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NEWS: Chris Tomlin To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

By December 1, 2015News

GRAMMY® Award Winner Chris Tomlin To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut Friday, December 4

Tomlin launches sold-out “ADORE Christmas Tour” this weekend featuring Crowder and Lauren Daigle

People Country features ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship along with free download of “It’s Christmas” on

The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and more praise chart-topping Christmas album

Nashville, Tenn. (December 1, 2015) — Chris Tomlin’s name will be added to the list of legends who have stepped into Nashville’s world famous Grand Ole Opry circle when he makes his Opry debut Friday, December 4. The evening will also feature performances from multiple GRAMMY® Award winners Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and more.

For a list of additional performers, or to purchase tickets, visit The Grand Ole Opry’s official website, where Tomlin’s new Christmas album ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship is currently featured.

ADORE released in late October, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums Chart, also topping the same chart on iTunes.

In support of the album, Tomlin is launching his “ADORE Christmas Tour” this weekend, featuring special guests Crowder and Lauren Daigle. Kicking off December 5 in Knoxville, the sold-out tour will make eight stops across the country. Click here for additional information.

ADORE is featured in the most recent issue of People Country along with a free download of the upbeat track “It’s Christmas,” available on

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The New York Times included ADORE in its holiday album roundup, calling it “quaveringly sincere” praising Tomlin’s “clear, agreeable” voice. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also applauded ADORE saying “not only does Tomlin possess a soothing voice that imbues his lyrics with deep emotion, he also has an uncanny knack for melody,” while Nashville Lifestyles featured the album in their holiday roundup as well.

CCM Magazine called ADORE “an inspired album from beginning to end,” while Worship Leader said “it’s classic-sounding Tomlin as he humbly covers these songs with a worshipful tone.” NewReleaseToday called the album “refreshing,” and Hallels referred to it as a “treasure trove.”

ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship is available for purchase here.

“ADORE Christmas Tour”
December 5 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
December 6 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre
December 8 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
December 14 – San Jose, CA – California Theater
December 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
December 16 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theater
December 17 – Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
December 19 – Phoenix (Mesa), AZ – Ikeda Theater

About Chris Tomlin
With ten albums, 13 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and eight additional nominations, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a platinum and four gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music. Referred to by TIME Magazine as “most likely the most often sung artist anywhere,” Tomlin consistently has several songs in the top 20 of the Top 100 CCLI songs. BMI and GMA Dove Awards’ 2014 Songwriter of the Year, Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” was his first No. 1 on the CCLI Top 25, becoming one of the fastest rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history. In addition to having sold more than 7 million albums and over 8.9 million digital tracks, Tomlin made history as his No. 1 single “Jesus Messiah” (Hello Love) garnered 97 adds at radio, making it the biggest ever add date in Christian radio history. He recently broke the record for most top tens in the history of Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart. In the midst of his record-breaking success, Tomlin continues touring and leading at Passion Conference gatherings across the US and worldwide, including his recent Worship Night In America events, which sold out NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Denver’s Red Rock’s and Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. Burning Lights debuted at No. 1 atop the Billboard 200 in January 2013, making history as only the fourth Christian music album to do so, and his tenth recording, Love Ran Red continues to produce chart-topping singles. ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship recently released, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums Chart.

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