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Brett Ritchey

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02.16.2012
CHRIS TOMLIN TAKES HOM...

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Referred to by Time as "most likely the most often sung artist anywhere," and known for being a songwriter for the generations, sixsteprecords’ Chris Tomlin picked up his first GRAMMY® Award, winning Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for And If Our God Is For Us….
 
A video of Tomlin's heartfelt acceptance speech can be viewed here:
www.grammy.com/videos/chris-tomlin-wins-best-gospel-album
 
Tomlin was nominated for three awards, “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album,” “Best Contemporary Christian Music Song” and “Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance,” leading the nominations in categories within the genre. The twice-nominated song “I Lift My Hands,” which was co-written by Louie Giglio and Matt Maher along with Tomlin, is found on the aforementioned GRAMMY® winning And If Our God Is For Us…. This marks six career nominations for the internationally acclaimed worship artist. For additional video coverage of Tomlin's GRAMMY® win, please visit  www.grammy.com/videos/chris-tomlin-at-thank-you-cam.
 
Impacting radio on February 24th, Tomlin is featured on the first single, “White Flag,” from the upcoming album PASSION: White Flag. Recorded live at Passion 2012 and featuring fellow sixstepsrecords artists David Crowder* Band, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill, along with the voices of more than 42,000 college students at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, PASSION: White Flag will release worldwide on March 13th. White Flag is the follow-up record to Passion: Here For You, which debuted at No. 11 on Billboard’s Top 200 when it released in March 2011 selling over 30,000 units and garnering the No. 1 spot on the Christian Albums Chart.
 
About Chris Tomlin:
With eight records, ten No. 1 radio singles, six GRAMMY ® nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, 18 Dove Awards, a platinum and three gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music. Referred to by Time Magazine as “most likely the most often sung artist anywhere,” Tomlin also has 15 of the Top 100 CCLI songs with 4 of them being in the top 10. ASCAP’s 2007 Songwriter of the Year, Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” was his first No. 1 on the CCLI Top 25, moving to No. 1 after becoming one of the fasting rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history. In addition to having sold more than 3.1 million albums and over 3.7 million digital tracks, Tomlin made history as his single “Jesus Messiah” (Hello Love) garnered 97 adds at radio its first week and skyrocketed to No. 1, making it the biggest ever add date in Christian Radio history. In the midst of his record breaking success, and continuing his role as worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, Tomlin continues touring and leading at Passion Conference gatherings across the US and worldwide.

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