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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. ~ Steve Leggett
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Albums by
Casting Crowns

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    The Very Next Thing

    12 songs

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    Thrive

    10 songs

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    The Acoustic Sessions: Volume One

    12 songs

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    Come to the Well

    12 songs

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    Until the Whole World Hears

    11 songs

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    Peace on Earth

    11 songs

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    The Altar and the Door

    11 songs

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    Lifesong

    10 songs

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    Casting Crowns

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    One Step Away

    1 song

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    Thrive (The nightSHIFT Remix)

    12 songs

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    Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith

    17 songs

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    Until the Whole World Hears...Live

    23 songs

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    The Altar and the Door Live

    11 songs

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    Live from Atlanta

    7 songs

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    Lifesong Live

    12 songs

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    A Live Worship Experience

    5 songs

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    Courageous [Performance Tracks]

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    Casting Crowns Premium Collection [Performance Tracks]

    5 songs

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    If We Are The Body [Performance Tracks]

    4 songs

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    Lifesong Premium Collection [Performance Tracks]

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    The Altar And The Door Premium Collection [Performance Tracks]

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    Always Enough

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    At Your Feet

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Top Songs by
Casting Crowns

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  2.   Broken Together
  3.   Just Be Held
  4.   Who Am I
  5.   Lifesong
  6.   Praise You in This Storm
  7.   Jesus, Friend of Sinners
  8.   Courageous
  9.   Thrive
  10.   Already There
  11.   If We Are the Body
  12.   East to West
  13.   Voice of Truth
  14.   One Step Away
  15.   Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)
  16.   I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  17.   Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  18.   Joy to the World
  19.   All You've Ever Wanted
  20.   If We've Ever Needed You
  21.   Does Anybody Hear Her
  22.   Slow Fade
  23.   God Is With Us
  24.   Away in a Manger
  25.   Until the Whole World Hears
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