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MercyMe – Biography of Christian Pop / Contemporary Band MercyMe






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Kim Jones with MercyMe

Kim Jones backstage with MercyMe

Photographer: Brian Jones. Copyright: Kim Jones

MercyMe Formed:

Their national debut album released in 2001.

Band Members:

  • Bart Millard - Lead vocals
    Nathan Cochran - Bass - birthday
    Mike Scheuchzer - Guitar
    Robby Shaffer - Drums
    Jim Bryson - Keyboards
    Barry Graul - Guitar

MercyMe Band Biography:

MercyMe started out in 1994 as just a bunch of guys who loved music, loved the Lord and wanted be able to support their families playing music for and about Jesus. Several Dove Awards, a few albums and over six million + CD and DVD sales later, a lot has changed. But they're still the same people - guys who love what they do and who they do it for.

Random Facts:

  • Since their 2001 debut, MercyMe has seen all of their albums attain either Gold or Platinum status with RIAA

  • MercyMe has produced 23 #1 multi-format Christian radio singles, and four consecutive mainstream radio hits including "I Can Only Imagine," "Here With Me," "Homesick," and "So Long Self."


MercyMe Trivia & Fun:


News & Notes:


MercyMe Books:

  • I Can Only Imagine (Becoming the Worshipper You Long to Be)
  • I Can Only Imagine (Stories of Eternal Hope)
  • I Can Only Imagine (The Songs of Mercyme)
  • MercyMe (Almost There)
  • MercyMe (Spoken for)


Music Awards:




  • Doves
    - Pop/Contemporary Song Of The Year - "Word of God Speak”
    - Artist & Group Of The Year

  • American Christian Music Awards
    - Performing Artist & Duo/Group Of The Year
    - Recorded Song Of The Year & Outstanding Duo/Group (Song): "Word Of God Speak"
    - Outstanding Praise & Worship, Inspirational & AC Artist



  • ASCAP Awards
    - Songwriter of the Year: Bart Millard for “I Can Only Imagine”



  • Dove Awards
    - Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song Of The Year - "I Can Only Imagine"

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