GRAMMY-Award winning and multi-Platinum selling band Casting Crowns will be releasing the new studio album, Only Jesus, on November 16th. A new song, “Nobody” (ft. Matthew West) is available everywhere and is one of six songs that will be released early from the new project before street date on November 16th.
Talking about the new album theme and idea behind it, Casting Crowns’ frontman Mark Hall asks “What does it look like when Jesus is our only answer?”
“The theme that continued to come up while working on these new songs was that I am not the point – it is not about me, it is about pointing to Him,” shares Hall. “God is already at work in our lives, and He has a plan that He places us in so that others can know Him. We are here to show the way to God by how we live, how we react to difficult situations, how we handle trials and troubled relationships. Our hope is that through these songs, you can see what it looks like when Jesus is our only source, our only solution and we are pointing to only Jesus.”
Recently the band released the title track to radio and digital outlets and has already seen the impact with it jumping into the Top 15 at all AC radio charts in just four weeks. “Only Jesus” has 3.5 million streams across all platforms, and it has been featured on key playlists on Spotify (New Music Friday, New Music Friday Christian, Top Christian), Amazon (Fresh Christian, Playlist Cover, Top 100 Most Played, Christian Hits) and Apple’s The A-List Christian list.
Casting Crowns will kick off the “Only Jesus” tour in early 2019. They will conclude their 2018 with the “It’s Finally Christmas” tour with guest Hannah Kerr. More dates and information coming soon about the upcoming tour. For the rest of the band’s 2018 tour dates, click here: http://castingcrowns.com/tour/.
Track Listing for Only Jesus:
Nobody (ft. Matthew West)
In the Hands of the Potter
Even When You’re Running
One Awkward Moment
One More Song For You
Start Right Here
The Change In Me
Loved Moved First
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.