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Casting Crowns debuts part one of 'Only Jesus' visual album

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Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 04:10 pm
Casting Crowns: From left: Chris Huffman, Josh Mix, Megan Garrett, Mark Hall, Brian Scoggin, Juan DeVevo and Melodee DeVevo. (Photo courtesy of Merge PR)
Casting Crowns: From left: Chris Huffman, Josh Mix, Megan Garrett, Mark Hall, Brian Scoggin, Juan DeVevo and Melodee DeVevo. (Photo courtesy of Merge PR)

Multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning group Casting Crowns begins the year with the group's 14th No. 1 radio single with the title track of the newest album, “Only Jesus.” The single is currently No. 1 on the National Christian Audience chart. The multiweek No. 1 single was one of the fastest-charting songs of 2018. "Only Jesus" gave Casting Crowns their 26th Top 10 song on the Hot Christian Songs chart, the most by any artist.

With the release of their newest studio album, “Only Jesus,” Casting Crowns took great pains to shift the focus off the band, off themselves and solely onto the one they sing about: Jesus.

Today, Casting Crowns is celebrating the launch of the “Only Jesus” visual album, a cinematic story that spans three generations and five decades over 11 videos. The content deals with real-life issues such as generational failures, addiction and loneliness, but, more importantly, “hope that we serve a God who can wipe away all of those things,” the band said.

The story will be weaved over an 11-week period with a new video released each week. 

This week, Casting Crowns started their 30 city-plus spring arena tour featuring fellow Grammy winner Zach Williams and Austin French, and presented by Compassion International. The band will continue to impact audiences with the group's live show, which has been performed for nearly 7 million fans. In addition, the group recently crossed over a milestone of more than 112,000 child sponsorships generated through Casting Crowns' concerts. Click here for the tour dates and cities.

About Casting Crowns

With more than 11 million albums sold to date – including one RIAA Double-Platinum album, five Platinum and seven Gold records, two Platinum and four Gold DVDs, one RIAA Platinum-certified single and six RIAA Gold-certified singles – Casting Crowns remains Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music. The award-winning group – consisting of Mark Hall (lead singer/songwriter), Melodee DeVevo (violin, cello, vocals), Brian Scoggin (drums), Megan Garrett (piano, keyboards, vocals), Juan DeVevo (guitar, vocals), Chris Huffman (bass guitar, vocals) and Josh Mix (lead guitar, vocals) – got its start as a youth group worship band originally based in Florida. Today, each of the seven members remains active in student ministry at their respective churches in Nashville and Atlanta.

Casting Crowns has also been honored with four American Music Awards (out of seven total nominations), a Grammy Award for the 2005 album “Lifesong,” and seven Grammy nominations. In addition, the group has garnered 18 GMA Dove Awards and two Billboard Music Awards from 11 total Billboard Music Award nominations.

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