Christmastime is here! Fair Trade Services is excited to officially announce the holidays are upon us with the release of Phil Wickham's new album. Simply titled Christmas, the ten-song project is the follow-up to his 2011 holiday debut, Songs For Christmas.Christmas features a rich array of ten songs, combined with uniquely re-recorded traditional tunes as well as originals, such as "Face Of God," which he co-wrote with Shane Everett and Shane Bernard (Shane & Shane), and the radio single "This Year For Christmas," a love song penned by Wickham for his wife. Have it be new or classic, all of the tracks sing of the wonder and worship for the holiday season.
"Joy To The World (Joyful Joyful)" is slated as another single from the record. "'Joy To The World' may be my favorite song for Christmas in terms of lyrics," Wickham recently shared about covering the holiday classic . "It's just so beautifully written. There is s o much joy and declaration of what God had done to enter into our darkness, bringing joy and light and peace. It's been amazing to go live into the studio and bring it to life, and envision what I always wanted it to be." A music video was also filmed for the song, which can be viewed here or below.
Fans will be able to hear the songs found on Christmas, along with many more holiday tunes when Wickham tours with Shane & Shane this December on their annual Christmas tour. Hitting both Texas and California, their tour will follow Wickham's Singalong Tour, which wraps in late November. Visit his tour page for the most updated schedule.
An acoustic version of Christmas, which includes two bonus tracks, is also available today. This special edition is available solely on Wickham's website alongside other special items that fans can get for a limited time as part of an exclusive Christmas gift offering.
"I am legitimately pumped about this project, and I can't believe I get to share it with you," Wickham concludes. "Whether you start to listen today, or you wait until Christmas Eve, I pray these songs bring joy, peace, and wonder to your lives."
Phil Wickham is a sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush 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, which includes nine studio albums (including Christmas) and numerous live and acoustic records. His RIAA® platinum-certified single "This Is Amazing Grace" gave Wickham his first No. 1 at radio, increasing his influence as a gifted songwriter, artist, and worship leader when the song grew into a beloved anthem in the modern church.
- Hark The Herald Angels Sing
- Joy To The World (Joyful, Joyful)
- Away In A Manger (Forever Amen)
- Angels We Have Heard On High
- This Year For Christmas
- Star Of Wonder
- The Christmas Waltz
- Face Of God
- What Child Is This
- We Wish You (A Merry, Peaceful, Wonderful Christmas)
About Phil Wickham: He 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 Phil Wickham 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), The Ascension (2013) Children Of God (2016) and Living Hope (2018).
His RIAA platinum-certified single "This Is Amazing Grace" gave Wickham his first career No. 1, holding the top spot on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart for 13 consecutive weeks. The honors continued as the single was named Billboard's 2014 No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the year and BMI's 2015 Christian Song of the Year. In addition to its success at radio, 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. PhilWickham.com.