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MercyMe Tops Christian Record Chart with 19th No. 1 Single ‘To Not Worship’

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The award-winning Christian band MercyMe has once again topped the Christian music charts with their 19th number-one single.

The song “To Not Worship You” took the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Christian Airplay and Christian AC Airplay charts on Sept. 16, Billboard reports. The song follows MercyMe’s “Then Christ Came,” which topped both lists in February of this year.

The group, which formed in 1994, received its first Christian Airplay and Christian AC Airplay No. 1 in 2003 with ‘Word of God Speak’. At the time, the song led both charts for 23 and 21 weeks, respectively.

As reported by CBN News, MercyMe continues to hold the “Most Number 1’s” title with now 19 songs that have reached No. 1 on the charts, while For KING & COUNTRY comes in second with 13 No. 1 songs.

Bart Millard, the band’s lead singer, explained the inspiration behind the song, which was co-written by himself and the rest of his bandmates.

“It all came about when we were hearing friends of ours and people going through this whole ‘deconstructing their faith’ {process} and it got us talking,” he told Movieguide.

“I think with this song, I better realize what being still and knowing that He is God means. A lot of times when we have doubt, or we’re questioning stuff, I think ultimately it’s because we’re not stopping and remembering who God really is,” the singer told the Gospel Music Association. “When you take the time to remember who God is, then it’s easy to ask, ‘Who are we to not worship him?'”

Last week, MercyMe thanked fans for their continued support throughout the years as a band. 

“Cannot tell you how grateful we are! We started the band in 1994. The fact that people still care to listen to our music is truly mind-blowing and something we will never take for granted! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” Millard wrote.

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.

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