|Christian band MercyMe to perform National Anthem to kick off the Indycar Genesys 300 race Saturday, June 6th at 8pm ET at Texas Motor Speedway|
GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award-winning band MercyMe will perform the National Anthem to kick off the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season with the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The race takes place tomorrow, Saturday, June 6th at 8pm ET.
The race will be held without fans on Saturday due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will air on NBCSN/NBC Sports at 7:00 p.m. CT. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Texas Motor Speedway will also have COVID-19 protocols and procedures in place to protect the health and safety of race participants, workers, staff, and others at the race.
MercyMe pre-recorded the National Anthem to comply with Coronavirus guidelines.
|The award-winning band recently released their latest single, “Hurry Up and Wait” in follow-up to their 48th #1 song “Almost Home,” which held the top spot on Billboard’s AC Indicator, Monitored, National Christian Audience and Mediabase Christian Audience and Christian AC charts for a combined total of 17 weeks. Currently in the studio, the band plans to release a new full-length project later this year or early 2021. |
LIFER, their latest chart-topping, GMA Dove Award winning and GRAMMY® nominated album, includes the RIAA certified platinum, GRAMMY® nominated smash hit “Even If” which dominated the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts with a 19-week streak at No. 1.
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Who Is MercyMe?
Multi-platinum selling MercyMe is enjoying the fruits of their labor. 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 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 eighth AMA nod. The group is the 2018 GMA Dove Award Winner for Artist Of The Year, and 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 47 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).
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 4x 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. “Even If” from LIFER, their most recent GMA Dove Award winning and GRAMMY® nominated album, topped Billboard and Mediabase charts for 19 weeks at No. 1.
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