Mark Hall (lead vocals)
Melodee DeVeVo (violin, vocals)
Andrew Williams (drums)
Chris Huffman (bass guitar)
Hector Cervantes (guitar)
Megan Garrett (keyboards, accordion, vocals)
Juan DeVeVo (guitar)
March 3, 2005 - Casting Crowns Continuing Success Run
Sixteen months after its 2003 debut, Casting Crowns’ self-titled album received RIAA Platinum certification.
The certification is reserved for albums sales of more than one million. The honor also makes Casting Crowns one of the fasting selling debut artist in Christian music history.
The group’s latest single, “Voice of Truth,” is at NO. 1 for the 13th consecutive week on of R & R’s Christian AC Monitored Chart. Lead singer Mark Hall said the group's success has been a definite blessing.
“A year and a half ago, we were amazed that God was taking our ministry in a new direction while still leaving us planted in the church," Hall said. "By faith, we dove in with no script of predictions on how this was all going to work. And now God is using songs we thought were written for our students as a ministry tool for the church worldwide."
Hall said they have seen Christ at work through radio, retail and churches. He also said this had led the group to be more passionate about the ministry through Casting Crowns.
“It’s difficult to find new ways of acknowledging the success of Casting Crowns and this album," Hall said.
Provident Music Group President and CEO Terry Hemmings said the words 'thankful' and 'grateful' come into mind when considering Casting Crowns success.
“Provident is so thankful to be a part of this music and to know the members of this group," Hemmings said. "We are also grateful for the support we have received from radio, retail and the consumers of contemporary Christian music. Retailers and programmers recognized early on that this band was special and provided them an opportunity to be heard.”
Casting Crowns is currently on the second leg of the “All Things New” Tour with headliner Steven Curtis Chapman and Chris Tomlin.
Source: The Christian Post
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