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    MercyMe

    While MercyMe's "I Can Only Imagine" was inspired by the death of lead singer Bart Millard's father, it provided hope, healing and comfort to a country that was still fresh with the scars caused by the attacks of September 11th. Since the world was exposed to MercyMe over a decade ago, they still continue to create music that helps a world in pain.

    Their latest single, "Greater," off their album Welcome To The New (April 8, 2014), is an upbeat tune that combats all the voices that try to put us down and cast doubt into our lives. "We were at church, and some kids were making fun of (my son)," explains lead singer Bart Millard. "And he started singing 'Greater' - 'You are Holy, righteous and redeemed.' I just started balling. That's the reason we made the record." 

    Before MercyMe became a prominent name across the country though, lead singer Bart Millard was a youth ministry intern in Florida. His grandmother would always call to check up on him, and was always disappointed when Bart picked up the phone. She blatantly voiced her disapproval by saying, “Well, mercy me, why don’t you get a real job?” Little did she know, Bart’s grandmother’s words would play rather prominently into Bart’s future career and become his band namesake.

    Getting his start in music by taking choir as an elective when his football dreams didn’t pan out, Bart started working with his youth group’s worship band behind the scenes, mostly doing video and sound. God opened a door for Bart one day when the youth group’s lead singer didn’t fare so well on stage, and Bart stepped in and aced his audition.

    The gig ended up going so well that Bart, along with MercyMe’s future pianist Jim Bryson, eventually traveled to Switzerland to play a worship gig. It was during that particular trip that Bart and Jim seriously considered pursuing music full-time.

    So Bart, along with his pal, Mike Scheuchzer, who plays guitar, moved to Oklahoma City to form what would end up being MercyMe.

    While living in an old, abandoned daycare center that also served as the band’s makeshift studio, MercyMe wrote “I Can Only Imagine,” which reached far beyond the confines of Christian radio. It was aired widely on pop and country radio stations, and in 2010 became the first song in Christian music to exceed 1 million downloads according to Christianity Today.

    However, even with all those accolades straight out of the gate, MercyMe was certainly no one-hit wonder. With the release of the album Spoken For in 2002, both the title track and “Word of God Speak” were huge successes. In fact, “Word of God Speak” was not only named the Christian Song of the Decade in 2009 by Billboard Magazine, but MercyMe was awarded with the “Christian Adult Contemporary Songs’ Artist of the Decade” honors, as well.

    Since then, the band has continued to make albums that reflect whatever season of life they’re in. Its 8th album released in 2010, The Generous Mr. Lovewell, featured a wide array of both solemn and upbeat songs including "Move," “All of Creation” and "Beautiful." The band followed The Generous Mr. Lovewell with The Hurt & The Healer in 2012- featuring the song, "You Are I Am."

    MercyMe was also honored with two nominations at the first annual K-LOVE fan awards, in the categories of: "Group/Duo of the Year," and "Artist of the Year," and recently received the same nominations for the 2014 show. The band also received nominations for the Billboard Music Awards for "Top Christian Artist" and "Top Christian Album."

    “We are so honored to be recognized for the work we put into this last project, however it cannot go without saying we don’t do this alone,” says Mike Scheuchzer.  “If we did anything worthy of praise it was due to an incredible team of humble & extremely talented people who surround, encourage & push us to be better. We and those who helped create this record hope it draws the listener further from their hurt & closer to the healer.”

    Albums


    Almost There
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    WoW Christmas

    The Christmas Sessions
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    The Hurt & The Healer
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    Spoken For
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    Coming Up To Breathe
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    The Generous Mr. Lovewell
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    Welcome To The New
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    Undone
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    All That Is Within Me
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    Top Played Songs

      SongAlbumBuy This Song
    All Of CreationThe Generous Mr. Lovewell iTunes | Amazon
    BeautifulThe Generous Mr. Lovewell iTunes | Amazon
    Bless Me IndeedAlmost There iTunes | Amazon
    Bring The RainComing Up To Breathe iTunes | Amazon
    Finally HomeAll That Is Within Me iTunes | Amazon
    GloriaThe Christmas Sessions iTunes | Amazon
    God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenThe Christmas Sessions iTunes | Amazon
    God With UsAll That Is Within Me iTunes | Amazon
    GreaterWelcome To The New iTunes | Amazon
    Here With MeUndone iTunes | Amazon
    Hold FastComing Up To Breathe iTunes | Amazon
    HomesickUndone iTunes | Amazon
    I Can Only ImagineAlmost There iTunes | Amazon
    I Can Only Imagine (LIVE in Chicago)LIVE from Chicago
    I Can Only Imagine 10th Anniversary10
    I Heard The Bells On Christmas DayThe Christmas Sessions iTunes | Amazon
    In The Blink Of An EyeUndone iTunes | Amazon
    It Came Upon A Midnight ClearThe Christmas Sessions iTunes | Amazon
    Joseph's LullabyThe Christmas Sessions iTunes | Amazon
    Little Drummer BoyThe Christmas Sessions iTunes | Amazon
    MoveThe Generous Mr. Lovewell iTunes | Amazon
    No More No LessComing Up To Breathe iTunes | Amazon
    O Holy NightThe Christmas Sessions iTunes | Amazon
    Rockin' Around The Christmas TreeThe Christmas Sessions iTunes | Amazon
    ShakeWelcome To The New iTunes | Amazon
    Shake (LIVE in Chicago)LIVE from Chicago
    Silent NightThe Christmas Sessions iTunes | Amazon
    So Long SelfComing Up To Breathe iTunes | Amazon
    Spoken ForSpoken For iTunes | Amazon
    The Change Inside Of MeSpoken For iTunes | Amazon
    The Hurt & The HealerThe Hurt & The Healer iTunes | Amazon
    What Child Is ThisWoW Christmas
    Winter Wonderland - White ChristmasThe Christmas Sessions iTunes | Amazon
    Word Of God SpeakSpoken For iTunes | Amazon
    You Are I AmThe Hurt & The Healer iTunes | Amazon
    You Know BetterThe Hurt & The Healer
    You Reign All That Is Within Me iTunes | Amazon
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