Brian Littrell, a member of the 1990s group Backstreet Boys, says Casting Crowns lead singer Mark Hall has been “an inspiration” to him “in every way.”
The 44-year-old pop singer made the comment on an Instagram post from Hall. He wrote, “Love you, Mark. Love what you do and how you serve. You are an inspiration in every way, both on and off the stage.”
Littrell’s compliment was in response to Hall posting screenshots of a text conversation between the two recording artists. Hall initiated the text messages, telling the Backstreet Boy a few of his younger friends “asked me who the most famous person I knew was.”
“When I told them that I knew you, they totally did not believe me,” the Casting Crowns frontman wrote to Littrell. “So I’m gonna lame you out now and have you make my cool points go way up! Pic me bro!”
In response, Littrell sent Hall a thumbs-up selfie and wrote, “What up, yo!!!!! We are in Munich, Germany, on tour. Say hello to Olivia, Ezra and Payton for me.”
Littrell has been open about his Christian faith. In 2006, he released a solo Christian album titled “Welcome Home,” and in 2015, when the Backstreet Boys were touring through Israel, he and his wife Leighanne were baptized in the Jordan River.
On Instagram, he described being baptized in the Jewish state as “another amazing experience.”