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Contemporary Christian Music Band Known for "I Can Only Imagine"

MercyMe is a contemporary Christian music band founded in Edmond, Oklahoma. The band consists of lead vocalist Bart Millard, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul.

The band formed in 1994 and released six independent albums prior to signing with INO Records in 2001. The group first gained mainstream recognition with the crossover single, "I Can Only Imagine" which elevated their debut album, Almost There, to triple-platinum certification.

Since then, the group has released numerous studio albums, several of which have been certified gold, and a greatest hits album, 10. The group has also had 13 consecutive top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, with seven of them reaching #1.

MercyMe has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and has won Dove Awards in a variety of categories.

On April 8, 2014, the band released its eighth studio album titled Welcome to the New. MercyMe's ninth studio album, Lifer, was released on March 31, 2017.


MercyMe's 'Best News Ever' Is No 1 On The Christian Airplay Chart ...
MercyMe banks its 16th No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart, as "Best News Ever" rises 2-1 (on the list dated March 9), up 6 percent to 10.6 millionĀ ...
MercyMe tackle life's challenges their way at Amway Center ...
Christian rock band MercyMe will perform at Orlando's Amway Center on Saturday.

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