11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Worship music’s main man delivers his second Christmas release, a live project chock-full of guest stars like Kristyn Getty, who adds her lovely Irish lilt to a sing-along version of “Silent Night,” and All Sons & Daughters, who give Tomlin’s take on “What Child Is This?” an acoustic folk flavor. While traditional carol “Midnight Clear (Love Song)” becomes a grand, glorious, pop-rock anthem here, the album’s standout is arguably the hauntingly beautiful “Noel,” featuring Lauren Daigle’s powerful, soaring voice.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Worship music’s main man delivers his second Christmas release, a live project chock-full of guest stars like Kristyn Getty, who adds her lovely Irish lilt to a sing-along version of “Silent Night,” and All Sons & Daughters, who give Tomlin’s take on “What Child Is This?” an acoustic folk flavor. While traditional carol “Midnight Clear (Love Song)” becomes a grand, glorious, pop-rock anthem here, the album’s standout is arguably the hauntingly beautiful “Noel,” featuring Lauren Daigle’s powerful, soaring voice.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings
72 Ratings
Cory Kruse

Everything a Christmas Album Should Be

Chris Tomlin again crafts a Christmas album that finds the perfect balance between the old and the new, the hymns and the contemporary. He revisits some of the classics while triumphantly adding his own to the mix. These songs—backed by group vocals and stripped-down instrumentation, as well as featuring some powerful guest vocalists—feel inspired and divine, a refreshing look at the holiday season through a truly worshipful lens. This is everything a Christmas album should be; this is Chris Tomlin and worship music at its best.

Michelle Stoup

Chris Tomlin does it again!!!

As if it could get any better than Glory in the Highest (Chris Tomlins first Christmas album). This album is so fantastic. When I saw Mr. Tomlin was coming out with a new Christmas album I could hardly wait to buy it and knew I would not have to 'sample' the songs before I made my decision. Was I ever right about this. This is truly a worshipful Christmas album and what else should we be doing during this precious season? I was not looking for yet another rendition of the classic songs we hear over and over but something new for the season to help me worship my sweet Savior Jesus. Thanks for the hint of the classics but for doing your own thing and turning this into a true worship album. Thanks to Mr. Tomlin and all his friends for what they have done here. Why are you still reading this review? Go and buy this album and spend some time this Christmas season praising the only one worthy of all of our praise!

David Lucero

Awesome Album!

Chris Tomlin does it again with this Amazing Christmas Album combining classics with new songs and adding his own style. This Album will be amazing!!!

About Chris Tomlin

One of the leading artists and activists within contemporary Christian music, Chris Tomlin is a successful singer and songwriter whose 2005 album Arriving has sold over a million copies, and whose compositions "Holy Is the Lord," "How Great Is Our God," and "Our God" are among the most popular contemporary songs in the world's churches, being sung by millions of Christians at worship services every week. Born in Grand Saline, Texas in 1972, Tomlin grew up listening to country music and learned to play guitar from his father (Tomlin has cited Willie Nelson's Stardust as a key influence). At the age of nine, Tomlin accepted Jesus Christ as his savior, and at 14 wrote his first song of praise.

He enrolled at Texas A&M in the early '90s to study medicine, but as he heard the call to bring himself and others closer to God, he grew active in a campus Christian group called Breakaway. Tomlin was a worship leader with Breakaway when he began attending Bible study sessions with Louie Giglio, who led a Christian group at Baylor University in Waco called Choice. Tomlin and Giglio worked together at youth ministry camps, and Tomlin was soon performing praise songs regularly for Giglio's events. In time, Giglio's group evolved into Passion, a nationwide organization for young Christians on college campuses, and Giglio started a record company, Six Steps Records, to record youth-oriented Christian artists. Tomlin, whose songs had become mainstays at Breakaway and Passion services, became one of Six Steps' first signings, and The Noise We Make, released in 2001, was Tomlin's first album. The band Tomlin assembled while serving as a pastor at Woodland, Texas's Harvest Ministry -- Daniel Carson on guitar, Jesse Reeves on bass, and Ryan Sandlin on drums -- began touring, often appearing at Passion events around the country as well as headlining its own concerts. (In 2004, Ryan Sandlin left the group, and Travis Nunn took over behind the drums.) In 2002, Tomlin moved to Austin, Texas, and became a pastor at Austin's Stone Community Church, where he helped guide a congregation of 1,500. As Tomlin's songs and recordings found a wider audience, he was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his 2006 album See the Morning (which rose to number one on Billboard's Christian albums chart and number 15 on the overall Top 200), but the songwriter continued to emphasize that his mission was more important than his own music. Tomlin's fifth studio album, 2008's Hello Love, was certified gold. It was followed in 2009 by the holiday offering Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship, 2010's And If Our God Is for Us..., and 2103's Burning Lights. Tomlin's tenth studio album, Love Ran Red, featuring the hit singles "Waterfall" and "Jesus Loves Me," was released in 2014, and in 2015 he appeared on the Passion release Even So Come. Also in 2015, Tomlin launched Worship Night in America. Held at some of the nation's best-known venues, including New York City's Madison Square Garden and Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the touring presentation of music and prayer was broadcast in hundreds of movie theaters nationwide.

His mainstream success continued in 2016 with a Grammy nomination (his eighth overall) and the release of a new studio album, Never Lose Sight, which reached number six on the Billboard 200. Following a 2017 holiday album, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship, Tomlin issued the single "Resurrection Power" in January 2018. Still touring annually with Worship Night in America, his 2018 edition welcomed guests including Kim Walker-Smith, Matt Maher, and Tauren Wells. ~ Mark Deming

HOMETOWN
Austin, TX
BORN
May 4, 1972

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