Casting Crowns is a contemporary Christian and Christian rock band started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall,
who serves as the band's lead vocalist, at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida, as part
of a youth group.
Daytona Beach, Florida, US
Contemporary Christian, Christian rock, soft rock
Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Album, Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Artist
Did You Know:
The group was discoverd by Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman.
Mark Hall -
lead vocals and songwriter
Juan DeVevo -
guitar and background vocals
Chris Huffman -
bass and background vocals
Megan Garrett -
piano, keyboards, backing vocals
Melodee DeVevo -
violin, backing vocals, cello
Brian Scoggin -
Josh Mix -
lead guitar and background vocals
Andy Williams - drums (2001-2009)
Hector Cervantes - lead guitar and background vocals (1999-2012)
• Career sales have exceeded 5 million records.
• Voted CCM Readers' Choice Awards "Favorite Band", "Favorite New Artist" and "Favorite Album" in 2005.
• "Lifesong" voted "Inspirational Single of the Year" by online music fans in the 2005 CCMSingles.Net Awards.
• "Praise You in this Storm" was the fifth most played song of 2006 according to R&R magazine
• "East to West" voted "AC Single of the Year" and "Inspirational Single of the Year" by online music fans in the 2007 CCMSingles.Net Awards.
• Casting Crowns was the most played artist on Christian Radio in 2007, according Radio & Records Weekly charts (12/10).
• Casting Crowns is the second fastest Christian band in history to have their first two albums certified platinum, the fastest being Jars of Clay.