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MercyMe’s 2019 “Imagine Nation Tour” To Comprise Multi-Platinum Selling Band With Crowder And Micah Tyler

Group Scores Seventh American Music Award (AMA) Nomination




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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
September 17, 2018

Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 18 2018)MercyMe’s 2019 “Imagine Nation Tour” will find the group traversing 30+ cities nationwide alongside fellow GRAMMY® nominee Crowder and multiple GMA Dove Award nominee Micah Tyler. Los Angeles, Portland, Orlando, Baltimore and more are on lineup for the three month long stretch taking place between Mar. 7 and May 11 of next year. 

MercyMe just garnered their seventh AMA nomination following two previous wins. The “2018 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. The current GMA Dove Awards Artist of the Year are up for two awards at the upcoming 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the show on Sunday, October 21.

Now up for a People’s Choice Award, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, is the box office shattering film inspired by frontman Bart Millard’s real-life story behind the beloved MercyMe song.

“Best News Ever” will mark the newest single to impact radio on Oct. 5. The song is found on their GRAMMY® nominated release LIFER and is the follow-up to "Grace Got You" which spent seven weeks atop Billboard's AC Monitored Chart.

The 2018 leg of the MercyMe-helmed tour will hit 20 markets this fall with Tenth Avenue North. For the latest information, stay tuned to www.MercyMe.org.

MercyMe’s “Imagine Nation Tour” 2019:
* all dates subject to change.

March 7 - Bossier City, LA
March 8 - Beaumont, TX
March 9 - Baton Rouge, LA
March 14 - N. Charleston, SC 
March 15 - Fayetteville, NC
March 16 - Asheville, NC
March 17 - Macon, GA
March 21 - Green Bay, WI
March 22 - Bemidji, MN
March 23 - Rochester, MN
March 24 - Peoria, IL
March 28 - Memphis, TN
March 29 - Springfield, MO
March 30 - Oklahoma City, OK
March 31 - Rio Rancho, NM
April 4 - Glendale, AZ
April 5 - Los Angeles, CA
April 6 - San Diego, CA
April 7 - Sacramento, CA
April 11 - Orem, UT
April 12 - Boise, ID 
April 13 - Portland, OR 
April 14 - Kent, WA
April 25 - Lexington, KY 
April 26 - Highland Heights, KY
April 27 - Ft. Wayne, IN 
April 28 - Rosemont, IL
May 2 - Mobile, AL
May 3 - Jacksonville, FL
May 4 - Orlando, FL
May 5 - Tampa, FL
May 9 - Toledo, OH
May 10 - Allentown, PA
May 11 - Baltimore, MD

About MercyMe:
It continues to be a landmark year for the multi-platinum selling MercyMe. A major motion picture based on the life of frontman Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song "I Can Only Imagine” after the loss of his father opened at a remarkable No. 3 at the box office on Mar. 16, 2018 (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions). Carrying the same name, Millard’s first memoir also released this year followed by the unveiling of I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe. MercyMe was recently named Top Christian Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, was the top winner at the fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards including a win for Artist of the Year and just received their seventh AMA nod. The group is the current GMA Dove Award Winner for Artist Of The Year.
 
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 57 No. 1 multi-format 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.” 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. The album containing the hit, Almost There, recently received triple platinum certification from the RIAA. 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 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, 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, the RIAA Certified Gold Welcome To The New, garnered two GRAMMY® nods and four radio hits. LIFER, their latest chart-topping, GMA Dove Award winning and GRAMMY® nominated album, includes the RIAA certified gold, GRAMMY® nominated smash hit "Even If” which dominated the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts with a 19-week streak at No. 1. 
 
I Can Only Imagine - The Very Best Of MercyMe is available at Apple MusicSpotifyAmazon and iTunes.
LIFER is available at Apple MusicSpotifyAmazon and iTunes
 






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For more info on MercyMe, visit the JFH Artists Database.
For more info on Crowder, visit the JFH Artists Database.
For more info on Micah Tyler, visit the JFH Artists Database.


 



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