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Chris Tomlin’s Spring Tour Sells Out Cities Across the Country

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Artist of the Year Dove and Billboard Music Award Nominee Drops Second Single “I Lift My Hands” This Week

(Nashville, Tenn) April 15, 2011—Recently nominated for “Christian Artist of the Year” and “Christian Song of the Year” for Billboard’s 2011 Music Awards, on top of his current six Dove Award nominations including Artist of the Year, Chris Tomlin’s And If Our God Is For Us... spring tour pulled in crowds by the thousands resulting in sold out shows all across the country. The tour was in such high demand, production added more show dates in Portland, Phoenix and Houston, and seats sold out shortly after they were announced.

Drawing the largest crowds were in Minneapolis, Houston, Chicago, Baltimore, and Los Angeles, where fans from miles away came to see Tomlin along with his close friends Louie Giglio, Christy Nockels and the critically acclaimed Irish-based band Rend Collective.

“Words can't describe what we saw happen each night of the Chris Tomlin And If Our God Is For Us Tour... with Louie Giglio,” says Dan Fife, concert promoter with Awakening Events. “This was not just another concert, it was a worshipful experience. We know that each night people in every city were ministered to and left transformed. It's an amazing honor for our team to be a part of it.”

After wrapping up a successful tour in Seattle, WA, this week Tomlin will release his second single “I Lift My Hands” from his latest best-selling album And If Our God Is For Us... The song goes for adds today and is the follow-up single to the megahit “I Will Follow.” Tomlin also recently filmed the stirring and hope-filled music video for "I Lift My Hands", which will premiere in May on iTunes ® and GMC.

“This song is a song of hope for people,” says the GRAMMY ® nominated artist. “One of the main phrases of the song is, ‘Let faith arise,’ and I think that is what the song is about - let faith arise in us as we lift our hands to God, as we stretch out our hands to God in hope, as we cry out to Him. I’m so thankful that God would allow us to carry such a powerful song to people.”

This year’s leading Dove nominee is also set to perform “Our God” at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards on Wednesday, April 20 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. The ceremony will air on Easter Sunday at 7pm EST on GMC.

For more information on Chris Tomlin, please visit www.christomlin.com.


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 Radio 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.

About sixstepsrecords:
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