Biography Of Chris Tomlin – Gospel Artist

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Chris Tomlin is an American contemporary Christian music (CCM) artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States. Tomlin leads worship at many Passion events. Some of his most well-known songs are “How Great Is Our God”, “Jesus Messiah”, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”, “Our God”, which he co-wrote with Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, and Jonas Myrin, and “Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”. He is currently a worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, with Louie Giglio, Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, and Brett Younker.

Born Christopher Dwayne Tomlin, on May 4, 1972, in Grand Saline, Texas, to Connie and Donna Tomlin, Chris Tomlin grew up listening to country music and learned to play guitar from his father. At the age of nine, Tomlin accepted Jesus Christ as his savior, and at 14 wrote his first song of praise.

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He enrolled at Texas A&M in the early ’90s to study physical therapy, but as he heard the call to bring himself and others closer to God, he grew active in a campus Christian group called Breakaway. Tomlin was a worship leader with Breakaway when he began attending Bible study sessions with Louie Giglio, who led a Christian group at Baylor University in Waco called Choice.  Tomlin and Giglio worked together at youth ministry camps, and Tomlin was soon performing praise songs regularly for Giglio’s events. In time, Giglio’s group evolved into Passion, a nationwide organization for young Christians on college campuses. Tomlin has been in that movement ever since.

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Personal life

Tomlin married Lauren Bricken, on November 9, 2010. on September 22, 2011, Chris and Lauren had their first child, Ashlyn Alexandra Tomlin, and their second daughter, Madison Amore Tomlin, was born on October 7, 2014.

List Of Songs By Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin and Family
Chris Tomlin and Family

Awards

Grammy Awards

Year Award Result
2009 Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album (Hello Love) Nominated
2011 Best Gospel Song (“Our God”) Nominated
2012 Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance (“I Lift My Hands”) Nominated
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song (“I Lift My Hands”) Nominated
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (And If Our God Is For Us…) Won
2014 Best Contemporary Christian Music Song (Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)) Nominated
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (Burning Lights) Nominated
2016 Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (Love Ran Red) Nominated

GMA Dove Awards

Throughout his career, Chris Tomlin has been nominated to 32 Dove Awards (6 of them, collaborative efforts) and won 19 of them.

Year Award Result
2005 Praise & Worship Album of the Year (Arriving) Won
2006 Artist of the Year Won
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Song of the Year (“Holy Is the Lord”) Nominated
Song of the Year (“How Great Is Our God”) Won
Worship Song of the Year (“Holy Is the Lord”) Nominated
Worship Song of the Year (“How Great Is Our God”) Won
Worship Song of the Year (“Indescribable”)1 Nominated
Special Event Album of the Year (Music Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia)* Won
Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: How Great Is Our God)* Nominated
Special Event Album of the Year (WOW Christmas: Green)* Nominated
2007 Artist of the Year Won
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Song of the Year (“Made to Worship”) Nominated
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (“Made to Worship”) Nominated
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year (See The Morning) Won
Worship Song of the Year (“Holy Is the Lord”) Won
Worship Song of the Year (“Made to Worship”) Nominated
Praise & Worship Album of the Year (See The Morning) Won
Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: Everything Glorious)* Won
2008 Artist of the Year Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Song of the Year (“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”) Nominated
Worship Song of the Year (“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”) Nominated
Worship Song of the Year (“How Great Is Our God”) Won
Special Event Album of the Year (Music Inspired By the Motion Picture Amazing Grace)* Nominated
2009 Artist of the Year Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year (“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”) Nominated
Worship Song of the Year (“Jesus Messiah”) Nominated
Praise & Worship Album of the Year (Hello Love) Nominated
Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: God of This City)* Won
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (“How Great Is Our God”)2 Won
2010 Song of the Year (“I Will Rise”) Nominated
Worship Song of the Year (“I Will Rise”) Nominated
Praise & Worship Album of the Year (Hello Love) Nominated
Christmas Album of the Year (Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship) Nominated
2011 Artist of the Year Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year (“Our God”) Nominated
Worship Song of the Year (“Our God”) Won
Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: Awakening)* Won
2012 Praise & Worship Album of the Year (And If Our God Is For Us…) Won
2013 Song of the Year (“Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]”) Nominated
Praise & Worship Album of the Year (“Burning Lights”) Won
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year (“Burning Lights”) Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: White Flag)* Nominated
Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: Let The Future Begin)* Won
Praise & Worship Album of the Year (Passion: White Flag)* Nominated
Praise & Worship Album of the Year (Passion: Let The Future Begin)* Nominated
2014 Songwriter of the Year Won
2016 Songwriter of the Year Nominated
  • *Denotes a collaborative effort or a song contribution to a “Various artists” album.
  • 1 The song was performed by Tomlin, but written and produced by Laura Story.
  • 2 The song was performed by LaRue Howard, but written by Tomlin.

Billboard Music Awards

Year Award Result
2011 Top Christian Artist Won
Top Christian Album (And If Our God Is for Us…) Nominated
Top Christian Song (“Our God”) Won

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