NASHVILLE, TENN. (NOVEMBER 16, 2018) Today, the GRAMMY-winning band Casting Crowns released their new studio album, Only Jesus, available everywhere. Click here to listen now.
Celebrating their new album, Casting Crowns will be premiering the music video for the album’s title track using YouTube’s new video premiere feature. Fans will be invited into an interactive experience where they will be able to watch the video together while Casting Crowns facilitates a live chat. Immediately following the video, the band will transition to a YouTube Live video where they will answer questions from fans and perform an acoustic version of “Only Jesus”. The video will premiere at 3 pm ET, click here to visit the watch page for the video.
When discussing the band’s latest project, Only Jesus, Casting Crowns’ front man Mark Hall takes great pains to shift the focus off of the band, off of himself, and solely onto the one they sing about—Jesus.
“There’s much talk these days about legacy,” shares Hall about the new album. “How do we want to be remembered? The more I think about it the more I’m reminded that anything in me that’s worth remembering are the things that Jesus has worked on, and is still working on in me. On my own I have nothing to offer the world, but Jesus does – so don’t mind me. Jesus is the only name to remember.”
This new album features the single, “Only Jesus,” which is one of the fastest-charting songs of 2018 and already a Top 10 hit. “Only Jesus” gives Casting Crowns their 26th Top 10 song on the Hot Christian Songs chart, the most by any group. This week the band also announced their “Only Jesus” Tour, a 37-city spring arena tour presented by Compassion International featuring fellow Grammy winner Zach Williams and Austin French. Click here for tour dates.
ABOUT CASTING CROWNS: Prolific CCM band Casting Crowns has achieved sales milestones with more than 11 million album sold including one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum album, five RIAA Platinum albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, seven RIAA Gold albums, four Gold DVDs, one RIAA Platinum certified single and five RIAA Gold certified digital singles. The band currently holds the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. ?
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 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.
Casting Crowns’ seven band members all remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour according to their local church commitments. Serving his 25 plus years in youth ministry, lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall maintains his role as the student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta.