Casting Crowns Debuts on Billboard's No. 2

Last week The Altar and the Door, the third release from Christian pop-worship band Casting Crowns, debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200.

Without the backing of mainstream radio or TV, Casting Crowns—comprised of youth ministers still actively engaged in their Georgia churches—held the position as the week’s highest album debut in the country. Disney’s High School Musical 2 held the No. 1 position—its third week at the top spot.

“This debut is a landmark achievement for this artist and our company in so many ways,” said Terry Hemmings, president and CEO of the groups label Provident Music Group. “Casting Crowns has proven that artistry, ministry, career and personal life can all co-exist successfully when the mission is clear. We are truly thankful to be a part of this at a time when record sales are hard to come by and consumers have so many choices. Clearly, Casting Crowns’ message of hope and encouragement, coupled with Mark Miller’s magnificent production, is resonating with listeners.”

Though Casting Crowns’ first two albums received many music accolades and both went platinum, the Atlanta-based music group has said their focus is not on the band’s success.

“Our priority is to our churches and to our families,” said Megan Garrett, who sings background vocals and plays the keyboard for the group to CCM magazine. “God’s made it so obvious that Casting Crowns is something He’s doing, and we know it’s not going to last forever.”

Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Incredible Savings, Inspiration and Encouragement from CHARISMA:

  • End Of The Year - Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!
  • Big Discounts On Book Bundles & Gifts: Click Here to view all our bundles and save up to 72%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, and more.
  • FREE eCourses by CHARISMA: Click Here to view all eight of our free courses. Topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Women Of God: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Prayer Changes Everything! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for two years for Only $29.97 and get two free gifts. Gift #1 Chayil by John Eckhardt. Gift #2 Chosen by Michelle McClain-Walters. View Offer

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective