Nashville, Tenn. — Several of the world's most renowned worship leaders came together to write and record Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart and reached the Top 5 overall after its January 1 digital release. Physical copies of the album will be available January 29. Featuring Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, Brett Younker and Jimi Cravity, the worship anthems were introduced to more than 40,000 18-25 year olds at Passion 2016 conferences held in Houston and Atlanta arenas this past weekend.
Young adults from all 50 states, 51 countries and more than 1,600 universities gathered across three locations in Atlanta (Infinite Energy Arena and Philips Arena) and Houston (Toyota Center) January 2-4. Special musical guests included Rend Collective, Hillsong UNITED and surprise performers KB, Trip Lee and Tedashii, while students heard from renowned speakers Louie Giglio, John Piper, Christine Caine, Ravi Zacharias and Levi Lusko. The conferences took place simultaneously as bands traveled between locations, and each venue experienced live and simulcast teaching from speakers.
Along with continued support for the END IT Movement to end modern-day slavery, students also donated money for the construction of a hospital to serve at-risk mothers and children in war-torn Syria. Throughout the weekend, students proclaimed the name of God, joining together to sing anthems of worship from Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising. Passion 2017 will take place at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, with more than 60,000 college students expected to attend. Click here for additional information.
Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising follows in the footsteps of several Passion albums, many of which have debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart. Listeners have become accustomed to hearing live Passion albums recorded at the annual conferences, but for the first time ever, Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising was recorded in a studio prior to Passion, bringing a new element to the latest release.
Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising is available for purchase here.