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MercyMe’s 2019 “Imagine Nation Tour” will find the group traversing 30+ cities nationwide alongside fellow GRAMMY® nominee Crowder and multiple GMA Dove Award nominee Micah Tyler. the U.S. Cellular Center’s ExploreAsheville.com Arena is excited to play host Saturday March 16, 2019. Show time 7:00pm, doors at 6:00pm. Tickets go on sale September 28 at 10:00am and will be available through the USCC Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000. Group ticket sales are available by contacting Premier Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1-855-484-1991
MercyMe just garnered their seventh AMA nomination following two previous wins. The “2018 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. The current GMA Dove Awards Artist of the Year are up for two awards at the upcoming 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the show on Sunday, October 21.
Now up for a People’s Choice Award, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, is the box office shattering film inspired by frontman Bart Millard’s real-life story behind the beloved MercyMe song.
“Best News Ever” will mark the newest single to impact radio on Oct. 5. The song is found on their GRAMMY® nominated release LIFER and is the follow-up to “Grace Got You” which spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s AC Monitored Chart.
It continues to be a landmark year for the multi-platinum selling MercyMe. A major motion picture based on the life of frontman Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song “I Can Only Imagine” after the loss of his father opened at a remarkable No. 3 at the box office on Mar. 16, 2018 (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions). Carrying the same name, Millard’s first memoir also released this year followed by the unveiling of I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe. MercyMe was recently named Top Christian Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, was the top winner at the fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards including a win for Artist of the Year and just received their seventh AMA nod. The group is the current GMA Dove Award Winner for Artist Of The Year.
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 57 No. 1 multi-format radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC) and “So Long Self.” MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. The album containing the hit, Almost There, recently received triple platinum certification from the RIAA. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, FOX New Channel’s FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, the RIAA Certified Gold Welcome To The New, garnered two GRAMMY® nods and four radio hits. LIFER, their latest chart-topping, GMA Dove Award winning and GRAMMY® nominated album, includes the RIAA certified gold, GRAMMY® nominated smash hit “Even If” which dominated the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts with a 19-week streak at No. 1.