With ten No. 1 radio singles, three GRAMMY® nominations, 18 Dove Awards, one platinum and three gold albums to his credit, it might be easy for some to look at Chris Tomlin’s music in the context of earthly accomplishments.
However, when Tomlin himself reflects on such acclaimed worship anthems as “Forever,” “Indescribable” and “How Great is Our God,” it’s not in terms of music industry statistics, but lives impacted.
According to TIME magazine, over 40 million people sing the songs of Chris Tomlin each week. It’s a statistic that baffles the humble artist. “I definitely don’t have the greatest talent in any part of the music world,” he says, “but I somehow really sense this special anointing on these songs and the giftings I get for this moment for the church. I’m taking great responsibility. I’m not just writing these songs to write a hit song. I really want to write a song to help people worship God and to give people a voice to express their hearts to God. That’s what these songs are about and at the very core of where I am in my heart.”