Bart Millard, best known as the front man of award-winning Christian group MercyMe, is also an acclaimed songwriter and artist in his own right. The iconic song “I Can Only Imagine,” written solely by Millard, made history in 2014 as it surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double platinum in the digital domain.
In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe's "Word Of God Speak," co-written by Millard, the No. 1 Song of The Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories. The songwriting talents of Millard and his fellow band members have made MercyMe a radio mainstay, yielding 28 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream hits. The band has won numerous GMA Dove Awards, several American Music Awards, and received multiple GRAMMY® Award and Billboard Music Award nominations.
Millard received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his solo project, Hymned Again, a follow-up to his first successful solo outing, Hymned. MercyMe released their ninth studio album, Lifer, in March 2017 which includes yet another chart-topping hit, “Even If.”
Bart’s memoir “I Can Only Imagine” and children’s books released in 2018 in conjunction with the major motion picture of the same name, delivering a powerful message he wants to share with fans of the band’s music and all who seek encouragement to face the insurmountable circumstances life can bring.
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