Tyler, TX

Nothing like a big ol’ East Texas party to finish out this short little run before Easter.  Thanks Tyler for making Good Friday such a great one.  We had a blast.

So, check out these fancy “Lovewell” drums that Robby got tonight from Risen Drums.  If you look close they are the same texture and design as our ‘Lovewell’ heart.  Risen you guys hit a home run on these things.  Thanks so much for making them look awesome.

We’re all headed home for Easter we’ll see you again next week.  Everyone enjoy your families.

Mr. Lovewell Gets Love from Retail, Radio, Critics and Fans Alike

Nashville, TN…May 6, 2010…Billboard magazine’s “Christian Song Artist of the Decade,” MercyMe’s brand new project, The Generous Mr. Lovewell, available now, has already peaked at No.1 on iTunes ® Christian Albums Chart and in the Top 5 on its overall album chart. Additionally, the album is currently the No.1 selling record at Family Christian Stores, Lifeway, Mardel, Berean and most other Christian bookstores. Furthermore, The Generous Mr. Lovewell is getting a lot of love from all who listen, including critics from Billboard, USA Today, Christianity Today, New Release Tuesday and more:

“MercyMe’s sixth studio album is a well conceived and beautifully executed record that celebrates the power of love to change the world. Frontman Bart Millard and the band have crafted a set of tunes that are sonically engaging and musically substantive. Music with a message has never sounded more lovely.”-Billboard

“MercyMe ups the musical ante with a whimsy-filled concept album about a balloon-carrying character who encourages people to, well, “love well,” using everything from random acts of kindness to intentional, determined commitment. The title track recalls Mr. Blue Sky-era Electric Light Orchestra, and the rest ranges from inspirational ballads to synth-pulsing anthems.”
- USA Today

“MercyMe remains a lyrical fortress for an inspired constituency looking for straightforward spiritual encouragement. And with Lovewell, MercyMe’s message remains a serious asset to this industry.”-Christianitytoday.com

“The Generous Mr. Lovewell is RIDICULOUS!! This album truly establishes MercyMe as the premier artist in all of Christian music. I didn’t think MercyMe could top All That Is Within Me but The Generous Mr. Lovewell rocks, has some incredible new musical twists and Bart’s vocals have never sounded better.”-NewReleaseTuesday.com

“The band has never sounded better, nor [Bart] Millard more soulful and confident, than on The Generous Mr. Lovewell, easily one of MercyMe’s best efforts in their incredible string of success.”-NoisyWhisper.com

In addition to a stellar reception from the press, every single Christian AC station in the country is playing the chart topping single “All of Creation,” as the hit track continues to dominate the charts holding its place at No. 1 on AC Monitored and Soft AC/Inspo for more than 7 weeks total and is currently in the Top 10 at CHR.

This week as the Grammy nominated band celebrates their new album, they stopped by Good Day Dallas (FOX) and performed their hit single, while also speaking to over 100 different radio stations over the past two days. After their stop at Good Day, they made a special appearance at a Chick-fil-a in Dallas meeting fans for a fun and personal event hosted by KTLY in partnership with Lifeway Christian stores.

In addition to the meet and greet, the band continues to live out their message of loving well as the band broke out their bowling shoes and played with select winners from a radio promotion with KTLA. MercyMe also recently served at Rescue Missions in California where they served food, washed dishes and loved on the residents and also assisted radio listeners in Portland, Seattle and Las Vegas by providing contributions to the winners that went towards meeting their needs.

Countdown To ‘Lovewell’

Tomorrow is the day.  ”The Generous Mr. Lovewell” is officially available tomorrow across the country.

If you’re the ‘Tweeting’ type, use the hash tag #ThanksLovewell any time you talk about the record.  Let’s see if we can get this thing trending.

Also, make sure to visit tomorrow with a brand new website.  Lots more to come.

Loving Well

April 29, 2010…Nashville, TN…MercyMe continues to live out their message of “loving well” as they move forward in their journey across America, recently serving at Rescue Missions in California and assisting radio listeners in Nevada.  The Grammy® nominated band is preparing for the release of their upcoming album with INO Records The Generous Mr. Lovewell, available nationwide next Tuesday, May 4th.

With a desire to ‘love well’ and also honor those who do so every day, the band recently paid visits to both the Fresno Rescue Mission and the Orange County Rescue Mission in California. In Fresno, the band met with the men from the Recovery Program and heard the inspiring testimonies of how God has changed their lives. In addition, they visited the Orange County Rescue Mission in conjunction with the Fish radio station LA. The station asked for listeners to nominate family and friends who they felt were ‘loving others well.’ As a result, The Fish brought in the people whom they felt had the most compelling stories to witness a special acoustic performance by MercyMe at Rockwell’s Bakery and be on the air with band members and morning show co-host Reba Toney. While some of MercyMe were co-hosting the radio program, the others were helping with the station’s food drive by collecting cans in the parking lot. Later on in the day, the Fish LA and the band took the donations to the Orange Country Rescue Mission and served food, washed dishes and loved on the residents. To view the efforts done in California, watch the video clip here: http://www.tangle.com/view_video?viewkey=a63983a3a6f3e393ef13

“It was fun to see how guys from Mercy Me gave Glenda James such a personal connection! She’s going to remember what the Love of Christ is all about every time she starts her car now!” says SOS Program Director, Scott Herrold.

Clean Slate – Tulsa

This morning we had the opportunity to meet and chat with some people over at The Church At Battle Creek and their program called Clean Slate.  Basically they have taken the idea of Extreme Home Makeover and brought it into the church as a way to “Love Well”.  We met some amazing people doing things that are literally changing lives.

Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your ministry.

Las Vegas Car Makeover

Earlier today we had the opportunity to be a part of a ‘car makeover’ for a local Las Vegas woman. Recently laid off from her job and her car was in really bad shape so in partnership with SOS Radio, and a local mechanic shop, her car was able to be completely fixed up and detailed.  Thanks SOS for letting us be a part of Loving Well in Las Vegas.