Casting Crowns - 'Casting Crowns' CD Review

Casting Crowns - Casting Crowns
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Casting Crowns - The Bottom Line

It is no big surprise that the first radio release off of Casting Crowns is the fastest mover in recent history. The music itself is extraordinary and the lyrics are 100% real ... no fluff here. I like the CD so much that I bought one for my mom, who is in her 50's and another one for my daughter, who is eight. That's a good example of how wide-spread this band's appeal is.

You can't go wrong with this release or this band. Mark my words -- this is a band that is going places in a big way..

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  • Awesome vocals and music
  • These songs challenge you to look at your relationship with God


  • None that I've heard (and i've listened to Casting Crowns multiple times!)

Casting Crowns Description

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The story behind Casting Crowns is like a modern day fairy tale. Mark Hall, a youth minister for over 12 years, followed God's calling on his heart and from that came music that speaks to your heart in ways you can't ignore. Mark was obedient and his reward has turned into our blessing ... on a very wide scale.

This release, the first for the brand new Beach Street Records, is taking Christian music by storm.

The first single to hit radio, "If We Are The Body," is taking the charts by storm. It reminds us that as the body of Christ, we are representatives of Him, and it's not our job to pick and choose who is acceptable and who isn't. Other highlight songs include "What if His People Prayed," a song that speaks of how powerful Christians can be if we start praying and living like we're supposed to; "Who Am I," the question we all ask at some point and the song gives us the ultimate answer ...

everything I am is because of who You are; "American Dream," a story of modern day America ... living the dream and losing your soul in the process; and "Here I Go Again," a please Lord don't let me mess up something as important as sharing You with someone in my life song.

  • Certified RIAA Gold on June 4, 2004
  • Certified RIAA Platinum on February 10, 2005
  • Certified RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum on August 23, 2012

The single, "If We Are The Body," went on to be nominated as the Dove Awards 2004 Song of the Year and the album also got a nod for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. While neither won (Song of the Year went to MercyMe and the album winner was Stacie Orrico), the album set the band up to become on the favorites of the 21st century.

  • "Voice of Truth" Certified RIAA Gold single on December 3, 2012

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