MercyMe helps Rockies celebrate Faith Day

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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. 

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Bar­ry Graul of Mer­cyMe.

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