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03.01.18

TOMLIN JOINS GOV BILL HASLAM & FIRST LADY CRISSY HASLAM TO SHARE THE SUCCESSES OF TENNESSEE KIDS BELONG AND THE TNFOSTERS INITIATIVE

GRAMMY WINNER CHRIS TOMLIN JOINS GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM AND FIRST LADY CRISSY HASLAM TO SHARE THE SUCCESSES OF TENNESSEE KIDS BELONG AND THE TNFOSTERS INITIATIVE

TOMLIN’S ‘GOOD FRIDAY NASHVILLE’ TO AGAIN DONATE NET PROCEEDS TO TENNESSEE KIDS BELONG

Nashville, Tenn. (March 1, 2018) - GRAMMY award winner Chris Tomlin joined Governor Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam and Kristin Allender, Executive Director of Tennessee Kids Belong (TKB), today to talk about Tomlin’s 2nd annual ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concert set for March 30 at Bridgestone Arena, which will again benefit Tennessee Kids Belong, as well as highlight the needs of Tennessee children in foster care and their families and bring awareness to the TNFosters Initiative" a joint partnership between Governor Haslam, First Lady Haslam, The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS), and Tennessee Kids Belong. 


Due to the overwhelming response and impact in the community, Nashville resident Tomlin has committed to performing the yearly concert event indefinitely and is currently holding the venue through 2024. Tickets are on sale now.

“We are so unbelievably overwhelmed by the response of Nashville to the second ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concert,” shared Tomlin. “And because of that reaction this community has come together so we can offer the concert proceeds to Tennessee Kids Belong to help children and their families. To hear about the success of Tennessee Kids Belong as well as the impact they are having locally and in the state of Tennessee, and to know that ‘Good Friday Nashville’ has even played a small role in those successes is humbling.”

Currently there are roughly 7,500 children in Tennessee's foster care system. Of those 7,500 children, roughly 325 are available for adoption and are waiting for their forever family. The remaining children have the goal of reunification with their biological families and just need a loving foster family while they wait. The TNFosters Initiative with spearheading partner, Tennessee Kids Belong, set goals to increase the number of certified foster families in Tennessee and to place 100 children in adoptive families. By the end of the first year of the TNFosters Initiative 1,309 new foster families were certified, yielding a 40.8% increase over 2016. Additionally, 116 children were placed in forever families, far exceeding the original goal of 100 children in families.

“Every child deserves a loving family and I am grateful to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services for its increased focus on recruiting new foster and adoptive families, and to Tennessee Kids Belong for supporting these efforts,” said Governor Bill Haslam. “I am inspired by the work DCS does every day providing service to the children of Tennessee in a way that models what it should look like for the rest of the country.”

“Improving child welfare by wrapping around these children and families takes an incredible amount of work, strategy and commitment on the part of the entire Department of Children’s Services staff and our partners,” stated First Lady Crissy Haslam. “I am so proud to be a part of a state that prioritizes taking care of its children.”

“We are so pleased with the progress that DCS has made last year on the foster and adoptive family recruitment,” DCS Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich said. “And we greatly look forward to the results our team and the whole TNFosters Initiative can yield in 2018 as we continue to engage, recruit and support more foster and adoptive families.”

“Tennessee Kids Belong is grateful to be working with Governor Haslam and First Lady Haslam through the TNFosters campaign,” shared Kristin Allender, Executive Director of TKB. “It’s critical to have all spheres working together to make a big, sustainable impact. That’s what we’re seeing here in Tennessee. We also want to offer a huge thank you to Chris and his entire team for their hearts for children in care. One of the hardest things about foster care is that it’s largely an invisible issue. We say all the time that we want to “give a voice” to children in foster care. It’s people like Chris who are taking that literally and serving as tremendous advocates in this space.”

Good Friday Nashville’ 2018 special guests include Kim Walker Smith of Jesus Culture, Matt Maher, Christine D’Clario, Tauren Wells and Pat Barrett who will all perform on stage with Tomlin throughout the night. Best-selling author and Pastor Levi Lusko will speak. For additional information visit www.goodfridaynashville.com. ‘Good Friday Nashville’ is produced by Awakening Events, 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. He has sold more than 8 million albums, 11.3 million digital tracks with 16 #1 singles. Tomlin 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. The GRAMMY® winner’s list of music awards include an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and more. Tomlin’s latest #1 charting album Never Lose Sight contains three #1 radio singles - “Jesus,” “Good Good Father” and “Home.” Tomlin’s 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 in Denver, among others. Tomlin will launch his Worship Night in America Tour on April 5.

About Tennessee Kids Belong
By educating, empowering and equipping the community, Tennessee Kids Belong serves as a bridge to unite the government, faith, business, non-profit and creative spheres around the foster care system, and to help give children in foster care a face and a voice. TKB is the spearheading partner of the TNFosters initiative alongside Governor Bill Haslam & First Lady Crissy Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. A few of their other signature programs include The I Belong Project, Wrap Around, and Dream Makers". Tennessee Kids Belong is a state chapter of America’s Kids Belong, which was founded in 2015 and is currently operating in six states.

In addition to increased partnership with the creative and government spheres, Tennessee Kids Belong, through education and advocacy events such as ‘Good Friday Nashville’, has continued to garner and deepen relationships with the faith and business communities. From churches helping educate and recruit more foster families alongside DCS and develop support systems for foster, adoptive, birth and at risk families, to businesses offering everything from free chiropractic services and discounted gymnastics lessons for children in foster care, there has been no end to the creativity faith and business leaders are showing in ways to get involved.

For more information about Tennessee Kids Belong, visit www.tnkidsbelong.org and follow them on Facebook and Instagram. For more information about the TN Fosters Initiative, and how you can get involved, visit TNFostersgov..


02.01.18

ON SALE NOW: GOOD FRIDAY NASHVILLE 2018

CHRIS TOMLIN'S SECOND ANNUAL ‘GOOD FRIDAY NASHVILLE’ CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018

Tomlin to Partner With and Donate Net Proceeds to Tennessee Kids Belong
and Highlight Governor Haslam’s TNFosters Initiative 

Due To Overwhelming Response Tomlin To Host Yearly Event Indefinitely

www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B00543DDA8AA188

Nashville, Tenn. (Jan., 29, 2018) - The most successful touring artist in Christian music today, Chris Tomlin has announced his second annual ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concert set for Fri., March 30, 2018 at Bridgestone Arena. The inaugural ‘Good Friday Nashville’ in 2017 became the largest ticketed Christian concert in the venue’s history. Due to the overwhelming response and impact in the community, Nashville resident Tomlin has committed to performing the yearly concert event indefinitely and is currently holding the venue through 2024. Tickets are on sale now.

To have a lasting impact on Nashville and all across Tennessee, each ‘Good Friday’ concert will give back to the community. This year, Tomlin will again partner with and donate net proceeds to Tennessee Kids Belong (TKB), the state chapter of national non-profit, America’s Kids Belong, and highlight Governor Haslam’s TNFosters Initiative.

“What an amazing opportunity to bring our Nashville community together on this important day to remember the beautiful gift of hope we have all been given because of the selfless sacrifice of Jesus,” said Chris Tomlin. “I was completely blown away at our inaugural ‘Good Friday Nashville’ show last year to see the power of unity and know what that can do. It left me with an even greater desire to continue it and spread that same feeling of hope and love to the community of those in need like the children in our foster care system here in Tennessee and supporting those foster care families.”

Tennessee Kids Belong (TKB) is a non-profit organization committed to creating “enough.” Enough foster families, enough adoptive families, and enough support so that all children and families whether foster, adoptive, or biological can thrive. By educating, empowering and equipping the community, TKB serves as a bridge to unite the government, faith, business, non-profit and creative spheres around the foster care system, and helps give children in foster care a face and a voice. TKB is the spearheading partner of the TNFosters Initiative alongside Governor Bill Haslam & First Lady Crissy Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

‘Good Friday Nashville’ special guests include Kim Walker Smith of Jesus Culture, Matt Maher, Christine D’Clario, Tauren Wells and Pat Barrett who will all perform on stage with Tomlin throughout the night. Best-selling author and Pastor Levi Lusko will speak. For additional information visit www.goodfridaynashville.com. 

Following the ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concert Tomlin will launch his 2018 “Worship Night In America” tour on April 5, 2018 with special guests Kim Walker Smith of Jesus Culture, Matt Maher, Christine D'Clario, Tauren Wells, Pat Barrett, and Darren Whitehead. The tour will hit 24 markets across the U.S. including Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Philadelphia and more.

Tomlin recently debuted “Resurrection Power,” the first single from a forth coming 2018 album. The song is available now at all digital retailers.

‘Good Friday Nashville’ is produced by Awakening Events, presented by K-LOVE, Air1, The Fish and WAY-FM.


01.12.18

NEW SONG: RESURRECTION POWER - AVAILABLE NOW!

CHRIS TOMLIN PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “RESURRECTION POWER” TODAY

AMAZON MUSIC EXCLUSIVELY DEBUTS “RESURRECTION POWER” MUSIC VIDEO

Nashville, Tenn. (January 12, 2018) - As one of only four artists in any genre ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams (joining only Justin Timberlake, Pitbull, Garth Brooks), Chris Tomlin delivers another powerful song today with single “Resurrection Power.” The new song is the first release from a forth coming 2018 album. To date, the superstar has placed 16 singles at #1. “Resurrection Power” is available now at all digital retailers and can be found HERE . 

Amazon Music, who sponsored Tomlin’s 2017 “Good Good Father Tour,” exclusively debuted the “Resurrection Power” music video this morning. Richard Adam Jones, who also shot Tomlin’s “Home” video, directed the clip filmed in Nashville last month. Watch it HERE.

"I can’t think of a better song at the start of the year than a song about new life declaring 'The old is gone, the new is here!'” said Tomlin. “I believe this song is going to give so much hope to people as it presents the victory Christ offers us."

Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. He has sold more than 8 million albums, 11.3 million digital tracks with 16 #1 singles. Tomlin 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. The GRAMMY® winner’s list of music awards include an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and more. Tomlin’s latest #1 charting album Never Lose Sight contains three #1 radio singles- “Jesus,” “Good Good Father” and “Home.” Tomlin’s 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 in Denver, among others. His 2017 “Worship Night in America Tour” became the first Christian tour sponsored by Amazon Music.

 


10.10.17

HOLY ROAR: 7 WORDS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU WORSHIP

GRAMMY® WINNER CHRIS TOMLIN AND PASTOR DARREN WHITEHEAD'S HOLY ROAR 

7 Words That Will Change the Way You Worship Receives High Regard from Leading Pastors and Worship Leaders

Available Today, Elisabeth Hasselbeck Hosts
Book Release Celebration 


Nashville, Tenn. - (October 10, 2017) - Available today, high regard for GRAMMY® winner and worship leader Chris Tomlin and Pastor Darren Whitehead's HOLY ROAR, 7 Words that will Change the Way You Worship is flowing in from leading pastors and worship leaders across the globe:

"I loved reading this brilliant book. Darren and Chris take us deep into the meaning of the ancient word for “praise” and along the way they illuminate, inform and inspire us. It’s time to join the Holy Roar!"

Matt Redman, Award winning Worship Leader & Songwriter 

"Chris and Darren have written an inspiring, insightful and practical book on worship. They unpack key biblical terms and, in doing so, unlock spiritual truths. Their teaching will activate within you a desire to turn your heart toward God more fre- quently and passionately. What could be greater than that?"

Max Lucado, Author & Pastor 

"Holy Roar is a very important book in this season in history. I believe this book will help the greater church become rich in understanding, as the Holy Spirit leads us to live authentic, purposed, worshipful lives before our gracious and loving God. To Him be all the glory!"

Darlene Zschech, Worship Leader & Songwriter 

"Wow! There is so much packed into this book. So many great stories and Bible!! I will be reading this one over and over again. What a great tool for all of us. We will definitely be including this as curriculum in our worship university."

Brian Johnson, Worship Leader & Songwriter, Bethel Music 

"In a powerful yet practical revelation of worship, Holy Roar ignites a passion in us to fulfill our greatest calling. I believe this book will play a major role in the church’s under- standing of worship in years to come."

Banning Liebscher, Jesus Culture Founder and Pastor Author of Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You

Sunday night at Nashville's Church of the City, Elisabeth Hasselbeck helped Tomlin and Whitehead celebrate the release of HOLY ROAR, talking with each about the inspiration behind the book, its purpose, and how it has affected each of them personally. Woven throughout the night Tomlin performed some of the worship songs from the book including, "We Fall Down" and "How Great Is Our God." 

In HOLY ROAR, Tomlin and Whitehead share a fresh perspective from the worship practices of the ancient world. The book aims to grow readers in their understanding of praise as Whitehead offers unique insights, and be inspired as Tomlin shares how those insights take shape in the stories behind favorite worship songs.

Kicking off later this week on October 12th in St Louis, MO., Tomlin will launch his Good Good Father Tour, during which Whitehead will share from HOLY ROAR. Hitting 18 cities across the U.S., the tour will also feature special guest Matt Maher. For tour dates information and tickets click here. 

For more information on HOLY ROAR, please visit HolyRoar.com.

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