For three decades, Christian musical artist Chris Tomlin’s been as much a faith leader as a songwriter, able to parlay his faith in spirituality into influential and popular music. Via “Always,” his seventeenth album out on September 9, he surges forward from leader to legend in the worlds of gospel and contemporary Christian music.
“The songs that I’ve written are as easy to play with an acoustic guitar at worship with friends around a campfire as they are in a church filled with 500 people or at Madison Square Garden,” says the 17-time Billboard Christian Airplay chart-topper. “These simple songs help people see God’s goodness and mercy,” says Tomlin.
Tomlin succinctly highlights the longevity of his songs-as-ministry as “a neverending stream of songs that help people encounter and worship God.” To that end, 13-track “Always” features its already-released title single, plus a trio of pop-aimed duets and ballads with frequent country music collaborators Lady A, friend and notable praise and worship singer-songwriter Steffany Gretzinger, plus breakout Christian music star Brandon Lake.