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!

Ten Is Here!

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MERCYME RELEASES CAREER MILESTONE “10″ RECORDING TODAY AMID MASSIVE ATTENDANCE ON
THE ROCK&WORSHIP ROADSHOW
18,000 FANS FILL HOMETOWN AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER IN DALLAS TO CAPACITY

“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

Victory

Hey everybody, we just wanted to let you know that Bart Millard’s “Hymned Again” is finally here! We believe that hymns are a huge part of who we are as the body of Christ, and with churches not singing them as much as they used to, we don’t want them to fade into nothing. So we are excited to support Bart’s hymns projects.

Not only are you buying a great record, but you are truly making a difference in the lives of others. With every purchase of “Hymned Again” on itunes, a portion of the proceeds will go to “Imagine A Cure.” An organization Bart started to find a cure for juvenile diabetes. Because all of us in the band are like brothers, when Bart’s son, Samuel, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, it impacted each of us greatly. WE WANT TO FIND A CURE FOR SAM! So please, please consider buying Bart Millard’s “Hymned Again” on iTunes or at your local christian bookstore. You won’t be disappointed.

God Bless,
MercyMe