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MercyMe Achieves Gold and Triple Platinum Certification
New single 'Grace Got You' impacting radio in March
 

MercyMe Achieves Gold and Triple Platinum Certification
   

Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:00 PM | Category: General
Artist Tags: Tim Timmons / Tenth Avenue North / MercyMe
Source: The Media Collective / Fair Trade Services

MercyMe's landmark album Almost There has been RIAA certified triple platinum (3 million albums sold). In addition, their most recent #1 hit single "Even If" was certified Gold (500,000 singles sold). The multi-platinum selling band will attend Sunday's 60th GRAMMY® Awards where "Even If" is up for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song while their latest chart-topping album Lifer is a contender for Best Contemporary Christian Album.

RELATED: 'MercyMe and Tenth Avenue North Live' to Bring Award-Winning Lineup to 20+ Markets in Early 2018

"In the span of MercyMe's 23 year career I never would have guessed that we would be celebrating our first hit along with our most recent hit," shares MercyMe's Bart Millard. "We are eternally grateful for all of the support we receive."

The much-anticipated new movie, "I Can Only Imagine," a true story based on the life of Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song "I Can Only Imagine" after the loss of his father to cancer, opens in theaters Mar. 16, 2018. A new theatrical trailer has been released following 40 million people viewing the teaser trailer. Carrying the same name, Millard's first memoir is available for pre-order now and on-sale Feb. 13, 2018. The book chronicles the unexpected journey of his life and the divine inspiration behind the mega-hit song, delivering a message of hope to those who seek reassurance in the face of despair. 
 


The "MercyMe Live" Tour will unite the band with Tenth Avenue North alongside Tim Timmons for a three month stretch where the line-up will visit over 20 markets including Dallas, Nashville, Minneapolis, Atlanta and more. For the latest information on MercyMe, visit www.MercyMe.org. GRAMMY® nominated LIFER is available at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Cracker Barrel, LifeWay and more.

Additionally, the band's new single "Grace Got You" will be impacting AC / Hot AC / Soft AC radio March 2nd. "'Grace Got You' is just a song that makes me smile. The whole idea that once you realize that God's grace has you no matter what comes your way, you can live your life as if you've already read the last page of the book and know how the whole thing turns out. Our eternity is set!  On your worst day, Christ is OK with you. He adores you. He's pleased with you. How is that possible? No clue, but it is. That's the most amazing news of all! When we originally made the album, we wanted to have someone rap, but we didn't know who we were going to get. Our paths crossed with a guy who used to be on Gotee Records named John Reuben -- who we had done stuff early on with when we were all new together -- and we asked him if he'd come out of retirement to rap on the song. It turned out so fun, and totally matched the vibe of the song," Bart says of the song.

 


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