"MercyMe LIVE" Sells Out 16 Markets Including Nashville, Columbus, St. Louis and Minneapolis
Nashville, Tenn. (Apr. 17, 2018) – Multi-platinum selling band MercyMe reaped three nominations for the “2018 Billboard Music Awards,” garnering nods in each of the genre’s categories – Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (LIFER) and Top Christian Song (“Even If”). The most recent crop of nods marks a dozen career nominations for the band. LIFER is their most recent No. 1 album, and holds the nominated “Even If” which dominated the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts with a 19-week streak at No. 1. The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE coast to coast from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20th at 8 P.M. ET / 5 P.M. PT on NBC.
The 5X GRAMMY® nominated band just wrapped the “MercyMe LIVE” Tour selling out 16 markets including Nashville, Columbus, St. Louis and Minneapolis with Tenth Avenue North and special guest Tim Timmons. MercyMe will reprise the line-up with longtime friends Tenth Avenue North for “The Imagine Nation Tour” this fall with 20+ markets on the docket. Visit www.MercyMe.org for the latest.
The movie "I Can Only Imagine" (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions), a true story based on the life of MercyMe frontman Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song, has continued its impactful streak in the top 10 at the box office since its release over a month ago. In support of the motion picture, MercyMe unveiled I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe, a 13 piece collection of their most beloved songs alongside a special version of the monumental hit “I Can Only Imagine (The Movie Session).”
Also from their Billboard Music Award nominated LIFER, the upbeat “Grace Got You” Feat. John Reuben is making an impact at radio landing in the Top 10 on the AC Indicator Chart, Top 15 on the Christian Airplay Chart and Top 20 on the AC Monitored Chart. "Grace Got You" is also featured on Spotify's popular Top Christian Contemporary Playlist.
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Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 57 No. 1 multi-format radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC) and “So Long Self.” MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. The album containing the hit, Almost There, recently received triple platinum certification from the RIAA. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe's "Word Of God Speak" the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry's most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, FOX New Channel's FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, the RIAA Certified Gold Welcome To The New, garnered two GRAMMY® nods and four radio hits. LIFER, their latest chart-topping, GMA Dove Award winning and GRAMMY® nominated album, includes the RIAA certified gold, GRAMMY® nominated smash hit "Even If” which dominated the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts with a 19-week streak at No. 1.
It continues to be a landmark year for the current GMA Dove Award titled “Artist Of The Year.” A major motion picture based on the life of frontman Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song "I Can Only Imagine” after the loss of his father opened at a remarkable No. 3 at the box office on Mar. 16, 2018 (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions). Carrying the same name, Millard’s first memoir released last month. I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe is available now. MercyMe was recently nominated for three "2018 Billboard Music Award" nominations, eclipsing all categories in the genre.
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