MercyMe Earns Fifth American Music Award Nomination for Contemporary Inspirational Favorite Artist
Nashville, Tenn. (October 16, 2015) – Announced on ABC’s Good Morning America earlier this week, MercyMe earned their fifth American Music Award Nomination for Contemporary Inspirational Favorite Artist. Honored with two American Music Awards in the past, MercyMe led the category, winning in both 2004 and 2010.
The fan-voted award will be announced during the 2015 American Music Awards, to be broadcast Sunday, November 22 from the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater on ABC.
The AMA nomination comes on the heals of their second Christmas album. October 9 marked the debut of MercyMe, It’s Christmas!, as Billboard.com exclusively premiered the album a day before its release. In addition to their nomination, MercyMe’s hit single “Flawless” still reigns at No. 1 after two incredible months on the Billboard Christian AC Chart.
For the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, MercyMe performed “Dear Younger Me” from their 2014 Welcome To The New album. MercyMe will continue to support their 2014 release, kicking off their “Greater Than Tour” October 22. For more information on their upcoming tour, visit mercyme.org/tour.
Nashville, Tenn. (May 6, 2013) – On the heels of wrapping “The Rock & Worship Roadshow” this spring, multi-platinum and award-winning band MercyMe is once again celebrating several nominations for the upcoming Billboard Music Award show and K-LOVE Fan Awards.
Airing on Sunday, May 19 on ABC (8/7 p.m. CT), the Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where MercyMe has been nominated in the Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album (The Hurt & The Healer) categories.
Subsequently, MercyMe received nominations for Group of the Year and Artist of the Year for the first annual K-LOVE Fan Awards. K-LOVE, the leading Christian radio network with a weekly listenership of over 13 million people, is bringing the first ever fan-voted award show in Christian music history to Nashville. The K-LOVE Fan Awards will be held on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Starting today through May 31 fans can vote for their favorite nominees at www.klovefanawards.com or on
www.facebook.com/KLoveFanAwards in categories celebrating artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.
“We are so honored to be recognized for the work we put into this last project, however it cannot go without saying we don’t do this alone,” remarked MercyMe’s Mike Scheuchzer. “If we did anything worthy of praise it was due to an incredible team of humble & extremely talented people who surround, encourage & push us to be better. We and those who helped create this record hope it draws the listener further from their hurt & closer to the healer.”
The project spawning these nominations is the band’s 2012 release, The Hurt & The Healer, which has garnered them two #1 singles so far with its title track spending multiple weeks at #1 on the Billboard Christian AC chart, and “You Are I Am” also hitting #1 at Christian radio, currently holding a Top 5 position.
(via media collective)