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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Casting Crowns goes double platinum with its 2005 debut

By Ginny McCabe
Special to ASSIST News Service

NASHVILLE, TN (ANS) -- Casting Crowns was recently notified that the band has received its first career RIAA certified double Platinum album for their 2005 debut project, Casting Crowns.

Casting Crowns one of eight Christian projects ever to achieve this two-time, multi-Platinum status. Other Christian artists who have achieved this status include Satellite (P.O.D.), The Beautiful Letdown (Switchfoot) and Almost There (MercyMe).

Casting Crowns was the band’s breakthrough album, which included the hit song, “Who Am I.” The group continues to reign as Billboard’s top-selling CCM artist since 2007.

“I’m honored to work alongside Mark Hall and Casting Crowns, and congratulate them on such an incredible milestone. Their record was a game changer for Provident and CCM music and continues to minister to listeners,” said Provident Music Group President & CEO, Terry Hemmings in a press release.

Serving his 18th year in youth ministry, lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall continues in his role as the student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. The other group members are also active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour alongside of their local church commitments.

The news adds to other recent notable career highlights, including one of Casting Crowns’ most successful tours to date, the “Come to the Well” tour, and recent recognition as Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album (Come To The Well) at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The group has also been honored with two American Music Awards, three GRAMMY Awards, 14 GMA Dove Awards, two 2012 Billboard Music Awards. For more information on Casting Crowns, visit www.castingcrowns.comwww.facebook.com/castingcrowns  and www.twitter.com/castingcrowns


Ginny McCabe is an author, feature and entertainment writer from Cincinnati, OH. You may email her at gmwriteon@aol.com.

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