The Very Next Thing Tour - Albany, GA
I Am They
100 W Oglethorpe Blvd
Albany, GA, 31701
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
With 8.2 million albums sold to date—including one RIAA Double Platinum Album, three Plati-num and six Gold records, and two Platinum and four Gold DVDs—Casting Crowns remains the top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. 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 remain active in student ministry at their respective churches in Atlanta, where Hall is serving in his 23rd year in youth ministry as stu-dent pastor at Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church.
Building on a strong foundation forged by their self-titled major label debut in 2003 that went Double Platinum, Casting Crowns has earned some of the industry's most prestigious acco-lades, including six GRAMMY nominations, winning a GRAMMY for the band's 2005 effort, Life-song. In addition, over the past decade, Casting Crowns has garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards, three American Music Awards and two Billboard Music Awards, among others. Most recently, the band was named Artist of the Year exclusively by fans at the 2014 K-LOVE Fan Awards.
Their chart-topping songs—including "Who Am I," "Voice of Truth," "Praise You In This Storm," "Until The Whole World Hears," "Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)," "Courageous" and "Jesus, Friend of Sinners"—have earned them nine No. 1 hits at radio and four RIAA Gold certified digi-tal singles. Furthermore, the band has been featured by a variety of high-profile media outlets such as Billboard, Associated Press, Reuters, Rolling Stone, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Cha-risma, HomeLife and CCM Magazine, among others. In 2008, the band performed on TNT's an-nual "Christmas In Washington" concert special alongside Kristin Chenoweth, Julianne Hough, Darius Rucker and Straight No Chaser. In addition, Casting Crowns has appeared on "Good Morning America," NBC's "Today," CNN, MSNBC, "Fox News," "Fox & Friends," "Huckabee" and more. They also had their debut performance at Carnegie Hall in January 2015.
Always looking for opportunities to use their platform for greater good, over the course of their career, Casting Crowns has seen more than 80,000 children sponsored through their advocacy efforts at concerts. Moreover, the band was a part of a team of first-responders who helped dis-tribute supplies to survivors following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
Their tours have taken them all over the world, helping to spread the Gospel message globally. The band was the only U.S. musical act hand-picked to perform at a nationally-televised arts festival in North Korea in 2007 and was invited back again in 2009. Meanwhile, in the States, the band continues to sell-out arenas across the country. In fact, "The Altar and the Door Tour" set attendance records in the U.S. with 450,000 tickets sold in 83 markets and was ranked as the top-grossing Christian tour of the 2007/2008 season according to Pollstar.
The band recently wrapped its headlining "Thrive Tour," which visited 76 cities throughout 2014 in support of their seventh studio offering, Thrive (Reunion Records/Beach Street Records).