MercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas and was formed in 1994. Lead singer, Bart Millard, originally wanted to play football but due to a football injury, he joined choir instead. The name MercyMe came from Bart’s time as a youth minister in Florida. They recorded six independent albums before they signed to INO Records in 2001.
The band is very involved in charity and participated in a benefit concert for the people affected by the Asian Tsunami and conducted a tour with Compassion International and Imagine A Cure to raise money for kids with diabetes. After they signed with INO Records, they released six more studio albums which have won several awards.