MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard is a baseball fan and has helped major-league teams in their Faith Day celebrations. On Sunday, the band performed before a sell-out crowd at Coors Field. File photos by Eliza (Liz) Marie Somers
MercyMe helped the Rockies celebrate their fifth annual Faith
Day today at Coors Field.
The multiple Dove Award winners entertained the second-largest crowd at Coors Field this season after the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 4–2 in a crucial game in the National League wild-card race.
The Texas-based band basked in the hot summer evening while playing such songs as “So Long Self,” “Word of God Speak,” “Bring the Rain,” “Amazing Grace,” and its signature song “I Can Only Imagine.” A nice surprise was MercyMe’s rendition of Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down.” Lead singer Bart Millard introduced the song by saying, “I don’t know what was going through his mind when he wrote this song, but I know what it means to me.”
Gonna stand my ground, wont be turned around
And Ill keep this world from draggin me down
Last year, Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook spoke to the crowd about his faith. Cook, who possesses a strong faith, injured his pitching shoulder Friday and was unavailable before the game.
After the concert, Bart commented that the crowd at Coors was the largest the band has played at MLB’s Faith Days.
For more on MercyMe check out the blog I did earlier this year.
Barry Graul of MercyMe.