SoulQuest 2013 :: Casting Crowns - Kutless - The Wrecking on September 14, 2013
Gates @ 5:00pmTickets in the first 5 rows come with Meet & Greet
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SoulQuest 2013 :: Casting Crowns
There are Meet & Greet opportunities with the purchase of a ticket in the first price level. All seats in Section 2 or 3, rows 1-5 come with a meet and greet package.
Over the past eight years, Atlanta based Casting Crowns has consistently delivered music that points believers back to what truly matters, and the band does so yet again on Come to the Well. Casting Crowns continues to deliver passionate, thought-provoking music, yet these songs are among the most intensely personal offerings the group has ever shared.
“As a believer, all of your life has to stem from what you draw from,” says Casting Crowns frontman and principal songwriter Mark Hall. “If you’re drawing from a marriage, you’re in trouble because that person wasn’t created to complete you. If you are trying to draw from a career, you’re in trouble. If you are trying to draw from your strengths, strengths come and go. All these things are really holes, not wells. Jesus is the well.”
Remembering that simple, but powerful, truth has served Hall and his bandmates (Megan Garrett, Melodee DeVevo, Hector Cervantes, Chris Huffman, Juan DeVevo and Brian Scoggin) well, particularly over the last few years as they’ve juggled faith, family, music and ministry. Even as Casting Crowns has become Christian music’s most successful act, Hall and his fellow band members have continued working at their home churches. In addition to the new album, Hall has also authored a new book titled, “The Well: Why Are So Many Still Thirsty?” “It’s the story of the woman at the well and when she first meets Jesus,” Hall explains.
Come to the Well was produced by Mark A. Miller, who has produced the band since they signed with his Beach Street Records imprint in 2003. “He is so awesome to work with,” says Hall. “We just start putting it together and he’s really easy going. There’s never any pressure.”
Hall, who has won two “Songwriter of the Year” GMA Dove Awards, collaborated with some old friends in writing for the new record and also made some new ones. He and Steven Curtis Chapman penned “So Far to Find You” about Mark’s adopted daughter Hope.
Hall also wrote for the first time with Tom Douglas, an award-winning country songwriter who has penned numerous hits, including Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me,” Tim McGraw’s “Grown Men Don’t Cry,” and Lady Antebellum’s “I Run to You.” Hall was working on “Just Another Birthday” and was looking to get another writer’s input. Miller offered to introduce him to Douglas. “He said ‘Tom lives across the street from me so why don’t you get with him,’” Hall says.
Since its launch in 2003 the band has garnered 14 GMA Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards and an American Music Award. In addition, the band has seenthree RIAA Platinum Albums (Casting Crowns, Lifesong, Altar and The Door), two RIAA Platinum DVDs (Live From Atlanta and Lifesong Live), two RIAA Gold Albums(Until the Whole World Hears, Peace on Earth) and two Gold DVDs (Altar and The Door Live and Until The Whole World Hears Live). Casting Crowns has sold more than 8.2 million albums to date (according to Nielsen SoundScan) and has been namedBillboard magazine’s top-selling Christian act for the past four years.
The band recently celebrated its first RIAA certified Gold single, “Who Am I,” from its 2003 self-titled debut. The song, selling more than 500,000 copies, is one of only 12 Christian tracks ever to secure Gold status.
Casting Crowns has always worked its tour schedule around church responsibilities and has still managed to touch audiences around the world with its live performances. It’s 2009-2011 “Until The Whole World Hears” world tour placed the band in front nearly1 million fans in more than 175 cities around the world including performances for U. S. troops in Kuwait and Qatar. The band also performed twice in North Korea in partnership with Global Resource Services.