Almost There (Bonus Tracks)
Released: Jan 2001
MercyMe gave Christian crossover pop a shot in the arm: they charted higher and longer with this LP than Christian tunes had enjoyed in decades. The reason? The Dove Awards' 2000 Song of the Year, "I Can Only Imagine." Its sparse, emotional piano introduces a well-crafted cascade of hope and inspiration, with rock-solid vocals by Bart Millard.