Platinum recording group MercyMe won their first American Music Award in the category of Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist on Sunday night during the three-hour special on the ABC Television Network. The special took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

MercyMe also presented the award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist to Sheryl Crow.

The band hit the red carpet Sunday night prior to the broadcast and made the media rounds following their win and live presentation, conducting interviews with numerous national media outlets such as Extra, Good Morning America, TV Guide Channel, E! News Daily, CNN and Reuters TV