September 25, 2020

Chris Tomlin shares 'God-ordained' story behind new country album with Florida Georgia Line

 When worship leader Chris Tomlin met Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard at the gym, he had no idea he and the country star would end up collaborating on a mainstream country album.

“In May of last year, Tyler and I were both at the same vacation spot in Florida and happened to meet at the gym,” the Grammy winner and multi-Platinum singer-songwriter told The Christian Post. “He told me how much my music meant to him and his wife, and I was floored. I mean, he’s a huge country superstar.” 

Growing up, Hubbard sang Tomlin’s songs in church. As a student at Belmont, Hubbard attended a Passion Conference where the “How Great is our God” singer led worship — and there decided to become a worship leader himself. 

“Tyler and [bandmate] Brian actually started out as a worship duo because of that conference before launching into country, and the rest is history,” Tomlin said. “He said that meeting me felt like a musical full circle.”