Lifesong, Praise You In This Strom, Voice of Truth, Who Am I, East to West
15 Dove Awards, 2 Billboard Music and American Music Awards, 1 Grammy
Led by the dedicated Mark Hall, Casting Crowns started as a worship band in 1999. Besides Hall, the group consisted of Juan DeVevo, Melodee DeVevo, Rob Cervantes and Hector Cervantes. Playing their music at local shows in Florida, the band became famous and earned a strong fan base. Their first organized musical effort was the release of two autonomous albums in 2001. Both of the albums received warm welcome from the listeners and enhanced the group's image.
Winning GMA Regional Songwriters Competition, the band landed a record deal with Beach Street Records and came up with their first self-titled album in October 2003. Producing smash hit single Voice of Truth; the album was certified as Double Platinum. The next studio record Lifesong hit the shelves in August 2005 and became a US Christian Album chart topper. Within a short span of its release, it also went Platinum.
This extraordinary success recurred with the release of the band's third album The Altar and the Door in August 2007. Topping the Christian Album charts, the album stood second on the Billboard 200. Within a short period after its release it was certified as Platinum. The band came up with their fourth studio album Until the Whole World Hears in November 2009. It turned out to be another chart topper and was eventually certified as Gold by the RIAA. Their fifth record Come to the Wall brought another glorious success for the band by topping the Christian Album chart. Released in October 2011, the album went Gold within months. Embarking upon a tour, the band celebrated their success throughout the country.
The Lovable Lineup
The band included Megan Garrett, Andy Williams and Chris Huffman after moving to Georgia in 2001. The current lineup of the band consists of seven members with Hector Cervantes leaving in 2012. With their wonderful musicianship and talents, the band members display their love for God and make heartwarming music. Their songs are full of inspiration, affection and muse that make them a unique musical force.
The Acoustic Live Sessions
Casting Crowns' latest release is The Acoustic Sessions: Volume One that came out in January 2013. Filled with devotional elements, the album is a beautiful blend of acoustic tunes and ingeniously crafted lyrics. The band has hit the road on a tour to major states of the country after the release of their newest record. This live tour is packed with their great performances and rousing music that will surely entertain their listeners. The band has sold out various venues and are among the highest selling tickets of the season.