Nashville, Tenn. (August 10, 2016) — Chris Tomlin is among the top nominees for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards, earning a total of five nominations, including Songwriter of the Year (Artist).
Tomlin was also nominated for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for his single "Good Good Father," which hit the No. 1 spot on multiple charts. His 2015 Christmas album ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Holiday Albums Chart, earned a nomination for Christmas Album of the Year. Tomlin has also been recognized for his writing credits on Christy Nockels' "Let It Be Jesus," up for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year and Passion's "Even So Come," up for Worship Song of the Year.
Tomlin has been honored with more than 20 Dove Award wins. The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16.
Tomlin's nominations come on the heels of this summer's Worship Night In America events, hitting venues across the US, culminating in a sold out evening at NYC's Madison Square Garden.
About Chris Tomlin
With ten albums, 15 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and eight additional nominations, three 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 likely the most often sung artist anywhere, Tomlin consistently has several songs in the top 20 of the Top 100 CCLI songs. BMI and GMA Dove Awards' 2014 Songwriter of the Year, Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” was his first No. 1 on the CCLI Top 25, becoming one of the fastest rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history. In addition to having sold more than 7 million albums and over 8.9 million digital tracks, Tomlin made history as his No. 1 single “Jesus Messiah” (Hello Love) garnered 97 adds at radio, making it the biggest ever add date in Christian radio history. Tomlin recently broke the record for most top tens in the history of Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart. In the midst of his record-breaking success, Tomlin continues touring and leading at Passion Conference gatherings across the US and worldwide, including Worship Night in America events. Burning Lights debuted at No. 1 atop the Billboard 200 in January 2013, making history as only the fourth Christian music album to do so. Never Lose Sight is set to release October 21.