Mr. Lovewell Was Here

If you’ve been you to any of The Roadshow shows and stopped by our merch table, you’ve probably seen these cards laying around.  We figure now is an opportune time to let you know why you are seeing these cards and what they are for.  In short the idea is simple.  Do something nice for someone and leave this card behind.  Whether that’s paying for a meal at a restaurant, buying someone groceries, mowing someone’s yard.  You get the idea.

Eventually we will have a place for you to be able to download the cards and print off yourself, but we wanted to get the ball rolling before the record even comes out.  We will also have a place for you to share the event at which maybe you have received a card from someone who has ‘loved you well’.

We’re really looking forward to seeing this thing take off and become a movement across the county with people doing the little things that can truly change people’s lives.  Won’t you join us?

New Pre-Order Package Available

If you haven’t noticed we’ve changed up the package a little for pre-ordering of ‘The Generous Mr. Lovewell”.

The first package is available online for $10 and offers a digital download of the record when it comes out on May 4th, and an immediate download of the new single “All Of Creation” as well as another song off the record called “Move”.

Package two offers an immediate download of “All Of Creation” and “Move”, the physical CD mailed to you on (or near) release day, an exclusive MercyMe – Lovewell t-shirt only available with the pre-order, and a 5 song acoustic album from Rhapsody.com.

Now, we have changed things up a little, so if you had already pre-ordered one of the other packages, we’ve got your information and we’ll make sure you are taken care of.

For now, it’s ordering time.  Visit MercyMe.org to see the details. Spread the word and let us know what you think of the 2 new songs.

Happy Easter everyone.

Pre-Order

In case you’ve somehow missed it, we’ve switched up the pre-order a little.  Currently if you pre-order the record you can immediately download the newest single “All Of Creation” as well as another song from the record called “Move”.

We’re playing both of these songs LIVE on The Roadshow every night, so make sure to come out, or catch it online at TheRockAndWorshipRoadshow.com.

Let’s start a list.  Who’s pre-ordered?

Insight Into “The Generous Mr Lovewell”

Hi all you blogolicious folk. Man it has been quite a while since I have posted an actual, with words and everything- blog. I am guilty of hopping on the Twitter train, but some things simply need more than 140 letters to get the point across.

The reason for this blog moment is to give you a little insight about “The Generous Mr. Lovewell“. While I can’t let you hear the music just yet, I can tell you about the songs. I’m doing this for 2 reasons.

1. There are some of you that might care to read about the songs on this album.
2. It’s good for me to type out what makes these songs tick when they are fresh on my mind rather than being asked about them a trillion times in interviews. So here we go.

This Life
As for the opening track of this album, we thought it be a nice reminder that, while we don’t belong here, we ARE here. In other words, God did not intend for us to sit around and wait for heaven, he desires us to live life to the fullest for His glory. This life was meant to shine!

The Generous Mr. Lovewell
Ahh yes the reason for this whole journey. Mr. Lovewell represents those people in our lives who take advantage of every moment to make a difference regardless whether they get the spotlight or not. Believing it’s the little things that make a great big change.

Move
Because of Christ we should move to a different beat. When everything falls apart, we should still have reason to dance. Because no matter what happens…we know who wins!!!!

Crazy Enough
This song has a hint of sarcasm I must admit. Am I insane to think we could love one another?!? Have we gone mad trying to treat people with kindness?!? Well, it may just be crazy enough to work.

All of Creation
Hopefully most of have heard this one. A worship song. Pure and simple.

Beautiful
This song was originally written with all of the band’s daughters in mind, but the further I got into the lyrics the more I realized the message was something that everyone could relate to. It basically speaks of how the world says we are never good enough yet Christ saw something beautiful in us worth dying for.

Back to You
Originally wriiten about how, as much as I try to mess things up, Christ does not give up on me. By the time we finished the song, I realized it applies to my relationship with my wife also. I keep screwing things up and she keeps loving me. Here’s a thought, worship God by dancing with your wife when you hear this one. It’s not possible to not groove when you hear it.

Only You Remain
After seeing the tragedies in Haiti, God gave us this song. I heard a Haitian on the news say his whole world was literally swallowed up by the earth, and only God remained. Tragic and beautiful all at the same time.

Free
Imagine Paul sitting in prison captive yet free. A Fantastic irony.

Wont You Be My Love
A dear friend named Thad Cockrell sent me this song and it knocked me off my feet. It was the heart of “Lovewell” and we knew it had to be on the album. We re-wrote the 2nd verse from the original in honor of Mike and Abby Scheuchzer adopting their gorgeous little girl, Millie.

This So Called Love
The best way to explain “loving well” is if whatever we do does not revolve around the cross, then don’t bother. Amen.

*Pre Order “The Generous Mr. Lovewell,” Here.

Pre-Order ‘The Generous Mr. Lovewell’

Welcome to Monday.  If you haven’t already seen, “The Generous Mr. Lovewell is officially available to pre-order with four different packages.

For a description of the different packages and pricing, visit MercyMe.org.  Remember, there are only 200 of the largest package available so if that’s something you want, get it fast.

Now… On to ordering!

MERCYME ENCOURAGES “ALL OF CREATION” TO ‘LOVE WELL’

DEBUT SINGLE ADDED AT OVER 55 STATIONS
FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL RADIO PROMO TOUR ACROSS THE U.S.

NASHVILLE, TN…2/10/10…Multi-platinum and award-winning band MercyMe is encouraging “All Of Creation” to “love well” with their upcoming studio album “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” (INO Records), scheduled to arrive May 4th nationwide.

“The album, “The Generous Mr. Lovewell,” revolves around a fictional character we created who reminds us that we simply need to love others well,” explains MercyMe frontman Bart Millard. “For some of us, it means that we need to put hands and feet on our ideology and rhetoric. For others, it means that we need to continue in doing well, but to not stop there. We need to let people know why we are called to make a difference. Our prayer is that this album would mobilize the body of Christ to encourage people in word and deed.”

MercyMe recently had the opportunity to share this concept as they personally premiered their first single, “All of Creation” to radio stations across the U.S. The band split up into three teams of two, making stops at major market stations such as K-LOVE, Z88 in Orlando, The Fish Los Angeles, KCMS in Seattle, WCSG in Grand Rapids and dozens more.

Produced by Brown Bannister and Dan Muckala, the project features 11 tracks, and with each member sending regular tweets throughout the recording, photo shoots and more, fans have been able to stay connected to the process. The band plans to continue this process, and has already posted YouTube videos talking about the idea behind Mr. Lovewell and the new single:

Millard Describes the idea behind “The Generous Mr. Lovewell”-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS4Q8xiP6N8

Millard Introduces “All Of Creation”-
http://www.youtube.com/user/INORecords#p/a/u/0/q-tywXLREik

“We as a band are all very excited about “The Generous Mr. Lovewell,” continues Millard. “And hopefully it will create a movement of encouraging people to make a difference in the world whether it’s helping your neighbor or just loving each other.”

Also this spring, fans can catch MercyMe on the Rock And Worship Roadshow as they travel across the country alongside fellow acts David Crowder*Band, Family Force 5, Francesca Battistelli, Fee, Remedy Drive and Sidewalk Prophets. To see if the tour is coming to a city nearby please visit: www.rockandworshiproadshow.com.

For more information on MercyMe and “The Generous Mr. Lovewell,” please go to www.mercyme.org or www.mrlovewell.com, or via Twitter @MrLovewell.

Radio Tour (Day 4)

The journey has come to an end as MercyMe wraps their radio tour after a successful week of visiting numerous radio stations across the U.S. introducing them to their new single “All of Creation,” from the band’s upcoming INO Records CD, THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL (May 4).

Teams Barty (Bart and Barry), Team Jathan (Jim and Nathan) and Team Mobby (Robby and Mike) grew a friendly competition as they split up their route between the members and conquered the country. Bringing their fans along for the ride through each members tweets, fans were able to get up close and personal with the band through text, pictures and videos!

Check out the band’s final moments during the last days of their voyage:

“Spending the morning with fish-fm in LA! These people know radio! http://twitpic.com/z833j”
(@bartmillard from KFSH in Los Angeles, CA)

http://twitvid.com/640BA – Team Barty…BartenBarry…BartnoBarry whatever our name is, is still in action.”
(@bartmillard from the road)

“Thanks a ton to @kduvfm in Visalia, Ca for a great morning. Lovewell Cometh!”
(@bartmillard and barrygraul from KDUV in Visalia, CA)

“Thanks to Don Star 88.3 for having us today. Oh and also for share DeBrand chocolatier w/ us. http://twitpic.com/yyc2s”
(@robbyshaffer from WLAB in Ft. Wayne, IN )

“Team Mobby hit 22 stations and we didn’t have an RV tobstreyxh out in. MOBBY RULZ!!!”
(@jimbrysonmm and mikescheuchzer from the road)

“Awesome pizza time w/ you guys!!! RT @KTIS @mercyme @mikescheuchzer @robbyshaffer Thanks for stopping by. Great to see you all again.”
(@mikescheuchzer from KTIS in Minneapolis, MN)

“SpiritFM Lynchburg VA morning show. Great people and a great station! http://twitpic.com/z27lx”
(@jimbrysonmm from Lynchburg,VA)

Stay tuned for more details on THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL!