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MercyMe Delivers 'All That Is Within Me'

Multi-platinum band’s sixth studio project due November 20th

CBN.comNASHVILLE, TN.....9/6/07...Following five bestselling projects, nine consecutive No. 1 Christian singles and four back-to-back mainstream radio hits, the multi platinum, Dove Award winning and Grammy-nominated band MercyMe returns with their next batch of hook-filled and emotionally grabbing songs on All That Is Within Me due November 20th. MercyMe is one of few Contemporary Christian music to have had all of their recordings certified Gold or Platinum.

Produced by Brown Bannister and recorded at Cider Mountain Recorders and ranch in Idaho (with strings recorded at London’s famed Abbey Road Studio), the band purposefully ‘got away from it all’ in order to soley focus on getting their creative direction straight from God for this project. As a result, an album of songs “straight from scripture” was created, says lead singer/songwriter Bart Millard. He adds that in many ways this record is taking them back to where MercyMe began, singing for the church, commenting that it is music “geared for the church, it’s what we do live, what we love, who we are, and what consumes us.”

The record features worshipful moments like “God With Us,” “You Reign,” and “Sanctified” alongside the rockier and upbeat “Goodbye Ordinary” and “Time Has Come,” combined with very personal songs like “Finally Home.” “Finally Home” captures Millard’s thoughts about what he’ll tell his earthly father (who died from cancer several years ago and inspired “I Can Only Imagine”) about his life and how he’ll greet his heavenly Father. Full of energetic, melodic, thoughtful, and memorable moments, this record aims to touch the heart of the church in a very real, emotional and direct way. Accompanying the regular CD release is a special collectors edition that features a bonus disc which includes a six-song live video, interview footage with the band, three acoustic versions of songs and a free ringtone offer.

MercyMe’s love for God, their families, music, and of course as many know, sports, is what consumers their lives, and in tune with these passions, the album’s cover features pieces of 56 photos from the band members’ personal collections, expressing visually “all that is within them” with images of family, sports, Bibles, pets, nature, instruments and more. In addition, descriptions of these photos will be a part of the launch of MercyMe’s new website on their street date (

About the project’s first single, “God With Us,” (hitting AC/CHR/INSPO formats October 5th), Millard remarks, “The whole idea that this big God would even look our way is mind boggling; it’s just an amazing thought that God would ever pay attention to us. This song is really trying to relay that feeling when you find yourself in the presence of God and it’s so intense that you’re going to bust at the seams. And I’ll tell you, it’s a daunting task to use a limited vocabulary to describe an infinite God, but this is one of those songs that we hope outlasts us and the church will sing long after we’re gone.”

“MercyMe has always been about the business of expanding God’s kingdom through music,” remarked INO Records President Jeff Moseley. “Over the past several years they have seen conventional and unconventional opportunities come their way. On this record I am excited that they feel led to expand the Kingdom through songs that build up and edify the body of Christ. These songs exhort believers in a form that is perhaps the best body of work they have delivered to date. I believe these songs will resonate deeply with the church.”

In addition to performing at Madison Square Garden for New York City’s Harvest Crusade on September 23rd, MercyMe will hit the road this fall on the 24+ city “All That Is Within Me” tour, supported by Aaron Shust and Monk & Neagle. Tour dates are listed on the right, and e-cards have been created.

“Some of MercyMe’s finest live moments come when they come together with a crowd and just worship,” remarks the band’s manager Scott Brickell. “There are so many songs on this record where there is the opportunity for this to happen, so the band is really excited to hit the road and play this new music and worship with fans across the country.”

Courtesy of The Media Collective

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