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    Casting Crowns' continues to make music to encourage and uplift the church as evident with their latest single, "Thrive," off their latest album of the same title (January 28, 2014).

    “The idea of Thrive came out of our student ministry and what we've been teaching for years on what a believer looks like,” says lead singer, Mark Hall. “This record and book is an effort to draw a picture of what a believer would look like if they dug into their roots and understood God and themselves more. We must first learn who God is and who we are. With that, half of our record is all about learning who God is and who you are. The other half is about how that works out. How are you going to get out there and let God live His life through you?”

    "Thrive," follows their worshipful single "All You've Ever Wanted.""All of our records have come from what we're teaching in the church," says Mark. "I've been a youth pastor for half of my life, so teaching these things evolved into the songs, and even more so with this upcoming album."

    While music has always been a part of Mark's long career as a youth pastor, there’s nobody more baffled by the success of his band than Mark himself. He never could have expected writing and playing songs for jam-packed audiences older than, say, 15 or 16.

    Impressed the voice and straightforward Christian message of songs like “If We Are the Body” and “Who Am I,” Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown and fellow artist Steven Curtis Chapman eventually convinced Mark Hall that he needed to be pursuing music full-time. While Hall was definitely open to the idea, his only concern was that he’d still get to be a youth pastor, something he’s continued to do while recording and touring with Casting Crowns.

    Now with a congregation larger than he ever imagined, Casting Crowns, which also includes Juan DeVevo (guitar, vocals), Melodee DeVevo (vocals, violin), Hector Cervantes (vocals, guitar), Chris Huffman (bass), Megan Garrett (keys, vocals, accordion) and Bryan Scoggin (drums), has made a slew of studio albums that challenge Christians to live out a faith that’s anything but status quo.

    With their project, Until the Whole World Hears, they’ve explored new musical horizons as well with a more rockin’ soundtrack on the title track. Above all else though, for Mark Hall the most important thing is the Message; that the whole world needs to have a personal relationship with Jesus. “I want to shake people up and help them see that Jesus is not a religion, and God is not a book,” Mark says in the band’s official biography. “You can’t pray to a book, and you can’t draw strength from an idea or standard.”

    Later, Casting Crowns released, Come To The Well, featuring song such as "Jesus, Friend of Sinners," as well as "Just Another Birthday," "Already There," and "Courageous," which was written for the movie by the same title. The song, as well as the movie, encourages fathers and husbands to take their responsibilities seriously, and seek God for help. "The warriors have become the watchers," lead singer Mark Hall explains on an interview with K-LOVE's Scott and Kelli. "We gotta get out our seats; we gotta get back in the game and love our families."

    Casting Crowns has received a slew of honors this year, including two 2012 Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album. And also recently won the award for "Group/Duo of the Year," at the 2013 K-LOVE fan awards, are also nominated for "Group/Duo of the Year," and "Artist of the Year," for the 2014 show

    “What we do is inspired by our faith in Jesus, our home churches and the incredible people we get to interact with on the road,” says Mark. “We feel honored that our music would be recognized in this way.”

    Albums


    Casting Crowns
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    The Altar And The Door
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    Until The Whole World Hears
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    The Acoustic Sessions: Volume One
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    Lifesong
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    Peace On Earth
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    Come To The Well
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    Thrive
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    Top Played Songs

      SongAlbumBuy This Song
    All You've Ever WantedThrive iTunes | Amazon
    Already ThereCome To The Well iTunes | Amazon
    Away In A MangerPeace On Earth iTunes | Amazon
    Broken TogetherThrive iTunes | Amazon
    Christmas OfferingPeace On Earth iTunes | Amazon
    CourageousCome To The Well iTunes | Amazon
    Does Anybody Hear HerLifesong iTunes | Amazon
    East To WestThe Altar And The Door iTunes | Amazon
    Every ManThe Altar And The Door iTunes | Amazon
    Glorious DayUntil The Whole World Hears iTunes | Amazon
    I Heard The Bells On Christmas DayPeace On Earth iTunes | Amazon
    If We Are The BodyCasting Crowns iTunes | Amazon
    Jesus, Friend Of SinnersCome To The Well iTunes | Amazon
    Joy To The WorldPeace On Earth iTunes | Amazon
    Joyful JoyfulUntil The Whole World Hears iTunes | Amazon
    Just Another BirthdayCome To The Well iTunes | Amazon
    LifesongLifesong iTunes | Amazon
    Praise You In This StormLifesong iTunes | Amazon
    Praise You In This Storm (Acoustic)The Acoustic Sessions: Volume One iTunes | Amazon
    Set Me FreeLifesong iTunes | Amazon
    Silent NightPeace On Earth iTunes | Amazon
    Slow FadeThe Altar And The Door iTunes | Amazon
    ThriveThrive iTunes | Amazon
    To Know You Until The Whole World Hears iTunes | Amazon
    Until The Whole World HearsUntil The Whole World Hears iTunes | Amazon
    Voice Of TruthCasting Crowns iTunes | Amazon
    While You Were SleepingPeace On Earth iTunes | Amazon
    Who Am ICasting Crowns iTunes | Amazon
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