Music Event of the Year for Thomas Rhett’s “Be A Light”
with Reba, Hillary Scott and Keith Urban
“The 54th Annual CMA Awards” Broadcasts Live
Wednesday, Nov. 11
8:00 – 11:00 PM/EST on ABC
Nashville, TN – (September
2, 2020) – GRAMMY ® winning artist Chris
Tomlin received his first-ever Country Music Association (CMA) Award
nomination yesterday in the Music Event of the Year category for
Thomas Rhett’s “Be A Light” with Reba, Hillary Scott and Keith Urban.
“The 54th Annual CMA
Awards” will broadcast live on Wednesday, Nov. 11 8:00 – 11:00 PM/EST on ABC.
song brings such a beautiful message of hope to the world during a time like
this,” said Chris. “What an honor it is to be among the artists
Thomas asked to join him on ‘Be a Light’. Thanks to the CMA for the nomination
and congratulations to all the nominees.”
In August, Thomas Rhett and Florida
Georgia Line joined Chris for performances on Late Late Show with James Corden and the Today
Show to perform “Thank You Lord,” a song they wrote together for Chris’ #1
debuting album Chris Tomlin & Friends released on July 31. Watch the
Late Late Show with James Corden performance HERE.
Chris Tomlin & Friends features Chris with many of today’s biggest country music artists like Florida
Georgia Line, who also executive produced the album, and Thomas Rhett as well
as Lady A, Russell Dickerson, Chris Lane, RaeLynn, Cassadee Pope and Brett
Young in addition to Bear Rinehartof NEEDTOBREATHE, Blessing Offor
and We The Kingdom.
Tomlin & Friends HERE.
It is estimated that 20-30 million people across
the world sing one of Chris’ songs every week in church services in nearly
every language. Time magazine heralded him as the “most often sung artist in
the world” as his music has inspired and uplifted an entire generation of
believers. Along the way, he’s scored 16 Number one singles at radio, sold
more than nine million albums, earned a Grammy, three Billboard Music Awards,
21 Dove Awards and became a two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year honoree. His
current radio single featuring Lady A, “Who You Are To Me,” has become Chris’ 29th Top 10 single,
giving him more Top 10 singles than any other Christian artist. Time magazine heralded Chris as the “most often
sung artist in the world.” In 2016, he was named one of only four artists ever
to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award (to confirm the only winners
still) for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, alongside Justin Timberlake,
Pitbull and Garth Brooks. Chris is also the first Christian artist to reach the
Billion streams threshold on Pandora and was presented with their BILLIONAIRE
award. His tours have sold-out venues everywhere, including New York City’s
Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone
Arena and Red Rocks.