GRAMMY® Winner Chris Tomlin Garners Dove Award for “Praise & Worship Album of the Year” for Billboard No. 1 Burning Lights
Tomlin celebrates 21 career Dove Award wins and American Music Award nomination
Billboard and CNN premiere exclusive live music videos from forthcoming Burning Lights Deluxe Tour Edition CD & DVD
Nashville, Tenn. (October 16, 2013) – GRAMMY® winner and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Tomlin garnered two wins at last night's 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including the honor of best “Praise & Worship Album of the Year” for the Billboard 200 No. 1 album Burning Lights. The acclaimed worship leader also received a Dove Award for the collective effort of Passion: Let The Future Begin in the “Special Event Album of the Year” category. This marks Tomlin’s 20th and 21st Dove Award wins. Additionally, Tomlin recently received an American Music Award nomination in the Favorite Artist - Contemporary/Inspirational category.
On October 29, Tomlin will unveil his Burning Lights Deluxe Tour Edition CD & DVD. The two-disco combo will include the Burning Lights CD as well as a DVD of Tomlin's performance before an enthusiastic crowd at Denver’s famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. This week, Billboard.com debuted the first live music video, "Our God," from the upcoming DVD. CNN.com is set to premiere the energetic live music video for “God’s Great Dance Floor” later this month.
Burning Lights made history earlier this year as only the fourth Christian music album to debut at the No. 1 spot atop the Billboard 200. The album’s success crossed over to the
"Burning Lights Tour," which has been the most successful tour of Tomlin’s 13 year career, showing a 53% increase in average show attendance and selling out 25 shows in major U.S. markets including New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago. Tomlin recently announced the continuation of the "Burning Lights Tour," which is currently making the trek to 22 additional cities across the country. The tour once again features friend and pastor of Passion City Church/Communicator/Passion founder, Louie Giglio.
The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards was held last night at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The entire event will be televised exclusively on UP! Television Network on Monday, October 21 at 8:00 PM ET.
About Chris Tomlin
With nine albums, 12 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and eight additional nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, 21 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, debuted at No. 1 atop the Billboard 200, making history as only the fourth Christian music album to do so.
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