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MercyMe's "The Hurt & The Healer" Dominates at Radio
Posted: Thursday June 28th, 2012
Song spends one month in no. 1 spot on Billboard's Christian AC chart
New live-performance video of title-track lead single just released
Proving their unparalleled ability to connect with listeners, Grammy®-nominated, American Music Award and multiple GMA Dove Award winners MercyMe have been standing tall in the top spot on the Christian AC chart for a solid month now, with their multi-week No. 1 smash "The Hurt & The Healer".
As the lead single from the studio album of the same name - the band's seventh project - the song has also snagged the No. 1 position for multiple weeks on other charts including AC Indicator, National Christian Audience and the Soft/AC Inspo chart. In addition, MercyMe have released a live performance video of the track, filmed during a recent tour stop.
This success at radio caps off the month following the release of their newest album via Fair Trade Services, which was met with overwhelming critical praise, including the following:
"With all of their success, MercyMe might have thought getting 'comfortable' would be the easy route. But this latest album shows that the band continues to push itself to greatness. They tackle difficult subjects and stretch themselves musically... this is their best project to date."
"All the way around, Healer is sure to please, with enough diversity and pathos to continue to provide encouragement and inspiration to the fans who have made MercyMe one of the most beloved acts in Christian music."
"Full of heart, melody, and sure to find a massive radio time, The Hurt and the Healer stays the course. The strength of one of the most eminent bands in Christian music has always been their ability to have fun. MercyMe don't take themselves too seriously, leaving them able to provide musical insight for full radio-friendly impact."
As the band celebrates their new album, MercyMe will visit markets across the country throughout the summer. More information about tour dates can be found on MercyMe's official site.
For more information on MercyMe and The Hurt & The Healer, please go to www.mercyme.org.
Since their debut in 2001, Grammy®-nominated, American Music Award and multiple GMA Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold over six million units in CD and DVD sales, while being one of few Contemporary Christian music groups to have had all of their recordings certified Gold® or Platinum®, as well as garner 23 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". In 2009, BILLBOARD named MercyMe's "Word Of God Speak" the no. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the no. 1 Christian Songs Artist of the Decade, with an additional no. 1 as the Christian AC Song Artist of The Decade as one of the industry's most notable talents. MercyMe made history as "I Can Only Imagine" surpassed one million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go Platinum in the digital domain. The multi-platinum selling band has sold out venues including Radio City Music Hall and has been seen on The Tonight Show, CNN, Fox New Channel's Fox & Friends, ABC News, CBS's The Early Show, and on the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today, Billboard, and more. www.mercyme.org