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CASTING CROWNS TOPS RADIO WITH TENTH CAREER NO.1 SINGLEìIF WEíVE EVER NEEDED YOUî
Posted July 29, 2010

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CASTING CROWNS TOPS RADIO WITH TENTH CAREER
NO.1 SINGLEìIF WEíVE EVER NEEDED YOUî


(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) July 29, 2010ñ Christian music leader Casting Crowns tops radio charts a tenth time in its unparalleled career with the latest single ìIf Weíve Ever Needed Youî reaching No. 1 on Billboardís Christian AC Indicator chart this week. The new hit song marks back-to-back No. 1 singles off the bandís RIAA Gold album Until the Whole World Hears. The albumís title track spent a collective seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboardís AC-Monitored chart, and six weeks atop AC Indicator from Nov. 2009 through Feb. 2010.

Next month, the 2010 Dove Award winning ìArtist of the Yearî will bring its new live show direct to living rooms with the release of its new live project, Until the Whole World Hears LIVE, on Aug. 31. The 2-disc DVD/CD will offer millions of fans a front-row experience to the platinum-selling music and discipleship of Casting Crowns. The 54-minute LIVE concert DVD includes an additional 80 minutes of behind-the-scenes content and will launch the premiere of Casting Crownsí new ìUntil the Whole World Hearsî music video. DVD highlights include Mark Hallís devotional-styled ìTeaching Video Seriesî and the ìAdopting Hopeî story which details the Hallsí heartwarming journey to bring home their 33-month-old daughter, Meeka Hope, from China.

The platinum-selling bandís recent fourth album, Until The Whole World Hears, sold 167,000 copies first-week setting a sales record as the highest debuting Christian Music artist in SoundScan history (week ending 11/22/09).The album certified RIAA Gold in four weeks, with more than 600,000 sold to date. All of the Atlanta-based bandís projects are RIAA certified, with a monster tally of two RIAA Platinum Albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, three RIAA Gold Albums and a Gold DVD, further establishing its unprecedented six-year career, holding position as Billboardís top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.

About Casting Crowns:

Christian musicís GRAMMY, AMA and Dove Award-winning Artist of the Year, Casting Crowns is headed by frontman/principal songwriter Mark Hall. Despite their unprecedented six-year career with Casting Crowns, the seven band members remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour part-time around their local church duties. Serving his 18th year in youth ministry, Hall is the student pastor at Eagleís Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. As a remarkable occasion, Casting Crowns performed for a second time in North Korea in April 2009, in partnership with Global Resource Services, as the band continues to forge invaluable relationships with the people in the D.P.R.K. The bandís tours are responsible for uniting more than 50,000 children with sponsors through humanitarian outfit World Vision.

For more information, visit www.providentpress.com, or www.castingcrowns.com.
Follow the band on Mark Hallís Twitter at: www.twitter.com/markhallCC.


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Publicity contact: Alisha McArthur, 615-261-6330 / 615-584-7334 c / alisha.mcarthur@pmgsonymusic.com.
For images and bio information, please visit: www.providentpress.com.

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