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MercyMe Takes Top Honors at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

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GRAMMY-nominated, chart-topping Gospel group MercyMe took top honors at this year’s  GMA Dove Awards held on October 17, 2017. The Multi-platinum selling band also received a sixth American Music Award nod according to their press release. “Fans can vote for the AMAs on Billboard.com.”

They received multiple honors at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards including winning “the notable Artist Of The Year, alongside Pop/Contemporary Album Of The Year (Lifer) and Songwriter of the Year Artist (Bart Millard).” The band performed their nominated mega-hit “Even If” “which dominated the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts with a 19-week streak at No. 1.”

Blazing through a landmark year, MercyMe has resonated with millions of fans with hits such as “Even If’,” “Dear Younger Me,” and catchy tunes such as “Shake” and the recently released “Happy Dance.” “I Can Only Imagine” is a crowd favorite which is set to release a movie based on the true story of the life of Bart Millard, who wrote the mega-hit song after the loss of his father to cancer. The movie hits theaters March 16, 2018.

“The multi-platinum selling group is currently headlining the second leg of their nationwide “LIFER Tour.” For more information, visit mercyme.org. “LIFER” is available at iTunesSpotifyAmazonGoogle PlayCracker BarrelLifeWay and more.

You can catch all the buzz and excitement of the 48th Annual Dove Awards as Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. CST.

About MercyMe

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 28 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 radio success has continued with recent singles “Flawless” (No. 1 for 15 weeks) and “Greater” (No. 1 for 16 weeks), landing them the Top Christian Airplay Artist spot on Billboard’s 2015 Year-End Charts. 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.

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