Nashville, TN - (November 15, 2022) – Chris Tomlin, a globally known artist/songwriter/worship leader whose catalog of music includes some of the most influential Christian songs of all time, was nominated for two GRAMMY® awards this morning, Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for “Holy Forever” from his latest record ALWAYS and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for ALWAYS.
Chris’ nominations continue the tremendous success since last fall including a CMT ‘Crossroads Christmas’ performance with Brett Young, Tomlin’s annual ‘Good Friday Nashville’ expanding globally with an exclusive live premiere on Facebook, setting a career attendance record with an unprecedented concert at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium, becoming the first Christian artist to play three sets of back-to-back concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater, being selected as a one of four CMA ‘Artists of the Day’ during 2022 CMA Fest, performing “Holy Forever” from his new album ALWAYS on the Kelly Clarkson Show last month and being chosen as this year’s co-host for the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.
“I am speechless. To be this far into my career and to still receive this level of support… the only word I can think of is ‘humbled’,” shared Chris. “First and foremost, as Johann Sebastian Bach initialed his compositions, “Soli Deo gloria”... glory to God alone. Secondly, I would like to congratulate my friends and colleagues who are also nominated, it is an honor to be nominated alongside not only talented people, but incredible people.”
The multi-platinum, multi-award-winning and previous GRAMMY® award winner Tomlin received the news today while on the road for the final leg of the ‘Top 10 Worldwide Tour’ (Pollstar), the “Tomlin UNITED Tour.”
ALWAYS, Tomlin’s latest 13-track worship album released this September, is Tomlin’s seventeenth album. The Tennessean expressed that the new music ‘cements his legendary status in the genre.’ Featured guests on ALWAYS include Elevation Worship, Steffany Gretzinger, and Brandon Lake. The project was produced by Ben Glover, Jeff Sojka, Bryan Fowler, Ed Cash, Jonathan Smith and Dave Haywood of Lady A co-produced “The Answer.” Get the album HERE.
Tomlin performed the GRAMMY nominated song “Holy Forever,” written by Tomlin, Phil Wickham, Jason Ingram, Jenn Johnson and Brian Johnson, on The Kelly Clarkson Show earlier this fall. Watch it HERE
Stayed tuned for a new music announcement later this week.
About Chris Tomlin
TIME magazine heralded Chris Tomlin as the “most often sung artist in the world” as its estimated that 20-30 million people across the world sing one of his songs every week in church services. Along the way, Chris has scored 17 #1 one singles at radio, placed 29 top ten hits (more than any other Christian artist), sold more than 12 million albums with 5.6 Billion career global streams, earned a Grammy, three Billboard Music Awards, 28 Dove Awards, became a two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year honoree and an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. In 2016, he was named one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, alongside Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. Chris is also the first Christian artist to reach the Billion streams threshold on Pandora and was presented with their BILLIONAIRE award. His annual ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concerts have become a family tradition to many in Tennessee and this year he expanded a global audience by exclusively premiering his “Good Friday Nashville” live event on Facebook. As one of the most successful Christian touring artists today, Chris has sold-out venues everywhere including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Red Rocks in Denver and more. Chris recently set a career attendance record with an unprecedented concert at LA’s Banc of California Stadium.
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