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GRAMMY ® NOMINATED & BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD WINNER CHRIS TOMLIN TO PRESENT HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION

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“AND IF OUR GOD IS FOR US…TOUR” WITH LOUIE GIGLIO & CHRISTY NOCKELS TO FOLLOW HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL SPRING TOUR

(Nashville, Tenn) September 1, 2011— According to TIME magazine over 40 million people sing the songs of Chris Tomlin each week, suggesting he is “likely the most often sung artist anywhere.”  As a result, church congregations worldwide feel a connection with the lyrics and music Tomlin writes.  On November 15th, sixstepsrecords will release a collection featuring many of Tomlin's most defining songs to date on How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection.

How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection will feature 14 tracks; seven of which went to #1 at Christian AC Radio, 4 are currently in the Top 10 of most sung songs at Churches, and all 14 songs are in the top 120. Accolades aside, these are songs that not only have defined Tomlin, but have given a voice to the Church and millions of people around the world as they worship Jesus.  Most notably, the record will also include new renditions of “Forever,” “We Fall Down” and a new version of the title track and current #1 CCLI song newly entitled “How Great Is Our God (The World Sings)" featuring the voices of influential worship leaders from around the world.  For a full track listing see below.

Before the release of his new project, Tomlin will once again unite with friends Louie Giglio and Christy Nockels for the fall leg of his “And If Our God Is For Us…Tour.” Tomlin’s spring leg of the tour drew sold out crowds across the country. The event was in such high demand, second shows were added in Portland, Phoenix and Houston, and seats sold out shortly after they were announced. This season the tour will visit fans in Colorado Springs, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, St. Louis and more. See a full list of tour dates below. Tickets for all dates are currently on-sale now at www.christomlin.com.

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About Chris Tomlin:
With eight records, ten No. 1 radio singles, three GRAMMY nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, 18 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 (How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection) David Crowder* Band (Church Music), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons), Christy Nockels (Life Light Up), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: Here For You). 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.

Track Listing:
Forever (New Recording)
Wonderful Cross
We Fall Down (New Recording)
Famous One
Enough
Indescribable
How Great Is Our God (The World Sings) (New Recording)
Holy is the Lord
Made to Worship
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Jesus Messiah
God of this City
I Will Rise
Our God

Chris Tomlin AND IF OUR GOD IS FOR US... TOUR with Louie Giglio & Christy Nockels
10/19 Colorado Springs, CO
10/20 Wichita, KS
10/21 Little Rock, AR
10/22 Pensacola, FL
10/25 Austin, TX
10/26 Corpus Christi, TX
10/27 College Station, TX
10/28 Shreveport, LA
10/29 Hattiesburg, MS
11/2 Indianapolis, IN - SOLD OUT
11/3 Johnstown, PA
11/4 Washington DC
11/5 Charleston, WV
11/11 Nashville, TN
11/12 Corbin, KY
11/16 Bourbonnais, IL
11/17 Memphis, TN
11/18 St. Louis, MO
11/19 Birmingham, AL
 
 
 
 
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