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Casting Crowns receives fifth RIAA platinum certification

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Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:55 am

Multiplatinum-selling and Grammy-award winning band Casting Crowns has been awarded RIAA platinum certification for their Christmas album "Peace On Earth." This marks their fifth career platinum certification in addition to their two-times-multi-platinum album, two RIAA platinum DVDs, seven RIAA gold albums, four gold DVDs, one RIAA platinum single and five RIAA gold certified digital singles. The group continues to hold the position as Billboard's top-selling act in Christian music since 2007 with more than 10 million album sales.

"We are so thankful our songs are being heard and that we can be a small part of keeping Christ in Christmas around the world through our music," frontman Mark Hall said.

Casting Crowns closes a busy 2016 with this certification as they released their newest studio project, "The Very Next Thing," in September to much acclaim and praise. "The Very Next Thing" is full of intimate songs as well as upbeat, fresh-sounding tracks aimed to meet the listener with lyrics that impact with a strong message song after song. The group's latest offering produced its 11th No. 1 radio single with the debut track "One Step Away."

Casting Crowns has also just completed the first leg of their headline tour with more than 35 dates across the country, and will continue in 2017 starting in February with more than 40 dates. Click HERE for dates in the new year.

Casting Crowns has also been honored with four American Music Awards (out of seven total nominations); a Grammy Award for its 2005 album, "Lifesong"; and six Grammy nominations. In addition, the group has garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards and two Billboard Music Awards from 11 total Billboard Music Award nominations.

Casting Crowns' seven band members all remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour according to their local church commitments.

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