MercyMe To Appear On 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade On NBC
Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY® nominated band to perform during Atlanta’s Great Tree Lighting on November 22nd
MercyMe, It’s Christmas! Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums Chart
Nashville, Tenn. (November 3, 2015) – Current American Music Award nominees MercyMe will appear on the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, live from New York City on NBC. With an expected 3.5 million spectators along the route and 50 million viewers tuning in, the parade will air from 9am-NOON on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th. MercyMe will join such notable talent as Mariah Carey, Cirque du Soleil®, Pat Benatar and more for what has become one of America’s favorite holiday traditions.
Just prior to heading to NYC, MercyMe will perform during Atlanta’s Annual Great Tree Lighting at Macy’s Buckhead Lenox Store before a crowd of nearly 45,000. The event will be broadcast live on WSB Atlanta (ABC), with subsequent replays over the course of the holiday weekend.
The Christmas season started early for MercyMe this year when MercyMe, It’s Christmas!, the band’s sophomore Christmas offering, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart, just following the RIAA Gold certification of their 2011 project, The Generous Mr. Lovewell. MercyMe’s hit single “Flawless” has been No. 1 for 11 weeks and counting on the Billboard Christian AC Chart while also topping the Billboard National Christian Audience Chart.
After the band wraps their “Greater Than Tour” in mid – November, they will head out for a special run of Christmas shows. For more information on the tour, visit mercyme.org/tour.
MercyMe Holiday Tour Dates:
Nov. 28 Edmonton, AB, Canada
Nov. 29 Edmonton, AB, Canada
Dec. 1 Calgary, AB, Canada
Dec. 5 Van Wert, OH
Dec. 6 Reading, PA
Dec. 10 Louisville, KY
Dec. 11 Muncie, IN
Nashville, Tenn. (October 16, 2015) – Announced on ABC’s Good Morning America earlier this week, MercyMe earned their fifth American Music Award Nomination for Contemporary Inspirational Favorite Artist. Honored with two American Music Awards in the past, MercyMe led the category, winning in both 2004 and 2010.
The fan-voted award will be announced during the 2015 American Music Awards, to be broadcast Sunday, November 22 from the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater on ABC.
The AMA nomination comes on the heals of their second Christmas album. October 9 marked the debut of MercyMe, It’s Christmas!, as Billboard.com exclusively premiered the album a day before its release. In addition to their nomination, MercyMe’s hit single “Flawless” still reigns at No. 1 after two incredible months on the Billboard Christian AC Chart.
For the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, MercyMe performed “Dear Younger Me” from their 2014 Welcome To The New album. MercyMe will continue to support their 2014 release, kicking off their “Greater Than Tour” October 22. For more information on their upcoming tour, visit mercyme.org/tour.
Direct from the 2015 Rock & Worship Roadshow – Here’s the newest installment of MercyMe’s Cover Tune Grab Bag. Enjoy and tell your friends.
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John 1:12 – I am a child of God (Romans 8:16).
John 15:1,5 – I am a part of the true vine, a channel (branch) of His Life.
John 15:15 – I am Christ’s friend.
John 15:16 – I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit.
Acts 1:8 – I am a personal witness of Christ for Christ.
Romans 3:24 – I have been justified and redeemed.
Romans 5:1 – I have been justified (completely forgiven and made righteous) and am at peace with God.
Romans 6:1-6 – I died with Christ and died to the power of sin’s rule in my life.
Romans 6:7 – I have been freed from sin’s power over me.
Romans 6:18 – I am a slave of righteousness.
Romans 6:22 – I am enslaved to God.
Romans 8:1 – I am forever free from condemnation.
Romans 8:14,15 – I am a son of God (God is literally my “Papa”) (Galatians 3:26; 4:6).
Romans 8:17 – I am an heir of God and fellow heir with Christ.
Romans 11:16 – I am holy.
Romans 15:7 – Christ has accepted me.
1 Corinthians 1:2 – I have been sanctified.
1 Corinthians 1:30 – I have been placed in Christ by God’s doing; Christ is now my wisdom from God, my righteousness, my sanctification, and my redemption.
1 Corinthians 2:12 – I have received the Spirit of God into my life that I might know the things freely given to me by God
1 Corinthians 2:16 – I have been given the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19 – I am a temple (home) of God; His Spirit (His life) dwells in me.
1 Corinthians 6:17 – I am joined to the Lord and am one spirit with Him.
1 Corinthians 6:19,20 – I have been bought with a price; I am not my own; I belong to God.
1 Corinthians 12:27 – I am a member of Christ’s body (Ephesians 5:30).
2 Corinthians 1:21 – I have been established in Christ and anointed by God.
2 Corinthians 2:14 – He always leads me in His triumph in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:14,15 – Since I have died, I no longer live for myself, but for Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17 – I am a new creation.
2 Corinthians 5:18,19 – I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:21 – I am the righteousness of God in Christ.
Galatians 2:4 – I have liberty in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I am now living is Christ’s life.
Galatians 3:26,28 – I am a child of God and one in Christ.
Galatians 4:6,7 – I am a child of God and an heir through God.
Ephesians 1:1 – I am a saint (1 Corinthians 1:2; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2).
Ephesians 1:3 – I am blessed with every spiritual blessing.
Ephesians 1:4 – I was chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blame before Him.
Ephesians 1:5 – I have been adopted as God’s Child.
Ephesians 1:7,8 – I have been redeemed and forgiven, and am a recipient of His lavish grace.
Ephesians 2:5 – I have been made alive together with Christ.
Ephesians 2:6 – I have been raised up and seated with Christ in heaven.
Ephesians 2:10 – I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do His work that He planned beforehand that I should do.
Ephesians 2:13 – I have been brought near to God.
Ephesians 2:18 – I have direct access to God through the Spirit.
Ephesians 2:19 – I am a fellow citizen with the saints and a member of God’s household.
Ephesians 3:6 – I am a fellow heir, a fellow member of the body, and a fellow partaker of the promise in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 3:12 – I may approach God with boldness and confidence.
Ephesians 4:24 – I am righteous and holy.
Philippians 3:20 – I am a citizen of heaven.
Philippians 4:7 – His peace guards my heart and my mind.
Philippians 4:19 – God will supply all my needs.
Colossians 1:13 – I have been delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of Christ.
Colossians 1:14 – I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins. The debt against me has been canceled (Colossians 2:13,14).
Colossians 1:27 – Christ Himself is in me.
Colossians 2:7 – I have been firmly rooted in Christ and am now being built up and established in Him.
Colossians 2:10 – I have been made complete in Christ.
Colossians 2:12,13 – I have been buried, raised, and made alive with Christ, and totally forgiven.
Colossians 3:1 – I have been raised with Christ.
Colossians 3:3 – I have died, and my life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:4 – Christ is now my life.
Colossians 3:12 – I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved (1 Thessalonians 1:4).
1 Thessalonians 5:5 – I am a child of light and not of darkness.
2 Timothy 1:7 – I have been given a spirit of power, love, and discipline.
2 Timothy 1:9 – I have been saved and called (set apart) according to God’s purpose and grace (Titus 3:5).
Hebrews 2:11 – Because I am sanctified and am one with Christ, He is not ashamed to call me His.
Hebrews 3:1 – I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling.
Hebrews 3:14 – I am a partaker of Christ.
Hebrews 4:16 – I may come boldly before the throne of God to receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need
1 Peter 2:5 – I am one of God’s living stones and am being built up as a spiritual house
1 Peter 2:9,10 – I am a part of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of God’s own possession.
1 Peter 2:11 – I am an alien and stranger to this world that I temporarily live in.
1 Peter 5:8 – I am an enemy of the devil. He is my adversary.
2 Peter 1:4 – I have been given God’s precious and magnificent promises by which I am a partaker of the divine nature.
1 John 3:1 – God has bestowed a great love on me and called me His child.
1 John 4:15 – God is in me and I am in God.
What a perfect way to close out an amazing tour. Franklin, North Carolina, first of all you’re city is beautiful, your weather was awesome, and the family fun center next door to the venue was spectacular. We had a blast today. Thanks to everyone who came out tonight and everyone who came out to this whole tour.
Thanks again folks. We’ll see you again soon.
There’s something special about a packed out church singing as loud as you guys did tonight, Ohio. You guys were a ROCK crowd. Thanks for spending your night with us. We had a blast.
And oh hey…. TOMORROW night we are broadcasting live from Nashville right here at MERCYME.ORG so make sure you get some friends, crank up the speakers and watch one of the last shows of the tour. We’re looking forward to it.