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CASTING CROWNS TO RELEASE UNTIL THE WHOLE WORLD HEARS LIVE DVD/CD AUG. 31
Posted July 07, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CASTING CROWNS TO RELEASE
UNTIL THE WHOLE WORLD HEARS LIVE DVD/CD AUG. 31

2010ís Dove Award ìArtist of the Yearî Brings New LIVE Show to Your Living Room

DVD Premieres ìUntil the Whole World Hearsî Music Video, Plus Extensive Behind-the-Scenes, Mark Hall Teaching Videos, and the Story of Hallís New Adopted Daughter ìHopeî


(Nashville, Tenn.) July 7, 2010ñ Christian music leader Casting Crowns announces the release of its new live project, titled Until the Whole World Hears LIVE, available Aug. 31, which will offer millions of fans a front-row experience to the platinum-selling music, and discipleship, of 2010ís Dove Award-winning Artist of the Year.

Recorded at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. on April 24, with additional footage recorded at North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C. and at Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala.., the bandís unforgettable 2009/2010 ìUntil the Whole World Hearsî national concert tour is captured on this live 2-disc set, sharing the heart and story of such songs as ìIf Weíve Ever Needed You,î ìGlorious Dayî and the No. 1 hit single ìUntil the Whole World Hears.î The powerhouse tour saw over 350,000 fans in 82 cities.

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. The music video features fan-submitted clips of audiences singing the anthemic song, literally all across the globe.

DVD highlights include ìMark Hallís Teaching Video Seriesî and the ìAdopting Hopeî story which details the Hallsí heartwarming journey to bringing home their 33-month old daughter, Meeka Hope, from China. The five devotional-styled video lessons led by lead singer/songwriter, author and pastor Mark Hall, give viewers a deeper look at the Biblical studies and personal stories that have inspired the bandís message-driven songs for the family.

Casting Crowns also reveals secrets of the road, with a peek into the creative day-time activities of the seven band members, in clips titled ìLaser Tag,î and ìCornhole.î Remaining chapters provide new interviews with the band and ìThe Crew,î a look at the growing family in ìCrownsí Kids,î an introduction to Brian Scoggin in ìOur New Drummerî and the last word with ìInside Scoop: two Minutes with Markís Parents

Appearing on the LIVE CD are eight live versions of the bandís new songs: ìUntil the Whole World Hears,î ìIf Weíve Ever Needed You,î ìGlorious Day,î ìMercy,î ìTo Know You,î ìHoly One,î îBlessed Redeemer,î and ìAt Your Feet.î

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. The title track marks a ninth career No.1 radio single for Casting Crowns, as its new single ìIf Weíve Ever Needed Youî moves up the chart.

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. 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, holding position as Billboardís top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. Despite an 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: http://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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