Grammy Award winner Chris Tomlin is celebrating summer with the debut of new music. On Friday, he released “Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP.” The project contains three new songs featuring Tomlin with country music superstar Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line), who also served as executive producer; Jimmie Allen and Russell Dickerson; as well as two tracks that appeared on last summer’s No. 1-debuting album “Chris Tomlin & Friends.” Get the EP here.
One of those previously released songs, “Thank You Lord,” featuring Tomlin with FGL and Thomas Rhett, is the newest single and is headed to Christian radio. The artists performed it together last summer on NBC’s “Today” and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” “Thank You Lord” was written by Tomlin, Rhett, Hubbard, Corey Crowder and David Garcia and is the most consumed song from the album. To date, “Chris Tomlin & Friends” has more than 150 million global streams.
It is estimated 20-30 million people across the world sing one of Tomlin’s songs every week in church services in nearly every language. Time magazine heralded him as the “most often sung artist in the world” as his music has inspired and uplifted an entire generation of believers. Along the way, Tomlin has scored 17 No. 1 singles at radio, placed 29 Top 10 hits (more than any other Christian artist), sold more than 9 million albums and has 4.5 billion career global streams. In 2016, he was named one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 billion digital radio streams (sitting alongside Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks). Tomlin is also the first Christian artist to reach the billion streams threshold on Pandora and was presented with the BILLIONAIRE award.