Multi-platinum selling and Grammy winning group Casting Crowns returns in 2016 with the new studio album, The Very Next Thing. This marks the group's fifteenth release and eighth studio album since their Beach Street label debut in 2003. With more than nine million records sold, the band currently holds the position as Billboard's top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. 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.
Casting Crowns began in, serves in and continues to be rooted in the local church. It is at the local level that they are walking along with people in ministry and where the inspiration for their albums are formed. Frontman Mark Hall shares the inspiration behind the new album and title, "We are all in different stages of ‘next.' There's a next step from where you are right now. We all feel like there's a stage that we have to reach to move on to what is next – but God has you right here right now for your ‘next,' and all of these songs touch on that idea."