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There is still a hefty trend in the music business towards praise and worship. Sales are still good, climbing even, and it seems that everyone in Christian music is either moving over to secular labels, or trying to get a piece of the Praise and Worship "action." But when you are dealing with something that is created to be set apart, not just a fill-in or a fad, what happens to the purpose? cMusicWeb.com had a talk with Chris Tomlin, one of the country's foremost worship leaders to try to figure this whole thing out. Read full interview...

Chris Tomlin (lead vocals, acoustic guitar)
Jesse Reeves (bass guitar, harmonica, vocals)
Daniel Carson (electric guitar, vocals)
John Owen Parish (drums, loops)

March 20, 2006 - GMA Announces Performers
The Gospel Music Awards (GMA) have announced their performers for the 37th Annual show, which will be held on April 5, 2006. According to the official web site of the GMA music awards, confirmed performances include "Chris Tomlin, Israel & New Breed, Kutless and Third Day. Joining them in performances will be BarlowGirl, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Mark Schultz, Martha Munizzi, Natalie Grant, Sawyer Brown and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Jeremy Camp, David Crowder of David Crowder Band, Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall and Third Day’s Mac Powell will join together for a special acoustic performance. Additionally, Kirk Franklin and Rebecca St. James, who were previously announced as hosts for the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards, will perform during the show."

Additionally, Walgreen's has signed on as a lead sponsor for the television broadcast. The show will be televised starting on Easter weekend April 15 through May 21. According to the article, major markets cleared for broadcast are New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Detroit and Nashville.

For more information about the 37th Annual Gospel Music Awards, visit their web site.
- Matt 

Arriving - Click to view! ARRIVING (2004)
Reaching a destination in worship should never mean taking up permanent residence. Instead, continual growth is needed. How else could the God of the universe be discovered by His creation? Instead of setting up camp on the first mountain, we should press on to the vast range we observe in the distance. When considering Chris Tomlin's newest project, I take the title to mean a process of arriving, one that will take an entire lifetime to attain. Read full review...

Not To Us - Click to view!
NOT TO US (2002)
Worship records are a dime a dozen these days, and personally I find it disturbing. Worship is not something that can be packaged and sold. Worship is a lifestyle which ultimately draws us into a deeper relationship with God. Now the Christian music industry would have us believe otherwise. Seeing the industry-driven machine behind it all is probably the main reason why I've never been fond of worship music. With that said, this disc is the most brilliant and enlightening worship recording I've heard thus far. Read full review...

The Noise We Make - Click to view!
Tomlin's debut featured his major hit "Forever" as well as "The Wonderful Cross" with Matt Redman.

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