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Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns


Famous as :

Christian band

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Birth Place :

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Claim to fame :

Track "If We Are the Body" from album "Casting Crowns" (2004)


Christian rock group Casting Crowns were formed in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida. "I've been a youth pastor for about 12 years, and every church I've been in, music's always been a part of it", Hall said. He fronted the group as a singer and songwriter, recruiting guitarists Juan DeVevo and Hector Cervantes and violinist Melodee DeVevo. They later moved to Stockbridge, Georgia in 2001 only to gain more members.

Chris Huffman joined the lots on bass, Megan Garrett on keyboards and accordion, and Andy Williams. On drums. Together, they released two indie albums which were well-received locally in Atlanta. They thought of going more nationwide but decided to continue what they had been doing. And then came college student in Daytona named Chase Tremont who handed their CD to his basketball coach, who happened to be friends with Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown.

Latest News

Artist of the Week: Casting Crowns

November 07, 2011 06:32:49 GMT

recently scored their second No. 2 album on Billboard Hot 200. The Grammy-winning band, who climbed to the runner-up position for the first time with 2007's "", came back to the spot this year through their newly-released "" which sold 99,000 copies its first week.

Casting Crowns Named Artist of the Year at Dove Awards

April 23, 2010 06:33:57 GMT

Canadian Christians were the big winners at Wednesday, April 21 Dove Awards, taking home the night's Artist of the Year honours. The group, who also performed at the annual celebration of gospel and inspirational music, has claimed the event's Group of the Year title for the past five years.

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Casting Crowns in 2010 American Music Awards - Arrivals - casting-crowns-2010-american-music-awards-01 Casting Crowns in 2007 American Music Awards - Pressroom - casting-crowns-2007-american-music-awards-press-room-01 Casting Crowns in 33rd Annual American Music Awards - Arrivals - casting-crowns-33rd-annual-american-music-awards-press-room-01