Chasen (band)

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Chasen
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Chasen in May 2008
Background information
Genres Christian rock, alternative rock, CCM, soft rock
Years active 2006–2012
Labels INO
Members Chase Callahan
Evan Silver
Aaron Lord
Doug Price

Chasen was a Christian rock band from Greenville, South Carolina. The band is composed of Chase Callahan (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Evan Silver (guitar), Aaron Lord (drums) and bassist Doug Price. Their first album was the independent release Another Way of Life.[1] In 2006 they were signed to OMG Records and recorded a promotional EP for Coca Cola Dasani.[1] The first song from the album, "Crazy Beautiful", charted in the Top 10 on the R&R magazine chart as of January 2008 and it was the 22nd most-played song of 2008 on U.S. Contemporary Christian music radio stations according to R&R magazine's Christian CHR chart.[2] Their debut full-length studio album, Shine Through the Stars, was released on April 15, 2008 on OMG Records.[3] The song "Drown" was also released as a radio single in 2008.

Their second album That Was Then, This Is Now was released on March 9, 2010 on INO Records.[citation needed]

Disbanding[edit]

Chasen was disbanded in 2012. Lead singer Chase Callahan became a worship pastor at Marathon Church in Greenville, South Carolina.[citation needed]. Evan Silver, Jared Barber, and Wil Martin became staff members at NewSpring Church, a multi-site church based out of Anderson, South Carolina.

Band members[edit]

Past Band Members:

  • Jamie Crumpton – guitar, background vocals
  • Wil Martin – bass guitar, background vocals
  • Clint Hudson – bass guitar, background vocals
  • Phil Snowden – bass guitar, background vocals
  • Jared Barber – bass guitar, background vocals

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Crazy Beautiful" – peaked at No. 1 on Christian CHR, No. 22 for 2008[2]
  • "Drown"
  • "On and On" - peaked at No. 1 for seven weeks on Christian R&R
  • "Castaway" - Entered the charts at No. 22 on the R&R and stayed at No. 1 for five weeks
  • "One in a Million"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boswell, Sally (August 5, 2009). "Christian bands bring rock music to Paris". The Paris News. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  2. ^ a b 2008 Year End Charts/Top Christian CHR songs, R&R magazine, Retrieved January 15, 2009
  3. ^ Johnson, Jared. "Shine Through the Stars > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-22.