Mr. Lovewell Charity Drum Auction

Hello Everyone. Robby here.

Over the past few years I have been developing a relationship with Risen Drums. They are an awesome company out of Minneapolis. When our Generous Mr. Lovewell record came out, I had them build me a drum kit that looked like the cd artwork. It came out beautifully. If you have seen a MM show in the last couple of years, then you have seen this kit.

Well, we decided to stay with the theme of “Lovewell” and auction off the kit to help Imagine A Cure. It’s a non profit organization that MercyMe started to help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. If you’re interested in bidding on these drums please know that all the profits will go directly to Imagine A Cure. So if you like drums, and like Loving Well, now is your chance.

The bonus is they can be shipped to you in time for Christmas. So, happy bidding.

Thanks for Loving Well!
Robby

Custom Hand Painted Maple Shells
Kick – 22″ x 18″
Tom – 12″ x 8″
Tom – 14″ x 12″
Tom – 16″ x 14″
Snare – 14″ x 6.5″

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“The Generous Mr. Lovewell” Gives Band Highest Chart Debut of their Career

NASHVILLE, TN…..5/12/10….Last week, INO Records’ multi-platinum and award-winning band MercyMe unleashed The Generous Mr. Lovewell, giving the band the highest chart debut of their career, bowing in at No. 3 in the nation on Billboard’s Top 200 SoundScan Chart, and No. 1 on the overall Contemporary Christian SoundScan chart.   The album is the No. 1 selling record at Family Christian Stores, Lifeway, Mardel, Berean and most other Christian bookstores, has already hit No. 1 on iTunes® Christian Albums chart (No. 5 overall), and boasts the No. 1 single “All of Creation,” which continues to hold the top spot on both the Christian AC and Inspo charts after six weeks.

“I am excited about this sales debut by MercyMe,” remarked INO Records’ President Jeff Moseley. “To continually outdo themselves on each release is rare.  In this business environment, a No. 3 debut by an artist is outstanding. We think  it shows that the power of a song and a creative album still moves people and enhances their lives.”

The excitement about The Generous Mr. Lovewell began with great reviews from USA Today, BillboardChristianity Todayand more, and then ignited a massive twitter groundswell as artists such as Chris Daughtry, The Jonas Brothers, Mandisa, TobyMac, Jeremy Camp, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman and more tweeted their support for MercyMe and The Generous Mr. Lovewell.   In addition, fans all across the country have been sharing their stories of seeing Mr. Lovewell in action as they experience and watch good deeds take place all across the world.

“We have just been blown away by all the support from everyone for this album,” commented lead vocalist Bart Millard.  “But more than that, it’s incredibly humbling to see the “love well” idea take flight – there are so many people out there living for Christ and truly living His love in the lives of others.   I am in awe and incredibly thankful for the opportunity to witness it all!”

Named Billboard magazine’s “Christian Song Artist of the Decade,” MercyMe has been putting their message from The Generous Mr. Lovewell into action themselves over the past few weeks.  Partnering with radio stations nationwide, they have made stops at Rescue Missions, serving food, washing dishes, and more, while also making personal visits to music fans, giving them intimate acoustic performances, fellowship and financial contributions to those in need.  What is becoming known as the “Lovewell phenomenon” will continue on throughout the year as the band moves forward in their efforts and tours the country.

‘Lovewell’s’ First Week

Hey everybody! We sold over 87,000 albums the first week, and debuted at #3 on billboard! All because of you the fans! We cannot say thank you enough!

This past week we sat speechless as people rallied around “Mr. Lovewell!” While we had a blast trying to reach #1, seeing people actually making a difference by “loving others well” is what truly caught us off guard. What we hoped would take place during the next several months, actually started taking place in a week! In the past few days, we have literally heard hundreds and hundreds of stories of people living out the gospel by loving others well.

Why were we motivated to go for the #1 spot on the charts? Because it gives Mr. Lovewell legs! All of a sudden mainstream media starts asking what ‘Lovewell’ is all about, and just like that, we have an open door to point to Christ in a big way! The good news is, because of you, we have still succeeded! Hitting the top 5 on billboard is huge! There are much bigger mainstream labels that are scratching their heads wondering how a “Christian” album pulled this off? Heads have been turned and God will get His glory! Like missionaries being sent to a foreign country, please continue to pray for us and other artists that are trying to have a voice in a very “foreign” industry.

Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and keep “loving well”

‘Lovewell’s’ Top Three

We’ve already got a pretty great list going on our Facebook page, but we thought we’d bring this question here to the blog to give you all a chance to answer. Yesterday I gave my top three favorite songs on the record and several of you answered back. So let’s hear it. What are your top three songs on “The Generous Mr. Lovewell”?

Here’s my picks –
1. Move
2. Crazy Enough
3. Back To You

Your turn.

Happy ‘Lovewell’ Day

Today’s the day!  The official release day of ‘The Generous Mr. Lovewell’.  We’ve been waiting a long time for this day and appreciate all the kind words that some of you have already said about the record.  And now, for a couple items of business to address.

First, with the potential of debuting this record at #1 we’ve decided that if that happens we’ll give away a new song.  And by new song, we mean one that you have never heard.  It’s a win-win right?

Second, if you’re looking around you’ll notice the very brand new MercyMe.org.  We’re still getting a few things organized, but take the time to look around and let us know what you think.

Another thing we’d like to draw your attention to is the new MrLovewell.com.  We came up with a crazy idea and figured you were just the folks to pull it off. We are looking for evidence of people loving well! In other words we want pictures of people going above and beyond to make someone’s day. For example, tip your waiter or waitress more than usual and leave them a note simply saying “love well”… take a picture of the note with your cell phone and send it to us. Another example you ask? Go to a coffee shop and buy a stranger’s coffee, and have the place write “love well” on the cup and take a picture of it!  Our record label asked us to come up with some type of marketing plan for all of our web buddies, so we thought doing something that makes people smile would be way more fun  Our goal is to post a ton of photos that could hopefully motivate more and more people to love well. So get out there and start making someone’s day, then head to MrLovewell.com and share your story.

I think that’s about it for now.  We’d love to know what you all think of the new record too.  Don’t forget to use the tag #ThanksLovewell if you Tweet about the record.

Happy release day!

Pre-Order ‘Lovewell’ On iTunes NOW!

If you haven’t heard, ‘The Generous Mr. Lovewell’ is available to pre-order on iTunes.  What does that mean for you?  That means that right now you can head over to iTunes and pre-order ‘The Generous Mr. Lovewell’ and on May 4th a full copy will be available for download directly into your iTunes.  Along with the full record, you will also receive a video from the studio.  For more details and to hear a sample of each song, visit iTunes now.

So, we’re curious, who’s pre-ordered the record?

Mr. Lovewell Radio Tour

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)