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Stream MercyMe’s New Album Before It Hits Stores – Today Only! + CD Giveaway

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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Want to win a copy of the new album? Post a comment telling us what your favorite track is, and you’ll be entered to win!

Pre-buy the record now at your favorite store below for unique bonus opportunities on each!
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MercyMe to deliver The Hurt and The Healer May 22

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.

Greatest Love Songs Ever, New MercyMe Album Pre-buy & Aut’d CD Giveaway!

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 and Pre-Order your copy of the album at

Click here to go listen to the single, and check out all of the other great stuff you can get!

MercyMe also just wrapped up a photo shoot for the new album in New Mexico, and they wanted to share some of the fun that they had with you in this video below….

Enjoy :) Oh, and Happy Valentines Day!

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MercyMe Sneak Peek: Video Interview Behind The New Album!

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

P.S. Ever wonder what life on the road with MercyMe looks like? Let’s take a walk backstage at The Rock & Worship Roadshow and see…