Performance filmed during ‘Good Friday Nashville’; watch performance here
As one of Christian music’s most highly regarded worship leaders, Chris Tomlin has released a live performance version of his Grammy-nominated radio single “Holy Forever” featuring Jenn Johnson and Brian Johnson of Bethel Music.
The song has captivated worship leaders and church attendees across the globe since its release last fall and was recorded during Tomlin’s “Good Friday Nashville” concert held at Bridgestone Arena where Jenn and Brian were guest performers. “Holy Forever” was a collaborative write by some of the genre’s very best songwriters, including Tomlin, Jenn and Brian, as well as Phil Wickham and Jason Ingram. The song appears on Tomlin’s Grammy-nominated album “Always.”
Watch the live performance video of “Holy Forever” here .
“Songs are like arrows out of the bow … reaching places far beyond what I would imagine,” Tomlin said. “I definitely feel that ‘Holy Forever’ is one of those arrows. It’s an honor to be a part of a song like this … that reminds us all of the greater story … the song of heaven! I love hearing how this song is finding its way among gatherings large and small around the world.”
The reverence of the song’s performance and message on Good Friday was even more powerful as the concert came just a week after the Covenant school shooting in Nashville.
“Leading ‘Holy Forever’ with Chris on Good Friday was such a beautiful moment for us,” Jenn said. “This song has been so special, and leading it in the midst of a city in tragedy, was deeply moving. There was a powerful hunger in the room that evening as we worshipped, united together.”
More about Chris Tomlin
TIME magazine heralded Tomlin as the “most often sung artist in the world” as his music has inspired and uplifted an entire generation of believers. Along the way, he has scored 17 No. 1 singles on the radio, placed 29 top 10 hits (more than any other Christian artist), sold more than 12 million albums with 6.3 billion career global streams, won a Grammy, three Billboard Music Awards, 28 Dove Awards, became a two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year honoree and an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. 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, 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.