Chris Tomlin

Christopher Dwayne Tomlin (born May 4, 1972) is a Dove Award winning Christian worship leader and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States. He is a former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI’s sixstepsrecords. Tomlin also leads worship at many Passion events. Some of his most well-known songs are “How Great Is Our God,” “Jesus Messiah,” and “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone).”

He was awarded Male Vocalist at the 2006, 2007, and 2008 GMA Dove Awards. He was Artist of the Year in 2007 and 2008. Chris Tomlin released his fifth studio album Hello Love on September 2, 2008. Tomlin is one of the members of Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith from Delirious? and Martin’s wife Anna.

Discography

  • Inside Your Love (1995)
  • Authentic (1998)
  • Too Much Free Time (with Ross King) (1998)
  • The Noise We Make (2001)
  • 545 (Promo) (2002)
  • Not to Us (2002)
  • Arriving (2004)
  • Live From Austin Music Hall (2005)
  • See the Morning (2006)
  • The Early Years (2006) (re-release of The Noise We Make and Not To Us)
  • See the Morning Deluxe Edition (2007)
  • Hello Love (2008)
  • Hello Love: Worship Leader Limited Edition (2008)
  • Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship (October 6, 2009)[12]

Passion event albums

  • Live Worship From The 268 Generation (1998)
  • Better Is One Day (1999)
  • The Road to OneDay (2000)
  • OneDay Live (2000)
  • Our Love Is Loud (2002)
  • Sacred Revolution: Songs From OneDay 03 (2003)
  • Hymns: Ancient and Modern (2004)
  • How Great Is Our God (2005)
  • Everything Glorious (2006)
  • The Best of Passion (So Far) (2006)
  • Live From Passion 07 Pts. 1 & 3 (2007)
  • God of This City (2008)

( Other songs (not included in an album)

  • “Whisper My Name” [Forefront] – Eterne: Never Be the Same (2000)
  • “Salvation” – Pour Over Me – Worship Together Live 2001 (2001)
  • “Give Us Clean Hands” – Pour Over Me – Worship Together Live 2001 (2001)
  • “Satisfied” [Forefront] – Secrets Of The Vine: Music… A Worship Experience (2002)
  • “Lord, I’m Gonna Love You” [Sparrow] – Your Love Broke Through (2002)
  • “Expressions of Your Love” (duet w/ Rebecca St. James) [Sparrow] – It Takes Two: 15 Collaborations & Duets (2003)
  • “Where the Streets Have No Name” [Sparrow/EMI CMG] – In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa (2004)
  • “You’re The One” [Disney/EMI CMG] – Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
  • “Angels We Have Heard On High” [Word] – WOW Christmas: Green (2005)
  • “Mighty to Save” [Integrity] – Bonus disc included with Fruitcake and Ice Cream DVD (2008)

Charts

Albums – Billboard (North America)

Year Album Peak Chart Positions RIAA
Top Christian Albums Billboard 200 Albums
2004 Arriving #6 #39 Platinum
2006 See the Morning #1 #15 Gold
2008 Hello Love #1 #9  
2009 Glory In the Highest #2 #44  

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Title Peak Chart Positions Album
Hot Christian Songs
2004 “Indescribable” 1 Arriving
2005 “Holy Is the Lord” 1
“How Great Is Our God” 1
2006 “Made to Worship” 1 See the Morning
2007 “How Can I Keep from Singing” 2
“Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)” 1
2008 “Jesus Messiah” 3 Hello Love
2009 “I Will Rise” 4
“Sing Sing Sing” 81
“God of This City” 28

1 Currently active on the charts

Music videos

  • “Expressions of Your Love” (With Rebecca St. James) (2004)
  • “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)” (2007)

Awards

Dove Award wins
  • 2005: Praise and Worship Album of the Year – Arriving
  • 2006: Song of the Year – “How Great Is Our God”
  • 2006: Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 2006: Artist of the Year
  • 2006: Special Event Album of the Year – Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • 2006: Worship Song of the Year – “How Great Is Our God”
  • 2007: Artist of the Year
  • 2007: Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 2007: Worship Song of the Year – “Holy Is the Lord”
  • 2007: Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – See the Morning
  • 2007: Special Event Album of the Year – Passion: Everything Glorious
  • 2007: Praise & Worship Album of the Year – See the Morning
  • 2008: Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 2008: Worship Song of the Year – “How Great is our God”
  • 2009: Worship Album of the Year – Hello Love[16]
  • 2009: Special Event Album of the Year – Passion: God of This City

Nominated for 2009 Visionary Award Male Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year for Jesus Messiah

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