Steven Curtis Chapman

BIO

Steven Curtis Chapman, the man who has won more Dove Awards than any other artist in the history of the awards, was born on November 21, 1962 in Paducah, Kentucky.


Signed to Provident, Chapman spent years with Sparrow Records as one of their top artists.


Married to Mary Beth in 1984, the couple are parents to Will, Caleb, Emily, Stevey Joy and Shaohannah. Their youngest, Maria, was killed in an accident in 2008.


Notable Quotes:

  • - "The only decent art I've ever created has been out of the overflow of my heart."
  • - "At first you don't even know if you can breathe. You don't know if you are going to survive the grief and the deep, deep, deep sadness. You just want to lay down and die." (from an interview with People after the death of Maria Sue.)
  • - "But that's what faith is. It's living with the questions. That doesn't mean you have the answers. That's exactly what faith is." (from an interview with Good Morning America)

Steven Curtis Chapman Trivia

  • - He and Mary Beth started Shaohannah's Hope (now called Show Hope), an organization that helps families with adoptions and provides medical care to kids in China who are waiting on forver families.

  • - Chapman played the first Christian concert for U.S. troops in South Korea the first Christian concert in Shanghai, China.

  • - He has had 33 #1 songs.

Steven Curtis Chapman Discography:

  • - The Glorious Unfolding, 2013
  • - Deep Roots, 2013
  • - #1's Volume 2, 2013
  • - Joy, 2012
  • - #1's Volume 1, 2012
  • - re:creation, 2011
  • - Beauty Will Rise, 2009
  • - This Moment: Cinderella Edition, 2008
  • - This Moment, 2007
  • - Now and Then, 2006
  • - All I Really Want For Christmas, 2005
  • - The Abbey Road Sessions, 2005
  • - All Things New, 2004
  • - All About Love, 2003
  • - Declaration, 2001
  • - Speechless, 1999
  • - Greatest Hits, 1997
  • - Signs of Life, 1996
  • - The Music of Christmas, 1995
  • - Heaven in the Real World, 1994
  • - The Live Adventure, 1993
  • - The Great Adventure, 1992
  • - For the Sake of the Call, 1990
  • - More to This Life, 1989
  • - Real Life Conversations, 1988
  • - First Hand, 1987

Dove Awards:

  • - 2013 - Christmas Album of the Year - Joy
  • - 2009 - Songwriter of the Year
  • - 2009 - Artist of the Year
  • - 2008 - Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year - "By His Wounds"
  • - 2008 - Special Event Album of the Year - Glory Revealed
  • - 2007 - Instrumental Album of the Year - End of the Spear Soundtrack
  • - 2006 - Special Event Album of the Year - Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
  • - 2005 - Special Event Album of the Year - The Passion of the Christ
  • - 2002 - Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - Declaration
  • - 2001 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • - 2000 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • - 2000 - Artist of the Year
  • - 2000 - Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - Speechless
  • - 2000 - Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Dive"
  • - 1999 - Long Form Music Video of the Year - My Utmost for His Highest - The Concert
  • - 1998 - Songwriter of the Year
  • - 1998 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • - 1998 - Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Let Us Pray"
  • - 1998 - Special Event Album of the Year - God With Us
  • - 1997 - Songwriter of the Year
  • - 1997 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • - 1997 - Artist of the Year
  • - 1997 - Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - Signs of Life
  • - 1996 - Special Event Album of the Year - My Utmost for His Highest
  • - 1995 - Songwriter of the Year
  • - 1995 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • - 1995 - Artist of the Year
  • - 1995 - Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - Heaven in the Real World
  • - 1995 - Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Heaven in the Real World"
  • - 1995 - Praise & Worship Album of the Year - Coram Deo II
  • - 1995 - Recorded Music Packaging of the Year - Heaven in the Real World
  • - 1994 - Songwriter of the Year
  • - 1994 - Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Go There With You"
  • - 1994 - Long Form Music Video of the Year - The Live Adventure
  • - 1993 - Song of the Year - "The Great Adventure"
  • - 1993 - Songwriter of the Year
  • - 1993 - Artist of the Year
  • - 1993 - Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - The Great Adventure
  • - 1993 - Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "The Great Adventure"
  • - 1993 - Short From Music Video of the Year - "The Great Adventure"
  • - 1992 - Songwriter of the Year
  • - 1992 - Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - For the Sake of the Call
  • - 1991 - Songwriter of the Year
  • - 1991 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • - 1991 - Artist of the Year
  • - 1990 - Songwriter of the Year
  • - 1990 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • - 1990 - Artist of the Year
  • - 1990 - Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year - "His Strength Is Perfect"
  • - 1989 - Songwriter of the Year
  • - 1989 - Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "His Eyes"

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