Casting Crowns

Biography

One of the most enduring and highly decorated bands in the CCM community, Casting Crowns formed in 1999 as a student worship band in Daytona Beach, Florida. Led by singer, songwriter, and youth pastor Mark Hall, the group's initial lineup also included violinist Melodee DeVevo and a pair of guitarists, Juan DeVevo and Hector Cervantes. The musicians relocated to McDonough, Georgia in 2001 and expanded their lineup by adding bassist Chris Huffman, keyboardist Megan Garrett, and drummer Andy Williams. This augmented version of Casting Crowns released two independent albums on CD, both of which were well received in the Atlanta area. One of the albums then found its way into the hands of Mark Miller, lead singer for the country group Sawyer Brown, who was struck by Casting Crowns' driving pop/rock style and Hall's vocal delivery of his hard-hitting but devout songs. Miller signed Casting Crowns to his fledgling Beach Street Records, a division of Reunion Records with distribution by the Provident Label Group, and took the group into the studio along with co-producer Steven Curtis Chapman, himself a popular artist on the CCM musical scene.
The resulting album, Casting Crowns, was released in 2003 on the Beach Street imprint. It fared extremely well in Christian markets, eventually going platinum and peaking at number two on the CCM charts. A sampler with five songs, Live from Atlanta, was released on Reunion Records in 2004, packaged with a bonus DVD containing band interviews and a music video. Lifesong, released in August 2005, became the band's most successful record yet, cracking the Top Ten in the secular market while maintaining the band's religious fan base as well. Like its predecessor, the record went platinum, and Casting Crowns' increased popularity helped send their follow-up album, 2007's The Altar and the Door, to number two on the Billboard album chart. Meanwhile, the single "East to West" spent a record-breaking 16 consecutive weeks atop the Christian chart. A Christmas-themed album, Peace on Earth, appeared in 2008, tiding over the group's fans (and yielding a number one hit, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day") while Casting Crowns readied another LP of original material. Until the Whole World Sings arrived late in 2009, followed by the live album Until the Whole World Hears in 2010.
Inspired by the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, Come to the Well, the band's fifth studio album, was released on October 18, 2011. The following year, guitarist Josh Mix replaced Cervantes, and in early 2013 the band issued The Acoustic Sessions, Vol. 1. The Top Ten album Thrive came a year later. In 2015, they released a compilation of singles, hymn covers, and alternate acoustic versions called Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith, as well as A Live Worship Experience, which was recorded that summer at Eagle's Landing Baptist Church, where Hall worked as a youth pastor. September 2016 saw the release of The Very Next Thing, Casting Crowns' studio follow-up to the chart-topping Thrive.

Birth Date: 1999

Origin: Daytona Beach, FL

Genre: Christian & Gospel 

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

    Albums

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    Concerts

    16

    Royal Farms Arena (formerly Baltimore Arena)

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Start: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Baltimore, MD

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    19

    Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Binghamton, NY

    Artists: Casting Crowns


    23

    Milwaukee Theatre

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Milwaukee, WI

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    25

    Elliott Hall of Music

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    West Lafayette, IN

    Artists: Casting Crowns


    2

    Akron Civic Theatre

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Akron, OH

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    3

    Huntington Center

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 3, 2017

    Toledo, OH

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    4

    PPG Paints Arena (Formerly CONSOL Energy Center)

    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, August 12, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    9

    Bon Secours Wellness Arena

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Greenville, SC

    Artists: Casting Crowns


    10

    PNC Arena

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 10, 2017

    Raleigh, NC

    Artists: Casting Crowns


    11

    Bojangles' Coliseum

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Charlotte, NC

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    17

    CFE Arena

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 17, 2017

    Orlando, FL

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    18

    USF Sun Dome

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Tampa, FL

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    23

    Van Andel Arena

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Grand Rapids, MI

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    24

    Eastern Kentucky Expo Center

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 16, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 24, 2017

    Pikeville, KY

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    30

    Richmond Coliseum

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Richmond, VA

    Artists: Casting Crowns


    31

    Prudential Center

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Start: Monday, January 9, 2017

    Ends: Friday, March 31, 2017

    Newark, NJ

    Artists: Casting Crowns


    1

    Mullins Center

    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Amherst, MA

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    6

    Ford Center

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 16, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Evansville, IN

    Artists: Casting Crowns


    7

    U.S. Cellular Center

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 16, 2016

    Ends: Friday, April 7, 2017

    Cedar Rapids, IA

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    11

    Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 16, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Artists: Casting Crowns


    15

    BancorpSouth Arena

    Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Tupelo, MS

    Artists: Casting Crowns


    20

    Lafayette Cajundome

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Lafayette, LA

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    21

    McAllen Convention Center

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Friday, April 21, 2017

    McAllen, TX

    Artists: Casting Crowns


    27

    BB&T Arena

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Highland Heights, KY

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    28

    GIANT Center

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Start: Monday, December 12, 2016

    Ends: Friday, April 28, 2017

    Hershey, PA

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    29

    Charleston Civic Center

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Charleston, WV

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    4

    Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 16, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Independence, MO

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


    7

    Freeman Coliseum

    Sunday, May 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, May 7, 2017

    San Antonio, TX

    Artists: Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey


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