ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - Casting Crowns with special guest Francesca Battistelli draw from personal, spiritual experiences to remind listeners of God's role in their lives and will perform at 7 p.m., Aug. 1 at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange …
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - Casting Crowns with special guest Francesca Battistelli draw from personal, spiritual experiences to remind listeners of God's role in their lives and will perform at 7 p.m., Aug. 1 at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach.
Recipients of Group/Duo of the Year award are band members Mark Hall, Megan Garrett, Melodee DeVevo, Hector Cervantes, Chris Huffman, Juan DeVevo and Brian Scoggin; the group will perform songs from their new album, “Come to the Well,” such as the new song, “Courageous.”
“When I look around I see people who are passionate about the things that don't matter and passive about the things that matter most,” according to Casting Crowns frontman and principal songwriter Mark Hall. “We're like followers instead of leaders. Somewhere along the line the warriors have become watchers. I started challenging guys in my youth group and now I've got high school guys who are discipling the middle school guys once a week because they are realizing their needs to be more to me than just weight lifting."
The Atlanta-based group has spent the past eight years inspiring believers with their Christian music.
“As a believer, all of your life has to stem from what you draw from,” Hall said. “If you're drawing from a marriage, you're in trouble because that person wasn't created to complete you. If you are trying to draw from a career, you're in trouble. If you are trying to draw from your strengths, strengths come and go. All these things are really holes, not wells. Jesus is the well.”
The website states that songs like, “Jesus, Friend of Sinners” urges open-hearted compassion while “Already There” is a potent treatise on God's faithfulness. “Spirit Wind” is one of the first songs Hall ever wrote, and has long been one of his father's favorites. The song has a bluegrassy flavor unlike any thing Casting Crowns has ever done. On the other end of the musical spectrum, “My Own Worst Enemy” is an all out rocker about not falling back into past behavior.
Reserved seats cost $20 and $32 with Gold Circle Tickets set at $65; group rate available for 10 or more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com, The Wharf box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more on the band, visit castingcrowns.com.