Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns will play the Orpheum on Thursday, October 4 with special guest I AM THEY.
Prolific CCM band Casting Crowns has achieved sales milestones including one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum album, four RIAA Platinum albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, seven RIAA Gold albums, four Gold DVDs, one RIAA Platinum certified single and five RIAA Gold certified digital singles. The band currently holds the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. Casting Crowns has also been honored with four American Music Awards (out of seven total nominations), a GRAMMY Award for its 2005 album Lifesong, and seven GRAMMY nominations. In addition, the group has garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards and two Billboard Music Awards from 11 total Billboard Music Award nominations. Casting Crowns’ seven band members all remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour according to their local church commitments. Serving his 25 plus years in youth ministry, lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall maintains his role as the student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta.
I AM THEY made their national debut on Essential Records in 2015 with their self-titled album, which produced the group’s lead single, “From The Day.” Abbie Parker (vocals/harmonium), Jon McConnell (vocals/guitar/keys), Matt Hein (vocals/guitar/mandolin), Justin Shinn (keys/banjo) and Sara Palmer (drums) make up I AM THEY, whose name is inspired from John 17 where Jesus refers to his disciples as ‘they’. In their short career, I AM THEY has already made their mark in the Christian music arena, having opened for Matthew West, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North, Brandon Heath and Big Daddy Weave, to name a few.