Steven Curtis Chapman is listed in the credits for the following albums:
|1983||Imperials||Side by Side||Songwriter|
|1984||White Heart||Vital Signs||Songwriter|
|1985||Angie Lewis||Heart Dance||Songwriter|
|1985||White Heart||Hotline||Choir Vocals|
|1985||Tim Daniels||A Vision Beyond||Songwriter, Vocals|
|1986||White Heart||Live at Six Flags||Songwriter|
|1986||Dan Peek||Electro Voice||Songwriter|
|1986||Dion DiMucci||Velvet & Steel||Background Vocals, Hand Claps, Vocals|
|1986||Tony Elenburg||First Things First||Background Vocals|
|1987||Geoff Moore||The Distance||Songwriter|
|1987||White Heart||Greatest Hits||Songwriter, Choir Vocals|
|1988||Scott Wesley Brown||To the Ends of the Earth||Songwriter|
|1988||Sandi Patty||Make His Praise Glorious||Songwriter|
|1988||Geoff Moore & The Distance||A Place to Stand||Songwriter|
|1988||Steven Curtis Chapman||Real Life Conversations||Tracks and Background Vocals Arranger, Songwriter, Guitar, Lead and Background Vocals|
|1989||White Heart||Collector's Disc (Whiteheart / Vital Signs)||Songwriter|
|1989||White Heart||Freedom||Background Vocals|
|1990||Geoff Moore & The Distance||Pure and Simple||Songwriter, Guitars, Mandolin|
|1990||White Heart||Souvenirs||Background Vocals|
|1990||Steven Curtis Chapman||For the Sake of the Call||Songwriter, Arrangements, Guitars, Mandolin, Background Vocals, Vocals|
|1991||Steve Camp||Consider the Cost||Songwriter|
|1992||Geoff Moore & The Distance||A Friend Like U||Songwriter, Duet Vocals ("Listen to Our Hearts")|
|1992||Mylon LeFevre||Faith, Hope and Love||Guitars, Background Vocals|
|1992||Steven Curtis Chapman||The Great Adventure||Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals|
|1993||Geoff Moore & The Distance||Evolution||Songwriter|
|1993||White Heart||Quiet Storm: The Ballads||Choir Vocals|
|1994||NewSong||One Heart at a Time: The Best of NewSong||Songwriter|
|1994||White Heart||Nothing but the Best Radio Classics||Background Vocals|
|1994||White Heart||Vital Signs Gold Series||Songwriter|
|1995||Geoff Moore & The Distance||Home Run||Songwriter|
|1996||White Heart||Early Years||Background Vocals|
|1996||Steven Curtis Chapman||Signs of Life||Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Mandolin, Bongo Dobro, Vocals|
|1996||Twila Paris||Where I Stand||Songwriter, Duet Vocals (Faithful Friend)|
|1999||Various Artists||Songs from The Book||Performer|
|1999||Steven Curtis Chapman||Speechless||Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements, Guitars, Dobro, Mandolin, Synth, Hand Claps, Vocals|
|2000||White Heart||Hits from the Heart||Songwriter|
|2001||Steven Curtis Chapman||Declaration||Producer, Songwriter, Percussion, Guitar, Piano, Marimba, Handclaps, Vocals|
|2003||Casting Crowns||Casting Crowns||Producer, Songwriter|
|2004||Steven Curtis Chapman||All Things New||Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Mandolin, Piano, Bozouki, Synth, Vocals|
|2007||MercyMe||All That Is Within Me||Songwriter|
Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman (born in Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.) is a Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, and Actor. After starting his career in the late 1980s as a songwriter, Chapman has turned into one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing more than 20 albums to this date. Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 56 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards, his latest in 2009, are also an industry record. As of 2007, Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums and has 9 RIAA-certified Gold or Platinum albums.
Upon finishing high school, Chapman enrolled as a pre-med student at Georgetown College in Kentucky. After a couple of semesters he transferred to Anderson College in Indiana. However, he soon dropped out and went to Nashville to pursue a career in music. While in Nashville he briefly attended Belmont University. He began working a music show at Opryland USA while dedicating time to songwriting.
In the 1980s, Chapman wrote a song called "Built to Last," which was recorded by prominent gospel group, The Imperials. The strength of the song prompted him to be signed to a songwriting deal with Sparrow Records, where he rose to prominence. As of 2007, artists like Sandi Patty, Billy Dean, Glen Campbell, and Roger Whittaker have recorded Chapman's songs.
Chapman is also a vocal advocate for adoption, along with his wife Mary Beth. Together, they have started a charity organization called Show Hope (formerly called Shaohannah's Hope), that mobilizes individuals and communities to care for orphans through its international orphan care work as well as adoption aid grants to help put more orphans from overseas and the U.S. in loving, forever families. In 2009, Show Hope finished building Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center in China that provides holistic care to orphans with special needs. He is also a contributor to Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith of British rock band Delirious?.
Chapman was recognized in the Fall 2010 (Volume 65) issue of Wood & Steel discussing the new Taylor 714 Signature Series guitar in honor of Maria. The guitar features the flower from Maria's picture and the word "SEE" on the 12th fret (in Maria's Handwriting). He is best friends with fellow Christian Singer Geoff Moore. In 2003 Steven Curtis Chapman starred in Christmas Child and he played the role of Reverend Michael Curtis.
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