Announced on ABC’s Good Morning America earlier this week, MercyMe earned their fifth American Music Award Nomination for Contemporary Inspirational Favorite Artist. Honored with two American Music Awards in the past, MercyMe led the category, winning in both 2004 and 2010.
The fan-voted award will be announced during the 2015 American Music Awards, to be broadcast Sunday, November 22 from the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater on ABC.
The AMA nomination comes on the heals of their second Christmas album. October 9 marked the debut of MercyMe, It’s Christmas!, as Billboard.com exclusively premiered the album a day before its release. In addition to their nomination, MercyMe’s hit single “Flawless” still reigns at No. 1 after two incredible months on the Billboard Christian AC Chart.
For the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, MercyMe performed “Dear Younger Me” from their 2014 Welcome To The New album. MercyMe will continue to support their 2014 release, kicking off their “Greater Than Tour” October 22. For more information on their upcoming tour, visit mercyme.org/tour.
Greater Than Tour
October 22 – Norfolk, VA (Constant Convocation Center)
October 23 – Baltimore, MD (Modell Performing Arts Center)
October 24 – Trenton, NJ (Sun National Bank Center)
October 29 – Raytown, MO (First Baptist Church of Raytown)
October 30 – Ralston, NE (Ralston Arena)
November 5 – Estero, FL (Germain Arena)
November 6 – Orlando, FL (First Baptist Church Worship Center)
November 7 – Tallahassee, FL (Christian Heritage Church)
November 8 – Greenville, SC (Bon Secours Wellness Arena)
November 12 – Griffin, GA (Griffin First Assembly of God)
November 13 – Aiken, SC (Millbrook Baptist Church)
November 14 – Huntsville, AL (Propst Arena – Von Braun Center)
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 8.5 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC), and “So Long Self.” Their recent single “Greater” lived up to its name, holding the No. 1 spot at Christian radio for 16 weeks. MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox New Channel’s Fox & Friends, CNN, ABC News, and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, garnered Billboard Music Award nominations in all three Christian categories and two GRAMMY® nods. Their brand new project MercyMe, It’s Christmas! offers a fresh spin on seasonal favorites as well as several original songs; the album is available in stores now.
SOURCE: The M Collective