“The Generous Mr. Lovewell” Gives Band Highest Chart Debut of their Career

NASHVILLE, TN…..5/12/10….Last week, INO Records’ multi-platinum and award-winning band MercyMe unleashed The Generous Mr. Lovewell, giving the band the highest chart debut of their career, bowing in at No. 3 in the nation on Billboard’s Top 200 SoundScan Chart, and No. 1 on the overall Contemporary Christian SoundScan chart.   The album is the No. 1 selling record at Family Christian Stores, Lifeway, Mardel, Berean and most other Christian bookstores, has already hit No. 1 on iTunes® Christian Albums chart (No. 5 overall), and boasts the No. 1 single “All of Creation,” which continues to hold the top spot on both the Christian AC and Inspo charts after six weeks.

“I am excited about this sales debut by MercyMe,” remarked INO Records’ President Jeff Moseley. “To continually outdo themselves on each release is rare.  In this business environment, a No. 3 debut by an artist is outstanding. We think  it shows that the power of a song and a creative album still moves people and enhances their lives.”

The excitement about The Generous Mr. Lovewell began with great reviews from USA Today, BillboardChristianity Todayand more, and then ignited a massive twitter groundswell as artists such as Chris Daughtry, The Jonas Brothers, Mandisa, TobyMac, Jeremy Camp, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman and more tweeted their support for MercyMe and The Generous Mr. Lovewell.   In addition, fans all across the country have been sharing their stories of seeing Mr. Lovewell in action as they experience and watch good deeds take place all across the world.

“We have just been blown away by all the support from everyone for this album,” commented lead vocalist Bart Millard.  “But more than that, it’s incredibly humbling to see the “love well” idea take flight – there are so many people out there living for Christ and truly living His love in the lives of others.   I am in awe and incredibly thankful for the opportunity to witness it all!”

Named Billboard magazine’s “Christian Song Artist of the Decade,” MercyMe has been putting their message from The Generous Mr. Lovewell into action themselves over the past few weeks.  Partnering with radio stations nationwide, they have made stops at Rescue Missions, serving food, washing dishes, and more, while also making personal visits to music fans, giving them intimate acoustic performances, fellowship and financial contributions to those in need.  What is becoming known as the “Lovewell phenomenon” will continue on throughout the year as the band moves forward in their efforts and tours the country.

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  • Jim Mahan

    Another fantastic album with a wonderful concept (Lovewell). I am excited beyond words at the message and the messengers!

  • Curtis Gile

    We saw them at the “THE ROCK AND WORSHIP ROAD SHOW” and enjoyed every minute. Actually, we have seen MERCYME in concert 5 times. My wife listened to this album every day at work since its release. Bart, continue writing inspirational songs.

  • Christy West

    You are all awesome. What an amazing you continue to share with the world – the love of Christ. All of my kids, Ashley 16, Taylor 14 & Cameron 10 enjoyed with my husband and I the debut of both All of Creation & Move at the Rock Worship Road Show in Ontario CA. We’ve all been singing the songs since then. We love you all, praise God for your talents and willingness to use them. Continue to lovewell…we promise to do the same. God Bless. the entire west family

  • J.P. Wilson

    I love this album!! Continue the good work and spreading the word of Christ MercyMe!! Can’t wait to see you in Belton Texas in October!!!!!

  • Pat Patterson

    I had heard over our Christian radio station wweb 91.5 FM Cumming, Georgia that your group was helping other Christians to be able to purchase a car or van. I realise this is a bit forward but I just had to ask? If you are would you be wiling to help me and my family? We are strong Christians the four of us, my wife Carol and our two sons Isaac and Benjamin. Both our van and car are 1997 and 1999 models and I have been brought to the place of working full time in a grocery store for $10.00 per hr when I use to earn $62,000 per year in telecommunications. We hold bible studies in our home (open to anyone who wants Jesus. again I know this is forward to ask but if you are helping folks we could realy use some. Bart thank you for reading this and considerating this request.
    Pat & Carol Patterson
    3015 Beechwood Dr
    Cumming, GA 30028
    PS All four of us listen to and utilize your music for Bible studies all the time.
    God Bless,
    Pat Patterson

  • Douglas Pugh

    Thank you all for sharing your talents with us. Your messages are truly inspiring.

  • Rebekah Sislowski

    i love you mercy me today is my 13th birthday and i cant wait to see you tomorrow at the faith concert ! (: you are very inspiring and a gift from god

  • Carlo (Italy)

    Wanderful album. Great songs. Always something new from you guys. God always light your ways, and bless your good work. Hoping to see you one day in Europe………

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