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MercyMe is back in Billboard’s Top Ten

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“Even If” is proving to be a big hit.

They say it only takes a little faith to move a mountain
Well, good thing a little faith is all I have right now

MercyMe has been a prominent name in Christian music since they signed with INO records in 2001 and their album Almost There went double platinum (over 2 million copies sold), thanks to their hit crossover single “I Can Only Imagine.”

Staying consistent ever since, their 2017 album, Lifer, has reached number 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 and became their seventh consecutive album to reach number 1 on Billboard’s Christian Album Chart. Lifer‘s single, “Even If,” stands atop Billboard Christian AC Indicator and Soft AC Charts while reaching the top 5 at Billboard Christian AC Monitored and Christian Airplay Charts.

CBN has lead singer Bart Millard speaking about their hit single, “Even If”:

“If there’s a moment on the record to reach people where they are, it’s ‘Even If’. We’re ministers first. We’re trying to reach the hurting first. This song wrecked us,” Millard admits. “It’s just an open wound for me. It’s very real.”

“The whole point of the song for me is the change that Jesus made in my life is so real and so life-transforming that if He went dark, if He went silent from now on, He would still be my greatest hope because of what He has already done,” he shares. “Basically, there’s not a single circumstance, I pray, that can derail me from what Christ is to me and who I am because of Christ.”

 

Song: Even If | Singer: MercyMe

MercyMe

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Latest Album: Lifer (2017)

Fun Fact: Together since 1994, MercyMe has released nine albums in their 22 years of making music together. Their albums almost always reach #1 on the christian music charts, while their last 4 albums have made the top 10 of Billboard's top 200. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul.

Website: http://mercyme.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mercyme/