Chris Tomlin (born May 4, 1972) is an American contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas,. He has sold over 7 million records. A former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI’s six-steps-records. Tomlin leads worship at many Passion events. Some of his most well-known songs are “How Great Is Our God”, “Good Good Father”, “Jesus Messiah”, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”, “Our God”, and “Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”.
He was awarded Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2006, 2007 (along with Artist of the Year), and 2008 GMA Dove Awards, and a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in 2012. He is one of the members of CompassionArt, a charity founded by Martin Smith of the band Delirious? and Smith’s wife, Anna, and is on the board of directors of CURE International, a nonprofit organization that provides medical care to children in the developing world.
Tomlin’s 2013 album Burning Lights debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the fourth CCM album in history to do so.