xstepsrecords Continues GRAMMY® Recognition with Four Nominations for Critically Acclaimed Aritsts and Worship Leaders Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin
Redman celebrates his first GRAMMY® nomination as an artist
NASHVILLE, TN – December , 2012 – sixstepsrecords’ Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin received a total of four GRAMMY® nominations on Wednesday evening for the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Renowned artist, songwriter and worship leader, Matt Redman enters this years award ceremony with three nods, celebrating his first ever GRAMMY® nomination as an artist. Joining him for their co-write in the category for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song is acclaimed worship leader and artist Chris Tomlin. Tomlin and Redman co-wrote the GRAMMY® nominated song “White Flag” along with Jason Ingram and Matt Maher. This marks Tomlin’s eighth career GRAMMY® nomination. The 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at 8pm ET/7CT on CBS.
Matt Redman’s song “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” continues to impact listeners all around the globe. As Redman’s first No. 1 single and with its impressive 16 week-long run at No. 1, “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” gains momentum with its two GRAMMY® nominations in the categories for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. The widely popular song was written by Redman along with songwriter Jonas Myrin. In addition to the song nominations, Redman receives a third GRAMMY® nod this year for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song as a songwriter on the song “White Flag.”
Internationally acclaimed recording artist and worship leader Chris Tomlin earns his eighth GRAMMY® nomination with the announcement of a nod to “White Flag" for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Co-written with Jason Ingram, Matt Maher and Matt Redman, the song is from the live album Passion: White Flag, but also appears on the 2012 GRAMMY® winner’s forthcoming album, Burning Lights, available on Jan. 8, 2013. The highly anticipated project will release on the heels of the Passion 2013 conference in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, where he will lead worship with a generation of 18-25 year olds from around the world at the significant, four-day gathering.
About Matt Redman:
Matt Redman’s songwriting is synonymous with integrity and continues to impact churches around the world. Leading a generation of worshipers, his songs have been recorded by Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, David Crowder*Band, Rebecca St. James, Tree 63, Kutless and Passion among others. A key songwriter for today’s church and active worship leader for Passion conferences around the world, Redman has a history of success having garnered eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and recently received a GRAMMY® nod for “Best Gospel Song” for “Our God,” featured on Passion: Awakening. Redman’s latest studio album, 10,000 Reasons, is his best-selling album to date and includes his 16-week No. 1 hit single, “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” with digital track sales of over 250,000. Additionally, Redman has 26 songs in the CCLI Top 500, with six populating the Top 50. Redman recently released his essential collection titled Sing Like Never Before which brings together some of his favorite classics into one compilation album.
About Chris Tomlin:
With eight albums, ten No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and five additional nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, 18 Dove Awards, a platinum and four 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 4.2 million albums and over 6 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. His ninth studio album, Burning Lights, will be released on Jan. 8, 2013. The album includes his current single, "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)."
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection), Crowder (Give Us Rest), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons), Christy Nockels (Into the Glorious), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: White Flag). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations. For more information on sixsteprecords, visit: www.sixstepsrecords.com.
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