The song you know. The story you don’t.
It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many, often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard, but those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.
Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination as an escape from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in the hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But, a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.
Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band, MercyMe, named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of its members could ever have imagined.
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