(Pictured right: L to R) Pete Kipley, Phil Wickham and Mark Nicholas at last week’s BMI Christian Awards. Photo Courtesy of BMI
Nashville, Tenn. – Phil Wickham‘s “This Is Amazing Grace” garnered the Song of the Year honor at last week’s BMI Christian Awards. “This Is Amazing Grace,” off of his latest album The Ascension, gave Wickham his first career No. 1 single, claiming the top spot on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart for 13 consecutive weeks. The song has continually stood in the top 20 of Christian Digital Track Sales, and is currently resting at No. 2 on the CCLI Top Songs Chart. The annual awards ceremony at BMI’s Nashville offices recognized the past year’s most-performed Christian rock, contemporary, inspirational and southern gospel songs played on Christian radio. To view the official lyric video, click here.
“I’m so honored to have been a part of the story of ‘This Is Amazing Grace,’ and proud to share the win with my longtime friend and producer, Pete Kipley,” said Wickham. “A massive thanks to the other writers, Jeremy Riddle and Josh Farro, without whom this song would not exist, as well as my label, publisher, management and the whole team for believing so much in this song. The BMI Awards were really a special night to celebrate what God is so graciously doing!”
Wickham’s latest single “Glory” is currently in the top 20 at Christian AC Radio, and he is in the studio working on a new project due out in early 2016. This fall, Wickham will be a special guest on MercyMe’s national “Greater Than” Tour, with dates to be announced. To view Wickham’s latest tour schedule, click here.
About Phil Wickham:
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 five 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.