East to West by Casting Crowns


"East to West" is a song recorded by contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns. Written by Mark Hall and Bernie Berms and produced by Mark A Miller, it was released as the lead single from the band's 2007 album The Altar and the Door. Lyrically, the song deals with the concept of forgiveness. The song met with a positive to mixed reception from music critics and won two awards at the 39th GMA Dove Awards: Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year. It was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards.

"East to West" received 78 adds in its first week, a record at Christian radio. The song peaked atop five chart formats, as well as at number twenty-five on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. It ranked at number six on the decade-end Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart and at number seven on the decade-end Billboard Hot Christian AC chart. Additionally, it ranked inside the top fifteen on both the 2007 and 2008 year-end Hot Christian Songs and Hot Christian AC charts.