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A&M grad Tomlin wins big at Gospel Music Awards

A&M grad Tomlin wins big at Gospel Music Awards

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Christian music star and Texas A&M University graduate Chris Tomlin was the big winner at the 37th annual Gospel Music Awards in Nashville.

The 33-year-old musician took home the Dove Award for Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Song and Worship Song of the Year (How Great Is Our God), and Special Event Album of the Year (Music Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe).

Tomlin graduated from Texas A&M in 1995 and credits his worship time at Central Baptist Church in Bryan for helping develop his musical career.

"I didn't pick this. It kind of picked me," Tomlin said in an interview with The Eagle in October 2005. "As a kid, I would pray to [God] and ask what He wanted me to do."

He could not be reached for comment last week after the awards were given out.

Tomlin entered the night with 10 nominations, capping off a remarkable year in which he also co-headlined the Indescribable Tour with fellow singer Matt Redman and motivational speaker Louie Giglio. The Christian-based tour made its way through College Station in October.

"I tried out in college for the singing group and the director said 'You'll do anything in life but sing, Chris.' ... So this is pretty cool," Tomlin said in an Associated Press story after the awards. "I never felt like a great singer, but if God could use this voice to lead people to worship God, then I'm grateful for that."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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