Chris Tomlin Releases "Jesus," New Single
From Forthcoming Album
Thousands unite at events across the country
for Worship Night In America
Tomlin named Songwriter of the Year
at 2016 BMI Christian Music Awards
NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective July 15, 2016
Nashville, Tenn. (July 15, 2016) — GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin has released a new single, "Jesus," available today, along with a lyric video and acoustic performance.
"I hope you’re encouraged no matter where you find yourself when you hear this song," Tomlin said. "Know that Jesus is with you, he is for you and he loves you."
Tomlin recently asked the public to be a part of the upcoming music video for "Jesus," and invited people to submit photos or videos sharing their personal stories of praises or prayers.
"We’ve been receiving so many stories from all over the country and all over the world about people who are going through the hardest times or going through the best times and how Jesus has been right there," Tomlin continued. "They’re reaching out to Jesus in the low days and the high days as well."
"Jesus" will appear on a brand new studio album, set to release this fall.
This year's Worship Night In America events are currently underway, once again uniting people across the country for a time to worship and pray for the nation, following last year's sold-out inaugural events. Already making stops in Los Angeles and Denver, the events will soon hit Chicago and Miami, wrapping in New York City July 23. This year features new and returning speakers and artists, including Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, Matt Redman, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham, Kim Walker-Smith, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tasha Cobbs and DJ Promote.
Tomlin was recently honored as Songwriter of the Year along with Matt Maher at the BMI Christian Music Awards, an annual event saluting the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most performed Christian rock, contemporary Christian, inspirational, southern and urban gospel songs on U.S. Christian radio.
Additionally, Tomlin's songwriting was recognized with three Award Winning songs for "At The Cross (Love Ran Red)," "Jesus Loves Me," and Matt Maher's "Because He Lives (Amen)."
This year's awards follow honors in 2014 for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year with "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)" as well as the Most-Played Song award for "I Lift My Hands" in 2012.
BMI’s Leslie Roberts, BMI Songwriters of the Year Chris Tomlin and Matt Maher, BMI’s Mike O’Neill, Del Bryant and BMI’s Jody William at the 2016 BMI Christian Awards Photo: Steve Lowry
About Chris Tomlin
With ten albums, 15 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and eight additional nominations, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a platinum and four 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 likely the most often sung artist anywhere, Tomlin consistently has several songs in the top 20 of the Top 100 CCLI songs. BMI and GMA Dove Awards' 2014 Songwriter of the Year, Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” was his first No. 1 on the CCLI Top 25, becoming one of the fastest rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history. In addition to having sold more than 7 million albums and over 8.9 million digital tracks, Tomlin made history as his No. 1 single “Jesus Messiah” (Hello Love) garnered 97 adds at radio, making it the biggest ever add date in Christian radio history. Tomlin recently broke the record for most top tens in the history of Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart. In the midst of his record-breaking success, Tomlin continues touring and leading at Passion Conference gatherings across the US and worldwide, including Worship Night In America events. Burning Lights debuted at No. 1 atop the Billboard 200 in January 2013, making history as only the fourth Christian music album to do so, and his tenth recording, Love Ran Red continues to produce chart-topping singles. ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship released last fall, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Holiday Albums Chart.