By Constance Tucker
In celebration of the upcoming global movie release, MercyMe is unveiling I Can Only Imagine. The Very Best of MercyMe, a 13-piece collection of the band’s most beloved songs alongside a special version of the monumental hit “I Can Only Imagine” made just for the movie called I Can Only Imagine (The Movie Session).
“Grace Got You” Feat. John Reuben will be released to radio nationwide on Mar. 2. This marks the second single to impact radio from the multi-platinum selling band’s latest GRAMMY® nominated, chart-topping album Lifer, preceded by “Even If” which had an unprecedented 19 week run at No. 1. “‘Grace Got You’ is just a song that makes me smile,” adds Millard. “The whole idea that once you realize God’s grace has you no matter what comes your way, you can live your life as if you’ve already read the last page of the book and know how the whole thing turns out. Our eternity is set! On your worst day, Christ is OK with you. He adores you. He’s pleased with you. How is that possible? No clue, but it is. That’s the most amazing news of all!”
So, what’s instore with “I Can Only Imagine,” big beautiful production for one, prodigious harmonies and the of course the big, round robust voice of frontman Bart Millard. “I Can Only Imagine” was written after the loss of Millard’s father to cancer. In conjunction with the new film, MercyMe has recorded “I Can Only Imagine (The Movie Session).” The new track is available for download and streaming today alongside a digital preorder for the upcoming album.
MercyMe has created a lasting collection, that goes beyond the best of category, it is a soundtrack that illustrates the positive, well-crafted tunes this group brings forth with prodigious melodies and catchy rhythms. Is it religious music, yes – but it’s also positive uplifting music that you can’t help but feel the infectious songwriting laced in with MercyMe’s conviction of song and spirit. Worth the price of admission. I hope the movie is equally a smash success. If you can’t get out to the movie, be sure to catch the group. The line-up will visit over 20 markets including Dallas, Nashville, Minneapolis, Atlanta and more.