Today’s Night of Joy Blog Post spotlights a band who is no stranger to Night of Joy, MercyMe. 2010’s event will be the fifth time MercyMe has graced the Night of Joy stages with their talent and testimony.
The group is probably best known for one of the most iconic songs in Christian Music, “I Can Only Imagine,” the first Christian song to ever have been digitally downloaded one million times. MercyMe’s latest project, The Generous Mr. Lovewell, gave the band the highest chart debut of their career, bowing in at No. 3 in the nation on Billboard’s Top 200 SoundScan Chart, and No. 1 on the overall Contemporary Christian SoundScan chart. The album’s message is simple – “love well” – extend kindness every day.
After a CD release party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in April, the guys stopped by the Magic Kingdom for a bit. Minnie put on her best “heart-filled” dress in honor of The Generous Mr. Lovewell, and its “heart” theme.
In keeping to the “Lovewell” theme, MercyMe continue to be big supporters of Compassion International , a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Compassion International has just signed on to be a sponsor of the Cinderella Castle stage at Night of Joy, where MercyMe will be performing.
Lead singer Bart Millard and the guys discuss the event’s return to the Magic Kingdom.
In addition to MercyMe, 2010 Christian music Artist of the Year Casting Crowns and past Christian music “Artists of the Year” Third Day and Chris Tomlin head a star-powered 16-act lineup set for Disney’s Night of Joy 2010 Sept. 10-11 when the long-running Christian music event makes its return to Magic Kingdom.
Also part of the two-night event (when specific acts play one evening each): David Crowder*Band, Family Force 5, Red, BarlowGirl, Day of Fire, Smokie Norful, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets, Thousand Foot Krutch and Britt Nicole.
Night of Joy tickets and additional information about the event are available at www.nightofjoy.com.