Tommy Walker’s I Have A Hope Recognized By Christianity Today And Worship Leader Magazine As Favorite Worship Album Of 2008

2008-11-12

Christianity Today and Worship Leader magazine named Tommy Walker’s I Have A Hope as one of the best worship albums of 2008.

Named as an editor’s pick for Worship Leader’s list of best worship projects of 2008, the magazines writes, “The most notable thing on I Have A Hope is the fact that it is one of the best worship albums in the past few years… Whatever you feel about the past, present and future of Tommy Walker’s music, get this record. You and your congregation will be blessed.”

Christianity Today lists I Have A Hope as favorite worship album of 2008. Editor Russ Breimeier comments, “Tommy Walker is one of the best when it comes to writing worship songs that are accessible without compromising musicianship, and he was reviving classic hymns with new worship choruses well before Chris Tomlin was. So how great to hear him team up with Tomlin’s award-winning producer Ed Cash for his first nationally released studio project. The amazing part is how it all sounds as spirited as a live recording, yet any of it would be perfectly suited for radio. With an engaging vocal, masterful guitar work, and congregational songwriting focused on God, this isn’t only the best worship album of 2008—it also deserves a place alongside the all-time best in contemporary worship albums. Thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting.”

Walker, released his first-ever national studio recording, I Have A Hope, on Maranatha! Music in March. Walker’s debut heralds the handiwork of Dove-Award winning producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Caedmon’s Call, Steven Curtis Chapman, Matt Wertz). With 10 songs including the soaring anthem “Hallelujah, We Will Sing” and the song of yearning “Do It Lord”, as well as the debut single and title track “I Have A Hope,” the overall album is a captivating worship experience.

Tommy has been serving in a worship leader role for over 15 years alongside some of the most renowned church leaders in the world including Jack Hayford, Bill Hybels, Franklin Graham, Rick Warren, and Greg Laurie. Out of his eight live recordings to date, Walker has created staple songs for the church including “No Greater Love,” “Mourning Into Dancing,” “That’s Why We Praise Him,” and the classic anthem, “He Knows My Name.” He has also lead worship teams to the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Guatemala, Zambia, Brazil and Jerusalem.