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.