03.30.20

Chris joins Thomas Rhett on his new song "Be A Light" featuring All-Star Collaborators Reba Mcentire, Hillary Scott, and Keith Urban

THOMAS RHETT SHINES WITH “BE A LIGHT” FEATURING ALL-STAR COLLABORATORS REBA MCENTIRE, HILLARY SCOTT, CHRIS TOMLIN AND KEITH URBAN

Artist Proceeds of Heart-Filled New Track to Benefit MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund

Connect Live with Thomas Rhett Today at 4:30P CT on Instagram

Nashville, TN - March 30, 2020 - Today on his 30th birthday, multi-PLATINUM entertainer Thomas Rhett releases “Be A Light” via The Valory Music Co., a never-before-heard song with the help of friends Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban. Having “comfortably grown into his role as a star with something to say” (Billboard), Thomas Rhett co-wrote the timeless message sure to embolden fans alongside Josh Miller, Josh Thompson and Matt Dragstrem. Listen to the song’s poignant lyrics and boundless message of encouragement here. Connect with Thomas Rhett at 4:30P CT on Instagram Live here.

“I wrote ‘Be A Light’ last year as a way to process negativity and sadness I was seeing in the world,” explains Thomas Rhett. “Now, as I sit in my home with my family on my 30th Birthday, we are in the middle of a world-wide pandemic affecting every single human on earth, all while our town of Nashville is still healing from devastating tornadoes that destroyed so much of our city less than one month ago. But, among the wreckage, I see us come together in ways I never dreamed possible. I knew in my heart this was the time to share this message with the world and our community. The voices who join me on this track are some of the brightest lights I know. I hope this song serves as a reminder that we are all in this together.”

Additionally, Thomas Rhett and the song’s collaborators will donate all proceeds from “Be A Light” to the MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community behind it all.

Administered through MusiCares, the COVID-19 Fund will be used to directly support those in the music community with the greatest need. If you wish to support our efforts to assist music people in need, visit: https://www.grammy.com/MusiCares/CoronavirusReliefFund.

03.19.20

Good Friday Nashville’ Concert Postponed

Nashville, TN - (March 19, 2020) – As a result of the continuing changes to limit group gatherings across the U.S. as issued by the CDC and the White House taskforce amid the COVID-19 virus, the decision has been made to postpone Chris Tomlin’s fourth annual ‘Good Friday Nashville’ originally scheduled on Friday, April 10 at Bridgestone Arena.

 

“We are so disappointed to be unable to hold this year's Good Friday concert on April 10th,” said Chris. “Middle Tennessee, you are not forgotten. I am praying for good health and safety for our families, friends, and neighbors. At this time, we have made the decision to postpone ‘Good Friday Nashville’ until next year, Friday April 2, 2021.”

 

Please retain your current tickets as they WILL be honored at next year’s event.  If you cannot attend the rescheduled date you may obtain a full refund by contacting Ticketmaster directly. Please refer to your original receipt for contact info or instructions on how to obtain your refund.  

 

Chris’ has committed to host the yearly ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concert indefinitely, currently holding Bridgestone Arena through 2024. All three concerts hosted so far (2017-2019), and all future shows, will give back to the community.

 

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03.06.20

Chris Tomlin’s ‘GOOD FRIDAY NASHVILLE’ Concert at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, April 10 Now Benefiting Tornado Relief

Nashville, TN (March 6, 2020) – Grammy® Award winner Chris Tomlin announced today his fourth-annual ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concert set for Friday, April 10, 2020 at Bridgestone Arena will now donate all proceeds to tornado relief for the preservation and restoration of Middle Tennessee. With the concert previously almost sold out, the event has opened seats 360-degrees around the arena to increase capacity to maximize the donation to the local area. Tickets available NOW at www.goodfridaynashville.com.
“Waking up Tuesday morning to witness the devasting effect the March 3 tornado had on my home state was heart breaking,” shared Chris. “Knowing that in just a month I would be at Bridgestone Arena for the annual ‘Good Friday Nashville’ event it was clear that this disaster needed to become the recipient of all of this year’s proceeds. My hope is that this night creates ripples of lasting impact, community, and love across Middle Tennessee.”   
 
Chris’ previous three ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concerts (2017-2019) impacted Nashville and the state of Tennessee with proceeds going to Tennessee Kids Belong for the foster care and adoption crisis. Chris has committed to host the yearly concerts indefinitely, currently holding Bridgestone through 2024, as each event gives back to the community.
 
‘Good Friday Nashville’ is produced by Awakening Events and is presented by K-LOVE, Air1, The Fish and WAY-FM.
About Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. With 12 albums, 16 #1 radio singles, a Grammy and an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award with two platinum and five gold albums to his credit and over 8 million albums sold, Chris is among the most recognized and influential artists in any genre of music known around the world. It is estimated each week 20-30 million people sing one of his songs in worship and TIME magazine claimed he is the “most often sung artist in the world.” Chris is one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, others include Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. Chris also became the first Christian artist to reach the Billion streams threshold on PANDORA and was presented with their BILLIONAIRE award. Chris’ concert tours have sold-out venues in major cities including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks, among others. In 2019 Chris released new music with Holy Roar: Live From Church album, Is He Worthy? EP and his first new Christmas music since 2015 with Christmas Day: Christmas Songs of Worship.
 
For more information visit:  www.christomlin.com or follow Chris on Twitter Instagram Facebook and YouTube.
 
About Awakening Events
Awakening Events produces over 300 Contemporary Christian concerts and events nationwide in America and is consistently ranked in Pollstar's "Worldwide - Top 50 Promoter" list each year, reaching as high as 9th in North America, and top 20 in the world.  For more info visit:  www.AwakeningEvents.com.
 
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11.15.19

CMT ARTICLE: Tomlin + Florida Georgia Line

"Heaven Only Knows If the Country Duo Will Pop Up at Tomlin's Christmas Shows

It’s one thing to collaborate. But when two artists start popping up at each other’s shows, you have to wonder if something more is in store.

Or not.

Either way, seeing Chris Tomlin and Florida Georgia Line together is next-level cool, for Tomlin’s fans and Florida Georgia Line’s fans.

“A night I will never forget… having @tylerhubbard join me on stage tonight in Troy to share something we’ve been working on was one of the greatest moments, so much love for you bro… the best is yet to come,” Tomlin shared recently on Instagram after Hubbard shared the stage with him.

And it wasn’t the first time the Grammy-winning Christian artist and worship leader joined forces with the country duo. Earlier this year in Atlanta, Tomlin joined the band to sing a song that Hubbard says he used to sing in church. Together, Tomlin and the band performed “How Great Thou Art.”

“Still in awe that happened. Y’all gotta swipe a couple times but swear it’s worth it,” he’d said at the time. And that story checks out. Six years ago, the band’s Brian Kelley told me all about their how their backgrounds in Christian music allowed them to transition from leading worship to leading 10,000 people in an arena. “If you can get people engaged in what you’re doing in church,” he’d said, “you can easily do that at a bar or an arena or anywhere else.”

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Next up for Tomlin is his 12-city Christmas tour that begins on Dec. 2 in Augusta, Georgia. “I’ve always loved Christmas and get so excited when we have the opportunity to create new music to worship Jesus, especially this time of the year,” Tomlin said. “This is going to be an incredible night, an intimate night of remembering what the season is all about, remembering what Christmas is about, remembering why we celebrate and why we worship, and remembering our Savior together.”

Listen to the latest release off of his Christmas Day: Christmas Song of Worship EP, out now.



Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship Tour Dates

 

12/2 Augusta, GA at Miller Theatre
12/3 Chattanooga, TN at Tivoli Theatre
12/4 Memphis, TN at Orpheum Theatre
12/7 Knoxville, TN at Tennessee Theatre
12/8 Newport News, VA at Ferguson Center For The Arts
12/11 Birmingham, AL at Alabama Theater
12/12 Chicago, IL at Chicago Theatre
12/13 Akron, OH at Akron Civic Center
12/17 Cincinnati, OH at Taft Theater
12/18 Philadelphia, PA at Merriam Theatre
12/19 Providence, RI at The Vet
12/20 New York Theater at Beacon Theatre"

 

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