You may enjoy MercyMe’s “I Can Only Imagine”, but Oklahoma loves it on a whole NEW level!
Over a decade after its release, MercyMe’s iconic hit “I Can Only Imagine” continues to make history as it was recently named the Official State Inspirational Song of Oklahoma by Governor Mary Fallin.
The movie of the same name, chronicling the life of MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard and the deeply-personal story behind the song, was filmed in Oklahoma and has been shattering box office expectations with over $70 million to date. Following the unprecedented success of the song that launched the band’s career in 2001, the “I Can Only Imagine” film broke records of its own in theaters as the third-biggest film shot in Oklahoma and No. 3 all-time among Hollywood music biopic films.
An official presentation of the proclamation happened during MercyMe’s show at Frontier City Amusement Park in Oklahoma City. “This song has its roots in Oklahoma and in the midst of these troubling times, what better time to focus on a song so full of hope? It represents our faith, our hope, and where our peace can be found,” state Rep. John Paul Jordan told Tulsa World.