Songwriter and singer Phil Wickham is busy preparing for the release of his new album. It is entitled Children of God and it's set to be released in April 2016. On social media, Wickham teases: "KEEP CALM AND WAIT FOR Children of God..."
Meanwhile, Wickham's ever popular worship anthem "This is Amazing Grace" was honored with RIAA Gold Certification for both sales and streams of the song off of his 2013 project, The Ascension. Reaching No. 1 on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart, "This Is Amazing Grace" received top honors at the 2015 BMI Christian Awards for Song of the Year and earned Wickham three nominations at this year's 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including a nod for Song of the Year.
The hit single was the most played song on Christian radio for 2014, topping Billboard's 2014 Christian Airplay Song Year End Chart at No. 1. In addition to sales and radio success, the song is No. 2 on the US chart of Christian Copyright Licensing International, recognizing it as one of the most-often-sung worship songs in the church today.
"I am blown away with how the Lord has used 'This Is Amazing Grace'," says Wickham. "For the song to reach this achievement is such an honor and I'm so grateful."
Wickham is set to tour alongside Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa and more on The Rock and Worship Roadshow 2016, presented by Compassion International. With a total of 27 dates, the tour will kick off in Springfield, Mo. this February. For more information on the tour, visit theroadshowtour.com.
Phil Wickham is, at his core, a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners' hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift has been apparent on all of his critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009), Response (2011) and The Ascension (2013).
Wickham's latest release debuted at No. 2 on the SoundScan Christian Albums Chart and in the Top 40 on the Billboard 200. The first single off the album, "This Is Amazing Grace," gave Wickham his first career No. 1, claiming the top spot on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart for thirteen consecutive weeks. On Billboard's 2014 Year End Charts, the song was the No. 1 Christian Airplay Song, and Wickham himself claimed the No. 2 spot on the Christian Airplay Artists Chart.
"This Is Amazing Grace" also received top honors at the BMI Christian Awards as their Song of the Year, recognizing it as the most-played song on Christian radio in 2014. Not only has the single achieved great radio success, but the song has become a beloved anthem in the modern church, increasing Wickham's recognition as a gifted artist and songwriter with a true heart of worship.