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Casting Crowns announces new studio album 'The Very Next Thing' releasing Sept. 16


Fri, May 20th 2016 08:20 pm

 Compassion International, Museum of the Bible present 'The Very Next Thing' fall tour with special guests Matt Maher and Hannah Kerr

Multi-platinum-selling and Grammy-winning Casting Crowns announces the release of their new studio album, "The Very Next Thing," on Sept. 16 (Beach Street/Reunion).

This marks the group's 15th release and eighth studio album since its label debut release in 2003. With more than 9 million records sold, the band currently holds the position as Billboard's top-selling act in Christian music (since 2007).

Casting Crowns began in, serves in and continues to be rooted in the local church. It is at the local level they are walking along with people in ministry - and where the inspiration for albums is formed.

"Because we have the honor of walking with people in our churches, we get to see what people are going through - the issues that are impacting everyone now," frontman Mark Hall shares. "It is in these situations that ideas are born for what we all need to hear right here, right now."

"The Very Next Thing" is full of intimate songs as well as upbeat, fresh-sounding tracks that will meet the listener with lyrics that impact with a strong message song after song.

Hall said the inspiration behind the new album and title is, "We are all in different stages of 'next.' There's a next step from where you are right now. We all feel like there's a stage that we have to reach to move on to what is next. But God has you right here, right now, for your 'next,' and all of these songs touch on that idea."

Supporting the upcoming release, the group will hit the road this fall for "The Very Next Thing" tour presented by Compassion International and Museum of the Bible. The 39-city tour will feature label mate Matt Maher and special guest newcomer Hannah Kerr.

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