The Very Next Thing marks Casting Crowns 15th release and eighth studio album since the label debut release in 2003. With more than nine million records sold, the band currently holds the position as Billboards top-selling act in Christmas music since 2007. 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 albums are formed. Because we have the honor of walking with people in our churches, we get to see what people are going through the issues that are impacting everyone now, shares front man Mark Hall. It is in these situations that ideas are born for what we all need to hear right now. 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.