GRAMMY® winning multi-platinum group Casting Crowns has announced plans to extend its widely popular Only Jesus Tour this fall, following a successful 37-city spring run which included multiple sell-outs in arenas across the country. The tour, which takes its name from the band’s current top-selling album Only Jesus, will feature a brand new lineup for the fall, including top-selling worship artist Kari Jobe, songwriter/worship leader Cody Carnes (also married to Kari) and newcomer Jamie Kimmett. The concert will be hosted by hip-hop act Zauntee. Presented by Compassion International, the tour comes to Stockton Arena on October 1, 2019.
Tickets are on sale now at the Stockton Arena box office and Ticketmaster.com. Several exclusive VIP Fan Experience packages are available featuring options such as front row or priority seating, a private pre-show performance/Q & A with Casting Crowns, exclusive merchandise and more. For ticket details, visit www.CastingCrowns.com/tour.
The spring Only Jesus Tour marks one of the band’s most successful tour legs to date. Through their concerts, Casting Crowns has been able to unite nearly 120,000 children with sponsors and it remains a huge part of their calling to take care of the widows and orphans all over the globe. For more information on the Only Jesus Tour, visit www.CastingCrowns.com.
ABOUT CASTING CROWNS
Prolific CCM band Casting Crowns has achieved sales milestones with more than 11 million albums sold including one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum album, five 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 18 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. For more information, visit www.castingcrowns.com.
ABOUT KARI JOBE
For more than 15 years, well-respected worship leader Kari Jobe has been using her gifts to lead people into the presence of God. When she began leading worship at age 13, she never imagined she would be nominated for a GRAMMY®, win multiple Dove Awards or be praised by the New York Times. After being established as a well-respected worship leader with her Dove Award-winning, self-titled debut, Kari Jobe released her follow-up album, Where I Find You, which earned Jobe her first GRAMMY nomination. She released her first live recorded album – Majestic – in 2014 that debuted at No. 1 on three Billboard charts including the Christian Contemporary Album, Praise & Worship and Christian Digital Album charts. Majesticalso debuted at No. 4 on the Overall Digital Album chart and earned Jobe her second Billboard Top 200 Top 15 debut at No. 12. The live album also received the GMA Dove Award for Praise and Worship Album of the Year in 2014 and produced the RIAA Gold Certified single “Forever.” She has sold more than 1.4 million adjusted albums (TEA) in her career and has amassed 384 million career streams. Her most recent album,The Garden, released in February 2017.
ABOUT CODY CARNES
Cody Carnes is a worship leader and songwriter whose passion is to create a meeting place for God and people with music. He spends most of his time traveling and leading worship with his wife Kari Jobe Carnes. The couple have co-written numerous songs together including "Closer To Your Heart," "The Garden" and "Lover Of My Soul" from her album The Garden and "Let The Heavens Open" from her album Majestic. He also wrote "The Cross Has The Final Word" - a hopeful, declarative anthem about the overcoming power of Jesus' name. His debut album, The Darker The Night / The Brighter The Morning released September 2017 with Capitol Christian Music Group. Carnes resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and their toddler boy Canyon and newborn son Kingston.
ABOUT JAMIE KIMMETT
Jamie Kimmett was born and raised on the west coast of Scotland in the working class town of Kilmarnock. As a teenager, Jamie was scouted by professional soccer team Celtic FC and was part of the Scottish national youth squad until age 16, when his father gave him a guitar and music became his passion. After graduating from music school, record labels in the US started to take notice of Jamie’s unique, soulful voice and flew him to Los Angeles. While in LA, Jamie accepted an invitation from a music associate to attend church, something he had rarely done while growing up. In that church, Jamie’s eyes were opened to the Gospel and he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. Jamie now resides in Nashville, Tenn., and is signed to Provident Label Group (Sony Music) alongside such artists as Casting Crowns, Third Day, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North, Zach Williams and more. His debut single, “Prize Worth Fighting For” released earlier this year.
Zauntee is a rapper, singer and songwriter who has gained attention within the faith-based hip-hop scene, garnering several million views on YouTube. His debut project will be released on Fair Trade Services this summer.
ABOUT COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 6,700 churches in 25 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 1.8 million babies, children and young adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. For more information, visit www.compassion.com.