Ask MercyMe – Bart’s Turn

Most of you might not remember, but a long time ago we did a thing on the blog called “Ask MercyMe”. Most of the guys got to go and for some reason we forgot to get around to asking me any questions.

It took a while, but I thought this would be a fun thing to get going again. So it’s my turn for “Ask MercyMe”. Ask anything you want and I’ll try to answer as many as I can. What do you want to know?

74 comments on “Ask MercyMe – Bart’s Turn

  1. 2 part question as the answer could be the same song: What song do you hear about the most from fans and what song if you don’t do in concert, you’ll never hear the end of it?

  2. What are your favorite cookies? I’m planning to enter cookies again this year at the Kansas State Fair and thought I could share some with you guys on the 18th of Sept. (I’ve placed 1st in both sugar and snickerdoodle in the past.)

  3. Hi! I’m from Brazil and I would like to know if you guys have intention to come play here someday…
    Pleaaaase come to BRAZIL!!!!!! :)
    God bless you guys….

  4. Another 2 part: After all the dancing, falling to your knees, awing, and whatever else you do… what will be the first thing you say to, or ask Jesus?
    Part 2: Who do you crave to see the most in Heaven, besides Jesus.

  5. I’ve been in Germany for 3yrs (our youth pastor went to camp with ya’all in Switzerland back in the day). We leave…me and the kids to the states, the wife to Afghanistan….in about 5 months.
    Oh yeah, a question:
    When can I book you guys to play at our church?? Or better yet, in a hanger on Ramstein AFB?? :-)

  6. 2 questions… 1. Why wont you accept me as a facebook friend? 2. Why do you guys never come to long island or NYC ??

  7. First of all, MercyMe is one of my all-time favorite bands. I think I’ve seen you 3 times and it’s always an extremely blessed time of worship. I thank God for you! My question is, do your families come with you when you’re on the road? I’m a big baby when my hubby is away, so whenever I see on Facebook that you guys are doing a concert, I pray for your families. :)

  8. When are you all planning to make a new album?? I am really diggin’ “The Generous Mr. Lovewell”!! I want to hear more!!

  9. When are you all going to make a new album?? I am really diggin’ “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” a lot!!! I want to hear more!!

  10. I know you guys don’t do demos and stuff but can I GIVE you guys a song for free? God put it in my heart and only a voice like Bart’s is going to really do the chorus any justice…

    And if you cannot answer that, then how did you go about getting spotted? Being a worship leader as a full time career would completely rock!

  11. Who all plays and sings on the Hymned albums? How did you get the idea for them? (I really like the old time songs.) And are you planning on making any more?

    My 11 year old daughter loves Mr. Lovewell and has the song in her head. She wanted to know if it was a real person. I think I have her hooked on Mercy Me now. :D

  12. When are you guys comin’ to Australia????….(have been doin’ the whole patience thing for years now!!…;p)….LOTS of fans down here…;)

  13. Hello Bart ,I would like to know how you ever managed to get through those concerts (Rock and Worship)when you had that terrible cold.I watched nearly every show and i was just so amazed to see how you could have possibly been able to cope.You are truly an inspiration in my life.Your music has woken something up inside of me ,i never thought i would have.The way you spoke was so moving.I truly had found the Lord through your words.Thank you Mery Me.God Bless

  14. I’ve never been to any of your concerts (mostly because i never know when your going to be in Maryland, if you even have been recently) but I’ve watched them online sometimes, and every time i do i go away from the computer with a sense of there being something different. i LOVE your voice and your music. my question is: what is your favorite song that you have written? and also, whats your favorite song in general? :)

  15. Just wanted to let you know that I love your new albumn and I know you were in Asheville, NC not long ago but I was wondering when you were coming back?

  16. Bart, at one of your concerts you addressed the “elephant in the room” and said that Mercy Me is known as the “funeral band”. My question is how would you like to be known as the wedding band and play at my daughters (the girl who volunteers at orphanges) wedding in Marakesh Morocco next May. If you are willing to play for “Taco Bell and directions home” then let’s praise the Lord and give Him glory in a land where 90% of the people are Muslim.

  17. Bart,
    I’ve been following you since watching every Wednesday at the square in Greenville. To steal your words, would you say it’s easier or harder to “Be Jesus” day in and out in Mercyme? Easier because you are surrounded by Christianity and like minded followers, or harder because the spot light is on you to be the golden example of living like Christ.
    And…Go Rangers, Cliff Lee Cy Young 2010!!!!!

  18. When are you going to have a concert in NYC? The last time I saw you was during the Billy Graham Crusade back in 2005 and that was the first time I saw you guys performing live. Puuuuuuhhhhh-llllleeeeeeaaaaaseeee comeback and have a concert in the heart of the city. A lot of people will turn out I promise!!!

  19. Are you a disciplined writer, sitting down regularly to write, or do you wait for inspiration to hit? Where do you usually write songs? And where’s the most unlikely place you ever wrote one? Is there a story behind God With Us? I was driving when I first heard the acoustic version. My husband had just called to say his father had passed away … See Moreafter a horrible battle with mesothelioma. The next song I heard was God With Us. What a blessing it was to hear God speaking to me through that song. I will never forget it. Thank you.

  20. Just wanted to say I come see you EVERY time you are in Ohio. Wish you could come more often, but know there are others that need your ministry. Many blessings for ALL you MEN and families do. THANK YOU ALL. I PRAY YOU DONT STOP ANY TIME SOON.

  21. Bart, my brother’s name is Bart. He’s curious what your middle name is—-his is “Homer”,and he feels like he’s been tortured most of his life because of his name…..
    Love you guys—see you every chance!

  22. You guys all have such a great sense of humor-your twitter page keeps me in stitches-I’m wondering have any of you ever played a practical joke on each other or what was the funniest moment on the tour bus or stage that you can recall? Thanks for helping bring God, peace, laughter, and great music into your fans’ lives!

  23. Ok, finally scrolled down & saw the “go to website…” Bart, do you ever get tired when you sing on tour? I mean you lead every song, every set, every night…wow! BTW, how’d the hernia surgery heal? GBU & fam!

  24. Hey, MercyMe, is there any chance you’ll make a concert tour in Europe? Maybe on some summer Christian music festival or something?
    Thanks for the encouraging music. God Bless all of You and your families.
    John from Slovakia (Europe) :)

  25. when i hear any kind of music-I get a feeling,or mood.drums give me a strong feeling,melodies. melodies bring happiness,sadness,love,,lyrics,invoke my feelings,of anger,tolerance.adoration,obsession-whatever.do you think there is a God induced

  26. hay bart this is mike tittle i was wondering if and when mercyme has any plans to come to grand rapids michigan to play a show please let me know thanks mike tittle

  27. How have you seen the hand of God working in your past 10 years? I am 13, and I have collected every single one of your cd’s.(Mr. Lovewell, too) Congrats on being my favorite music band – you’ve really improoved my Christian life!

  28. hey Bart!!! dont really have a question, just wanted to tell you how much we’re all looking forward to seeing you guys on 9-24 in medford , oregon. love ya’ll a lot!! :)

  29. How many Christmas Concerts will you perform? What is the set-list like? It looks as if I will go from Omaha to Greeley CO to share in your Christmas message. Thank you for any information!

  30. Hey guys,
    Love your music!! Any chance that you’ll be performing in Australia in the near future (or even next year)? It’d be great to try and get to one of your concerts. We really don’t get many international artists performing in Australia on a regular basis.
    Thanks heaps, and hope to be able to catch you in Australia one day.
    Keep serving God and praising Him!!

  31. I spend 99% of my day in worship. How great it must be for you to be able to worship with so many people all the time. I wonder though, does it ever stop being worship for you? Does it ever become work?

  32. This is more for everyone. I wanted you all to know that I started listening to your music just a few short months ago I had hit rock bottom lost my dream job, (teaching science to innercity high school kids) my wife kicked me out for many reasons and could barely support myself. I have been listening to christian radio for a couple of months prior. I have never heard of you before. I just happen to turn on the radio and heard “all of creation” and it broke me down and i cried because i finally knew what was missing in my life. I had been a christian off and on for most of my adult life and it faded away and i forgot what was important. Now my motto is to lift up my voice and lay my worries down. Thank you for saving me and coming into my life at the right time and reminding me of what is really important. by the way i dont know all your names yet but I live in kansas city and the lead singers daughter was sitting in front of me and she is awsome and beautiful. Thank you for coming to worlds of fun I took my wife there and now we discussing getting back together again thanks god bless.

  33. I just wanted to thank all of you at Mercy Me for the song Homesick. I lost my husband in Sept. of 2009 and these words say it all for me. It is exactly how I feel. I have heard the song before but now it is my story. I am a Christian and saved and so was my husband so I know that I will see him again. It makes me weep to hear it. I Can Only Imagine was sung at his funeral, that has always been my favorite. Again I just wanted to say thank you for the song. You all are Awesome at doing God’s work. God Bless all of you.

  34. Thank you so much for your music. My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting you (briefly) at the RWRS in Phoenix. I was wondering how you keep your center, God as the focus? And is there a scriptural basis for your lyrics? Or are they more from life experiences?

  35. I really don’t have any questions. I just want to say….I resently turned my life to Jesus. I never be to a concert before, until a friend took me to your concert. I felt very close to God that night and felt like God was talking to me through you guys. Your song “Beautiful” really hit home with me. I still cry when I listen to my CD. I thank God that he has you guys singing his words. Thank you and God Bless You Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. I really don’t have any questions. I just want to say….I resently turned my life to Jesus. I never be to a concert before, until a friend took me to your concert. I felt very close to God that night and felt like God was talking to me through you guys. Your song “Beautiful” really hit home with me. I still cry when I listen to my CD. I thank God that he has you guys singing his words. Thank you and God Bless You Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Hi Bart. I know that your son has type 1 diabetes and I believe you created your own foundation and that your focus is on the cure. My 11 year old son Tyler was diagnosed 5 years ago.

    I would like to know if your son and your family has ever been to a diabetes camp? We go to one every year in the Sequoia National Forest east of Fresno, CA called Bearskin Meadow Camp. It is run by the Diabetic Youth Foundation. Their focus is on improving the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. If you haven’t been to a camp, I HIGHLY recommend it. How can I get you some information on the camp and the foundation? Perhaps share some stories of the frustrations of diabetes management?

  38. Hi Bart. I know that your son has type 1 diabetes and I believe you created your own foundation and that your focus is on the cure. My 11 year old son Tyler was diagnosed 5 years ago.

    I would like to know if your son and your family has ever been to a diabetes camp? We go to one every year in the Sequoia National Forest east of Fresno, CA called Bearskin Meadow Camp. It is run by the Diabetic Youth Foundation. Their focus is on improving the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. If you haven’t been to a camp, I HIGHLY recommend it. How can I get you some information on the camp and the foundation? Perhaps share some stories of the frustrations of diabetes management?

  39. Hi Bart. How are you? By the way MercyMe is my absolute favorite Christian group!!! So excited to see you guys in august!!! cannot wait. :D This will be my very first time seeing you guys live. :D…so for the question haha… What is your favorite Movie?

  40. Hi Bart. How are you? By the way MercyMe is my absolute favorite Christian group!!! So excited to see you guys in august!!! cannot wait. :D This will be my very first time seeing you guys live. :D…so for the question haha… What is your favorite Movie?

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