Casting Crowns and Matt Redman in Nashville – concert review

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As reported in Casting Crowns at Sommet Center tonight, Grammy and Dove Award winning gospel group Casting Crowns played the Sommet Center in Nashville Friday night with special guest English Christian worship leader, songwriter and author Matt Redman.
This was not your typical rock concert: the concert was a worship service which just happened to feature great soft-rock gospel music! Casting Crowns front man Mark Hall has referred to their music as “ministry of discipleship.” With great music interspersed with scripture and prayer, and hard-hitting lyrics that focused on what Christians and the church should be doing, the Casting Crowns concert certainly challenged many Christians there to get out of the way and let Jesus lead. Hall revealed a particular lesson he had learned was has a “saved spirit but a lost brain.” He shared a key prayer of his is to ask the Lord, “Is there anything that stands between me and You, anything I need to leave in this building?”
But the Casting Crowns concert also did what concerts are supposed to do – it entertained. Mark Hall talked about having dyslexia and ADD and joked that if you had to pick one, you should go for the “complete set.” Hall shared in a moment both poignant and humorous, that he his ADD causes him to forget the words to songs he wrote, so they show up on a monitor on stage, which he can’t read due to his dyslexia. However, the songs he writes are eloquent, and backed by a team of superb musicians, Mark Hall has the voice to lend powerful emotion to the lyrics he writes. The Casting Crowns concert ROCKED!
For event photos and to find out more about my adventures at the Casting Crown concert, as well as how PureNRG’s Caroline Williams became my special guest at the Casting Crowns meet ‘n greet backstage after the concert, read Casting Crowns concert with Matt Redman, band meet-n-greet a great night in Nashville (photos).

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