Beach Street Records
|Beach Street Records|
|Parent company||Sony Music Entertainment|
|Distributor(s)||Provident Label Group|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
Mark Miller is credited with having "discovered" the band Casting Crowns, and made the band a top priority at his new label. A college student who attended the church where Mark Hall was youth pastor—Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia—first brought the band to Miller's attention. The band's debut album was released on Beach Street in 2003.
In turn, it was Mark Hall of Casting Crowns who introduced Miller to the music of John Waller. Hall had met Waller at a youth rally shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and years later sent a CD of Waller's music to Miller. Waller was signed, and his debut solo album was released on Beach Street in 2007.
Mark Miller first met Kentucky singer-songwriter Josh Bates, another of the label's signings, in the late 1990s when Bates was 15 years old, and took a mentoring role for years with him before a recording was released.
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- Price, Deborah Evans (September 10, 2005). "Breaking the mold", Billboard 117 (37): 28–29.
- Price, Deborah Evans (January 6, 2007). "Faces to watch: John Waller: Beach Street Records", Billboard 119 (1): 20.
- Turner, Bronwyn (February 4, 2006). "Crowns of glory", The Lufkin Daily News.
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