The Whole World Hears, an offering of encouragement, challenge, hope and truth to a world in need of Jesus. "As we travel through our journey as Christians, we come to a realization there are lots of people out there who need to hear about Jesus," Hall says. "Through our maturity, we begin to see the world as God sees the world and work with purpose to show people Jesus, until the whole world hears."
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To the members of Casting Crowns, worship is more than songs---it's the fabric of their lives! Includes "Stained Glass Masquerade," "Set Me Free," "Prodigal," "Love Them Like Jesus," "Praise You in This Storm," "In Me," the title track, and more.
The 2010 Dove Award Artist of the Year winners are on tour---and you've got a front-row seat! The live concert DVD features stadium tracks, teaching sessions from Mark Hall, the title track music video, and behind-the-scenes stories. The CD includes "If We've Ever Needed You," "Glorious Day," "Mercy," "At Your Feet," "To Know You," "Holy One," and "Blessed Redeemer".
Mastertrax are the original artist performance masters in three keys. Includes the artist's original background vocal track, plus a high, medium and low key track without background vocals. Demonstration is in the medium range as originally recorded by the artist. Lyrics and lead sheet enclosed.