And If Our Our God Is For Us
With nine No. 1 radio singles, three GRAMMY nominations, 16 Dove Awards, a platinum and two gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most wellknown and influential artists in contemporary Christian music. On November 16th, on the heels of celebrating the RIAA Gold Status of 2008s HELLO LOVE, Tomlin will deliver his seventh recording for sixstepsrecords, AND IF OUR GOD IS FOR US . The albums first single, I Will Follow, is already Top 10 on Christian AC.
For the first time in his career, Tomlin recorded at his home base outside Atlanta, where he recently renovated a cabin into a studio next to his house. This made the recording process much more personal for Tomlin as he created eleven worshipful and powerful tracks, once again partnering with the legendary Ed Cash Matthew West, Bebo Norman, David CrowderBand as well as exploring new musical avenues with Dan Muckala Amy Grant, MercyMe, The Afters.
As many will realize, the title comes from Tomlins #1 song from the PASSION AWAKENING live CD, Our God, and as Tomlin explains, the title is one that wasnt his first choice, but kept coming back to him. For the longest time I had a different title for the album, but at the end of the day, I really came back to And if Our God is for Us. I just love that statement. Its just so strong. Every night in concert when we get to the part of the song where we sing if our God is for us, its amazing to see what happens, to see so many people rise up in that statement. If you really believe in God, you know that everything is possible. Anything can happen. Miracles can happen. All things are available to you no matter what youre going through, no matter what youre facing, no matter what is coming against you. Life comes against all of us but you know God is for you. Thats straight from the scripture. Its not just my thought. Its not just my idea or opinion. The scripture tell us if God is for you then who can be against you. I love the hope that is in that statement. I think when people see that in the stores and they pick it up or they see it online, hopefully it just instantly takes them to that ideaGod is for me today
sixstepsrecords, EMI Christian Music Group and EMI Christian Music Publishing recently honored Tomlin for HELLO LOVEs Gold certification at his studio in Atlanta and treated select radio, retail and media VIPs to a sneak preview of AND IF OUR GOD IS FOR US.