Christian artist describes his songwriting

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — Christian musician Chris Tomlin says songwriting is "like chasing the wind a lot of times. It's a mystery."

Tomlin says the inspiration for his songs usually comes to him in pieces which he writes down or sings into his phone.

The Grammy Award-winning artist also says he's not good at predicting which of his songs will become popular, citing "How Great Is Our God" as an example. Tomlin says "I thought it was just a simple little chorus. Maybe too simple. But wow, was I ever wrong on that."

Chris Tomlin is among the musicians scheduled to lead worship at next week's three-day Passion 2017 conference, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of young Christians to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

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