Bart talks about the meaning behind MercyMe’s new album title “The Generous Mr. Lovewell”.
The journey has come to an end as MercyMe wraps their radio tour after a successful week of visiting numerous radio stations across the U.S. introducing them to their new single “All of Creation,” from the band’s upcoming INO Records CD, THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL (May 4).
Teams Barty (Bart and Barry), Team Jathan (Jim and Nathan) and Team Mobby (Robby and Mike) grew a friendly competition as they split up their route between the members and conquered the country. Bringing their fans along for the ride through each members tweets, fans were able to get up close and personal with the band through text, pictures and videos!
Check out the band’s final moments during the last days of their voyage:
“Spending the morning with fish-fm in LA! These people know radio! http://twitpic.com/z833j”
(@bartmillard from KFSH in Los Angeles, CA)
“http://twitvid.com/640BA – Team Barty…BartenBarry…BartnoBarry whatever our name is, is still in action.”
(@bartmillard from the road)
“Thanks a ton to @kduvfm in Visalia, Ca for a great morning. Lovewell Cometh!”
(@bartmillard and barrygraul from KDUV in Visalia, CA)
“Thanks to Don Star 88.3 for having us today. Oh and also for share DeBrand chocolatier w/ us. http://twitpic.com/yyc2s”
(@robbyshaffer from WLAB in Ft. Wayne, IN )
“Team Mobby hit 22 stations and we didn’t have an RV tobstreyxh out in. MOBBY RULZ!!!”
(@jimbrysonmm and mikescheuchzer from the road)
“Awesome pizza time w/ you guys!!! RT @KTIS @mercyme @mikescheuchzer @robbyshaffer Thanks for stopping by. Great to see you all again.”
(@mikescheuchzer from KTIS in Minneapolis, MN)
“SpiritFM Lynchburg VA morning show. Great people and a great station! http://twitpic.com/z27lx”
(@jimbrysonmm from Lynchburg,VA)
Stay tuned for more details on THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL!
The competition continues to build between the members of MercyMe and their various “teams,” as they proceed with their radio promo tour across the U.S. to premiere their new single, “All of Creation” from the band’s upcoming INO Records CD, THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL (May 4).
Bart and Barry (Team Barty) are conquering the West coast, Jim and Nathan (Team Jathan) the East Coast, and Robby and Mike (Team Mobby) the midwest and while on the road the band has been bringing their fans along for the ride through their tweets. Have you decided which team you are on?
Check out the band’s tweets below, along with a few photos/videos to see their journey thus far:
“On the air with @1041thefish in Portland. Good times! http://twitpic.com/yv74p”
(@bartmillard from KFIS The Fish in Portland, OR)
“The awesomeness of Team Barty! http://twitvid.com/F3BB7“
(@bartmillard and barrygraul from the West Coast)
“Just had a great time w/ @mynameiscorey@ the pulse radio!!! Thanks for the road snacks!!! http://twitpic.com/yxf7c “
(from @mikescheuchzer and @robbyshaffer from WHPZ in South Bend, IN)
“This the way we roll @ 8:16 am http://twitvid.com/AE1A6”
(from @mikescheuchzer from the midwest)
“Jim acting like the child he is on 106.9 The Light here in Ashville. Great to be here! http://twitpic.com/yx4ws “
(@nathancochran from WMIT in Ashville, NC )
With more details soon to be announced on THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL, the band debuted the album cover for the upcoming release today. To view please visit http://www.mercyme.org/2010/01/20/the-generous-mr-lovewell-cover%E2%80%A6part-2/.
Watch for updates throughout the week!
MercyMe is on Day 2 of their cross-country radio promo tour as they premiere their new single, “All of Creation,” from the band’s upcoming INO Records CD, THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL (May 4).
The band has a ‘divide and conquer’ approach to this promo tour, with band members Bart and Barry (Team Barty) hitting the West coast, Jim and Nathan (Team Jathan) the East Coast, and Robby and Mike (Team Mobby) the midwest.
Check out the band’s tweets below, along with a few photos to see their journey thus far:
“Cleveland Rocks and so does the Fish 95.5fm. http://twitpic.com/ysd7d”
(@robbyshaffer from WFHM in Cleveland, OH)
“On the air now in Cleveland on the FISH!!! robby’s about to sing… Be frightened.”
(@mikescheuchzer from WFHM in Cleveland, OH)
“Here visiting with J93.3 in Atlanta! http://twitpic.com/ysa52“
(@nathancochran from WVFJ in Atlanta, GA)
“Our friends from 88.1 The Promise in Jacksonville. Thanks for hanging out. Lovewell. http://twitpic.com/yqaz7“
(@jimbrysonmm from WCRJ in Jacksonville, FL)
“I now know why the devil tried to keep us outta Seattle. He wanted us to miss the awesomeness of Spirit 105.3 KCMS. TEAM BARTY back on top!”
(@bartmillard from KCMS in Seattle, WA)
“mikescheuchzer @BartMillard you wish you’d have been @ the FISH in Cleveland punk!!!! MOBBY RULZ!!!”
(@mikescheuchzer from WFHM in Cleveland, OH)
“No rain, mild temp, incredible mountain views, coffee of course, & the wonderful ppl at Spirit 105.3 KCMS! thx 4 yr hospitality.”
(@barrygraul from KCMS in Seattle, WA)
With more details soon to be announced on THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL, INO Records’ is also leaking some fun teasers to prepare fans for what is yet to come. Watch the videos here: http://mrlovewell.com/
Watch for updates throughout the week!
JANUARY 18, 2010 (Nashville, TN)
MercyMe is hitting the road this week with visits to multiple radio stations all across the country to premiere their new single, “All of Creation,” from the band’s upcoming INO Records CD, THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL (May 4).
The band has a ‘divide and conquer’ approach to this promo tour, with band members Bart and Barry hitting the West coast, Jim and Nathan the East Coast, and Robby and Mike the midwest.
We thought it’d be fun for you to see what they’re saying as they trek across the U.S. this week. Watch for updates throughout the week!
On Day 1 of the tour, the band brought their fans along via twitter, check out their tweets below, along with a few photos:
“Let’s see who has the best radio road trip. Barry and Bart aka Team Barty. Jim and Nathan, Team Jathan. Or Mike and Robby, Team Mobby”
(via @BartMillard from KBIQ in Colorado Springs, CO)
“Ok Colorado Springs, about to Play the new single.”
(via @barrygraul from KBIQ in Colorado Springs, CO)
“Our biggest fan! Working hard in Florida on the radio promo tour.” http://twitpic.com/yntns
(via @jimbrysonmm from WPOZ in Orlando FL)
“Jim and I are on Z88.3 this morning here in Florida. I think the other guys are missing out not being on the east coast with us.” (Via @nathancochran from WPOZ in Orlando FL)
“Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!!! Tune into Klove @ 7 this morning for the world premiere of our new single All of Creation!!! Here we go!!!! http://twitpic.com/yn7ie “
(via @mikescheuchzer from KLOVE in Indianapolis, IN)
“So… Eric & Lisa are going rogue and playing our new single once an hour!!! They didn’t want anyone to miss it.”
(via @robbyshaffer from KLOVE in Indianapolis, IN)
“ Lunch with Star 93.3. http://twitpic.com/yoapu”
(via @robbyshaffer from WAKW in Cincinnati, OH)
BILLBOARD NAMES MERCYME CHRISTIAN SONGS ARTIST OF THE DECADE -
“WORD OF GOD SPEAK” NAMED SONG OF THE DECADE -
NASHVILLE, TN….12/17/09….With their year-end and decade charts out this week, BILLBOARD has named MERCYME’s “Word Of God Speak” the #1 Song of The Decade and the group the #1 Christian Songs Artist of the Decade. MercyMe earns an additional #1 in the Christian AC Song Artist of The Decade category.
“MercyMe’s career has always been about writing songs that we believe will share the love of Christ and make him known,” commented lead vocalist Bart Millard. ”We continue to be blown away by the support radio and fans give us, and strive to continue to write music that can move your heart toward God. Here’s to the next decade!”
MercyMe has garnered an astonishing 22 #1songs in their career, six of which are reflected on the Billboard radio charts for this decade, continuing to show the impact their songs have on listeners across the country:
#1 Christian songs artist of the DECADE
#1 Christian AC song artist of the DECADE
#1 Christian song of the DECADE with “Word of God speak” as well as:
#16 “Here With Me”
#19 “God With Us”
#35 “You Reign”
#48 “In the Blink of an Eye”
#49 “Bring the Rain”
In addition to their radio singles, MercyMe’s debut album, “Almost There” captured the 4th Christian Album of the Decade slot, as well as placing MercyMe as the #4 Christian Album artist of the Decade. Also, their 2004 release,“Undone” took #38 on the Christian Album of the Decade chart, with “Spoken For”(2002) not far behind at #46.
MercyMe is currently in the studio with producers Brown Bannister and Dan Muckala recording their sixth studio project, scheduled to release May 4th, 2010.
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