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06 June 2005

Beach Street Records announced today the August 30 release of Lifesong, the much anticipated sophomore project from Dove Award-winning, Atlanta-based group, Casting Crowns. This follows the group’s hugely successful self-titled debut that has already sold over one million copies, and has scored the band three consecutive number one radio hits, each holding the top spot for multiple weeks.

This new album explores what an authentic life of worship looks like, desiring to ask the hard questions of why-are-you-doing-that, instead of just what-are-you-doing. “Lifesong,” the project’s first radio single, is undeniably a worship song, but as lead singer and founder of the group, Mark Hall says, “It’s our kind of worship song—one that asks questions first. What is worship really? Why are you doing this? Worship is not a song, it’s the heart that lifts the song. It’s the motivation behind it. Life is worship, not singing.”

Once again produced by Mark Miller, frontman of country music sensation Sawyer Brown, Lifesong continues in the same vein as their debut, delivering messages that cut to the heart of the matter, not mincing words to appease the masses, but choosing to poke and prod the church out of indifference and apathy. With songs like the album’s anthemic track, “Love Them Like Jesus,” and “Praise You In This Storm,” Hall has again written a stirring collection of songs that unapologetically and effectively targets believers, with most of their material being taken from their continued involvement in their home church. “It’s the ministry that creates the songs, not the other way around,” states Hall. “From 14 years of being a youth pastor, if I haven’t been through it myself, I’ve been through it a hundred times with someone else. The songs are just about life, it’s where we all live.”

With their self-titled debut album having reached RIAA Platinum status (for sales of one million copies), and the Platinum certification of their Live From Atlanta DVD release, Casting Crowns continues to notch up remarkable achievements for a new artist. Including their Group of the Year win, Casting Crowns and Mark Hall were honored with seven total Dove Awards at the 2005 Gospel Music Awards, including Song of the Year (“Who Am I”) and Songwriter of the Year for Hall. Delivering one of the industry’s most anticipated fall releases, Casting Crowns is positioned to continue their trend of breaking records, not only on the charts but on the road as they embark on their first headlining tour this fall. Details are forthcoming.

Beach Street Records, an imprint of Reunion Records and Provident Label Group, was launched by Mark Miller, founder and frontman of the multi-platinum country music phenomenon, Sawyer Brown. Casting Crowns, the imprint’s flagship artist, is distributed to Christian retail through Provident Distribution and to the general market through Sony-BMG Music Group.

For more information on Casting Crowns, please visit CastingCrowns.com or ReunionRecords.com.

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