Multi-platinum selling artist Chris Tomlin’s latest album And If Our God Is For Us...the Grammy® nominees’ seventh studio album, has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 17, and No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian chart, selling over 45,000 units amidst glowing reviews. Simultaneously, Tomlin's Christmas CD, Glory In The Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship is in the Top 200 as well, at No. 20, giving Tomlin the incredibly rare opportunity to have two projects in the top 20 on the Billboard chart. Glory In The Highest also sits atop Billboard's Overall Catalog chart at No. 1 this week selling over 36,000 units.
Once again Tomlin has engaged critics, as proven by the following reviews:
“The album is permeated with Tomlin's belief that ‘If you really believe in God, you know that everything is possible.’ The track ‘I Will Follow’ reminds us why his songs are the gold standard in the worship world.”-Rhapsody.com
“…this could capture the public consciousness and find Tomlin jockeying for position alongside such million-sellers as Taylor Swift and Cee-Lo Green”-ChristianityToday.com
“There's something admirable about Chris Tomlin's ability to pen so many new songs to move congregations, and no doubt more than a few of these will find themselves rising to the ceilings of mega-churches before long.” -Jesusfreakhideout.com
“With each new album he puts out, Tomlin also unrolls a list of awesome songs of praise and worship, whose sincere lyrics will soon be projected on church walls everywhere. And If Our God is For Us…, his seventh major release is no different, and in fact, I believe even improves on his tried and true formula.” -HollywoodJesus.com
“And If Our God Is For Us...may be the most pop-centered album he’s ever recorded, but these songs reveal Tomlin at his best.”-GMCLife.com
“I Will Follow” pounds with a heavier beat, signifying the heavier, even darker instrumentation to come… Together, it’s completely Tomlin yet remarkably inventive.”-CCM Magazine
In addition to his hit street week sales and rave reviews, Tomlin can also be found in the latest issue of Billboard, on stands now, as well as on CNN.com http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/18/chris-tomlin-tries-to-avoid-status-quo-with-new-cd/
, and can be found on the cover of the next issue of CCM’s Digital magazine, available Dec. 1.
Listeners were introduced to And If Our God Is For Us… earlier this fall when his debut single “I Will Follow” impacted radio. Like almost ever other single in his songwriting history, the song has been climbing the charts currently taking the No. 3 spot on AC Indicator, No. 8 AC Monitored and No.10 on the National Christian Audience.
This Christmas season, Tomlin will once again tour Glory In The Highest with Passion Movement and sixstepsrecords' founder Louie Giglio on several dates in December. Following the holiday tour Tomlin will lead thousands of college-aged men and women in worship for Passion’s 2011 conference Jan. 1-4 at the Philips Arena and George World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. A few months later, Tomlin will then take off for his spring tour accompanied by Louie Giglio, Christy Nockels and others on the And If Our God Is For Us... Tour. For a full list of tour dates please see below.
For more information on Chris Tomlin and for an updated list of tour dates, please visit http://www.christomlin.com/
and for additional info on Passion 2011, visit http://www.268generation.com/2.0/
About Chris Tomlin:
With seven records, nine No. 1 radio singles, three GRAMMY nominations, 16 Dove Awards, a platinum and two 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 R adio 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.
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords (http://www.sixstepsrecords.com/
) is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (And If Our God Is For Us…), David Crowder* Band (Church Music), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (We Shall Not Be Shaken), Christy Nockels (Life Light Up), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: Awakening). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.
About EMI CMG Label Group:
Brentwood, Tennessee-based EMI CMG Label Group is comprised of Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, and Credential Recordings, in addition to providing A&R and marketing support for sixstepsrecords via a joint venture and licensing partnership. Balancing freedom, discipline, creativity, profitability and ministry, EMI CMG Label Group strives for excellence in artist development. The Label Group is a division of EMI Christian Music Group. For further information, please visit http://www.emicmg.com/
Chris Tomlin AND IF OUR GOD IS FOR US... Tour
With Louie Giglio & Special Guests Christy Nockels and Rend Collective (Dates Subject to Change, Additional Dates are Pending)
2/15 Des Moines / First Federated Church
2/16 St. Paul, MN / Xcel Energy Center
2/17 Sioux Falls, SD / Sioux Falls Arena
2/24 TX / TBD
2/25 Houston, TX / Fellowship of the Woodlands
3/03 Springfield, MO / James River Assembly
3/04 Springfield, IL / Prairie Capital Convention Center
3/05 Chattanooga, TN / Abba's House
3/09 Ft. Wayne, IN / TBD
3/10 Madison, WI / Alliant Energy Center
3/11 Chicago, IL / TBD
3/12 Jonesboro, AR / AR State Univ. Convocation Center
3/17 Baltimore, MD / 1st Mariner Arena
3/18 Hershey, PA / Giant Center
3/23 Jacksonville, FL / Christ Church
3/24 Sarasota, FL / Manatee Civic Center
3/25 West Palm Beach, FL / Cruzan Amphitheater
3/26 Lakeland, FL / Lakeland Center
3/29 Kansas City, MO / Independence Events Center
3/31 Tulsa, OK / Mabee Center
4/05 Denver, CO / Wells Fargo Center
4/06 Albuquerque, NM / Kiva Auditorium
4/08 Phoenix, AZ / Christ Church of the Valley
4/12 Los Angeles, CA / Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk
4/13 Sacramento, CA / Adventure Church
4/15 Portland, OR / Rolling Hills Community Church
4/16 Seattle, WA / Overlake Christian Center