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Steven Curtis Chapman


American Christian music singer, producer, and actor that has received five Grammy Awards and 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. He began performing and playing acoustic guitar as a kid and spent a while like a pre-med college student at Georgetown University in Kentucky before shifting to Nashville to go after a profession in music. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Anderson College or university on, may 7, 2011. He wedded Mary Beth Chapman in 1984, as well as the couple offers three biological kids and three used kids. He and Jeremy Camp headlined Newsong’s annual Winter season Jam tour in 2007.

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Full Name Steven Curtis Chapman
Date Of Birth November 21, 1962
Place Of Birth Paducah, KY
Profession Rock Singer
Education Georgetown College, Anderson University, Belmont University
Nationality American
Spouse Mary Beth Chapman
Children Maria Sue Chapman, Will Franklin Chapman, Caleb Stevenson Chapman, Shaohannah Hope Chapman, Emily Elizabeth Chapman, Stevey Joy Chapman
Parents Judy Chapman, Herb Chapman
Siblings Herb Chapman Jr.
Awards Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, American Music Award for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song, Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Movies Christmas Child, Steven Curtis Chapman: Live, Ring the Bell, WOW #1s, Only Getting Started: Instructional Dance Video in Pop Style, Treasure of Jesus
TV Shows Disney's House of Mouse, Song That Changed My Life
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Touring with Michael W. Smith on the United tour. [February 2009]
2Released "Declaration" on Sept. 28, debuted # 22 on the top 100 [November 2001]
3His daughter Emily Elizabeth Chapman married Tanner Thomas Richards on October 4, 2008. They met on a blind date on May 17, 2007.
4Steve has become a grandfather for the first time after his daughter Emily gave birth to a baby girl Eiley Eliza Richards in Belfast Northern Ireland November 10,2011.
5His eldest daughter, Emily, 22, married her longtime boyfriend, Tanner Richards, on October 5, 2008.
6Wrote the song, Cinderella, which was inspired by his late daughter, Maria.
7His daughter, Maria (who was 5), was accidentally struck and killed by a SUV driven by her brother, Will Franklin, on May 21, 2008 near Nashville, Tennessee.
8Met his wife in college. They shared the same campus mailbox. Upon meeting he joked, "Wouldn't it be funny if we got married? You wouldn't have to change your last name."
9More Dove Awards then any other artist with 50 as of 2006.
105 time Grammy Winner.
11Actor Robert Duvall appeared in his video "I Will Not Go Quietly" from the movie The Apostle (1997)
12Has six children, daughter Emily Elizabeth, sons Will Franklin and Caleb Stevenson, and three adopted daughters from China: Shaohannah Hope Yan, Stevey Joy Ru and Maria Sue.
13Album "Declaration" debuted # 22 on the Billboard Top 100 in 2001
14Has a record 33 # 1 songs in Christian Music



A Second Chance2015/IVlyrics: "I Will Be Here" - as Steven C. Chapman / music: "I Will Be Here" - as Steven C. Chapman
War Room2015performer: "Warrior" / writer: "Warrior"
Saving Christmas2014performer: "Christmas Time Again" / writer: "Christmas Time Again"
Facing the Giants2006writer: "Voice Of Truth"
Touched by an Angel2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Apocalypse: Caught in the Eye of the Storm1998Video performer: "No Better Place" / writer: "No Better Place"
The Apostle1997performer: "I Will Not Go Quietly" / writer: "I Will Not Go Quietly"
The Surrogate1984writer: "The Walk"



Ring the Bell2013Pastor Steve
Christmas Child2004Michael Curtis
House of Mouse2001-2002TV SeriesThomas O'Malley
Doc2002TV SeriesDaniel Parson
The Jungle Book: Rhythm 'n Groove2001Video Game voice
WOW Hits: The Videos 19991998Video



Night of Joy2005TV Movie



Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself - Singer
39th Annual GMA Dove Awards2008TV SpecialPerformer
The Best of the Doves Marathon2007TV MovieHimself - Host
An American Wedding2005TV SeriesHimself
Night of Joy2005TV MovieHimself
35th Annual GMA Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The 31st Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
Steven Curtis Chapman: The Walk1997VideoHimself
CCM-TV1996TV SeriesHimself
Steven Curtis Chapman: The Live Adventure1993VideoHimself
A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World1993TV SpecialHimself

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1I can't put it into words, but I've picked up a lot of little orphan boys and girls over the years, I've never had anything happen to my heart like what happened when I held this little girl in my arms for a few minutes.
2[When he wasn't planning on doing another album, when in fact songwriting made him heal]: Songs are really cathartic for me, because they force me to put my feelings and thoughts into a capsule and say, 'There it is.'
3[Of the unorthodox recording method]: It just felt like that's honest. This is life going on. It's the day-to-day pain, just walking the journey.
4I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe.

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