Burning Lights - CD

Chris Tomlin
Capitol Christian Distribution
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One of the most storied worship leaders of our time, 2012 Grammy® Award Winner Chris Tomlin returns with an all new studio album, Burning Lights. As the songwriter behind the worship favourites "How Great Is Our God", "Jesus Messiah", "Holy Is The Lord" and "Forever", Chris continues to write songs that connect people to the heart of Jesus and lead them to a greater worship of Him. The album features an all-new recording of the radio hit "White Flag". The first single "Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)" goes for adds at radio September 28th

With ten no. 1 Christian radio singles, three GRAMMY® nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, 16 Dove Awards, one 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's award-winning song "How Great Is Our God" moved to no. 1 on the CCLI Top 25 after becoming one of the fasting rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history. Currently, he has 4 songs in the Top 10 & 45 songs in the Top 500 CCLI Chart.

Tomlin continues to tour many dates every year and plays regularly at Passion Conferences in the United States and worldwide. Along with Pastor and Communicator Louie Giglio, Tomlin serves at Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, and leads worship at the annual Passion Conference, which drew 42,000+ university aged students in 2012.

Product Information

ISBN13: 5099960707727
CMTA: CPMWXX
Item: 327936
Publisher: Capitol Christian Distribution
Label: sixstepsrecords
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin

With 10 albums, 13 #1 radio singles, a Grammy Award, 21 Dove Awards, and two platinum and four gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in music. His songs include "How Great Is Our God," "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)," "Our God," and most Harper Sep-Dec 2016 recently, "Good Good Father," to name a few. It is estimated that each week 20-30 million people sing one of Tomlin's songs in worship. More than anything, Chris loves being a...

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Burning Lights

Under a vast, October sky, standing on stage before tens of thousands deep in the heart of Africa, Chris Tomlin felt right at home. Even all those miles removed from the familiar, Tomlin detected the steady, burning light that's universal and uniting. He's aware that no matter where in the world, we all seek connection, to know that we're part of a grander narrative, a special story in the exquisite design of creation.

For that reason Tomlin has dedicated his life career to a singular pursuit: to bring people closer to God. Building a career is just fine, he says, but nothing compares to building bridges through music that lead to hope, healing and higher ground.

"I have to put out songs that bridge the gap," Tomlin says, putting the emphasis on "have to" as though his musical life depended on it. "I want to write songs that people sing to God. There's nothing wrong with a three-minute pop song, but I want these songs to be special to the church. There's more of a laser focus on that than ever."

Yet Tomlin also embodies something rare in popular music. On his latest disc, Burning Lights, he not only hits the mark for deep substance, but also delivers lean, muscular songs that exert a magnetic pop pull. True to its title, Burning Lights shines like a sonic supernova, yet never loses its human scope and beating heart in the process.

That's because Tomlin???after ten no. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and three additional nominations, 18 Dove Awards, one Platinum® album and three Gold® discs???touches the hearts of listeners like no other. On the one hand, he's achieved global scope that moved TIME magazine to proclaim him "likely the most often sung artist anywhere."It's estimated that more than 40 million men, women and children sing Chris Tomlin songs each week.

But for all those people it's still personal, as Tomlin gives voice and narrative to the most elemental longings any believer can profess. You can hear it on "Awake My Soul", where Tomlin pleas for breath-of-life deliverance:

Awake, awake, awake my soul
God resurrect these bones
From death to life, for You alone
Awake my soul

"This is record number 10 for me, and it's so exciting to feel this great about it," Tomlin says. "We definitely did not hit cruise control. This record developed in a way that no other record has and I feel it's the strongest thing I've ever put together."

Tomlin extends props to three talented producers - Jason Ingram (Brandon Heath, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Rebecca St. James, Point of Grace), Dan Muckala (Backstreet Boys, Amy Grant, MercyMe) and Ed Cash (Kari Jobe, Laura Story, Bebo Norman) - along with a wide range of musical guests including Kari Jobe, Phil Wickham, Lecrae and Christy Nockels.

But to tell the story of Burning Lights properly, you have to start near the end. As Tomlin and crew wound down the scheduled album sessions, they had every reason to believe they would accomplished their mission. Little did they know they'd get sent back to the well not once, not twice, but three times in pursuit of the best material they could muster.

For Tomlin, it was the artistic equivalent of Naaman's bathing in the Jordan River seven times???a test of patience and persistence that yielded startling results. Every time, he fashioned new tracks that propel Burning Lights to higher melodic and lyrical vistas. And to get there, Tomlin had to empty himself and lean on God like never before as a recording artist.

To hear Tomlin tell it, his albums almost always start with a full complement of finished songs, ready for him and his musicians to execute. "But this time, we met with the record company as we were wrapping up and they said, 'We don't feel that it's quite finished yet. Maybe there's more.' And that's a big hit to take when you've already put your heart on your sleeve."

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1. Burning Lights    
2. Awake My Soul (with Lecrae)    
3. Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]    
4. Lay Me Down    
5. God's Great Dance Floor    
6. White Flag    
7. Crown Him [Majesty] (with Kari Jobe)    
8. Jesus, Son of God (with Christy Nockels)    
9. Sovereign    
10. Countless Wonders    
11. Thank You God For Saving Me (with Phil Wickham)    
12. Shepherd Boy    
Burning Lights

Album Story
Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]

Song Story
Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)

Lyric Video
Crown Him (Majesty) [with Kari Jobe]

Lyric Video
Lay Me Down

Lyric Video
Awake My Soul [with Lecrae]

Lyric Video
Crown Him (Majesty) ft. Chris Tomlin & Kari Jobe

Concert Video
Burning Lights

EPK
God's Great Dance Floor

Song Story
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