The song I CAN ONLY IMAGINE by MercyMe made history in 2014 as the first song to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. It was also one of the first in a growing number of contemporary Christian songs that have become cross-over hits in the secular arena as well. Next month, we see the I Can Only Imagine movie release based on the creation of this hit song. Plus, be sure to scroll to the end where we are giving away 2 free movie tickets!

The real-life story behind the writing of this hit by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard will come to theaters on Friday, March 16.

Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in 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 and his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road on an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe, which was named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.

The film is directed by the Erwin Brothers, who have also made OCTOBER BABY, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT and WOODLAWN.

J. Michael Finley stars as Bart Millard, and the cast also includes Dennis Quaid, recently seen in A DOG’S PURPOSE; country music superstar Trace Adkins; and Oscar-winning and multiple Emmy-winning legend Cloris Leachman.

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