We are thrilled to have the leader of the band MercyMe, Bart Millard, as our guest for this week’s podcast. After 28 years in the music industry, Bart tells us about MercyMe’s very first concert, and he describes the process of finishing an album and moving on to the next project. He explains how themes come about for albums and the most meaningful song from their newest album, Always Only Jesus. Bart shares how his approach to songwriting and the industry has changed since the band’s early days, and he talks about the self-imposed pressure to create another hit after the success of “I Can Only Imagine.” Brat talks about what has kept his faith strong and what has kept him in church. He also gives aspiring musicians the number one tip for surviving the road.