Christopher Dwayne Tomlin is an American contemporary Christian music (CCM) artist, songwriter, and worship leader born on May 4, 1972 from Grand Saline, Texas, United States. Tomlin can sing, play the guitar, and the piano. He has sold roughly 30 million records in total. He is a former staff member belonging to Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI's sixstepsrecords. Chris Tomlin leads worship at various Passion events. He was granted Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2006, 2007 along with Artist of the Year, in 2008 he earned a GMA Dove Award, and a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in 2012.