Grammy-Award winning artist Chris Tomlin is releasing his seventeenth album today, a new full-length worship project, ALWAYS. The album contains 13-tracks all of which were co-written by Chris, except for the beloved classic by Keith Green, “Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful.” The title-track “Always,” the album’s first single, is a nod to Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Featured guests on ALWAYS include Elevation Worship, Steffany Gretzinger, and Brandon Lake. The project was produced by Ben Glover, Jeff Sojka, Bryan Fowler, Ed Cash, Jonathan Smith and Dave Haywood of Lady A co-produced “The Answer.” Get the album HERE.
The Tennessean claimed, “For three decades, Christian musical artist Chris Tomlin’s been as much a faith leader as a songwriter, able to parlay his faith in spirituality into influential and popular music. Via “Always,” his seventeenth album out on September 9, he surges forward from leader to legend in the worlds of gospel and contemporary Christian music…The 17-time Christian radio chart-topper releases new music that cements his legendary status in the genre.”
“I have had the great privilege of writing and recording songs for most of my life and yet I still never feel like I truly finish a record… I just release a record… and this project is no exception. These songs are another step towards my ongoing desire to help give people a voice to worship God,” shared Chris. “Over the years I have come to realize that the older we get, the more questions we have about life and while I have never claimed to have all the answers, my prayer is that these new songs of worship help point people to the One who does.”
Chris and Erica Campbell will co-host the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards to be held in Nashville on October 18, exclusively airing on TBN and the TBN app on October 21st at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET. Chris, who has been honored with 27 Dove Awards in his career, shared with Billboard Magazine exclusively, “I am so honored that the Dove Awards would invite me to be a part of such an important and influential night. As I take a step back and look at history, it is incredible to see the positive impact that church music has not only had in our industry but on popular music as a whole. I have heard it said, ‘you lose what is not celebrated’ and I am so excited for us to take a moment and celebrate the artists who paved the way, the artists of today, and hopefully help inspire and launch the generation to come.”
Chris is set to perform “Holy Forever,” an early release from the album, on the Kelly Clarkson Show. This track has garnered considerable traction from fellow artists, worship leaders and churches across America who have all performed the song in the weeks leading to the album’s release. Air date to be announced soon.
Chris recently celebrated the upcoming release of ALWAYS with his label Capitol Christian Music Group where he was surprised with a presentation marking 12 million in career global album equivalents coming off the heels of the success of Chris’ #1 debuting album Chris Tomlin & Friends, The album included Chris’ second longest running #1 song “Who You Are To Me” featuring Lady A that topped the charts for six consecutive weeks, and debuted at #6 on the Country Billboard Albums chart.
In a few weeks, Chris and UNITED will launch the third leg of their highly successful ‘Top 10 Worldwide Tour’(Pollstar) as they continue to welcome thousands each night to one of the biggest Christian concert events of 2022. The fall leg, beginning November 3, will visit major cities across the U.S. including St. Louis, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Charlotte and more.