“FINALLY HOME” #1 AT RADIO
April 7, 2009…Nashville, TN…Today MercyMe releases their latest project “10,” celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band’s career hit, “I Can Only Imagine,” penned by frontman Bart Millard in memory of his father. The single sold nearly 3 million units, and became a multi format smash at Top 40, AC, Country and Christian charts alike.
The new album features 12 of MercyMe’s number one radio hits that span their five studio releases, from 2001’s Almost There to their 2007 release All That Is Within Me. The disc also features three bonus tracks including a new recording of “I Can Only Imagine” with the famed London Session Orchestra, “10” also includes a companion DVD, featuring a diverse mix of concept videos and live performances showcasing the bands unique brand of music. In addition, fans can view an inside glimpse of the story behind “I Can Only Imagine” and get up close and personal with the band through their appearance on Gospel Music Channel’s “Faith & Fame” feature.
“10″ releases amid yet another successful tour for MercyMe. The Rock & Worship Roadshow, sponsored by Compassion International in partnership with Imagine A Cure, is averaging crowds of 10,000 per date, playing major markets across the U.S., including Portland, OR, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, and Baton Rouge, LA. In their hometown of Dallas, TX, the band filled American Airlines Center’s 18,000 seats, while thousands of other concert-goers were not able to enter, because the venue had reached maximum capacity.
Joining headliner MercyMe on the Roadshow are Gold-selling artist and reigning GMA Male Vocalist of the Year Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, as well as burgeoning bands Tenth Avenue North and Addison Road.
“The response to the The Rock & Worship Roadshow has been incredible,” said Cliff Reiser, concert promoter at Rush Concerts. “Over 120,000 people have come to shows in 13 cities so far, including 18,000 in Dallas on April 3. This a great testament to MercyMe’s continued ability to impact our culture in a positive way.”
Watch MercyMe’s frontman Bart Millard’s response after their sold out show of more than13,000 people in Fresno, CA here
In addition, MercyMe’s current single, “Finally Home” is No. 1 at Christian AC and Soft AC radio and is climbing the mainstream AC chart presently at No. 24. “Finally Home” has entered the iTunes ® top 10 Christian singles chart at No. 8 today.
-The Media Collective