Year of birth : 1994
Age: 21 year
Place of birth : Greenville, Texas, USA
Citizenship : United States
The group was born in 1994 and released six independent albums, has not yet signed a contract with the label `INO Records` in 2001. The first recognition of the team received after the crossover single `I Can Only Imagine`,affect their debut album `Almost There` so that the release gained the status of ` double platiny`. Since `MercyMe` has released five studio albums, three of which reached ` zolotogo` status, and a collection of the best songs. The group has won many awards `Dove Awards` and various nominations for ` Gremmi`. Modern American Christian band `MercyMe` was founded in Greenville, Texas. The group includes lead singer Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Mike and Barry Chaytszer Grohl.
The group was born in 1994 and released six independent albums,I have not yet signed a contract with the label `INO Records` in 2001. The first recognition of the team received after the crossover single `I Can Only Imagine`, affect their debut album ` Almost There` so that the release gained the status of ` double platiny`. Since `MercyMe` has released five studio albums, three of which reached ` zolotogo` statusand a collection of the best songs. The group has won many awards `Dove Awards` and various nominations for ` Gremmi`.
Bart Millard wanted to become an American football player. His desire to support the whole family, because his father, and his brother themselves playing football. But in high school Millard injured ankle - and put an end to his sports career.Then the next player a powerful physique and tall as an elective chosen choral singing. Since childhood, he wanted to create a rock band, and he often played in his father`s garage. Later he would say, ` I pray that God will use me as the psalmist, which in itself is a great privilege. I want to make songs,which we write, experienced vremya`.
At age 18, Millard stayed with his mother, grandmother and two older brothers, because the family breadwinner lost in the heavy and exhausting five-year struggle with cancer. After finishing the first year of college,Bart accepted the offer to move to a young pastor in Texas City and Lakeland start worshiping group. Millard began his ministry in the church, took up the leadership of the choir and opened his new talent. One day, when the main vocalist of the group worshiping somewhere stuck, Barth on the dispute came out and sang for him. James (Jim) Bryson ,pianist group, and now Christian music singer Bart Millard team immediately weed out all other contenders for the trip to Switzerland as part of Christian music team.
Millard and his friend, guitarist Mike Chaytszer, moved to Oklahoma, that together with Bryson form his own group named `MercyMe`.The trio did cover versions of famous songs of worship. Later, the team joined bassist Nathan Cochran and drummer Robby Shaffer and helped yield six indie projects before signing with `INO Records`.
The transaction contributed to the exit of the first studio album, `Almost There`, a single ` I Can Only Imagine` brought the band `Dove Award` in 2002 ,in the category of ` Song goda`. the single itself was hard-won and Millard written in memory of his father and of his cancer. The first album was a ` double platinovym` guys have got to the top of the charts two hundred best-selling albums in the country chart of the United States.
The second release `Spoken For` contained two singles ,` Spoken For` and `Word of God Speak`,which broke on top of the Christian radio charts and have become real hits. The album was ` zolotym` got three ` Dove Award`, and she released the theme was to ensure in advance that God reserves a place beside her for those who betrayed him. Since 2003, the group joined guitarist Barr Grohl and participated in the recording of the third album `Undone`.And in 2004, became `MercyMe` headliner tour ` Imagine Tour` together with artists such as Amy Grant and Jeffrey Stephen `Bebo` Norman.
Combining a tour with studio work, the band released the album `MercyMe` ` Undone`, spawned two hit ` hot desyatki` ,` Here With Me` (as entered in the ` Best sotnyu` hits Billboard) and ` In the Blink of an Eye`,rose to 5th place of the Christian charts R & R.
After resting from work in September 20
05 th team released a Christmas album `The Christmas Sessions` and sent to the Christmas tour with Steven Curtis Chepnanom, he became inspired and, watching the many orphans in the world wake up alone,without a family for Christmas.
The next release, `Coming Up To Breathe`, does not rise above 13th place ` Billboard 200`. But the group has secured the genre `Adult Contemporary`,` modern urban music for vzroslyh`, this album reveals itself as a rock band and sent to the tour `Coming Up To Breathe Tour` with Christian rock-bendom `Audio Adrenaline`.
The first collection of the greatest hits `MercyMe` goes on sale April 7, 2009 - th. 11 time-tested songs and three new entries have been collected on the disc, including a new version of `I Can Only Imagine`, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. DVD also came out with a CD with 11-Tew music and two short documentary videos.
Once Robby Shaffer said, ` Our bus tour is a tradition - constantly lomatsya`. But one day there was something more serious. During the tour travels through the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in St. Louis, Missouri, the group has become a party to the tragic events
.which killed two people and unborn child. The tour bus was traveling on a green light when the front part of his crashed car abruptly turned left. Pregnant woman at the wheel died of her injuries four days later, while no member of the group and the other passengers of the bus was seriously injured ,escaped with bruises and light strokes. But the hearts of the members of `MercyMe` mourned, musicians pray for families of those affected by this tragedy, and urged others to pray.
In 2009, `MercyMe` held their tour ` Rock and Worship Roadshow` in partnership with the Christian children`s organization `Compassion International`, helping poor children around the world. This time it was about raising funds for children suffering from diabetes. The main incentive `MercyMe` help was the fact that the older son Bart Millard, Sam, was diagnosed diabetes : ` My heart broke a million pieces. .. I`ve never felt so helpless. And all I could do ,it come to him and say : ` I sozhaleyu`. Or at least I thought it was all I could sdelat`.
While studies are to find a cure for diabetes, Bart encourages people to help financially and to keep the prayer mood, praising God