'MercyMe and Tenth Avenue North Live' to bring award-winning lineup to 20-plus markets in early 2018
MercyMe scored two nods for the upcoming 60th Annual Grammy Awards. The recognition in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category for "Even If," and Best Contemporary Christian Album category for "LIFER" totals five career nominations for the multi-Platinum-selling band. The Recording Academy will present the Grammys on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York, and broadcast on the CBS Television Network at 7:30 p.m. ET.
"When you're in a band for 23 years, your priorities tend to change a bit. Things that seemed important in the beginning just aren't that important today. That being said, being nominated for a Grammy is not one of those things. It's actually the opposite," MercyMe's Bart Millard said. "The longer we're in this industry, the more we've come to appreciate each moment along the way. We are incredibly grateful."
The Grammy news tops a notable year for the band. MercyMe's most recent No. 1 album, "LIFER" debuted earlier this year, with their smash hit "Even If" dominating the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts with a 19-week streak at No. 1 (alongside a successful headlining "Lifer Tour"; three GMA Dove Award wins, including the Artist of the Year title; and their sixth American Music Award nomination).
2018 will find MercyMe uniting with fellow GMA Dove Award winners Tenth Avenue North for the aptly titled "MercyMe and Tenth Avenue North Live," hitting more than 20 markets along the East and Midwest from February through April.
The anticipated new movie, "I Can Only Imagine," a true story based on the life of Millard - who wrote the mega-hit song "I Can Only Imagine" after the loss of his father to cancer - opens in theaters March 16, 2018. For the latest information, visit www.MercyMe.org
"LIFER" is available at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Cracker Barrel and LifeWay.