Music News: Casting Crowns Celebrates 14th No. 1 Radio Single; New Music Video Debuts; Tour begins this week
GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING, MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING CASTING CROWNS CELEBRATES 14TH NO. 1 RADIO SINGLE CASTING CROWNS DEBUTS PART ONE OF THEIR ONLY JESUS VISUAL ALBUM ONLY JESUS TOUR BEGAN THIS WEEK
NASHVILLE, TENN. (FEBRUARY 22, 2019) Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns begins the year with the group’s 14th No. 1 radio single with the title track of the newest album, Only Jesus. The single is currently No.1 on the National Christian Audience chart for three weeks. The multi-week No. 1 single, “Only Jesus,” was one of the fastest-charting songs of 2018. “Only Jesus” gave Casting Crowns their 26th Top 10 song on the Hot Christian Songs chart, the most by any artist.
With the release of their newest studio album, Only Jesus, Casting Crowns took great pains to shift the focus off of the band, off of themselves and solely onto the one they sing about – Jesus.
Today, Casting Crowns is celebrating the launch of the Only Jesus Visual Album. A cinematic story that spans three generations and five decades over 11 videos. The videos deal with real life issues such as generational failures, addiction and loneliness but most importantly hope that we serve a God who can wipe away all of those things. The story will be weaved over an 11 week period with a new video released each week.
This week, Casting Crowns started their 30+ city spring arena tour featuring fellow GRAMMY winner Zach Williams and Austin French. Presented by Compassion International, the band will continue to impact audiences with the group’s powerful live show having performed for nearly seven million fans. In addition the group has recently crossed over a milestone of more than 112,000 child sponsorships generated through Casting Crowns’ concerts. Click here for the tour dates and cities.
ABOUT CASTING CROWNS: With more than 11 million albums sold to date—including one RIAA Double Platinum Album, five Platinum and seven Gold records, two Platinum and four Gold DVDs, one RIAA Platinum certified single and six RIAA Gold certified singles—Casting Crowns remains Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The award-winning group—consisting of Mark Hall (lead singer/songwriter), Melodee DeVevo (violin, cello, vocals), Brian Scoggin (drums), Megan Garrett (piano, keyboards, vocals), Juan DeVevo (guitar, vocals), Chris Huffman (bass guitar, vocals) and Josh Mix (lead guitar, vocals)—got its start as a youth group worship band originally based in Florida. Today, each of the seven members remain active in student ministry at their respective churches in Nashville and Atlanta. Lead singer/songwriter, Mark Hall, is serving in his 25th year in youth ministry as student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Casting Crowns has also been honored with four American Music Awards (out of seven total nominations), a GRAMMY Award for its 2005 album Lifesong, and seven GRAMMY nominations. In addition, the group has garnered 18 GMA Dove Awards and two Billboard Music Awards from 11 total Billboard Music Award nominations.