This is an exciting day for all of us at LifeWay Worship! Our great friend, Tommy Walker, and his friends from Community Bible Church, in San Antonio Texas, have collaborated on another fantastic live worship album, entitled Generation Hymns Live 2! Ray Jones, Worship Pastor at CBC, and his entire worship staff have locked hearts, souls, and voices with Tommy to create an incredible multi-generational/multi-ethnic expression of worship, marked by brand new versions of many of the all-time best-loved hymns of the Church.
The longer Tommy Walker continues to write worship songs and lead congregations in worship around the globe, the more passionate and intentional he becomes about involving and inspiring all generations and nations. It is fitting, then, that Tommy has invited an incredibly gifted young worship leader, Sean Beck, from Los Angeles, California, to share the worship leader role on this project. Like Walker, Beck is an exceptional guitarist, solid singer, and humble leader.
Tommy and Sean are complemented by a massive multi-generational choir and worship team from CBC. It is so refreshing to hear and see (on the live concert videos) folks from age 8 to 88 years old singing and leading worship together! Tommy’s phenomenal band has been expanded a bit for this project and is uniquely inclusive of dual drummers, providing for unmatched energy and punch throughout the recording. Rounding out the landscape is the illustrative and expansive sound of the CBC Worship Orchestra.
There are some tremendously powerful new songs on this album! My heart was gripped by It Is Well and More Love to Thee. I found myself clapping my hands and tapping my feet to When We All Get to Heaven, Wonderful Grace of Jesus, and All Creatures of Our God and King. The arrangements and moments are diverse and artistic, to say the least. There is something for virtually everyone on this project.
One of the most poignant moments is the duet performed by Tommy and his daughter, Emmy. Again, the power of generational ministry is modeled so well, and the power of family is an added blessing!
Visit iTunes today and get a copy of this album! Moreover, go to LifewayWorship.com to download charts and start singing these new hymns in your church. Be sure not to miss the live concert videos at TommyWalker.net or YouTube!
Craig Adams, a recipient of multiple Dove Awards, has produced and/or participated in more than 3,500 recordings for artists, record labels, music publishers, tv/film, and radio over the past 35 years. In addition, his vast experience in music production, local church worship ministry, and musical direction for live events, along with his work at LifeWay Worship, gives him the talent, experience, and credibility to not only listen, but really hear, what each album delivers to the listeners.