You never want to miss out on one of MercyMe’s cover tune grab bag performances because…. well, you could miss out on pure awesomeness. We wanted to make your day a little better by sharing this new one with you! Check out their take on “Don’t Bring Me Down” below.
Amazon MP3 has an awesome daily deal today that we wanted to spread the word about! If you have yet to get your copy of MercyMe’s latest album, “The Hurt & The Healer” now is the time! TODAY ONLY it’s on sale for just $3.99, so be sure to get it while you can, and spread the word to anyone you think would like it!
MercyMe has a brand new video on the way, available in just a few days on their website! “The Making Of The Hurt & The Healer” will take us behind the scenes of MercyMe’s newest album with footage from the studio, interviews with the guys and live performances! Check out the trailer below to get a glimpse at what’s to come.
MercyMe frontman, Bart Millard, released a special Hymns project a while back, and we’re bringing you one of his songs today for free! Click below to download Bart’s version of “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and check out the rest of his hymns from the project on iTunes HERE!
We’re super excited to get to share brand new music with you today from MercyMe! Their new album, “The Hurt & The Healer” doesn’t release until next Tuesday 5/22, but for TODAY ONLY, you can stream the entire thing right here. Take a listen below, and let us know what you think!
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With the most-added Billboard Christian AC single this week as well as the No. 2 Christian song on iTunes, the buzz for MercyMe’s May 22nd release, The Hurt and The Healer, is rapidly escalating.
With an uninterrupted string of 23 #1 career singles, the award-winning and multi-platinum selling band sure seems to have another hit on their hands with the title track garnering a whopping 61 adds from AC, CHR and Inspo formats combined. In addition, the single even debuted at No. 28 on the AC-Monitored and No. 29 on the AC-Indicator charts its first week out.
“The Hurt & The Healer is a celebration of that moment when these two worlds collide…. the deep need for healing and the God who provides it, ” remarks lead vocalist Bart Millard.
Produced by Brown Bannister and Dan Muckala, The Hurt & The Healer features signature MercyMe anthems, engaging pop songs and worshipful and intimate moments.
“For whatever reason, God has called us to help people through the healing process, so as we began this project, we thought, ‘do we even try to fight it, this is kind of who we are,’ ” said Millard recalling songs like their worldwide hit “I Can Only Imagine,” “Homesick,” “Bring the Rain,” “Finally Home” and more. “The idea is to create an album to help bring healing to people, but not just healing; even in the midst of life’s worst moments, there’s this irony of feeling more alive than anytime before; that moment when we embrace our kids a little tighter and we reevaluate what’s important in life,” he continues. “The whole album revolves around this common theme, but it’s not all really heavy. We hope it helps people get to a better place in these moments that seem to cripple us at times.”
On April 19, just after closing out another successful Rock and Worship Roadshow tour, MercyMe will embark on a headline tour also featuring Chris August and Moriah Peters. More dates are currently being added, and current shows can be seen below or by visiting MercyMe’s website.
In honor of the Valentines Day holiday we wanted to find out what some of your favorite love songs are. MercyMe frontman, Bart Millard, shared his top picks of all time below. What do you think? Leave a comment with your favorites to be entered for an autographed copy of MercyMe’s “The Generous Mr. Lovewell.”
3. “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton
2. “Something In The Way She Moves” -The Beatles
1. “At Last” – Etta James
…But the greatest love song of all? “I Love Rap Music” -dcTalk
Speaking of MercyMe, these guys have a brand new album on the way and you can pre-order your copy today before anyone else! You’ll get an instant download of the title track and single “The Hurt & The Healer” plus an exclusive t-shirt and MercyMe branded “Hello Somebody” watch. The watches are provided through Christian organization, Hello Somebody, which exists to feed and educate children in third world countries in order to break the cycle of poverty and hunger within their generation. This is what true love is all about! Learn more about them at www.hello-somebody.com and Pre-Order your copy of the album at www.mercyme.org
This week we’ve got a special sneak peek behind the brand new upcoming album from MercyMe! Front man, Bart Millard, sat down with us to talk about the meaning and inspiration behind “The Hurt & The Healer” and the band’s personal experiences that went into the theme of the record. Check out the videos below to see what he had to say, and get a glimpse at what’s to come!
The previous album was about this paying it forward that revolves around the cross, and this is probably taking it to a more serious level. We’ve gone through a lot of tragedy over this last year, and have seen some pretty tough things. And we’ve had our share of pain in the past, but this year it was different. There are moments when you truly have this collision where your pain is so great, but then Christ the Healer shows up in such a big way that everything changes. There is this ironic sense when you go through something really tragic. It’s the irony of feeling more alive than any time before when the hurt and the Healer collide. -Bart Millard, MercyMe
MercyMe is so excited about the upcoming Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour that they’re giving away passes! You can visit their Facebook page below to compete for a chance at winning 5 tickets to the show plus a GPS to take you there.
“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him “Emmanuel” which means “God With Us.”Matthew 1:22-23
MercyMe’s song “God With Us” may not have been intended just for Christmas, but it serves as a great worship anthem for setting our hearts and minds on our amazing God and the reason for all of our celebrations. See what frontman Bart Millard had to say about it below, and check out the music video as you prepare for the season.
The whole idea that this big god ever looked our way is pretty mind boggling. Scripture says, “Who is man that you are mindful of us?” and it’s just an amazing thought that God would ever pay attention to us at all. This song is trying to relay that feeling when you find yourself in the presence of God and it’s so intense that you’re about to bust at the seems. It’s a daunting task trying to use limited vocabulary to describe an infinite God, but this is one of those songs that we hope outlasts us.– Bart Millard, MercyMe