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Casting Crowns earns RIAA Platinum certification for ‘Peace On Earth’

L to R: Juan DeVevo, Megan Garrett, Brian Scoggin, Mark Hall, Chris Huffman, Melodee DeVevo, Josh Mix

Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY-award winning band Casting Crowns has been awarded RIAA Platinum certification for their Christmas album Peace On Earth. This marks their fifth career Platinum certification in addition to their 2x multi-Platinum album, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, seven RIAA Gold albums, four Gold DVDs, one RIAA Platinum single and five RIAA Gold certified digital singles. The group continues to hold the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007 with more than 10 million album sales.

Casting Crowns Peace on Earth

“We are so thankful our songs are being heard and that we can be a small part of keeping Christ in Christmas around the world through our music,” shares frontman Mark Hall.

Casting Crowns closes a busy 2016 with this certification as they released their newest studio project The Very Next Thing in September to much acclaim and praise. The Very Next Thing is full of intimate songs as well as upbeat, fresh sounding tracks that will meet the listener with lyrics that impact with a strong message song after song. The group’s latest offering produced their 11th No. 1 radio single with the debut track “One Step Away.”

Casting Crowns has also just completed the first leg of their headline tour with more than 35 dates across the country and will continue in 2017 starting in February with more than 40 dates. Click here for dates in the new year.

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at Examiner.com  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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