“Ask MercyMe” – Robby


Well, we skipped “Ask MercyMe” last week because of GMA Week, but this week it is back in full force. This week it’s Robby’s turn so ask away.  Robby has been playing drums for over 20 years, managing his first band, and an avid baseball fan, so there is a lot to talk about.

Remember, Robby promises to answer every single question you guys throw at him and will post the answers on Friday.

68 comments on ““Ask MercyMe” – Robby

  1. Hello,
    What is your favorite thing about playing in MercyMe? What is your favorite place to play when you go on tour?
    Thanks Robby!
    Sara

  2. If you could be a pro for a day, what position would you want to play?Handicap in Golf?
    Your thoughts on Christian athletes that inspire you.
    Mine is the Late Payne Stewart-awesome Christian and family man. His Us Open win at Pinehurst-Class, Ryder Cup win and the class he had for Monty. His funeral and Tom Lehman’s Words. Last thing-I watch you on Video and your playing and worship, May God Bless you Robby and your family-Love Ya and the band. See you June 14th in Denver, enjoy the rides.

  3. try and find a copy of Payne Stewarts autobiography, it will inspire you as to the great Christian man that he was. It was written by his wife. Love it that you are a Sports guy. No response needed for this.

  4. Hey Robby!
    I was wondering if your drum sticks have a copy of your autograph on them? I know Ben from Audio A does and I have never got other artists drumsticks who have a copy of their autograph…
    second question.. I know its early in the season but who do you think will go to the World Series? Did you see the Cardinals series against the Astros? two of the three games the benches and bull pins cleared.. anyways.
    out of all the baseball games you have been to what is your more memorable!
    thanks Robby,
    God Bless,
    rachel

  5. When yall coming back to Oklahoma City? Yall are awesome! What’s your favorite thing to do while on the road with all the other guys from MM…besides play in concerts?

  6. I’m sure that you love all the songs that you guys play (As I’m sure we all do), but do you have a personal favorite because of the drums or do you just have one in general?

  7. How long does it take you to do your hair?
    Have any tattoos?
    Piercings?
    Ok – seriously though – gimme your favorite moment in the history of Robby besides giving your life to Christ, your wedding day (are ye married?), or any births of wee ones(you have some?).

    Thanks!

  8. Let’s talk mohawk. Why did you decide to get one? Was it a snap decision or did you deliberate over it for awhile? How long do you think you’ll keep it?

    What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

    This is a slightly awkward question but one I have always wondered about… in theatre, actors must wear make-up so that the stage lights don’t wash them out. Do YOU guys have to wear make-up? If that’s a little too personal, just… don’t answer. :)

    Does Barry ever smile?

    What are photo shoots and stuff like? Are you all goofing off or is it serious?

  9. 1) Which bible version do you use? King James or…?
    2) Any country/countries you wish you & the MM guys could visit to make an impact in that part of the world with your worship music/songs?
    3) Preferred holiday spot – Cities, Mountains or Beaches?

    Shalom,
    Mag

  10. Hey, Robby!

    Yeah, I was just wondering… since you were right in your recommendation on Addison Road, do you have any other favorite bands you enjoy listening to and would recommend?
    Also, how did you hook up with the others guys in MM?
    And, last but not least… any favorite old hymns and/or passages?

    ~Jessica

  11. Hey Robbie, first loved your dancing in “shake it dont brake it” way to funny !!
    1. How long have you been with MM??
    2. Favorite Bible verse?
    3. When /how old were you when you started living life as a Christian ?
    4.0k last one…besides Baseball —what other sport do you enjoy watching LIVE??
    Thanks so much !!! you guys are totally awesome–GOD Bless

  12. I was just wondering if it would make y’all a bit more comfortable if I told you that alot of your fans in Pueblo, Colorado are cops and family members of? Just in case you are ever here we can keep an eye out on your stuff. Just giving you a hard time. I am currently in school with a husband and four kids and am working on a music project. The project is to pick a favorite composer and write about the genre, psychology of the music etc. I chose Mercy Me because it doesn’t matter how bad things are your music and testimony help me stay on track. My question is what was going on your all’s lives when Keep Singing was created? Robin

  13. Do you have any pets?

    How long did you wear the *poop dragon* tattoo that Bart drew on your arm?

    Who are some of your favorite bands? (Christian or other)

    Is your real name Robby or is it short for Robert? (Just curious because my name is Robbie too and I get asked all the time if my real name is Roberta, which by the way its not.)

    What is your favorite food?

    Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. It was great seeing you guys in Jackson a couple of weeks ago. I was fortunate to have front row and center seats, it was awesome.

  14. Robby!!
    I just love your set-up!!
    I am also a drummer and am about to start playing at Siloam Springs church camp this summer here in Arkansas. I heard from somewhere that you guys played there also. Is that true? Anyways, I was just wondering if you have a favorite drummer? Mine used to be Don Henley of The Eagles. But you have officially taken his place. LOL
    God Bless!! Love the hair!!!

  15. Any hopes of giving Bart lessons in Golf, or can he actually swing the club and is just asking for sympathy from his fans :-)? Because he threw your ball in, did you take a penalty stroke? I don’t know if the rules say anything about a person throwing your ball in the water. It never has happened to me, Robbie can you look that up and get back to us on that. Thanx for the favor, :-) laugh!

  16. Just my opinion, but if I were them I’d prefer youtube over Godtube. The best choice would be both, but I say youtube because then you can reach other people too where on Godtube it’d probably just be Christians.

  17. Hey — great site!! I have you linked from mine and tell all my friends about it. It’s not only encouraging, funny and also shows that you all live “real” lives too!!

    I signed up on your blogroll back in March and I’m not listed yet. How can I get on the roll??

    Blessings,
    Paula

  18. Hey, I was wondering if you guys could come to play @ my church? Our youth pastor just left, and our church is falling apart, I really think that our church needs the encouragement you guys can give. I truly think that would be a big blessing.
    Thanks, Ashley

  19. 1. Do you find the King ames version of the bible hard to read? I don’t, but some people do.
    2. How long did it take to get your mohawk (however it’s spelled) so tall. Just wondering…
    Thanks! :)

  20. 1. Why doesn’t the band let you sing?
    2. Is it true that you once owned a pair of red and green converse all star “gig shoes”?
    3. Will MU ever beat OU?

  21. What are your favorite drums with which to record and why? (Gretsch, Ludwig, DW, Camco, Fibes, Slingerland, Tama)-seriously. I know you play DW live, but I know plenty of professional guys that tour with one and record with the other….(actually worked in AR with one of those copmanies)

    Thanks….great track on “I cannot say enough”

    West

  22. What’s the funniest story you can share that has happened on a MercyMe tour?
    Be Blessed,
    Sandi

    PS I don’t know if this will come through…but I love this pic of you from the Hawaii concert last year, haha

  23. Hey Robby,

    East or West?

    Biggest struggle you have while on the road spiritually?

    Prayer request?

    Is there eer a time you guys do not get along?

  24. Just wondering if you will possibly come back to Florida for the Strawberry Festival next year. Please please please!!!The show was phenominal!!! It was soooo inspirational. Loved every song! I thought I was going to come unglued when you guys did my very favorite Tom Petty song-I won’t back down. Didn’t expect that at all!!My husband cried when you sang his get me thru the day song – Hold fast,help is on the way. We didn’t want it to end. Thank you soo much for the best concert we’ve ever seen.I only have one problem now – my husband keeps swiping my Mercy Me cd’s. Isn’t stealing a sin? Oh whoops he’s just “borrowing” them!! Thanks again and keep the awesome cd’s coming.

  25. Just wondering if you will possibly come back to Florida for the Strawberry Festival next year. Please please please!!!The show was phenominal!!! It was soooo inspirational. Loved every song! I thought I was going to come unglued when you guys did my very favorite Tom Petty song-I won’t back down. Didn’t expect that at all!!My husband cried when you sang his get me thru the day song – Hold fast,help is on the way. We didn’t want it to end. Thank you soo much for the best concert we’ve ever seen.I only have one problem now – my husband keeps swiping my Mercy Me cd’s. Isn’t stealing a sin? Oh whoops he’s just “borrowing” them!! Thanks again and keep the awesome cd’s coming.

  26. Just wondering if you will possibly come back to Florida for the Strawberry Festival next year. Please please please!!!The show was phenominal!!! It was soooo inspirational. Loved every song! I thought I was going to come unglued when you guys did my very favorite Tom Petty song-I won’t back down. Didn’t expect that at all!!My husband cried when you sang his get me thru the day song – Hold fast,help is on the way. We didn’t want it to end. Thank you soo much for the best concert we’ve ever seen.I only have one problem now – my husband keeps swiping my Mercy Me cd’s. Isn’t stealing a sin? Oh whoops he’s just “borrowing” them!! Thanks again and keep the awesome cd’s coming.

  27. Just wondering if you will possibly come back to Florida for the Strawberry Festival next year. Please please please!!!The show was phenominal!!! It was soooo inspirational. Loved every song! I thought I was going to come unglued when you guys did my very favorite Tom Petty song-I won’t back down. Didn’t expect that at all!!My husband cried when you sang his get me thru the day song – Hold fast,help is on the way. We didn’t want it to end. Thank you soo much for the best concert we’ve ever seen.I only have one problem now – my husband keeps swiping my Mercy Me cd’s. Isn’t stealing a sin? Oh whoops he’s just “borrowing” them!! Thanks again and keep the awesome cd’s coming.

  28. Just wondering if you will possibly come back to Florida for the Strawberry Festival next year. Please please please!!!The show was phenominal!!! It was soooo inspirational. Loved every song! I thought I was going to come unglued when you guys did my very favorite Tom Petty song-I won’t back down. Didn’t expect that at all!!My husband cried when you sang his get me thru the day song – Hold fast,help is on the way. We didn’t want it to end. Thank you soo much for the best concert we’ve ever seen.I only have one problem now – my husband keeps swiping my Mercy Me cd’s. Isn’t stealing a sin? Oh whoops he’s just “borrowing” them!! Thanks again and keep the awesome cd’s coming.

  29. Just wondering if you will possibly come back to Florida for the Strawberry Festival next year. Please please please!!!The show was phenominal!!! It was soooo inspirational. Loved every song! I thought I was going to come unglued when you guys did my very favorite Tom Petty song-I won’t back down. Didn’t expect that at all!!My husband cried when you sang his get me thru the day song – Hold fast,help is on the way. We didn’t want it to end. Thank you soo much for the best concert we’ve ever seen.I only have one problem now – my husband keeps swiping my Mercy Me cd’s. Isn’t stealing a sin? Oh whoops he’s just “borrowing” them!! Thanks again and keep the awesome cd’s coming.

  30. Just wondering if you will possibly come back to Florida for the Strawberry Festival next year. Please please please!!!The show was phenominal!!! It was soooo inspirational. Loved every song! I thought I was going to come unglued when you guys did my very favorite Tom Petty song-I won’t back down. Didn’t expect that at all!!My husband cried when you sang his get me thru the day song – Hold fast,help is on the way. We didn’t want it to end. Thank you soo much for the best concert we’ve ever seen.I only have one problem now – my husband keeps swiping my Mercy Me cd’s. Isn’t stealing a sin? Oh whoops he’s just “borrowing” them!! Thanks again and keep the awesome cd’s coming.

  31. Hello! I don’t if you are answering the questions yet but i gonna make one! [i]Have you ever been in Brazil?[/i] If yes, when where and why =D?! If not, how about?! The MM things to come here?! I’m inviting you to come in Três Lagoas! I hope it can be possible a day! GOD bless you, so long!

  32. Under Vertical Concerts it says you will be in Williamsport Maryland Friday September 26th. That is not on your tour schedule on your MySpace page. So will you be in Williamsport Maryland Friday September 26th??????? I really hope so because I was planning on going. I went to your concert last year when you were at Gateway Ministries in Williamsport Maryland and you guys were awesome.

  33. Hey there. I was just wondering what is the best way to become a song writter? I have been writting poetry since I was 13. Just woke up one day and there it was. About a year ago I started having these words come into my head, with the music. But, to my dismay, I cannot write music. I have all these words and I believe that this is my calling, I just don’t know how to jump in. Please advise.

  34. Robby,

    I have to ask are you a Cards fan I seem to remember you at Night Of Joy with a red hat with a “B” on it? I was wondering do you or have you ever played with sticks from Vic Firth, from our own Newport, Maine? I was thinking have you ever visited Maine…maybe with Falmouth Mike? I am wondering do you think you guys will ever perform Homesick again? would you come play Homesick in Waterville, Me? I know someone who would love to “HEAR” you perform the song, since

    Thanks Joe

  35. Hi Robbie! My husband and I just love to watch the “Cover Tune Grab Bags”. What we were wondering is why aren’t you ever in them?

  36. Hi Robbie. This a twofor question.My wife Cindi sent the last question. What is your favorite song to drum to. Thank you
    for ” I can only imange” that song is the reason Jesus is my lord and savior.

  37. Hey Robby. I have another question. I read that you and Nathan are brother-in-laws. How close do you live from the rest of the band.

  38. I want the song “Tremble” that is on the video just before “I Can Only Imagine” from Hawaii. (Bought from itunes) I can not find it in a format I can play on my ipod shuffle (no video capability).

  39. I just realized I did not ask my question in the last post. Is the song available by itself in the format for my ipod shuffle?

  40. A friend went to your concert. loved it by the way. she said youall talk on protecting your music and how important that is. God has downloaded some music to me thru song how important is this to protected . I want to share it but dont know steps to take too share it . or do i share and leave the protection to God????

  41. Do you guys have any idea the impact you are having by letting the power of Jesus work through you? All glory and praise to Him. I’ve gone through a difficult 2 year stretch where I fell away from God and even questioned his existance at times because He felt so far away. But He was always with me and He spoke very powerfully through your songs. I can’t begin to tell you how many times or in what ways because it would take too long. But He has been speaking through you and you guys just seem to “get it” all. Our fallen natures, our struggles, and His unending grace and mercy and love. All praise to Jesus, our King. And God bless MercyMe for being vulnerable and available and letting Him use you mightily. Looking forward to that coming day when we can worship Him together in person and maybe we can get together and sing some of your songs to him. Till then, I am putting together my story so that the world will know what kind of God we serve. We all have a story to tell, I hope one day you can read mine and know how you have made a difference in my life, for His purposes. Once again, God bless.

  42. I saw you guys for the first time in Lynchburg, VA October 31, 2008 and I must say, WOW absolutely WOW!!!!! Do you have a concert that sticks out in your mind? Favorite concert, least favorite concert? And also, great choice in Drums, DW makes a solid set, and I love playing my father’s when I get the chance.

  43. are you getting excited about the Music Boat, I know i am, I was diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs disease last year and so many of your songs have helped me adjust to my life now

  44. I wanted to write and ask you if you could help me out. My father will be 78 this year and heard your song called “Sit with you awhile”. My sister and I have searched everywhere and can not find it anywhere. I was able to find your song on You Tube and he will get someone to help him bring it up on the computer and he will just sit and listen to it over several time. My father has been a minister for over 45 years and still serves God. I even had the privilege of hearing him when I was back visiting them. If there is any possible way that you could help me located a copy of this song for him it would mean so much to him. I thank you for your time and for blessing my father so much with your music.

  45. Hi Robby
    What’s your favorite book in the Bible and what’s your favorite Mercyme song? It was awesome to see you guys in Greeneville,TN last saturday.

  46. You guys are great and me and my wife follow your music. We are going to the concert Sunday at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, MO. That day is our one year aniversay. If possible could you give a special shout out to Seth and Melanie Bosch during the concert for our aniversay.

    Keep up the good music.

    With much Respect,

    Seth Bosch

  47. I just wanted to say thank you for the songs “Finally Home” and “My heart will fly”. I recently lost my son, one day shy of his second birthday to meningitis. When i listen to those two songs, I cry but also feel comforted to know what is to come.

  48. On March 23, 2009, one of my close friends, Andrew Hoien, passed away at the age of 19. He was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome and his death was the result of an aortic dissection. It was spontaneous and no one could have foreseen it. I have put together at video slideshow put to the music of “I Can Only Imagine” which was perfect. It was my intention to post it on Facebook so that friends and family of Andrew could watch it and continue to cope with the loss of a great person, and a great Christian. However, Facebook has removed the video because of copyright infringement. I was wondering if I could have your, Mercy Me’s, permission to post the video to Facebook.

    Sincerely,
    Michelle Martin

  49. Can you tell me what type of screen you guys had behind you in your show @ Montgomery AL and in IA show. I found a video on your site showing the band helping set up but couldn’t make out what type of fabric/ squares where being used for the video and lyrics.
    Nice kit too. I also play on on DW set.

    Blessings,
    dK

  50. I saw y’all in concert and I LOVED it!! I also loved how you sung my favorite song “I won’t Back Down”. Can you guys PLEEAAASSSEEE put your cover of it on a future CD of y’alls?? I would SO buy it.

  51. I saw y’all in concert and I LOVED it!! I also loved how you sung my favorite song “I won’t Back Down”. Can you guys PLEEAAASSSEEE put your cover of it on a future CD of y’alls?? I would SO buy it.

  52. I love your music. Additionally, my wife and I have started a nonprofit to help serve orphans and widows in Mexico and we would like to know how we could apply for permission to use one of your songs for a short photo video that we are making? Blessings,

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