Maverick City Music is an American contemporary worship music collective originating from Atlanta, Georgia. This gospel song is from their debut live album, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1.
The song glorifies God as The One whose faithfulness never runs out. Even when the storms come and the winds blow, we know He will never let us down. The Lord's words will never pass away and He will always keep His promises. We praise and worship him in response to his goodness to us.
"Promises" features lead vocals by worship leaders and Maverick City Music members Joe L Barnes and Naomi Raine. Barnes co-wrote the song with Carrington Gaines, Keilla Alvarado, Lemuel Marin, Aaron Moses, and Dante Bowe during a Maverick City Music camp in 2020.
The album version runs for 10:46 minutes. Maverick City Music released the radio-adapted version of the song on May 3, 2021, reducing its running length to 4:09.
"Promises" slowly climbed Billboard's Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs charts, arriving at the top of both tallies in January 2020. It marked Maverick City Music's first visit to the Hot Christian Songs summit and fourth leader on Hot Gospel Songs.
The song is Barnes' first chart-topper on each ranking.
Raine previously reached #1 on Hot Gospel Songs as part of Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music's collaboration "Jireh" in April 2021.
The video was filmed in Atlanta at 1971 Sounds during a live worship and recording night for Maverick City Music. It features the Maverick City Music Choir along with many other Maverick City family and friends.