November 22, 2010…Nashville, TN…Multi-platinum selling band MercyMe was named America’s Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist at last night’s 2010 American Music Awards. The ceremony aired on ABC and was held at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles.
Winning by fan vote for their latest album The Generous Mr. Lovewell (INO Records), the GRAMMY ® nominated band previously took home the title in 2004. Since then, they have sold nearly 6 million records with all of their albums being certified Gold or Platinum. MercyMe has also made appearances on The Tonight Show, CNN, Fox New Channel’s Fox & Friends, ABC News, CBS’ The Early Show, and on the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today, Billboard, and more.
The band thanked their fans on their blog last night saying, “It makes sense that we’d win a ‘Fan Voted’ award because you guys are amazing. Seriously we couldn’t ask for a better community that surrounds us and our music. Thank you so much for being involved in our ministry. We can’t thank you enough.”
Currently, MercyMe is wrapping up their Lovewell Live tour performing songs off their latest project The Generous Mr. Lovewell (INO Records) where they have been singing songs off the new album including their recent single “Beautiful.” “Beautiful” has been heard on radio stations across the country and is continuing to climb the radio charts taking the No. 6 spot on AC Indicator and No. 10 on AC Monitored.